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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Great Gifts That Give Back

Great Gifts That Give Back. Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Giving to charity feels good. It feels even better when you know that the holiday gifts you’re buying is contributing to a good cause. In honor of #GivingTuesday, I’ve compiled a list of charitable gifts that benefits different causes around the world. Incorporating a socially conscious gift, into your holiday shopping is a creative way to give back to the charities, and causes that you love while simultaneously helping to create a better world. Which is why the second installment in the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series focuses on Great Gifts That Give Back To Charity.

Great Gifts that Give Back - Socially Conscious Holiday Gift Ideas

Great Gifts That Give Back

cream-suede-snack-wedgeGift For Everyone – TOMS One for One.™. With every products you purchase TOMS donates to a child in need. For example, with every pair of shoes or eyewear you purchase, TOMS will help give back to a person in need. Cream Suede Snake Women’s Wedge will make a great gift. Check out the TOMS Holiday Gift Guide for a list of fashionable gifts that gives back.
giftset-empowerGift For Everyone – Give the gift of a better world with Rafiki Friend Chains set.In 2013, Impact Rafiki Friend Chains made more than 94,000 impacts in Free The Children communities overseas by providing school supplies, access to clean water, wholesome meals, health care and sustainable financial tools to children, women and communities overseas. Worn by celebrities like Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson and Nelly Furtado, each piece of Me to We Artisans is ethically sourced and sustainably made, reflecting the beauty and traditions of the artisans themselves. Rafiki chain are handmade by a Maasai mama who earns a fair wage to send her children to school and helps you, the consumer, make a socially conscious fashion statement. RAFIKI Friend Chain Set of 6, $60.00. Shop Rafiki
1Facewatch-all_causes-touchscreenGift For Everyone – 1:Face Touchscreen Unisex Watch comes in 9 colors each representing difference causes; cancer, hunger, breast cancer, clean water, disaster relief, environment, AIDS, education, and animal rights . When you purchase a watch the funds go to a various charity, like Keep A Child Alive,  Pencils of Promise, National Breast Cancer Foundation and many more, who then uses it to change the world on your behalf. Price: $30 and up
InigoLibertad_pillow-largeGift For the Home – Update your decor for the new year while simultaneously helping those who lost theirs with the Inigo Elizalde line of beautifully woven pillows. Accompany’s Relief Collection donates 100% of proceeds to the Red Cross to help restore damage in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan Price: $85.00
 Hearts for Hearts DollsGift For Kids – The Hearts For Hearts Girls™ mission is to empower girls to become agents of change in their communities, their countries, and around the world. The dolls are inspired by stories of real girls around the world.  There are ten Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls: Shola (Afghanistan), Lilian (Belarus), Zelia (Brazil), Rahel (Ethiopia), Nahji (India), Tipi (Laos), Consuelo (Mexico), Lauryce (New Orleans) and Dell (United States), and Mosi (Native American/United States). Whenever you buy an Hearts For Hearts doll, the company donates a dollar to their charitable partner, World Vision, for various programs that support girls in each country. Whether it’s malaria nets in Africa, schoolbooks in Asia, or food supplies in the US, these programs help girls to thrive and succeed. Price: $16.99 and up. Available at Target or Amazon (Affiliate link)
denandanais_designer_collection2Gift For Babies – 650 babies are born with HIV everyday, help get that number to zero with this organic aden + anais (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition 3-pack swaddle. By purchasing the 3-pack swaddle you could provide 34 Days of life-saving pills to an HIV infected patient. aden + anais donates 25% of the retail price from it’s collection to Global Fund to fight AIDS. 100% of the money (RED) raises is used to fund HIV/AIDS program in Africa. Price: $54.99

What are your favorite gifts that give back? Share in the comments below or send an email 

Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 

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