The best gifts are gifts that give even more.
It’s that time of year again. Everyone is starting to create their holiday wish lists, and shopping to try to find the perfect presents for their loved ones. Along with the pressure of coming up with the right gift, comes crowded stores, long lines and, let’s not forget, all the agitated shoppers. Needless to say, the gift giving process can be incredibly stressful.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be. You can give your family and friends something truly special this year—a gift they will not only love, but also gives back to someone in need. I’ve put together a list of my favorite gifts that give back. Whether you’re shopping for a parent, spouse or friend, don’t worry, there’s something for everyone!
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Life is Good: Clothes & Accessories ($10+)
The Life is Good community shares one simple mission: to spread the power of optimism. 10% of all proceeds goes to the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a leading childcare organization that impacts the quality of care delivered to the most vulnerable young.
Organic India: Tulsi Tea Sampler ($27)
All products are 100% organic, pure and natural. All proceeds go to marginalized farmers to help with health care, education and equality in India.
Manduka: Sustainable Yoga Gear ($36+)
Manduka believes it’s possible to honor both our ourselves and the Earth, which is why they’ve created sustainable eco-conscious yoga gear. Every month, Manduka recognizes an organization or individual that shares the gift of yoga with those in need by donating yoga gear to support their cause.
Hay House: Wayne Dyer Unplugged 7-CD Set ($22.50)
In this 7-CD set of live, unplugged radio interviews, media personality Lisa Garr draws out Wayne Dyer through some of the most personal and profound stories that have shaped his life. 5% of proceeds go to the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Los Angeles.
Hay House: For The Sender: Love Letters From Vietnam ($8)
Author and singer-songwriter Alex Woodard’s book and CD For the Sender was inspired by a letter she received from a woman whose partner was killed at war. His book includes 12 songs based on letters inspired by people from all walks of life. Proceeds go to various organizations that help support veterans, such as Shelter to Soldier, Swiftsure Ranch, and Team RWB.
Norlha: Scarves ($210+)
Norlha Textiles is a leading enterprise in Tibet and one of the few local brands in the world able to combine cultural and environmental sustainability with the aspirations of discerning customers. All proceeds go to local workers and the cultural advancement of Tibet.
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