Gifts That Do Good

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Photo courtesy of Toms Shoes


The holidays are quickly approaching and in about five weeks, I need to locate gifts for my parents, my best friend, my niece and two nephews and my boyfriend. I realize that it's not that many gifts, but I loathe holiday shopping. I don't like the stress of finding "the perfect gift" and don't even get me started on the crowds.


I sighed with relief earlier today when I came across this article, providing me with 11 gift ideas I not only can order online, (thus avoiding those crowds) but also DO GOOD for someone else. Take for instance, the eyeshadow/mascara kit offered by Smashbox. It has all the fun stuff my niece would love plus a portion of the $45 purchase goes to the Children's Miracle Network.


I have a feeling that my mom would love the Braille Hug & Kiss Pendant Necklace which benefits the American Foundation for the Blind.

And because I've been a good girl this year, I think I'll treat myself to TOM's Silver Glitter Shoes. I'll be smiling with these things on, not only because they're cool looking but because each pair purchased, a child in need also gets a pair of shoes.


I feel better knowing that I can knock a few gifts off of my list and help someone else out all in the same token. Do you know of any other gifts that do good?

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