Celebrity Gifts that Give Back

November 27, 2012    |    By +
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The holidays are not just a time for giving gifts to friends and family. They are also a time to consider the less fortunate folks out there who we can help by making simple decisions. Celebrities are lending their star power and aligning with products and charities that they believe in to create gift ideas that give back this holiday season. So now when you’re out doing your holiday shopping, you can feel good knowing that the gifts you’re buying are working double time to make a difference. Here are a few of my favorite celebrity gifts that give back to get you started.



Peanut, St. Jude Give Back Bear $39.00
This adorable bear from Pottery Barn Kids & backed by Marlo Thomas donates 25% of the purchase price to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, helping to support research and treatment for pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases.

Snack and Give Back Kind Cube: Eat Pretty Powerful Cube $42.95
Snack on Bobbi Brown’s favorite gluten free bars in this beautiful snack cube and know that proceeds will help fund a new KIND Kitchen at the Broome Street Academy in New York City. KIND also created cubes for Arianna Huffington and Grace Potter where each celeb chose a charity close to their heart to partner with.

Viva Glam Nickie Lipstick $15
This year MAC partnered with Nickie Minaj & Ricky Martin to raise money for their MAC AIDS FUND Viva Glam Program. 100% of all proceeds from the Viva Glam Nickie Lipsticks go to the MAC Aids Fund. The MAC AIDS FUND’S mission is to serve people of all ages, all races and all sexes affected by HIV AND aids. MAF funds innovative programs deal directly with the most marginalized, stigmatized and under heard victims.

AVON Empowerment Circle of Support $5.00
Reese Witherspoon and the AVON Foundation partnered on these products where 100% of net profits will be donated to the Avon Foundation for programs dedicated to ending violence against women. The braided circle is the symbol for this “empowerment” campaign of which there are 3 products, all $5 each!

FEED is now 5 years old and has provided nearly 60 million meals worldwide. This year the FEED 1 burlap bag that launched it all, with Lauren Bush as spokesperson, comes in gray! And for $80 your purchase of this stylish tote will feed 1 child’s school lunch for a whole year. So, you can be green by using a reusable shopping tote and help feed the world at the same time.

The Honest Company along with Jessica Alba and the charity Baby2Baby created products that are organic, natural, and safe to use on your baby and yourself. The added bonus to these super eco-friendly goods is that with every product purchased, The Honest Company donates product, money, time, and effort to addressing critical health & social issues affecting children and families. You can buy bundles of products as gift sets, like the One Month of Honest Diapers Bundle.

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