Good gifting offers a joyful rush, and when those gifts actually give something back? Well, that’s off-the-charts good. Whether you’re interested in helping feed hungry children or keeping the oceans clean, you’ll find a way to spread a little philanthropy around with these charitable selections.
Me&Ro Fearlessness Sterling Silver Script Pendant
The Joyful Heart Foundation, founded by actress Mariska Hargitay, helps heal and empower survivors of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. 100% of the net proceeds of this Me&Ro necklace go towards the cause. I love the idea of giving this to friends who are powering through a rough patch to remind them of their fearlessness.
Creme de Corps Limited Edition Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butters
Just when you thought Kiehl’s’ products couldn’t get any better, it turns out that 100% of net profits (up to $100,000) of two new, limited-edition scents from their indulgently rich Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter line (Grapefruit and Coriander) and will help support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Delicious.
$38, Kiehls.com, Neimanmarcus.com
Charity Mug to Benefit Oceana
For the mermaids and mermen in your life, this octopus mug is nice way to sip a cup of Joe and help protect marine life and habits. Sold at West Elm, 50% of the sales profits go to Oceana, the largest international organization focused on ocean conservation, and their efforts to protect marine life and habitats.
$10, West Elm
100% Organic Cotton Long Baby Romper
When you purchase a romper or other item of clothing from Baby Teresa, the company will donate an outfit to a child in need. For each accessory you buy, a portion of that sale will go toward purchasing formula for a baby in need, typically those in orphanages. I know a few moms-to-be that would love to know that this gift will not only dress their little darling, but another one across the globe in places such as Indonesia and Uganda.
Scandinavian Circles Napkins by Catherine’s Table
Husband and wife team Maureen and Mark Goldman place a premium on the unifying factor of the family dinner table, so it makes perfect sense that their company, Catherine’s Table, would partner with Meals on Wheels. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these pretty napkins go toward helping deliver warm meals to seniors across the United States. I would give these to a few special friends with whom I love to break bread.