Feed Godiva Chocolates

Gifts that Do Good (Day 7), 12 Days of Shopping

Gifts that Help Others

We are adding on to our Do Good and Hostess gift ideas from last year. I love the idea of gifts that give back. The idea that what we do and that how we spend our money can impact the world is a message that is powerful and makes holiday gift giving a little more meaningful. What is great is that the gifts can also be at the top of anyone’s wish list! Godiva Chocolates! Ornaments! A pretty coin purse!

Godiva Feed Chocolates, $25

By buying these exquisite eight chocolates with ingredients originating from  Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador and Uganda, you are also providing eight meals to children in Equador and Uganda.

Feed Godiva Chocolates

Ornaments designed by celebrity designers Rachel Zoe and Diane Von Furstenberg will help improve mental health services for kids through the Child Mind Institute. They are sold through Bloomingdales online or in store.

ornaments that give backrachel zoe ornament


Avon Coin Purse, $5

A pretty sparkly coin purse could double as a clutch. For a mere $5, you are also helping victims of domestic violence through the Avon Foundation for programs dedicated to ending violence against women.

Avon coin purse helps victims of domestic violence

Fair Trade Gifts from Handcrafting Justice

Any gifts from Handcrafting Justice also give the gift of hope!

This fair trade classic pearl necklace from Thailand for $40 also gives the gift of hope. The pearls are crystal pearls made of Swarovski – a perfect replica of genuine pearls. The necklace measures 17″ with a 2″ extender and comes in a handmade paper box.

fair trade pearl necklace

I like the roominess of this Banana Fiber bag from Kenya, $65, for books, magazines, knitting, or beach!

beach bag, fair trade

pretty silver box to store jewelry, $30.

heart shaped silver jewelry box from Thailand,

There is a whole section Gifts That Give Back at Whole Foods!

gifts that give back, whole foods gifts that give back

What are your favorite gifts that do good? Please share!

The 12 Days of Shopping

Saturday, December 1:  Make Your Own Gifts with granola two ways. Hers and Mine.

Sunday, December 2:  Kids Make Gifts Craft, Clove Fruit and Crafts.

Monday, December 3: Personalized Gifts, Hers and Mine.

Tuesday, December 4:  Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom

Wednesday, December 5:  Tutors/Teachers

Thursday, December 6:  High Tech/Low Tech

Friday, December 7:  Hostess/Doing Good

Saturday, December 8:  Sanitation Engineers, Mail CarriersHairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer

Sunday, December 9:  Husband, Me (Our Own  List), CapabilityMom’s List

Monday, December 10:  Cats/Dogs

Tuesday, December 11:  Quick Gifts from Whole Foods and Gourmet Food Store

Wednesday, December 12:  ’Cause I Am So Together,  Last Minute Home Made Gifts, Homemade Ornament Crafts for Kids and Capability:Mom’s Homemade Gift

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. I went to the Massachusetts Conference for Women yesterday (fantastic, go next year) and one of the Keynote Speakers was the founder of Vera Bradley. They have given $20 million dollars over the past 20 years or so to cancer research – Check out http://www.verabradley.org/ and they gave all 8,000 attendees a coin purse – so nice!
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  2. Godiva chocolates that do good? That’s my kind of chocolate!
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  3. Ann

    Such a win-win!

    I wonder if those chocolates are connected with the Ben Affleck project. We saw a segment about it on Sunday Morning. The locals were tasting chocolate for the first time and it grows all around them!
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