The gifts below boost a variety of causes, from funding
cancer research to helping families in third-world countries. If you’re gonna
buy a gift for your favorite people anyway, why not choose prezzies that can
make the world a better place?
Indulge, and give back to grassroots
Chocoholics will like the rich scent of this organic cocoa
butter , but they’ll absolutely love that 100 percent of the retail price of
this body lotion goes to charity.
Join the fight against AIDS
Project (RED) has joined forces with dozens of iconic
brands—like the Gap—to create special products whose proceeds go to the World
(Product) RED love T, $17.99, gap.com
Rock on with recycling
This fair trade tote is made from recycled cement bags in
Bangladesh. They’re perfect for your fave girls to take shopping, to school or
on a trip, and it gives the women who manufacture them a boost, too.
Recycled Cement Sack Shopper Tote, $16,
Bead for a better life
Nonprofit BeadforLife works to
eradicate poverty in Africa by assisting women in Uganda to sell their products
to a global community. The women craft colorful jewelry from recycled paper,
turning the bright scraps into beads.
3 Strand Bracelet, $15, beadforlifestore.org
Heed the call of the wild
Any scribbler, casual or serious, will adore this set of
notebooks from the eco-friendly paper goods company Ecojot. Royalties from the
sales of every recycled notebook go to the Jane Goodall Institute to fund
research and preservation of endangered species.
Want more gifts that do good? Check back on Sunday for round 2!