10 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

We’ve combed the internet for the best holiday gifts that keep giving.  This season, why not give twice? All of these gifts give back to different philanthropic causes - while keeping your friends and loved ones happy.

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Glassybaby
Glassybaby donates the proceeds of its products to multiple charities and has given over $600,000 since 2003! This holiday season, consider their Believe candle.  The turquoise color is sure to complement any decor, and since each votive is hand-blown, it is definitely a one-of-a-kind item.  $44; glassybaby.com.

FEED
If you haven’t heard of FEED bags, you should know they’ve donated over $6 million and 60 million meals to people in need.  With every FEED 10 bag sold, 10 meals will be provided to school children through the United Nations World Food Programme's School Feeding program.  The FEED 10 bag is perfect for grocery shopping or travel, and even comes with a bonus pouch versatile enough for anything.  $22.50; feedprojects.com.

Life Tie Project
For the men in your life, check out the Life Tie Project which donates proceeds to cancer research.  These 100% silk ties are sophisticated enough for any event while supporting a good cause.  $68; thelifetie.com.

Food Network
What to get the cook who has everything? Try this 8-pc. set of J. A. Henckels steak knives from the Food Network store.  With every purchase of this set, J. A. Henckels contributes to Share Our Strength, one of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against hunger.  This beautiful and precise set is sure to please any cook - or food enthusiast.  $79.95, foodnetworkstore.com.

LUSH
Lush creates a wonderful line of cosmetics and lotions, and the Lush Charity Pot is no exception.  Not only is this product made with Fair Trade ingredients, every penny spent (excluding tax) goes to grassroots organizations.  Plus, it smells like chocolate... who wouldn’t want one?  $21.95; lushusa.com.

SERRV
Teenagers and college students can be hard to shop for, but look no further for this year’s great idea.  Why not send them what they really want--a study break! These study break baskets are full of fair trade goodies and classroom essentials.  They’ll never miss a word with this Haitian coffee and stylish notebook set.  They’ll be the envy of all their classmates!  $39; serrv.org.

Orvis
These Malpai shirts can stand up to the harshest weather conditions, as they were designed for rugged use.  Not only functional, these shirts are also stylish and surprisingly soft.  Orvis has pledged a donation to the Malpai Borderlands Group for each shirt sold.  The Malpai Borderlands Group was created by ranchers who are determined to protect the American grasslands from urban development.  Support the American Southwest by purchasing one of these fantastic shirts.  $79; orvis.com.

12 Small Things
Beat the wintry blues this season with a purchase of this handsome ceramic bowl set.  The wave detail is added by hand by artisans remote villages in Indonesia.  12 Small Things helps these remote villages by assisting them in exporting goods around the world.  Stylish and socially good, what more can we say?  $24; 12smallthings.com.

on u
For the girl who has everything, check out this limited-edition gold and silver Braille jewelry! Feel the love with this hugs and kisses pendant, with a message only you two will know.  A portion of the sales will be donated to the American Foundation for the Blind.  She’ll definitely love this unique necklace and your vision for social good.  $145; onujewelry.com.

Waveborn
Perfect for anyone on your gift list, these Italian-made sunglasses are designer quality without the designer price.  Available in four different colors, these stylish shades not only look good on your face, but for each purchase, they’re able to donate eyeglasses to local clinics in countries like Ghana, India, and Honduras.  How about that for good karma! Actually, since these sunglasses are so chic... maybe this one should be a gift for yourself! We won’t tell a soul.  $65; waveborn.com.

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