Gifts That Give Back: Charitable Gifts

Charity is the new black.

Helping a Third-World Family

Help a third-world family this holiday season by donating a goat that will provide both nutrition and income. A beautiful, lasting gift. $120 at heifer.org
Judy McPail

Ignes Bags Veronica Max clutch

This chic clutch with classic detailing is a great gift for your gal pals. supports a childrens charity in Uruguay that houses kids up to 8 years old who suffer abandonment, mistreatment or illnesses. For each bag sold, Ignes will donate a toy to the charity. $245 at ignesbags.com

sheandme V-chemise

Dress her this holiday in a fashionable chemise that speaks volumes for justice. A portion of every sale goes to the Tahirih Justice Center. $99 at sheandme.com

Nest "The Lovebird" Necklace

Give her a perfect expression of your love with this Lovebird necklace. Proceeds go to changing the lives of women in developing countries. $62 at shop.buildanest.com

Newborn Delivery

Give the gift of a safe delivery to a pregnant Mayan mother. Your donation will ensure complete pre- and postnatal care, as well as all meals and lodging. $500 at secure2.convio.net

Bamboo Serving Tray

This stunning bamboo serving tray is the perfect gift for that special friend interested in supporting fair trade. Made in Northern Thailand. $24.95 at originalgood.com

Bodanna Sushi Set

This beautiful sushi set was handmade by Bodanna, a youth-based nonprofit organization in NYC. Makes a unique addition to your friend's decor. $85 at bodanna.org

Stop Violence in the Home Lip Care Stick

Give to other women this holiday by purchasing this tasty, mint-flavored lip balm. Two dollars of each sale go to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. $8 at thebodyshop.com

LUSH Charity Pot

This superluxurious moisturizer is as good for your skin as it is for the International Fund for Animal Welfare: 100 percent of proceeds from Lush go to charity. $20.95 at LUSH.com

Give a Stove to a Woman in Darfur

Give a displaced woman in Darfur the means to feed her family by purchasing a stove for her. It'll make a world of difference to her and her family. $30 at changingthepresent.org

The Judith Ripka Autism Speaks Necklace

This is one gift that speaks on behalf of those who can't. The proceeds from this elegant necklace go to Autism Speaks. $449 at autismspeaks.org/store

Ethiopian Trading Bead Necklace

Help protect wildlife in Eritrea, Africa, with the purchase of this lovely Ethiopian necklace. Made of red Vaseline beads. $75 at shop-artfortheanimals.org

Adopt a Doctor

Adopt a doctor and help make a difference in the countries that need it most. Adopt A Doctor aspires to provide financial aid and other critical resources to physicians already working in poor countries so that they can stay and continue their work. Your donation will serve Liberia, Malawi, Mali, and Sierra Leone. $100 at secure.groundspring.org

Red Silk Tie

Give your husband the gift of style while helping support the charitable efforts of UNICEF. This is one stocking stuffer that makes a difference. $60 at shopcardsandgifts.unicefusa.org

5 Colors of Amber Necklace

The animal lover on your list will appreciate this lovely amber necklace, whose profits go to feeding and sheltering homeless animals. $29.95 at shop.theanimalrescuesite.com

Tree of Life Wall Hanging

For every purchase of this inspiring tree of life wall hanging, the Hunger Site will fund 50 bowls of food where it's needed most. A wonderful way to give. $28.95 at shop.thehungersite.com

Wind of Peace Organic T-Shirt

This cute T-shirt is a great gift for the friend who wants to make a difference to the rain forest. With each purchase, 2290 square feet of land are preserved. $26.95 at shop.therainforestsite.com

Retro Green Scooter

Every child loves a scooter and this one is especially child-friendly with proceeds that benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. $59 at stjude.org

Beehive Lamp

This whimsical beehive lamp makes an adorable gift. Made in Bali, its proceeds promote fair trade through World Shoppe. $57.50 at world-shoppe.com

Rwandan Peace Scarf

Look smart and feel good with this stylish scarf hand spun by disadvantaged women. Proceeds help genocide survivors. $45 at amberchand.com

Beeline Honey Travel Set

Give this fun Beeline Honey Set to the traveler on your list. Handmade by artisans with proceeds that benefit the disenfranchised. $28 at world-shoppe.com

itSlastik Bag

The reusable itSlastik bag is both lightweight and eco-friendly and is perfect for the shopper on your list. Made in New Orleans by Katrina survivors. $12.99 at whatsurbag-usa.com

I Am Powerful Tote Bag

This sweet little tote is a great stocking stuffer that supports the fight against global poverty. Proceeds go to CARE. $12.99 at cafepress.com

Fair Trade Honey

Sweeten her holidays with the honey that supports fair trade and small-scale, rural farmers. It feels good to give. $18 at oxfamamericaunwrapped.com

Adopt a Gorilla

Adopt a sweet baby gorilla in your friend's name and support the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund. The animal lover on your list will adore it. $50 to $300 at gorillafund.org

Coffee Cup Coin Purse

This classic New York City coffee cup is the perfect gift for any Big Apple aficionada. Part of the proceeds go to HELP USA, an organization that has been helping the homeless since 1986. $29.95 at wishingfish.com

b-cause Day and Night Face Care Kit

Help her achieve beautiful skin with the face care kit that donates 10 percent of its profits to breast and ovarian cancer and scleroderma research. She'll look and feel terrific. $19.95 each at beautywithacause.com

Altru Home Fragrance

Help her make the world a better place to live with the scented candles that support a Perfect World Foundation. Candle $55, Oil $65 at neimanmarcus.com

Natural Glycerin Soap

These fragrant little soaps make a wonderful gift while making a wonderful difference. One children's book is donated for each soap sold. $5.50 at shop.theliteracysite.com

PeaceKeeper Vday lipgloss

Help her feel good about her make-up with PeaceKeeper lipgloss. All profits go to women's health and human rights programs. $14 at iamapeacekeeper.com
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