Add the True Meaning of Charity to Your Gift Giving

The holidays are a great time to think about the true meaning of charity while you are up to your shopping cart in the annual gift-giving frenzy. Sure, you want the presents for friends and family to be oh-so-stylish, but you can also use the holidays to make some significant change in the world. Here are 35 gifts crafted by brands that are giving back to those who are less fortunate. The goods are just the thing you want your besties to take delight in unwrapping. They are also an inspiration to remember why we celebrate.

Porter Lyons Choker, $85, Porter Lyons

A percentage of proceeds from any piece of wear-every-day jewelry from Porter Lyons goes to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, the home state of designer Ashley Porter.

Cuyana Pouch, $95, Cuyana

The heart pouch is a feminine way of stowing the little things, either as an evening clutch or cosmetics pouch. Beautifully crafted from Italian leather, this piece is finished with polished gold zipper pulls and stands on its own but you can also add a monogram in the center below the point.

The sale of this case and everything from Cuyana goes to empowering women through its “Lean Closet” program. Add a “Lean Closet” card to your cart, and Cuyana will send a bag for you to fill with gently used clothing. Your clothes will then help former abuse victims build new wardrobes.

Diff Eyewear Bella Sunglasses, $85,  Diff

At the beach, at work, or on a boat, the Bella creates the perfect angle for any selfie. This oversized frame, bold lenses and metal temples creates a dramatic compliment to your everyday wardrobe. The Diff brand has used Instagram’s to sell sunglasses, and also has a charitable mission. Diff donates a pair of reading glasses to someone in need for every pair you purchase.

Third Love Lace Balconette Bra, $76, Third Love

Have you tried Third Love’s “try it before you buy it” program? Then you may know that all the barely worn, returned bras are donated to women in need.  Additional proceeds going to Los Angeles Mission, St. Anthony’s, United Way, and the Bra Recyclers.

For one lovely example, check out the 24/7™ Lace Balconette Bra. This bra is as gorgeous as lingerie gets, but just as comfortable as Third Love’s T-Shirt Bra. Embellished with ornate lace, the 24/7TM Lace Balconette is designed with memory foam cups for unexpected suppleness and wearability.

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Linda Parham

Linda Parham is a journalist and writer who enjoys creating entertaining blogs. She started out as a newspaper reporter before moving on to editing magazines and newsletters. Linda specializes in writing about beauty, health, fitness, business and politics.

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