Gifts that Gift Back: A Philanthropic Gift Guide

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Today I'm sharing my favorite gift guide of the season: Gifts that Give Back. This is my favorite because it helps me remember the reason for the season and reign in some of the craziness. I'm fortunate and blessed to have a great family; both mine & hubby's are awesome and we enjoy holidays together. I realize this isn't the case for everyone. Know that I will be praying for families this season that might not be looking forward to spending time together. Back to presents, if you are struggling to figure out what to buy for some of your friends or family members, I've got you covered! Below are several great local and two national nonprofits that offer everything from jewelry to education and clean water to body scrub.

 

This coffee Body & Face Scrub made from natural and organic ingredients from fair trade farms and compassion organizations leaves you feeling soft and invigorated all over! Sizes vary, 2oz is $9.95 (the PERFECT stocking stuffer!)

This coffee Body & Face Scrub made from natural and organic ingredients from fair trade farms and compassion organizations leaves you feeling soft and invigorated all over! Sizes vary, 2oz is $9.95 (the PERFECT stocking stuffer!)

These fun bracelets with various inspirational words are created to keep for yourself for a time, then give away when you feel someone else could benefit from having them. Register them online and watch as they travel and encourage others! Breathe bracelet $24

These fun bracelets with various inspirational words are created to keep for yourself for a time, then give away when you feel someone else could benefit from having them. Register them online and watch as they travel and encourage others! Breathe bracelet $24

This delicate bangle stack of three makes a great statement! And it benefits Fashion & Compassion projects in Central America. #winwin Gold Bangle Stack $48

This delicate bangle stack of three makes a great statement! And it benefits Fashion & Compassion projects in Central America. #winwin Gold Bangle Stack $48

This gorgeous bag is handcrafted by vocational students in Honduras and available December 19th at Fashion & Compassion. Cecelia Tote $160


This gorgeous bag is handcrafted by vocational students in Honduras and available December 19th at Fashion & Compassion. Cecelia Tote $160

Made from deerskin and recycled bullets, these fringed beauties are handcrafted locally in Charlotte by women overcoming injustice. Fran earrings $18

Made from deerskin and recycled bullets, these fringed beauties are handcrafted locally in Charlotte by women overcoming injustice. Fran earrings $18

Purchase clean water, education, shelter or even Jesus Loves Me lambs for children in crisis. Prices vary. (I've been doing this one for years and it's the best gift ever for anyone on your list!)

Purchase clean water, education, shelter or even Jesus Loves Me lambs for children in crisis. Prices vary. (I've been doing this one for years and it's the best gift ever for anyone on your list!)

If you are getting a pet for the holidays, please consider getting one from a shelter. Check your local shelters for great info on dogs and cats that need forever homes. You will NOT be disappointed! Shelter pets are truly the best pets!

If you are getting a pet for the holidays, please consider getting one from a shelter. Check your local shelters for great info on dogs and cats that need forever homes. You will NOT be disappointed! Shelter pets are truly the best pets!