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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I like the roominess of this Banana Fiber bag from Kenya, $65, for books, magazines, knitting, or beach!
A pretty silver box to store jewelry, $30.
There is a whole section Gifts That Give Back at Whole Foods!
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 Carriers, Hairdresser, 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
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6 thoughts on “Gifts that Do Good (Day 7), 12 Days of Shopping”
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!
My kids love Vera Bradley! How generous they are! Makes me like them even more! (and spend more money on their products!)
Godiva chocolates that do good? That’s my kind of chocolate!
Me too! I was delighted to find them! Last year Compartes chocolate has a set the benefited Africa! Love that combination!
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!
Oooh, I didn’t hear about the Ben Afflect connection. I love him…I hope so! More reasons to buy!