Monday, November 28, 2011


 Making your list and checking it twice?  Consider gifting your loved one's with a charity affiliated present that gives back. I've rounded up my holiday favorites and included something that's sure to appeal to everyone on your list, from your bestie to the family pooch and the best part is they support some fantastic charities. Great gifts, good causes--that's the spirit!

The "DO Ubuntu" orphan bracelet is handcrafted by local South African women living with HIV/AIDS. Stack two or three for a stylish look and know that 90% of the proceeds are going to a very worthwhile charity. $15.00

The hand forged solid sterling silver Braille pendant with  hand-knotted sterling silver chain says "Hug" and "Kiss", but you'll say "I love it!". A portion of sales go to the American Foundation for the Blind. $145.00

Hand embroidered yoga mat bags feature bright colors and playful motifs. Created by Maya craftswomen of impoverished southern Belize, Maya Bags assists woman to  become income earners in their households. $55.00
This friendly ceramic treat jar will keep your and kitty's snacks fresh — and your purchase will help the ASPCA care for other animals nationwide. $17.99 

This chic zebra-print knit scarf from Kate Spade was crafted entirely by hand by women in Bosnia and Heregovina through the Hand in Hand partnership with Women for Woman International. The organization assists women in war-torn countires in rebuilding their lives through business education and job training. $225.00

Clarins is working with FEED projects to help fight hunger worldwide. Founded in 2007 by Lauren Bush, this non-profit organization has raised over $6 million and distributed over 60 million meals to hungry children across the globe. The FEED bag is chock full of fabulous Clarins product and a great tote that shows you care. $90 

Little one's will love Max the Shelter Dog, a children's book about a playful pit bull, told from the perspective of the dog. A portion of the proceeds of the book go to charities which support the plight of the bully breed and animals in need. $19.99

Sparkly sequins and humorous sentiments of the season-just what your teen ordered for the holidays. PBteen will donate $14.50 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.$29.00
Who says chic gifting has to be expensive? These adorable Mercury glass owls by West Elm benefit St. Jude's and at just $14 buy a few, you'll have a hoot!

Super light and comfortable Beats Solo (PRODUCT) RED high definition on-ear headphones for your music loving guy.  A portion of the profits go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.$199.95
The Nor'easter blanket coat from the Humane Society will keep your pooch warm through the worst winter storm. The water-resistant outer shell reverses to a soft plaid fleece-so chic! $24.95


The enchanted home said...

Hey Barbara...looks like you included everyone including the family dog! I love that these gifts have extra meaning in that they support a worthwhile cause that needs money and awareness to be raised. I wish more retailers would do this, hopefully its a trend we will continue to see in the times ahead, it raises the consciousness of people to do what they can without feeling like they are having to give up anything. Love the concept, am always happy to support a cause that is worthwhile and hope we will see more of it, thanks for this great roundup.

JMW said...

Great array of items that give back in so many ways. Love those bracelets and the braile necklace!

Acquired Objects said...

These are all fabulous ideas Barbara! We don’t exchange gifts with our families since everyone has to much stuff and prefer people make a donation in our name too one of our favorite charities. But for friends this is a fabulous idea they get a small gift and it helps someone.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Truly the gifts that keep on giving. I am all over that Clarins Feed combo - both as gifts and for myself :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love this idea! Buying and giving all in one. So many great ideas.

CDS said...

What great finds, best part is the face its guilt free! :) xoxo

Splendid Sass said...

Such wonderful causes, Barbara. I love the bracelets and the dog cover, and you know that I am in love with the scarf!
Thoughtful and beautiful post.

designchic said...

Isn't it great when your gift gives the bracelet and the FEED bag is not only cute, but functional too!!

Blair said...

What wonderful selections! Especially love those owls!

pretty pink tulips said...

Great ideas....and I love them all! It's so much fun to give when you know you're making the receiver happy and helping those in need!

xx Elizabeth

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Wow! what great gifts (love the yoga mat bags). We give a % of our monthly profits to KIVA which assists entrepreneurs in Third World countries. I get such a warm, tingly feeling everytime I transfer money over to them.Isn't that what gratitude/Thanksgiving is all about? Hope you've entered our Giveaway Doll xx