The holiday season is in full swing and that means gifts, gifts, gifts! Going to the mall is like going on a mission, you’re trying to find the best sale, beat the lines and pick up the newest products for your friends, family and yourself. Even if you spend your entire paycheck on one item or ten, nothing beats the squeal of excitement when someone opens your gift and says, “It’s just what I wanted!”
What if you could buy a gift that not only they liked but gave back to those in need? Here are the top 6 gifts that give back:
Known for their colorful bath bombs that make bath time fun for adults again, Lush products are great for anyone who is beauty obsessed but wary about what’s inside their products. The Charity Pot is made without any animal products, making it great for vegans, and it has cocoa butter so it’ll smooth your skin and leave a light floral smell afterwards.
For every Charity Pot you purchase, Lush Cosmetics will donate 100% of the price (excluding tax) to grassroots organizations working in environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
DRAGON FRUIT LIP BUTTER
Harsh winter wind can leave your lips dry and cracked. It’s extremely important to keep them moisturized and kissable now more than ever because who knows, you might find yourself under the mistletoe. This lip butter from the Body Shop will keep your lips smooth without making them appear waxy or sticky like lipgloss normally does and has a fruity kick to it.
Until December 31st, 100% of the profits go to three different charities. The first, WeStopHate, a non-profit organization devoted to raising self-esteem in teenagers to end bullying. The second, is the Big Cat Rescue, which is a sanctuary for abused and abandoned big cats. Next is Sprout Up, which educates kids about the environment. Finally, the remaining amount goes to The Body Shop Foundation to support social and environmental projects.
Every person is bound to know another who owns a pair of TOMS. This holiday season TOMS has come to Target with a special collection. Now you can buy classic slip-on TOMS, infinity scarves, sweaters and clutches. This cute everyday clutch has the message, “Simple is beautiful,” but comes in four other inspirational designs. You can pop these in your bag or put in your essentials, phone, money, gloss and keys, and go about your day.
Depending on the item bought from the TOMS collection for Target either $3 will be donated for a week of meals to someone in need secured by Feeding America or $5 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. If you purchase a pair of shoes, TOMS will give one pair of shoes to a child in need.
THE BRAVE COLLECTION
This reversible bracelet was handmade in Cambodia and says “Brave” in Khmer. It was created to empower women across the globe. Gift this to every woman in your life because no matter who we are, we sometimes need a little reminder to put ourselves out there, whether it be in our careers or relationships.
10% of the profits are donated to fight human trafficking and empower women and girls.
PINE-ING FOR YOU
Putting your look together isn’t just about your outfit anymore. How you accessorize can make you or break you. One part women sometimes forget is their nails. Short nails, long nails, fake nails, whatever you fancy they should still be painted or buffed to complete your over all look. Add a touch of spice with this top coat polish of evergreen trees and mini red star “tree toppers.” Swipe white, back or any colored polish underneath to really make it pop.
For every polish bought on KBShimmer.com until December 15th, $4 will be donated to Toys For Tots.
KIEHL’S GREATEST HITS COLLECTION
Gift sets come in handy when you can’t choose between one cream or another. This set has Kiehl’s most popular items including an amino acid shampoo, body moisturizer, hand salve, grapefruit cleanser, facial cream and nighttime oil.
100% of the sales for up to $100,000 goes to Feeding America, which helps end hunger in America.
Shop for a cause this season. Your purchase could feed a family, keep them warm at night or bring holiday cheer to a child.