10 Fashionable Gifts That Give Back
Good will hunting for the holidays just got easier. Give back this season in a big way by purchasing fashionable gifts that not only make your loved ones happy, but also aid noteworthy causes benefiting others all over the world. Take a peek at the top 10 gifts we’ve curated courtesy of some of your favorite fashion and beauty brands.
This season beauty brand NCLA in collaboration with Glamour is giving your nails the fashion fix it deserves with exclusive nail wraps designed by 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Bibhu Mohapatra, L’Wren Scott and Peter Som. $5 from each set of nail wraps sold will go to Girls Who Code, a nonprofit with a mission to empower and educate young girls to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.
Our Pick: NCLA x Glamour’s bright yellow with butterfly embellished nail wraps by L’wren Scott.
Price: $16 each
Every Vixen deserves the perfect pink pout and you can get that look with MAC’s Viva Glam collection curated by Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin. All proceeds from the sale of the Viva Glam collection goes to children, men and women affected by HIV and AIDS.
Our Pick: Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass in hot pink
Price: $15 each
Holiday celebrations get fashionable when you throw in SKYY Vodka’s limited edition amfAR bottle with a hauter than life blue velvet baroque design. Did we mention how tasty it is? Proceeds of sales will benefit amfAR’s study and research of HIV/AIDS.
In stylish form, Monique Péan’s eco-friendly jewelry brand, solely designed with rare and precious stones, is perfect for the gal who loves dropping gems. A portion of proceeds from jewelry sales goes to various charitable causes including Trees for Life, charity: water, and Partner’s in Health.
Our Pick: The fossilized jet and fossilized woolly mammoth triangular bangle complete with white diamonds and 18K recycled yellow gold
Rachel Roy has collaborated with world thinker Deepak Chopra on a chic holiday collection for a worthy cause. Designs from the collection include stylish jewels and signature graphic t-shirts. All proceeds from this sale will go to the Chopra Foundation that’s dedicated to improving health and promoting World Peace.
Our Pick: The Rachel Roy x Deepak Plaque Pendent Necklace in yellow gold, rose gold and sterling silver complete with inspiring words of wisdom.
Sisters Maricor and Maricar Manalo have lent a creative hand in designing a special holiday themed pair of TOMS shoes with a message of ”GIVE” displayed on the exterior in vibrant colors. Purchasing a pair of these comfy shoes will result in TOMS providing a pair of shoes for a child in need as part of their One for One movement.
Erica Weiner’s environmental friendly jewelry collection (handmade exclusively in NYC) is filled with antique and vintage jewels perfect for the Bohemian or fashionista in your life. Every year the brand donates a portion of their after-tax profits to different charities. Last year they used 11% of their proceeds to support NYC public school arts education as well as AIDS research.
Our Pick: Infinity Rings
The Body Shop
Through the years The Body Shop has been very vocal in their STOP Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People initiative. This year, the brand teamed with Get Paper Industries to give back to disadvantaged children living in the foothills of the Himalyas with their limited edition School of Beauty Box. What’s more? 4% of sales from each box sold will go to social projects in Nepal, which aids in aiding in the education of children.
Last year it was all about Gaga’s Workshop, this year fronting Barney’s colorful ‘Electric Holiday Collection’ are a few of our favorite classic Disney Characters. The collection includes everything from tasty holiday treats to dog collars, diaries and more, perfect for kids and adults. 25% of the retail price of all items sold from the collection will be donated to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Our Pick: Disney Electric Holiday’s Diane von Furstenburg Vinylmation figure in the shape of a mouse, but of course, with DVF’s signature message of ‘love is life’.
In celebration of their grand opening in China, YOOX.com has collaborated with Naomi Campell’s non-profit organization Fashion for Relief for a line of style savvy graphic t-shirts with fun prints designed by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana, Masha Ma, Moschino and Qiu Hao. Proceeds will go to Fashion for Relief, which supports humanitarian and international causes. “Fashion For Relief wanted to do something that stays in China, for the kids in China” says Campbell.
Our Pick: Fashion for Relief’s Moschina designed t-shirt featuring the brand’s signature heart.