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I’m sure your kids can give you a gift list a mile long, but the holidays aren’t just the perfect time spread joy as Santa, it’s also the perfect time to give to strangers.
We usually find a good cause or non profit organization that could use a little extra happy during the holiday season to support, but if you don’t have one that’s near and dear to your heart, you could just shop for good instead!
Holiday Gifts that Give Back While Also Being Awesome
1. For the Do-Gooder with a Baby on the way: Aden + Anais blankets. First, these are ma all time favorite swaddlers. I use the in photo shoots all the time and they are the perfect size and texture for newborn baby bodies. Bonus awesome: proceeds from the sale of the blankets go to benefit the Global Fund to help fight AIDS.
2. For the Do-Gooder that likes to snuggle on the couch: Toms for Target blanket. You buy a blanket and they donate one (or a meal, or a pair of shoes) to a needy human somewhere else on the globe. Winter is chilly y’all so this one is worth it.
3. For the Do-Gooder soccer mom with soccer kids: One World Futbol. A super durable soccer ball (and by durable I mean IT NEVER GOES FLAT) that has less bounce (you can play with it on all sorts of surfaces, including the hardwoods in your living room). It will set you back $40, but buying one will also give one to an organization that works with disadvantaged kids around the world.
4. For the Do-Gooder who loves their morning cup of Joe: Marley Coffee. Founded by Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley, this coffee is harvested from sustainably grown, ethically farmed, farms. Each purchase helps support 1Love, the organization launched by the Marley family to honor their father and supports charities that empower people to take action for sustainable and responsible living.
5. For the Do-Gooder who has soft skin, and wants to keep it: Kiehl’s Collection. All kinds of feel good products in this gift pack and 100% of the profits up to $100,000 will go toward Feeding America.
6. For the Do-Gooder who likes a little bling: Soko UNTF bracelet. It’s handmade in Kenya with traditional Kenyan materials. Proceeds are used to help end violence against women.
7. For the Do-Gooder with a bunch of stuff to carry: A FEED Bag. Their goal is to feed the world and they’re on the right track. So far the organization has fed over 85 million meals to hungry people and your purchase can add to that total significantly since each purchase you make helps feed more people.
8. For the Do-Gooder who loves photos: Minted. It’s one of my favorite places online to order holiday cards and other photos gifts and they donate 2% of all art sales to Every Mother Counts, a campaign to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction.
These are great gifts for everyone on your list this season, but if you still need some recommendations, The Good Stuff has a number of gift guides (a hostess gift guide, a budget friendly gift guide, and a gift guide for enthusiasts to name a few), that might help you on your way. And, while you’re there, go ahead and enter to win The Good Stuff 2014 Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance at one of their $100 weekly giveaways and the $500 grand prize.
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