November 30, 2014

If browsing cool e-commerce sites from the comfort of your couch sounds like a pleasant alternative to getting trampled at the mall during the Black Friday rush, then you're in luck. We've rounded up our favorite sites that not only have killer selections of gifts but will also include with each purchase, a charitable donation to help those in need. How's that for real merry-making?

For awesome outfits: BeGood Clothing

Looking for wardrobe essentials that will last your friends and loved ones for seasons to come? Made from all eco-friendly materials, BeGood offers cozy knit sweaters, lush leather goods, and cool cotton basics. For every purchase made , BeGood will work with Evidence Action to purify twelve gallons of drinking water in rural areas where the supply is otherwise contaminated.

For luxe beauty finds: BeautyKind

Home to high-end skincare products, makeup brushes, perfumes, home fragrances, hair tools, nail polish, and more, BeautyKind has a unique fundraising model that lets you donates 5% of every sale directly to the charity of your choice. Just create an account at BeautyKind.us; select the cause closest to your heart; and begin filling your cart with goodies.

For glittering baubles: Brilliant Earth

File this under must-haves: The design team behind Brilliant Earth has made it their mission to sell only ethically-sourced gold, platinum, and diamonds. The site lets you shop existing styles, or create your own custom pieces at a range of price points. To top it off, Brilliant Earth dedicates 5% of profits toward education, environmental restoration, and economic development.

For cute kiddie clothes: Schoola

Think of this as a gift for you and for your tots. Shop steeply discounted clothing and accessories in new or like-new condition, then request a Schoola bag to fill with your child's outgrown clothing. Send it back for the site to consign, and when they sell, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated directly to the school district you choose.

For just about anything: Goodshop

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What if you could shop your favorite online retailers and choose to contribute a portion of the amount you spend to any cause you like? Goodshop has made that possible with its donation site and new app. Choose a cause from over 100,000 national organizations and local community groups that Goodshop partners with; shop within the site or app at your choice of retailers; and then Goodshop will donate anywhere from 1% to 25% of your purchase, depending on the retailer.

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