Gifts that Give Back; Giving

Gifts That Give Back

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. The end of the year is also the most popular time for charitable giving. Almost a third of online donations are made during last two days of the year. I think a donation to someone’s favorite cause makes a great gift, but if you want to give something more tangible, here are six gifts that give back:

1. Plywood People Tall Tote, $10
This tote is made from upcycled materials from billboards in Atlanta and Charlotte. They are handmade in America by refugees, and bags like this one provide English classes and essential items to these refugees.

2. FEED Wine Bag, $22
I’m always looking for wine bags for hostess gifts. Buying this one provides five school meals to kids in need.

3. Cookies for Santa Gift Set, $10
This fun set includes gingerbread cookie mix and a cookie cutter and 100% of proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research hospital.

4. Mud Pie Baby Socks, $7
Ten cents from each purchase of these adorable little socks support the March of Dimes.

5. iSanctuary Necklace, $30
This necklace was made by a human trafficking survivor who is paid 100% above fair trade wage. Jewelry sales help provide opportunities and jobs for survivors in India and the United States.

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