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Gifts that do good

In a world driven by consumerism it can be easy to forget the meaning of Christmas. Most companies are interested in only the bottom line, encouraging consumers to spend, spend, spend. From opening on Thanksgiving Day to Christmas products making their debut before Halloween has even occurred, many believe that companies are out of control.

If you fall into this category, consider purchasing gifts that serve a dual purpose. Below are a list of companies that sell some awesome products and give a portion of the proceeds to charities and causes in need.

Fashion Project

Fashion Project For GoodOffering used designer fashion at ridiculously low prices, Fashion Project can make everyone on your gift list happy. You'll find items from Prada, Cole Haan, Coach, Kate Spade, Carolina Herrera, and a ton more. The best part is 55% of the net proceeds from every item sold go to support an amazing charity.

Bonus: You can also donate your duds to this great cause.

Gifts from $9

A Dog's Life

Perfect for pet parents, A Dog's Life is passionate about using real ingredients that anyone can pronounce. They sell pet gifts as well as wine and accessories for their owners. In addition they donate a portion of their profit to animal rescue groups, shelters, and adoption programs.

Bonus: You can customize your wine and pet treat selection with a pic of your furry friend.

Prices start at $11

Unicef USA

Unicef USAWorks to make the world better for children. Last year alone, they helped immunize 38% of the world's children. In their market you can shop for just about everything, from jewelry and handbags to area rugs and Christmas ornaments. Plus, a portion of your purchase supports their mission, allowing them to continue assisting children in need.

Bonus: There's a little something for everyone

Gifts from $10

West Elm

Started in Brooklyn, West Elm is committed to helping you express your personal style. With a focus on fair trade and improving the communities that create their products, they provide quality home décor that won't break your bank.

Bonus: They have especially cool gifts for men, and a great selection of holiday décor.

Gifts start at under $10

Sevenly

Sevenly Offering inspired T-shirts and so much more, Sevenly has raised over 4 million dollars for charities this year. Each week they feature a different charity and design a sweet graphic around their cause. Then they slap that graphic on a range of tees, tanks, and baseball shirts and offer them to the masses. Each and every item purchased donates 7 bucks to the featured cause. If clothes aren't your thing, they also offer cool journals, art work, hats, and bags.

Bonus: If you're not sure what to pick, you can load a giftcard (they offer them electronically, perfect for last minute shoppers.)

Prices start at $7

LSTN

Perfect for any music lover, LSTN headphones look sweet and sound sweeter. Working with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, they use every purchase to help restore hearing to a person in need. Since their creation they have given the gift of sound to over 15,000 people.

Bonus: They are handcrafted from Beech, Cheery, Ebony, and Zebra woods.

Prices start at $49.99

Charity Pot by LUSH

Sevenly LUSH offers luxurious natural products that are sourced ethically. A 100% of the price (minus taxes) is donated to support small, grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.

Bonus: it smells amazing

Prices start at $6.95

Happy Shopping.

Renata Poe Massie, Content Creator for Jitasa 

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