This year, we’ve been focusing on the all-important give-back mentality. You know, you get and give all at the same time, and then you get that giving feeling. What goes around comes around, especially when you buy gifts that give back to the world.

What we’re doing, while we shop for everyone we love (including ourselves!), is injecting a little bit of much-needed karma into our lives. Don’t get us wrong. We love the excess of the holiday season. But if we can help others along the way while we enjoy it, well, that makes our own lot in life that much sweeter.

You already know all about how PayPal is making it easy to give this month (they’re even matching donations) and how much we adore these wonderful products in support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Now we’re sharing more gifts with a charitable element, gifts that give back. These are the ones that just keep on giving—long after the receiver has said thank you. Want to shop while making the world a richer place? That really is the best of all worlds.

Gifts that Give Back

By BrazenWoman

The only thing better giving a gift is being able to do good at the same time. Here's a selection of holiday gifts that give back too.

  • The limited-edition SUGA(RED) Lip Treatment, $26

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    The beloved Sugar Lip Treatment is wrapped in red to support the fight against AIDS. SUGA(RED) moisturizes, protects, and smoothes the lips with an exclusive blend of moisture-preserving sugar, antioxidant-rich oils, vitamins C and E, and essential SPF protection. But the most beautiful benefit is that for every purchase of **SUGA(RED)**, 25% of the retail price will go to the US Fund for the Global Fund, which can provide more than 2 weeks of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Hilberg & Berk Sparkle Ball Studs, $70

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    This Canadian jewellery company makes it a practice of supporting charities around the world, supporting women who are making a difference. These limited edition [Pink Hope 10mm Sparkle Ball studs]( were designed to  help women capture their sparkle while supporting breast cancer research. 10% of the proceeds from the purchase of this product will go directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • L'Occitane Gift Sets, $76-$190

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    **L'Occitane offers a stunning selection of gift sets in from all of their top selling collections. We're partial to the new Jasmin Immortelle Neroli fragrance, but you might like Verbena, Shea, or Lavender. What's wonderful is that $10 (up to $120,000) from the purchase of the Classic and star gift box sets will be donated to Dress for Success to help outfit a woman for her job interview. Instore or online.**

  • TwentySix Eau Parfum, $75

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    TWENTYSIX is the perfect gift for the woman with a social conscience who adores all things luxe. 100 % of proceeds from this lovely fragrance that was inspired by the natural charms of Haiti goes directly back to Artists for Peace and Justice to support education in Haiti. Crafted from Haitian vetiver, a fragrant grass that grows on the coast of Haiti, TWENTYSIX combines 26 ingredients to inspire and move the heart. Bergamot top notes reveal a floral bouquet of roses and peony, followed by patchouli, earthy sandalwood and noble vetiver. Buy online or at selected Hudson's Bay in Toronto and Vancouver.

  • Fogo Island Shingle Collection, $175-$850

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    Designed exclusively for the Fogo Island Inn, and made-to-order, the 100% Irish lambswool Shingle Scarves and Throw Blanket feature the now iconic shingle motif designed by British designer Donna Wilson in 2011. Uniquely inspired by Fogo Island, these luxe pieces that come in 3 colour palettes, support The Fogo Island Shop, an initiative of [Shorefast Foundation](, a registered charity dedicated to improving the social, cultural and economic conditions on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.  Online or instore at Fogo Island Shop.

  • Christmas Star Ornaments, $15

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    Beautifully fashionable with a voice. that Is Just One jewellery and fashion. Handcrafted around the world, each purchase directly supports people around the globe struggling with poverty and brings awareness to their needs. Founder Krista Jefferson says that instead of offering a hand-out, you're offering a hand-up. We say that your getting and giving in the most beautiful way. Each piece comes with a story about who made it and why, and how your hand-up is helping them to better their own lives. Pictured: Set of 3 Christmas Star Ornaments made from bone in Kibera slums, Kenya. Buy online from [I am Just One](

  • TOMS Women’s White Gold Boucle Slippers, $56

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    We're big fans of our TOMS. In fact, we can't live without them. Especially because they make our shoe addiction less guilt-inducing. These cozy slippers are perfect with pyjamas or jeans and are sure to keep us warm and stylish. They feature faux shearling lining and gold sticking accents. But even better, with every purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. At retailers nationwide

  • Oils of Life Skincare Collection Gift Set ($65)

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    Imagine intensely revitalized skin with the luxurious feel of three precious seed oils: black cumin, rosehip and camellia. That's the Oil of Life Skincare Collections. She'll love the how good her skin feels plus knowing that her gift gave back too. In association with WaterAid, for every pre-packaged gift set purchased at The Body Shop this Holiday season, The Body Shop will donate one day of clean drinking water to a family in Ethiopia. Instore or Online at [](

Got any more items that are connected to a worthy cause? We’re sure that we missed some. Tell us al about your favourite gifts that do their part to return the favour. And don’t forget to come share your gift-giving tips in our exclusive Facebook group. Click here to join.

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