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Holiday Shopping: Gifts that Give Back

Isn’t it wonderful to give gifts that actually give back! We came across a few gifts that are sure to please and allow you to help a few more charities before the end of the year.

Here’s a selection of the top gifts that give back in 2010 from the Luxist:

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FEED x UNICEF Guatamala Bags

Handwoven tribal fabrics continue to be popular this season. Check out the latest bag from FEED Projects. The new design made from traditional Guatemalan Ikat fabrics both celebrates women artisans and helps support UNICEF’s nutrition programs in Guatemala. Available at Lord & Taylor for $45.

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Charity Water GelaSkins

There’s tons of options to cover your Apple gear, but we think Charity Water has some of the best designs. Cover your iPhone with a mission with 100% of profits going to fund Charity Water’s extensive endeavors to bring clean drinking water to developing countries.

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Tom’s the New Collection

One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what TOMS is all about. TOMS mission is to transform their customers into benefactors. TOMS latest collection brings a variety of new styles for men and women that would look fabulous under any tree. As always, with each pair of shoe purchased, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.

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Beats by Dre Over-Ear Headphones

Beats by Dre is leading the pack in audio innovation, giving you a studio-quality listening experience wherever you are. This gift will please the listening experience for anyone on your list. Choose the red version ($229), and part of the proceeds will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa.

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Kahina Giving Beauty

Argan oil, the beauty secret of the Berber woman of Morocco for centuries, is becoming known stateside. The elixir ($82), rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, is a beauty lifesaver, great for wrinkles and acne on the face, dry elbows and knees and dull hair. “Kahina Giving Beauty is pure Morocco via New York, sourced straight from Berber cooperatives, where women are paid a living wage and taught to read and right. Kahina Giving Beauty donates 25% of sales back to the cooperatives to promote literacy and women’s rights.”


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