10 Gorgeous Gifts That Give Back to Charity
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Do-Gooder Gifts1 of 11
By Rachel Hayes
It's easy to get caught up in the holiday spending frenzy, which is why it's nice when you can buy gifts for others that also give back. From supporting disaster-hit areas in Indonesia to funding cancer research, these ten finds are a good reminder of the season's true meaning.
Butter Up2 of 11
Kiehl's created a grapefruit-scented version of their best-selling body moisturizer and will donate 100 percent of net profits (up to $100,000) to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.
SHOP NOW: Kiehl's Crème de Corps grapefruit whipped body butter, $38, kiehls.com
All That Glitters3 of 11
Not only will you feel like a kid playing with this confetti polish, you'll also be helping some children who wouldn't otherwise get a gift from Santa. Until Dec. 13, $4 from each bottle sold will be used to purchase toys for Toys for Tots.
SHOP NOW: KB Shimmer Kringle All The Way Charity Polish, $9, amazon.com
Smooth Operator4 of 11
Nonprofit Shea Yeleen helps train women in rural villages of Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali to make natural shea butter, then uses it to make the brand's body care products, like this rich, moisturizing body balm. Sales from the line help provide fair wages to the women who work at the shea butter cooperatives.
SHOP NOW: Shea Yeleen lavender honeysuckle body balm, $19, sheayeleen.com
Glow Away5 of 11
Laura Mercier's palm-size palette contains five shades designed to highlight and contour your complexion. It's money well-spent—100 percent of the profits are donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, which funds research and raises awareness to help diagnose, treat and support women with the disease.
SHOP NOW: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine, $48, lauramercier.com
Face Value6 of 11
These Yes to Cucumbers facial towelettes are perfect for cleaning up on the go. 100 percent of proceeds go to the Seed Fund, a non-profit organization that provides underprivileged communities with resources to learn about nutrition and healthy living.
SHOP NOW: Yes To Cucumbers travel-size towelettes, $3 for a pack of 10, yestocarrots.com
Bright Idea7 of 11
You'll enjoy the exotic fragrance of this Juara candle, a mix of freesia and jasmine with a hint of coconut. Even better, 10 percent of the candle's sales will go to Walubi, a charitable relief organization that helps Indonesia's poor and disaster-hit areas.
SHOP NOW: Juara Hope candle, $32, juaraskincare.com
All Smiles8 of 11
Let's face it: You probably don't change your toothbrush as often as you're supposed to (the American Dental Associations recommends every three to four months). Good Mouth offers a subscription-based toothbrush delivery service, so you'll always have a fresh one when it's time. For every subscription purchased, the company donates two brushes, or the equivalent in dental care, to someone in need.
SHOP NOW: GoodMouth.com monthly subscription, $3 a month, goodmouth.com
What a Gem9 of 11
Every time someone comments on your jeweled hair clip, you can tell them 100 percent of all sales proceeds go to GEMS, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services. The organization assists young women who are victims of sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
SHOP NOW: Erickson Beamon for Beauty.com Tropical Punch Butterfly, $130, beauty.com
Skin Deep10 of 11
Aveda's trio of body care products feels great on your skin, but it's the packaging that's really special. The brand purchased the wrapping paper from a Nepalese papermaking cooperative, which helps local families buy food, repair their homes and send their children to school.
SHOP NOW: Aveda Give Calming gift set, $39, aveda.com
Smell Test11 of 11
If you're a fan of musky scents, check out Nomad Two World's fragrance, a mix of sandalwood and amber. Created in collaboration with famous perfumer Harry Fremont and the Clinton Global Initiative, part of the proceeds will support Australian Indigenous projects.
SHOP NOW: Nomad Two Worlds Raw Spirit Wild Fire eau de parfum rollerball, $35, nomadtwoworlds.com
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