Give a Gift from a Company that Gives Back to Charity and Help Those in Need
Need that perfect gift? Look for unique gifts that give back. Some of the most celebrated designers and retailers buddied up with Lucky Magazine this year offering great merchandise for great charities. Here are just a few gifts that you can buy for your friends and family members while supporting your favorite charity at the same time.
1. Satya Jewelry, The Butterfly Charm Necklace
All proceeds from these gold and silver butterfly pieces, co-designed by David and Courteney Arquette, go to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, This foundation supports efforts to find a cure for this rare childhood skin disease. $24, satyajewelry.com
2. Philosophy, The Recipe Box
This gift box includes three bottles of Philosophy’s famous shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath formula, in melon smoothie, orchard pear jumpstarter, and raspberry sorbet flavors. 100% of proceeds support PBS KIDS and PBS. $18, philosophy.com
3. Miriam Haskell, Chandelier Earrings
This organic pair is part of Miriam Haskell’s time-tested collection (worn by everyone from Coco Chanel to Angelina Jolie). 20% of proceeds go to the Arthritis Foundation. $300, miriamhaskell.com
4. Sephora, The Sephora Project Change Purse
This hot pink clutch is only $5 — and three of those dollars go to Girls for a Change, a national organization that empowers girls to spur social progress. $5, sephora.com
5. Rock & Republic, “Kasandra” Rock The Cure Flares
From now until October 2009, Rock & Republic, through Rock, the Cure, will donate 100%of its profits from the purchases of these dark wash jeans and other selected items to the City of Hope. $245, rockandrepublic.com
6. (Product) Red, iPod Shuffle
Only one of many of the (Product) Red items available online, this candy apple red iPod is a glamorous way to be charitable. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Global Fund to eliminate AIDS in Africa. $49, joinred.com
7. Kiehl’s, Lip Balm #1
Lip Balm #1, is available in a limited-edition tube with the red AIDS ribbon. All net proceeds for December will be donated to YouthAIDS, an organization aimed to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. $8.50, kiehls.com.