The best thing about the holidays is the amount of giving going around. It's the time to be selfless. We give through food, through gifts, and through the presence of our company. I love spending time with my family and friends over the holidays.
When I thought about what gifts I would be giving this year I also thought about the less fortunate people that aren't so lucky. So, I've put together a collection of gifts that give back to the community. They impact more than one person this holiday. When you buy one of these items, they support a cause whether it's being benefiting the research to curing breast cancer or curing AIDS. No matter if you are getting these gifts for a friend (or for yourself) they will give back twice this holiday.
a. Sephora Brand Perfect Ten Brush Set ($150 Value) - $72
How can you apply makeup without the proper tools? This professional set will help you. Sephora will donate $1 for each set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
b. Eye Wish Palette by Smashbox - $45
You can create any holiday eye makeup look with this palette and $1 goes to help a child fight a life-threatening illness through the Children's Miracle Network
c. (Solo HD) PRODUCT RED Special Edition – Beats by Dr. Dre from Monster - $229
Titanium over-ear headphones are great gifts for the jet setter. They benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.
d. Bobble Water Bottle - $9.99
This gift gives back to Mother Earth - BPA free, reusable, and made of recycled materials, Bobble water bottles contain a built-in filter so you can enjoy filtered water wherever you go.
e. Red Canvas Women's Classics TOMS Shoes - $44
With every shoe purchase, TOMS will buy a pair for a child in need.
f. Jonathan Adler (Starbucks)RED Gift Card - $15-$100
Who doesn't love receiving Starbucks Cards? Buy this one for everyone in the office, and a stylish one at that. Thank you Jonathan Adler. This card also benefits the Global Fund to fight Aids in Africa.
g. Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara Black - $22
Get One, Give One. Water-resistant, thickening, long-wearing, clump-free, everything you need in a mascara. When you buy one, one gets donated to a City of Hope cancer patient survivor.
h. The Good Card a card for charities - $10-$250
Send these cards via email or with your holiday cards and your recipient can choose what charity they would like to give your donation to.