Gifts That Give Back

If you are a big-hearted tree-hugger type like me, gifts that give back the way to go. And, they are also great for the super hard-to-shop-for person (we all have one of those.)  So, let’s shop AND save the world together.

This is the tee for the woman who is pursuing power on her terms.  $10 from every shirt will go to She Should Run, an organization dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in public leadership by eliminating barriers to success. She Should Run aims to get 250k women into political office by 2030.

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Everyone needs socks! Plus, socks remain the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. So for every pair you purchase, Bombas will donate a pair to someone in need.  These ski & snowboard socks would be great for your favorite ski bunny.  Or, perhaps, for someone like me and Loomis who excel more at the aprés ski situation.

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Dogs AND coffee? They had me at hello.  Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. gives 20 percent of all proceeds go to an animal rescue organization closest to you.

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If you don’t know about Noonday, you should.  They develop artisan businesses in some of the most vulnerable communities, empowering them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them.  And if that’s not enough, my super duper Noonday ambassador is personally donating 20% of all purchases to Stand Up to Cancer.  Win/win!

This showstopper of a necklace was made by talented metalworkers living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  You can remove the bottom piece if you want a shorter, simpler look.

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Also from Noonday, this leather tote made in India is perfect for the bag whore (me!)

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This curated collection of treats made by female producers is perfect for the foodie.  Plus, each loaf of bread sold helps support training for women who want to become entrepreneurs, but face challenges to traditional employment.

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I just ordered this TOMS For Target Woven Apple Watch Band for moi!  With each purchase, TOMS works with its Giving Partners to bring solar light to individuals in need through subsidized solar lights, which help reduce regular use of kerosene lamps.

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True story: I’m a scratch off/lotto junkie. (Loomis is appalled. My Long Island is showing!) But, even better than my shady side habit, check out the LottoLove card  Every card is a winner and either gives clean water, solar light, literacy tools or nutritious meals to someone in need in your honor.

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Now, go do some good!

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