Posted: Dec 03, 2013 7:00 AM
 
Spread the cheer this holiday season with these gift ideas for friends, family and the kids that give back to worthy causes.

Your friends and family will love these thoughtful gifts that give back to charitable causes. From stylish finds to eco-friendly toys, these gifts will keep on giving to deserving charities — long after the Christmas tree is packed away.


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Charitable gifts for kids that give back

Hearts 4 Hearts dolls

Hearts 4 Hearts Dolls

Hearts For Hearts Dolls are not only adorable, but they give back as well! There are six Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls from different countries, including Lilian (Belarus), Rahel (Ethiopia), Nahji (India), Tipi (Laos), Consuelo (Mexico) and Dell (U.S.). Each doll has its own story and when you buy a doll, a portion of the price is donated to the country that the doll is from for things such as malaria nets in Africa or food supplies in the U.S.! Hearts For Hearts dolls are priced around $25 at Target.

Monopoly: National Parks Edition

Monopoly: National Parks Edition

Your kids will love buying and trading National Parks as they learn all about the great outdoors in this special National Parks Edition of Monopoly ($40). The game includes collective tokens including a tent, bison, ranger hat and canoe. A portion of the purchase price of this game is donated to the National Park Foundation to support national park projects.

Oceana Adopt a Sea Creature

Adopt a Sea Creature

What child wouldn’t love to adopt a polar bear, dolphin, penguin — or even a shark? You can adopt a variety of endangered species with Oceana, an organization that works to protect the oceans and endangered animals. Adoption packages start at just $30 and include an Adoption Certificate and a plush animal.

Smart Balance Bike

Smart Balance Bike

Not only is this Smart Balance Bike ($90) unbelievably cool, but it helps plant trees. These balance bikes are pedal free to encourage balancing without training wheels to help you child develop the skills needed to ride a bike with pedals. How does this bike give back? Wonderworld calculates how much wooden material was used in the production of the toys and plants one additional tree used in production of the toys, in addition to the one Rubberwood tree that was planted by the farmer.


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Charitable gifts for her that give back

TOMS serpentine desert wedges

Toms shoes

Thought Toms Shoes were only for the tree hugging set? Think again! Toms has a great selection of chic wedges and stylish boots, including these Toms + Black Serpentine Desert Wedges ($165), which feature a black animal print that would look perfect with skinny jeans this winter! For every pair of Toms shoes you buy, they give a pair of shoes to a child in need — so no need to feel guilty if you buy more than one!

Coconut charitable phone cases

A phone case with a conscience

Coconut’s series of phone cases are not only cool, but they have a conscience as well. You can pick the cause that means the most to you, such as planting trees in Kenya or providing clean water or vaccines for polio, and each case has a design specific to that cause. The cases have a soft touch coating and a hard-shell design that protects the borders and edges while allowing easy access to all your buttons.

31 Bits necklace

31 Bits Necklaces

She will love the colorful necklaces and beautiful designs of the necklaces from 31 Bits. It is hard to believe, but the beads of these gorgeous necklaces are made of recycled paper and sales from these pieces will benefit the women in Uganda who crafted them. Check out the entire selection of necklaces, including this fabulous Orchid Loop necklace ($54).


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Charitable gifts for him that give back

Stand Up 2 Cancer Pet Support Pack

Stand Up 2 Cancer Pet Support Pack

Get your guy something for man's best friend with the Stand Up 2 Cancer pet products, with proceeds going to help fund research to fight cancer. He will love the SU2C Pet Support Pack ($15), which features a Stand Up to Cancer Bandana, SU2C Short Logo Rope Disk, 'I Poop On Cancer' Bag Dispenser and one orange silicone bracelet.

The Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Special Edition headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre headphones

These cool headphones will make him the coolest dude at the gym — with the warmest heart! The Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Special Edition headphones ($199) will donate a portion of their purchase price to the Global Fund, which fights for an AIDS-free generation.

WeWood Jupiter Black watch

WeWood watch

Does your man need a new watch? Perfect timing! For every WeWood watch that is purchased, they will plant a tree. WeWood watches are made of wood; however, they use reclaimed wood so no trees are cut down to make their watches. Their watches are available in a variety of different colors and designs, including this WeWood Jupiter Black watch ($139).

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