2013 Gift Guide: The Do-Gooder

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Do good this holiday season with gifts that give back.

Dec 13, 2013 | 02:00 AM

Although it’s easy to get worked into a shopping frenzy during the holidays, it’s important to remember that the true reason for the season is giving back to those who aren’t quite as lucky as us. Contributing to a worthy charity is a great way to start.

Of course, it’s nice to give a little something tangible to the loved ones on your list, too. To simplify things for you, we’ve found some amazing presents that give a portion of each sale back to charity. Now you can shop and feel good, too. Take a look below.


Yellow Leaf Islamoranda Hammock, $179

It might be freezing now, but your loved one will start looking forward to the summer after they unwrap this gorgeous hammock. Produced by artisan weavers in rural Thailand, sales of these hammocks help drive the economy in this developing areas.

Feed 100 Bag, $30

Proceeds from this functional FEED tote will provide 100 vital supplements of Vitamin A through the FEED Foundation’s Nutrients Fund.

Satya Oasis Necklace, $98

Forty dollars from the sale of this stunning necklace helps provide clean drinking water to families in India.

Nahuala Rectangular Trays, $26

Purchase these three versatile trays and benefit a family-run carpentry shop in Guatemala.

LSTN Troubadour Headphones, $150

These handsome headphones made out of reclaimed wood produce great sound. Even better? For every pair sold, LSTN helps to restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Rosa Scarf, $72

Sales of these vibrant handwoven scarves directly benefit Peruvian artisans who make them.

TOMS Zebra Hemp Vegan Women’s Classic, $54

TOMS has come a long way since it was founded in 2006—now, in addition to shoes, the website offers glasses, apparel, and a marketplace that sells other goods and gifts that give back. Still, nothing beats a classic (now available in every color and eco-friendly fabric you can imagine). For every pair of TOMS purchased, the company gives a pair of shoes to children in need.

20x20 Camel Pillow, $80

Items from this website are purchased directly from Moroccan women who are working to sustain an independent lifestyle.

Kiehl’s Crème de Corps "Grapefruit" Whipped Body Butter, $38

Give the gift of moisture and help end childhood hunger in America. 100% of the profits from the limited edition collection will support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

iPad Case, $39

Proceeds from this sleek iPad case by stone + cloth go toward providing scholarships for underprivileged students. Visit their website for other on-trend bags and totes that give back.

St. Jude Elephant Stud Earrings, $29.50

Give a pair of these adorable elephant studs with pavé detail and 50% of the purchase will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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