Holiday 2014: Gifts That Give Back

A better feeling than getting presents during the holidays is the feeling of giving back. This season shop for gifts that not only will make your friends and family happy, but will also help someone in need.

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What better gift to give to your employers or a colleague than a <a href=" "target="blank">Cookies and Starbucks Coffee Gift Box </a> for just $29.99? The gift box will include all-natural homemade individually wrapped chocolate chunk, white chocolate macadamia, double chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin cookies, with Starbucks house blend regular coffee, and fair trade café estima blend. The “That’s Caring” gift box will supply a weekend food bag, which is given to a child living in a food-insecure environment. Check out more “That’s Caring” gifts you can give to your employees, clients, and your boss <a href=" "target="blank">here </a>.
These gorgeous <a href=" "target="blank"> elephant stud earrings </a> by Ann Taylor will make a great holiday gift for the lady in your life. Ann Taylor will give 50% of the purchase price to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Price: $24.99.
Each bag, accessory or apparel from <a href="" target="_blank"> FEED </a> has a built in donation for meals to feed school children in 62 countries around the world. This <a href=" "target="blank">FEED Foldover Messenger</a> is $79 and provides 50 school meals.
Toms is collaborating this year with Target on a holiday collection that's filled with basics like tees, scarfs and the classic TOM shoe. They even have these <a href="" target="_blank"> stoneware coffee mugs. </a> For every Target + Toms gift you buy, they are giving a blanket or meals to those in need. Prices $10 and up.
Raven + Lily helps employ women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, and the USA to give them a chance to break the cycle of poverty. The <a href=" "target="blank"> mango and grapefruit hand-poured candle</a> was created by women who have transitioned out of homelessness in Los Angeles, California. Price: $22.
The <a href=",default,pd.html "target="blank"> Kiehl’s Crème de Corps gift set </a> comes with a body moisturizer, soy milk and honey body polish, facial cream and a few other items for just $65. Kiehl’s has made a commitment to provide 1,000,000 meals to families in need this holiday season. All of the profits from the holiday collection will go to support Feeding America.
Keep a child warm this holiday season by giving <a href="" target="_blank">the gift of pajamas </a> by the Tea Collection. All the proceeds will go to support the <a href=" "target="blank"> Global Fund for Children </a>. Price: $39.
This holiday season you can contribute to the fight against hunger and poverty by also buying a <a href=" "target="blank"> scarf </a> inspired by John Lennon’s “Imagine," with depictions of his iconic doodle and a replica of his autograph. The scarf is $30 and the entire sum will go to WhyHunger to supply meals to kids and families in need.
This <a href=" "target="blank"> cookies and Starbucks coffee gift box </a> will make just about any coffee drinker happy. It costs $29.99 and will supply a weekend food bag, which is given to a child living in a food-insecure environment. Check out more “That’s Caring” gifts <a href=" "target="blank"> here </a>.
<a href=""target="blank"> These dairy-free, wheat-free cookies sweetened with agave </a>, created by supermodel Karlie Kloss and Milkbar’s Christina Tosi, are delicious and charitable. Each tin with 10 cookies provides 60 school meals to hungry children around the world. Price $22.
The <a href=""target="blank"> Krochet Kids </a> is a non-profit organization that sells clothing manufactured in Uganda and Peru, to help create employment and break the cycle of poverty. This winter, help workers in developing countries by keeping your family warm with these hats. Prices may vary: ~$25.95.
This holiday season give the holiday party host a <a href=" "target="blank"> ONEHOPE bottle of wine </a>. Half of the proceeds of each specific bottle will go to a specific organization including Support Our Troops, End Child Hunger, Help Children with Autism, End Global Disease, Save Our Planet, Support Kershaw’s Challenge, and Fight Against Breast Cancer. Bottles range from $18.99 to $60.
With every pair of these headphones sold, LSTN and the <a href=" "target="blank"> Starkey Hearing Foundation </a> gives a hearing aid to a person in need. The <a href=" "target="blank"> Cherry Wood Troubadours w/ Mic </a> sell for $149.99.
This <a href=" "target="blank"> nautical navy iPad case </a> is compatible with devices up to .5" x 7.31" x .35", and will provide scholarships to students in need through their “Carry an Education” campaign. Price: $29.00
Give the gift of a new backpack for the child returning back to school after the holiday break. For every backpack sold by <a href=" "target="blank">STATE bags </a>, the organization delivers an identical bag to an American child in need. Price: $55.00+.
KITE partners with organizations and schools committed to eliminating the barriers of education domestically and internationally. For each <a href=" "target="blank"> pencil pack </a> purchased, KITE will give another to a child in need. Price: $10.
Combing fashion with philanthropy, <a href=" "target="blank"> Roma Boots </a> will donate a pair of boots to a child in need with every purchase. These <a href=" "target="blank"> glossy rain boots </a> come in red and a variety of other colors. Price: $89.
These <a href=" "target="blank"> natural bamboo toothbrushes </a> will be a perfect stocking stuffer for the whole family. You will put a smile on the faces of six other children throughout the world when you purchase a six-pack of these toothbrushes. Price: $29.95.
Give the gift of clean water to someone in need by purchasing a <a href=" "target="blank"> MIIR Hydration vessel. </a> The organization has helped build 12 wells and is adding bicycles to their mission, donating 150 bikes to those in need. Price: $15.00.
Stay warm and stylish with this <a href=" "target="blank"> teal infinity scarf by Soulscarf </a> for $44. With every scarf purchased, the company will donate 20% of the proceeds to the charity that corresponds with the color heart on the tag. The charities include ASPCA, Feed The Children, Project H Design, and The Breast Cancer Society.
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