OPI bottled the rich, bright green of Sandy Hook Elementary’s school colors to support Sandy Hook Promise. All proceeds will aid the families of Newtown and promote an open dialogue about mental health, school safety, and gun safety.
OPI, $26; store.sandyhookpromise.org.
2. Toasty Morning Mug
Every item at Ten Thousand Villages creates jobs in disadvantaged areas and supports fair trade. This pretty mug was hand-painted by artisans in Bat Trang, Vietnam, a village that was established in the 14th century to supply ceramics to the royal household.
Ten Thousand Villages, $18; tenthousandvillages.com.
3. Swinging Owl Wind Chime
This adorable duo supports fair trade and helps create jobs by employing Peruvian artisans Manos Amigas (“Hands Joined in Friendship”), who harvest the gourds and then etch and paint the owls.
Ten Thousand Villages, $34; tenthousandvillages.com.
4. The Uniform Bike
The newly opened TOMS Marketplace is a treasure-trove of do-good gifts. For every Pure Fix Cycles Uniform Bike sold, $100 goes to charity:water which brings safe, clean drinking water to developing countries.
Pure Fix, $325; toms.com/marketplace.
5. Emerald Bird Table Runner
Add a pop of cheery color to your dining room while supporting JOYN, which provides employment, education, and medical care to artisans in the Himalayas.
JOYN, $36; toms.com/marketplace.
6. Guatemala Bag
Buying this on-trend tote means that a child will be supplied with micronutrients for one year thanks to FEED, an organization started by Lauren Bush. To date, FEED has provided over 60 million meals to children around the world.
FEED, $50; feedprojects.com.
7. RuPaul’s The Original Viva Glam Lipstick
Mac’s Viva Glam has raised a mind-boggling $250 million for HIV/AIDS programs since 1994. This year, they’re bringing their original Viva Glam Girl back! Snap up RuPaul’s ruby shade and every cent will go towards helping women, men, and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
MAC, $15; maccosmetics.com.
Inside every tube of this rich cream is more than the cure for parched palms. It’s also one step closer to the cure for HIV/AIDS because 100% of the net proceeds go to benefit amfAR to further HIV/AIDS research.
Kiehl’s, $28.50/7.8 oz.; kiehls.com.
10. Alpaca Classic Cape
We love everything on Cuyana’s website, including their “intentional buying” philosophy! With every purchase, customers are sent a reusable bag to fill up with items that “aren’t helping you live your most beautiful life.” You mail the bag back to them and their non-profit partners will get the cast-offs to people in need. Bonus: every donation made is rewarded with a $10 credit towards your next Cuyana purchase.
Cuyana, $195; cuyana.com.
11. Turkish Robe
Purchase this effortlessly elegant robe from Cuyana and they’ll send you a reusable bag (with a mailing label) to send back old clothes to be donated. You’ll streamline your wardrobe, donate to someone in need, and get a $10 credit for your next Cuyana order.
Cuyana, $95; cuyana.com.
12. Isadora Necklace
This beautiful hammered brass necklace was made by a Kenyan artisan. Amazingly, every single cent of profit from the Red Earth Trading Company goes to Know Think Act, which helps local nonprofits in East Africa end extreme poverty.
Red Earth Trading Co., $72; redearthtradingco.com.
13. Purple Passion Triple Wrap Bracelet
These cheerful bracelets pull double do-good duty supporting both upcycling and charity at the same time. They are made from vintage silk saris and, with each bracelet purchased, a tree is planted by Trees for the Future. GreenSewn has already planted over 38,000 trees!
GreenSewn, $39.20; designedgood.com.
14. Roma Boots
Buy one pair of any stylish, all-weather Roma boots and another pair are donated to a child in need. Even better: 10% of all sales proceeds go to the Roma For All Foundation which provides aid and education to at-risk children in order break the cycle of poverty.
Roma, $84; romaboots.com.
15. Values Inside Out You + Sephora Cosmetic Collection
Get glam and give back! For each sparkling set of Values Inside Out makeup sold through the end of 2013, Sephora will donate $13 to the American Heart Association.
Sephora, $20; sephora.com.
16. Warby Parker Gift Card
Nearly one billion people worldwide need glasses—which means that 15% of the global population can’t effectively work or learn. Warby Parker seeks to change that with their buy one, give one philosophy. For every pair of glasses purchased, a pair is given to someone in need with help from VisionSpring.
Bonus: gift cards come complete with a DIY Snowman Kit this holiday season.
Warby Park, choose from $50, $95, or $150 increments; warbyparker.com.
17. Philosophy to Believe Shower Gel
This cranberry currant confection is bubblebath with a purpose. 100% of the net proceeds benefit WhyHunger, a movement seeking to end hunger and poverty.
Philosophy, $20/16 oz.; philosophy.com.