5 Great Christmas Gifts That Also Give Back to Charity

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Do you have a hard to shop for person on your Christmas gifts list this year? Well why not try getting them something original and even unusual that also gives the gift of giving back to a charity. I’ve put together a list of some pretty little Christmas gifts that also make a pretty big difference in the lives of people in need.

1. Jewelry or ornaments from Fair Trade Friday

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Fair Trade Friday is ministry of Mercy House Global, a non-profit organization that exists as an avenue for women to empower women.  We are tackling poverty through job opportunity and empowerment, rather than enablement, in Jesus’ name. 100% of the proceeds support the artisans, thousands of women and their children around the world. (I have some of their jewelry myself and it’s lovely and very nicely priced. They also have handmade ornaments and Nativity sets for the holidays! Shop here: Mercy House Global/Fair Trade Friday.

2. Charlie’s Project leggings, shirts, and dresses

I recently discovered Charlie’s Project leggings and dresses and I LOOOOVE them. They are so comfortable and they have about a million patterns AND solids! They have kids clothes, too – shirts, leggings, and dresses. My daughter and I both have some. They are less expensive in general than LuLaRoe and 20%-100% of every purchase goes back to a charitable cause, including Autism Speaks and the Down Syndrome Adoption Network. You can’t beat Charlie’s Project! Check them out at CharliesProject.com.

3. Yoobi Art and School Supplies

Got a creative kid on your list? Grab them some craft, art, and school supplies from Yoobi.com. For every purchase made, Yoobi gives back to provide essential school supplies to classrooms in need across the U.S. Now THAT’s a fun, practical gift if I’ve ever seen one! Get gifting and giving at Yoobi.com.

4. Krochet Kids Toys or Clothing

Like Mercy House Global, Krochet Kids handmade products provide life-changing job opportunities to women in need. “With each purchase you make we introduce you to the woman who made your product and invite you to visit her online profile to learn more about her,” their site says. They have  beautiful toys, clothes for women, men, and kids, and decor items that make a difference. Check them out at KrochetKids.org.

5. Compassion International Gift Catalog

Know someone who doesn’t need ANYTHING, but whom you would still like to honor at Christmas time? Give a gift to someone else in their name via Compassion International. Through Compassion, you can make a huge difference in the lives of an impoverished family by giving livestock (cows, chickens, goats), clean water and energy, education, Bibles, and more. Give in your loved one’s name and change the someone else’s life forever! Find out more at Compassion’s Gift Catalog.

Christmas time is almost here, so if you want to get  Christmas gifta that keep on giving, the time to act is NOW! Let me know if you try any of these products, and how they went over with the recipient. God bless you as you chose how to spend your money this Christmas season!


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.