Christmas is in just two weeks…have you done all of your shopping yet? This year, I decided to invest in gifts that give back. My families and friends get fabulous gifts, and a portion of what I spent on the gift goes to charity to help those in need. Fantastic, right? You get to shop, and spread a little good cheer at the same time. I’ve lined up my top 10 gifts that give back, and I’m going to share them with you!
One of my favorite NYC designers, Vicente Wolf, has teamed up with Lance Wovens and created a gorgeous tote that comes in three colors. I’d love to carry one of these totes around, because not only are they show stoppers (look at the weave!), but also because proceeds are donated to God’s Love We Deliver. GLWD provides individually tailored meals to those who are too sick to help themselves. Click here to purchase your own Vicente Wolf bag.
Vicente Wolf tote from Lance Wovens
Another one of my favorite NYC interior designers, Jonathan Adler, is joining in on the fun with a little ear jewelry! You can buy Jonathan’s earbud headphones in three colors and patterns, and proceeds are donated to a cause of your choice. That’s right, you get to pick the charity! Click here to purchase.
Jonathan Adler earbud headphones from Gifts that Give
Can you believe this bowl is made of old washers?! It was made by the women of Noah’s Ark International in India, and sold by the fair trade company Ten Thousand Villages. Click here to buy a washer bowl for your friends (or yourself!)
Washer bowl from Ten Thousand Villages
Not only is this toothbrush handsome, it’s also socially minded. For each biodegradable brush you buy, one is donated to someone in need. Waking up to this chic-looking brush would make me one happy lady! Click here to purchase and learn more.
Toothbrush from Bogo Brush
Protect your favorite tech gadget with this gorgeous iPad case. The case is made of Argentinian leather and has a snap to keep it shut. A portion of the profits are donated to Charity: Water, which provides people with access to safe drinking water. Buy your iPad case now!
iPad case from Cuyana
Haiti is still rebuilding, even though it’s been two years since the devastating earthquake in January 2010. Macy’s has assmbled a team of artisans in Haiti and is selling their handmade pieces online. Profits help the Haitian artisans directly, and allows them to support their families and friends. Half of the wholesale price of each item is given back to the artisan. I love these turquoise nesting trays…Shop now!
Tea leaf nesting trays from Macy’s
I’m dying for these keys! You can get a key necklace or bracelet. Whichever you pick, you’re doing something great by buying a key. The Giving Keys employs many who are looking to transition out of homelessness. Click here to check out the key selection and help others.
Key from The Giving Keys
I love a good glass of chardonnay. What’s your wine of choice? Whatever you choose, you can buy a fantastic bottle of wine and give back at the same time! Each type gives back to a different cause….Chardonnay profits go to the Fight Against Breast Cancer. Click here to pick out the wine you love.
Wine from One Hope Wine
Toms have to be the best shoes ever! They are super comfortable, trendy, and available in a variety of colors and styles. The herringbone is simply stunning! The best part about buying a pair of Toms is that for every pair you buy, a pair is donated to someone in need of shoes….You can’t go wrong with these! Click here to find your favorite pair.
Brown metallic herringbone shoes from Toms
I obviously had to end this list with a little bling! The fabulous fashion designer Tory Burch is doing a little charity of her own. Ms. Burch designed these adorable ribbon pom pom key fobs.. All of the profits from these key fobs are donated to the Tory Burch Foundation, which is committed to providing economic opportunities to women and their families in the United States. After all, we women need to stick together! Want one? Click here.
Ribbon pom pom key fob from Tory Burch
Which of these is your favorite gift that gives back? Are there other gifts that help those in need that you’ve decided to invest in this year? I’d love to hear from you. Please comment below and leave me some love!