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Gifts that give back: round 1

The gifts below boost a variety of causes, from funding cancer research to helping families in third-world countries. If you’re gonna buy a gift for your favorite people anyway, why not choose prezzies that can make the world a better place?

 

Indulge, and give back to grassroots

Chocoholics will like the rich scent of this organic cocoa butter , but they’ll absolutely love that 100 percent of the retail price of this body lotion goes to charity.
 

Charity Pot, $5, LUSH.com

 

Join the fight against AIDS

Project (RED) has joined forces with dozens of iconic brands—like the Gap—to create special products whose proceeds go to the World AIDS Fund.
 

(Product) RED love T, $17.99, gap.com

 

Rock on with recycling

This fair trade tote is made from recycled cement bags in Bangladesh. They’re perfect for your fave girls to take shopping, to school or on a trip, and it gives the women who manufacture them a boost, too.
 

Recycled Cement Sack Shopper Tote, $16, globalgirlfriend.com 

 

Bead for a better life

Nonprofit BeadforLife works to eradicate poverty in Africa by assisting women in Uganda to sell their products to a global community. The women craft colorful jewelry from recycled paper, turning the bright scraps into beads.
 

 

3 Strand Bracelet, $15, beadforlifestore.org

 

Heed the call of the wild

Any scribbler, casual or serious, will adore this set of notebooks from the eco-friendly paper goods company Ecojot. Royalties from the sales of every recycled notebook go to the Jane Goodall Institute to fund research and preservation of endangered species.
 

Ecojot Jane Goodall Collection, $11-$22, jennibick.com
 
Want more gifts that do good? Check back on Sunday for round 2!

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/11/2010 7:00:00 AM

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