Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Great Gifts For A Good Cause

With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to share some suggestions on some great feel good gifts that I've come across.  I found some great websites that have amazing, yet affordable gifts all under $30, where the proceeds go to charities in the United States as well as abroad.

American Diabetes Association
Gift of Hope: Katie's Cure Necklace - $24.99

Show support for the fight against diabetes. Sterling-silver pendant engraved with words driving the quest for a cure: Hope, Faith, Strength, Ambition, Research and Perseverance.

The FEED Project
FEED 10 Pouch- $25.00

Made to be used as a clutch, makeup case, or pencil holder, the FEED 10 pouch provides food and job skill training to 10 women through the UN WFP’s Food for Assets program. It measures 8.5” long by 5” tall and is accented with luxurious plum recycled-nylon lining, an interior organic canvas credit card holder, gold zipper, and FEED’s signature natural burlap exterior.
Click here to purchase

(I actually purchased the white version of this bag at Bloomingdale's in November. It included 3 Bobbi Brown lip glosses for $50. It's no longer available on Bloomie's website but they may still have it at the store) Follow them on Twitter: @FEEDprojects

Global Girlfriend
Amber Attraction Recycled Glass Necklace - $24.95

With each Amber Attraction Recycled Glass Necklace purchased, Global Girlfriend will fund 1.0 percent of a microgrant for a woman in a rural community in Africa to launch a small business, through Camfed.
Click here to purchase

Susan G. Komen For The Cure
Orange Ginger Ribbon Candle - $28.00

25 percent of your merchandise purchase price will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer.
Click here to purchase

World Aids Day Limited Edition Hand Salve - $12.50

Limited Quantities Available - 100% of Kiehl's net profits from the sale of this item will benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Protects against and repairs the appearance of severe dryness. Forms a glove-like protection barrier against moisture loss. Allows Skin to actually draw and absorb water from the air.
Click here to purchase

(I love this Hand Salve, makes your hands feel silky. I purchased mine from Saks but they are also available at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, and Kiehl's stores nationwide for a limited time)

Habitat For Humanity
Natural-Black Pulire Peace Tote Bag - $12.75

10 oz. organic cotton tote bag. Features include 29" rope handles with durable metal eyelets and an 8" gusset. A unique peace symbol as well as the Habitat For Humanity logo appears in black on one side of the bag.

(Great to use as a recyclable grocery bag)

Click here to purchase

Please feel free to add any other gifts for a good cause.


  1. Another great gift idea: Give a gift that helps send someone to college!

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    Gift Certificates are now available at Vittana and we think they are a unique addition to the list of ways to makes a positive social impact with your gifts this holiday season.

    When you purchase a Vittana Gift Certficates, someone special in your life will be empowered to contribute to an even bigger gift: knowledge, skills, and income and that will last a lifetime.

    Check it out: http://www.vittana.org/gift_certificates

  2. these are niiice! Especially the Habitat for Humanity Tote bag