We’ve been talking about giving gifts to your loved ones for quite some time now. However, they’re not the only ones who deserve your love this Christmas. One of the sweetest things we could give to ourselves is the gift of giving back to those who deserve it most. This way, we know there’s more than one person out there who’s enjoying their Christmas, thanks to our purchase. Read on and check out these four gifts that pay it forward.
Tea Tree Oil, P295, Human Nature
The many uses of essential oils are endless, which makes them great for gifts. But you can certainly turn a trip to the store into something more when you purchase one of these bottles. Human Nature is a big supporter of Cuts Against Cancer’s Donate Your Hair Today charity. It accepts hair donations for cancer patients and can be dropped off at any of the brand’s nationwide branches. Click here to find one near you.
Geisha Doll Lip and Cheek Stain, P995, The Body Shop
A face that’s seen war has many stories to tell—both good and bad. But stories only serve their purpose when they are shared to the world. How can one do so if they can’t read and write? For every purchase of a specially selected gift from The Body Shop, 4 pence will be donated to the War Child Foundation, which funds a class for children in areas of conflict. Here’s your chance to help send them to the classroom.
VIVA GLAM Rihanna, P1100, MAC
Since it was created in 1994, the MAC Aids Fun has been dedicated to serve those who are affected by HIV/AIDS with the support it provides to the various organizations and programs that spread the awareness. This year, Rhianna collaborates with the brand to help get the word out. With each tube of the MAC VIVA GLAM Rhianna lipstick and lipglass sold, every last cent is donated to the fund.
Shoes, P3475, TOMS
What else could be better than a cause that's near and dear to every Filipino's heart? Artist and Eastern Samar native Boy O. has collaborated with TOMS Philippines to create a special collection that aims to help those affected by the Haiyan typhoon. With each pair sold from the collection, all proceeds will be given to AmeriCares, which helps with relief operations in devastated areas.
So which gift and charity will it be? Whichever you choose, make sure it comes from the heart.