Gifts that do good

Here are some gifts you can buy for your loved ones this holiday season that benefit some great causes:

Elyse Ryan WristRocks Gem Bracelets — $75 (www.ElyseRyan.com)
Supporting The Vasculitis Foundation
Stack them up and have an arm candy party. These genuine gemstone, stretch bracelets are great for any special lady on your holiday list. 20% of proceeds now thru December 31, 2016 benefit the Vasculitis Foundation, which supports research and awareness of vasculitis diseases. (Vasculitis is a group of autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation of blood vessels).

Anthony Head To Toe Survival Kit — $30 (www.Anthony.com)
Supporting Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness
Keep your man smooth and sexy from head to toe Anthony essentials. This kit contains the Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash, Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Facial Scrub, Shave Cream, and All Purpose Facial Moisturizer – everything his skin needs to survive while traveling. $30 ($55 value) A portion of all proceeds goes to prostate cancer research and awareness.

The Body Shop Body Care Gift Sets — $39 – $125 (www.thebodyshop-usa.com)
Supporting Building Bio Bridges to Restore Rainforest
From The Body Shop’s iconic Body Butters with personalized tins, to gorgeously packaged and yummy scented body care sets, there are lots of must-get ideas for the mom in your life that needs some Meaningful Me Moments. For every specially selected gift you buy this holiday season from The Body Shop, a percentage of the proceeds will go to Bio-Bridges to help protect endangered creatures and restore 1 square meter of the rainforest. A Bio-Bridge is a natural corridor that re-connects damaged habitats allowing critically endangered animals like Sumatran Tigers and Asian Elephants to meet their match.

The Starling Project Scented Candles — $55 (www.starlingproject.org)
Providing Solar Energy to Under-Resourced Countries
This stunning collection of sophisticated, charitable home candles are a great gift idea for home décor lovers. Lighting one’s home and lighting the world, the sale of each Starling Project Candle provides solar energy – which offers access to electricity, clean water, safety, health, education, and much more – to under-resourced countries globally via the support of key philanthropic organizations including UNICEF (the brand has already donated over $100,000 to UNICEF since its launch last December).

VEERAH Vegan Shoes with Accessories — $268 – $288 (www.Veerah.com)
Providing Scholarships to Girls in Undeveloped Countries via She’s the First
VEERAH is a new footwear brand that is all vegan, socially and environmentally conscious and wickedly stylish. , their innovative interchangeable accessories take you from desk to dinner instantly, what every New York gal needs. “Do Good. Look Incredible.” is their design and business philosophy. As a Benefit Corporation, they define their goals based on positive impacts on society, community and the environment. To further this mission, VEERAH has partnered with She’s the First to provide scholarships to girl scholars, empowering the next generation of, what they call, #VEERAHwarriors

Rosena Sammi Bangles and Necklaces from Upcycled Saris — $22 – 55 (www.RosenaSammi.com)
Supporting Education of Girls Rescued from India’s Red Light Districts
Vibrant, bold and bettering the lives of women, Rosena Sammi’s Who’s Sari Now collection is made from upcycled saris. All sales goes directly to benefit the education of girls rescued from India’s red light district, with 20%-25% of the proceeds from each sale going directly to Apne Aap, a grassroots movement to end sex trafficking

Paul Mitchell Neon Styling Kit — $25 (www.Neonhair.com)
Promoting Anti-Bullying and Female Empowerment
The Paul Mitchell Neon collection is powered by sugar for sweet results and #StandOutStyle. The sweet kit include six essentials for great hair during the holidays. Best of all, Neon supports an anti-bullying platform, by creating a community of inclusion. They are giving young woman a voice and a platform to share their thoughts, individual style and how they are going to change their schools and communities. Via NeonHair.com as well as the NEON Instagram feed, you’ll find a space for anti-bullying advocates and organizations to share their message in order to drive awareness and create a conversation to inspire teens.