Buying from The Body Shop® has always meant that you're doing good things for the planet. Now the company has partnered with War Child to provide an education to children affected by war. When you buy a gift set, like the Wild Argan Oil Premium Selection, a contribution is made to send one child, somewhere in the world, to class. (The Body Shop®, $45)
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and Barbra Streisand continues to raise awareness. Purchase an elegant "Fight the Ladykiller" scarf from Theodora & Callum, and 50 percent of the profit will be donated to the Women's Heart Alliance. (Theodora & Callum, $155)
In a friend's honor, consider making a gift to Save the Children. A donation of $45 provides three Newborn Care Packages. For $60, a family can receive life-changing livestock. Other contributions may go toward immunizations, education, clean water and more.
Give handmade gifts this season… even if you're not the crafty type. The women of Krochet Kids intl. put their personal stamp on every hat, scarf, sweater and bag they create by hand. And in doing so, they become more empowered: Their self-worth improves along with their circumstances. The Pike bag, made in Peru, is just one example of the fine goods that come from this global program. (Krochet Kids intl., $75)
On Dec. 2, 2014, Satya Jewelry, in collaboration with the Chopra Foundation, released this spectacular necklace to "help make the world a more beautiful place." The foundation, a charity committed to the "nurturing and health of the minds, bodies and spirits of people in need," receives 100 percent of the proceeds. (Satya Jewelry, $79-119)
So many will benefit from the purchase of a Noodle & Boo Baby Gift Set. New mommies will appreciate the essential care items they can use for their precious newborns. And St. Jude, Save the Children and Keep a Child Alive receive 20 percent of the profits. (Nordstrom, $38)
The Gund® Little Brown Bear plush teddy is soft and helpful. For every bear purchased, $2 goes to the Child Mind® Institute, which is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children. (Bloomingdale's, $18)
One bottle of sparkling wine can help the fight to end childhood hunger. Buy a bottle of ONEHOPE Glitter Edition Brut Sparkling Wine, and 50 percent of the profit will go to the World Food Program USA. (ONEHOPE Wine, $59)
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