Gifts That Give Back
The end of the year is the best time to rack up some good karma and bestow goodwill to your fellow man. Pair that with crossing lines off of your shopping list and it really couldn’t get any better. Give a gift to someone you care for and benefit a cause near and dear to your heart, and know that the spirit of the season is still thriving.
08 Dec, 2010
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Six different holiday-exclusive shades benefiting The Children’s Miracle Network mean no pouting all around.
Smashbox | Buy
Help support the ASPCA and keep Kitty occupied for hours.
ASPCA | Buy
The perfect gourmet gift for the foodies and amateur mixologists on your list, with a karma-boosting benefit: fresh fruit will be donated to food banks with each purchase.
Donate Fruit | Buy
Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate to First Book, which supplies low-income families with books, for every snuggable owl sold.
Build-A-Bear | Buy
Cute and colorful handmade bibs from Ghana are a useful and unique gift for the littlest ones on your list. The purchase will fund 25 cups of food via The Hunger Site and support women entrepreneurs in Ghana.
The Hunger Site | Buy
Happy Holidays to the most stylish pooch on the block. This handmade leather set is Fair Trade produced by displaced women in Peru who benefit from the proceeds.
Global Goods Partners | Buy
Winter seriously lacks in cheerful colors, but this vibrant yellow scarf will brighten anyone’s day. Bonus: the scarves are handmade by women using micro loans in Guatemala.
Nest | Buy
A fruity scented soy candle that gives back: $5 from each candle sold will be donated to your choice from a list of charitable organizations.
Jimmy Belasco | Buy
100% of the proceeds from sales of this cool pink and black print by New Orleans artist Lionel Milton go to the Make It Right Foundation.
Make It Right Foundation | Buy
Give a little peace to your loved ones, and Archana assists third-world artisans with developing their own businesses and products.
World of Good | Buy
A slim accent chair for any living room, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Overstock.com | Buy
The Global Fund to eliminate AIDS will benefit from your good taste and gift giving prowess. A darling bee charm accents this rose gold and silk bracelet.
Net-a-Porter | Buy
Make lips soft and shiny and help aid The Body Shop’s Stop Violence in the Home campaign which raises awareness and donates funds to victims of domestic abuse.
The Body Shop | Buy
The Hamsa will protect you from all bad things while Jewelry For A Cause will donate proceeds to Do Something, a non-profit that enables and encourages teens to volunteer and activate change.
Jewelry For A Cause | Buy
Not just another pretty face: Each international doll comes with an online access code that allows your child to choose where they will donate 3% of the proceeds.
Karito Kids | Buy
Garnet Hill will donate $50 to Heifer International for each hand-blown centerpiece sold, and this stunner is a piece everyone on your list will want.
Garnet Hill | Buy