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Living Holiday gifts that give back

Dec. 23, 2017
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As the Holidays are quickly approaching, we scramble to the mall, fighting our way through panicked crowds of people with that crazed look in their eyes, all searching for the perfect gift for their loved ones. 

 However, although that new dress from Forever 21 is great, and your man's going to love the new video game you got him, what if this year the perfect gift is one that creates a little more good in the world?

Here are five ideas for gifts that give back this holiday season! 

The Giving Keys

The Giving Keys is an organization that has generated an estimated 115,140 hours of work for individuals transitioning out of homelessness.

Through their stylish jewelry line of key-shaped necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and keychains, not only are people able to wear their own custom-engraved message, but each key provides a new possibility of a better life for someone else in need. 

ONEHOPE

No dinner party is complete without a sparkletastic bottle of wine from ONEHOPE! 

Living up to their mission of inspiring other to indulge while doing good, this organization has raised $3 million in donations and provided 46,000 people with global health care, 49,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.8 million meals for children, and 163,000 life-saving vaccines. 

Original Grain

The perfect gift for an outdoorsy guy who loves to give back. Original Grain has released two lines of handcrafted wooden watches that use repurposed wood from American Oak bourbon barrels. The company has partnered with Trees for the Future, planting a tree in Senegal for every watch that is sold.   

The Elephant Pants

These fun and funky pants would make the perfect gift for any elephant lover: for every item purchased, a portion is donated to the conservation and saving of elephants. So far, $145,615 has been raised.  

Kiehl’s

Not only does the famed skincare brand's Disney collaboration make a great gift for kids and all Disney lovers, but this organization has raised almost 6 million dollars for charity. The money has gone to support various causes, such as children’s wellness, the environment, women's rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness. Through their skincare brand alone, for each kit purchased, 212 meals are donated towards feeding America.