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12.11.2012

GIFTS THAT GIVE---BACK.



There are tons of wonderfully developed gift guides out there for challenged gift givers such as myself.  While I'm grateful for the thought and time that goes into listing the perfect present for that hard to buy for uncle or the adolescent teen in your life who swears anything "cool" or "dope" has nothing to do with you.  Today, I thought I'd put FS in the mix and create a list of trendy gifts that give back to people in need.  So if the bag you'd thought they'd love or shoes you swore were "so in" get tossed to the back of the closet come 2013--you will know with any of these product purchases that at least you made a difference in the life of another human. 

ONE 
Color, Red, Price, 65.00USD, Handcrafted in Argentinean leather.
Cuyana donates a percentage of the profits to the charity WATER.

TWO
Color, Multiple, Price Range between 36-100USD, 
depending on styles for women, men & children.  
For every pair you purchase TOMS 
will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.  

THREE
One Hope Wine
This is a goodie for the wine lovers in your life.
If you purchase a bottle of wine, a portion of the
purchase goes to the ONEHOPE Foundation.
Causes include, End Childhood Hunger,
Supporting Our Planet, Veterans, Troops Abroad
to the Fight Against AIDS.

FOUR
This gift helps those transitioning 
out of homelessness.
The engraved recycled keys are 
sold and shared around the world
with words  consisting of 
wish, breathe, belief, faith and courage.
Price range is from 35-50USD.

FIVE
This season Dre is sharing music 
through the Solo HD (Product) Red Special Edition Headphones.
With each one sold, Dr. Dre will contribute $5 to the 
(Product)Red Global Fund.  Price 199USD, purchase on apple.com

SIX
Beautifully designed, ecologically sound and socially minded.
Given that 80 million people in the US alone lack access to
adequate dental care, this concept is easy.  Buy a bogo brush
and one will be given to a person in need.  10USD

SEVEN
For each pair purchased, Roma will give a brand new pair
to a child in need.  In addition, if you join their site, Roozt 
will provide a meal to an American in need. 
One Member, One Meal.
Prices range from 38-76USD.

EIGHT
The iconic FEED 1 Bag is the original FEED bag.  
After five years and nearly 60 million meals provided
worldwide, each FEED bag purchased will provide
school meals to one child for one year.  Please
keep this one in mind.  Some children's school meal
is the only meal they have each day.  
Price 80USD.


NINE
In the first collaboration with Judith Leiber, 
there are two versions of this clutch.  One in a 
beautiful gold and one ins elegant silver.
Each clutch sold will provide 1000 school meals for children
Sold at Judith Leiber Stores only.  



...and there you have it my friends,
awesome gifts that give back.

*images courtesy of each company listed

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