For the animal lover, you can adopt over 100 different species of animals or let your recipient choose the species they want to adopt. With their symbolic adoption through the World Wildlife Fund, recipients will receive: a soft plush version of their animal, a card full of information about the animal, an adoption certificate, a color photo of their animal and a drawstring gift bag. The adoption supports the World Wildlife Fund’s conservation efforts around the world. http://www.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/Species-Adoptions.aspx
I am a huge fan of the Arbor Day Foundation and always buy trees on behalf of someone’s passing. Yet you can buy trees in someone’s honor too and it is a gift that will last for generations to come. The Arbor Day Foundation also sells a variety of coffees which are grown under the canopy of the rainforest. http://www.arborday.org/shop/index.cfm
Global Girlfriend sells women-made, fair trade and eco friendly. In addition, Global Girlfriend donates a charity royalty o5-30% to Camfed (Campaign for Female Education), a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women. https://www.globalgirlfriend.com/store/site.do?siteId=344
Charity Buzz auctions are fabulous but not for the faint of wallet. If you have money to burn you can get a fabulous gift, most of which are celebrity related, and all of the proceeds go to charity. www.CharityBuzz.com
If you want to shop at a more traditional retail outlet, look no further than Nordstrom and Macy’s. I have written about the Heart of Haiti collection at Macy’s before because their products are terrific value and they are handmade by artisans in Haiti. To learn more about the initiative, read here. There are holiday items, home décor, jewelry and more. (I have the cow horn bracelet and I love it.) www.Macys.com/Haiti
Lastly, Nordstrom is selling Kiehl’s limited edition Jeff Koons Crème de Corps Holiday Collection of moisturizers. Jeff Koons is one of the foremost internationally recognized American contemporary artists and the bottle features a balloon flower from his Celebration series. Kiehl’s will donate 100% of the proceeds on this collection (up to $200,000) to The Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC.) http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kiehls-jeff-koons-limited-edition-creme-de-corps-8-4-oz-size/3232494?origin=keywordsearch&resultback=2303
Nordstrom also carries the full, vastly extended line of TOMS shoes. With every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, TOMS gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Over the past year TOMS shoes has given shoes to thousands of kids in need of new shoes. How admirable is that? http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/toms-shop?origin=brandindex
So there you have it. Why not consider a gift that gives back this year? Your gift could benefit amazing organizations such as the Arbor Day Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund or the Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy. Happy shopping!
If you have any other suggestions of gift ideas that give back, please leave them in the comments section below!
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