The holidays are just around the corner and if you’re like me, you haven’t had time to even begin thinking about a Christmas gift (although I do love all the idea blogs I’ve been reading lately — such fab recommendations for everyone from the BF to brother-in-law!) In fact, those blogs inspired me to look into some products that are giving back to charity this year. There are truly endless possibilities to find gifts that give back (just check my social obsessions tags). But I picked out the top five that caught my eye to share with you. Hopefully they’ll serve as some inspiration for your buying this season!

1. FEED’s Designer Teddy Bears

If you’re buying for the label lover, it really doesn’t get cuter than FEED’s custom teddy bears. Thirteen top designers like Rachel Roy, Nicole Miller, Cynthia Rowley and Milly got together to outfit the cuddly characters which, valued at $600, definitely aren’t just for kids. All of the proceeds benefit the FEED Foundation, which provides meals for school children through the World Hunger Program. (I have a mild obsession with teddy bears – they are almost always a great gift choice for me!)

Baking For Good

2. Baking For Good
Chocolate lovers will delight in a basketful of sweets from Baking For Good, an online bakery that donates 15% of its proceeds to a charity of your choice. There’s nothing like cozying up on the couch with a handful of warm cookies and milk – it’s ALMOST as good as getting a teddy bear on Christmas!


3.  TOMS x Glamour’s Supermodels
Why do I always recommend TOMS as a great gift? Because no matter what, every purchase will provide a pair of shoes to a barefoot child. Additionally, TOMS’ collaboration with Glamour for its annual “Fashion Gives Back” campaign will benefit causes like The Liya Kebede Foundation, charity: water, and The Roots of Peace Penny Campaign. Amber Valletta joined supermodel friends like Tao Okamoto and Elettra Wiedemann to support the cause!

Refinery 29

If you have a beauty junkie on your hands, why not gift her with some luxurious products that also save lives around the world? is an online auction created to help beauty bloggers give back this holiday. The site is filled with must-have items from brands like Armani and Rescue Beauty Lounge, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Doctors Without Borders. The first auction took place this month, and I’m sure there are some antsy bloggers out there anxiously awaiting the next!


5. Kayu Clutch

For the perpetually chic fashionista, consider something like this straw clutch designed by Kayu, a San Fran-based label that works with indigenous craftsmen in China and the Philippines. Each piece was ethically crafted and benefits Awareness Cambodia, a charity that provides school supplies to children in Cambodia. Happy holiday shopping!