Gifts that Give Back

The Holidays are the perfect time of year to give back. Why not spread a little holiday cheer with some socially conscious gifts that give back to some amazing charities.
Here are a few of our favorite:
Every pair of sandals sold helps a woman in Uganda continue her education. Soles are leather and you can swap out the ribbons for different looks. $57.99
Made from remnant linen, this pillow is made by Cambodian women who learn skills and become economically independent through their work. $58
This gift box contains mugs, tea towels, fair-trade brunch honey and loose-leaf tea help support women artisans around the world with jobs, education and community. $130
Three sisters formed a company to help support local craftswomen in their native Philippines. This necklace of silver stones that makes a statement, dressed up or down. $119
These cotton loungewear bottoms that come in trendy colors and patterns. They are made by women in India who have escaped human trafficking. Proceeds go to provide housing and education for women and their children, as well as job security and a sense of self worth. $47.99
Inspired by the iconic elephant, a symbol of family, strength and good luck, this Limited-Edition Collection is a wonderful gift for a special woman, that also gives back. From November 13, 2015 to January 30, 2016, Ann Taylor will donate 50% of the purchase price of each item sold from its collection to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, that strives to educate and fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. $39.50 – 59.50
Gift a rare and beautiful handmade lotus block print quilt and become a part of history. There are only two families in India left who do this traditional form of hand weaving. The cotton is sourced from organic farmers, dyes are plant and vegetable based, and each product is sown by hand to create a product that is environment friendly. Ichcha was founded by three sisters to encourage conscious living and support traditional craftsmen and women across India. $200