Not everyone appreciates a donation made in their name as much as the next. While it does make us feel good, it takes away that lovely moment of untying the ribbon to see what's inside the box.
So why not consider items that support a community in need or donate proceeds to a good cause? We love gifts, we love giving back, and when the two collide, the result is a shower of stylish, fun and charming items that spread the holiday cheer all the way across the world.
The best part of gifts with a charitable and conscious element is that as this trend has grown, we've been able to branch out from basic beaded bracelets to objects that anyone would covet—from your mother to your husband.
We've rounded up some of our favorite gifts and stores that give back for a variety of price points. Poke around. We guarantee you'll find something you, your friend and your family members will love.
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We have more gifts that give back—all for under $50—in our Guerilla Gift Guide. Check them out here and here.
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If you want to skip the buying and go straight to the giving back, learn how to choose a charity.