There are countless ways to spread the holiday spirit—for one, send out gifts that change lives! (After all, isn't this what the season's all about?) Below, seven presents that go far beyond the label and let you lend a helping hand to those in dire need:
Alex and Ani Bumblebee Charm Bangle, P1895, Rustan's
Supporting peacebuilding initiatives around the world, jewelry company Alex and Ani aims to raise a minimum of $2 MM for UNICEF by February 2018. The brand will donate 20% of the purchase price from each piece sold between March 1 and December 31, in support of the mission to help all children reach their full potential.
Kiehl’s Faile Collection For A Cause, P2250, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing
A collection of Kiehl's most soothing and hydrating formulas that helps secure 415 meals for Feeding America! 100% of net profits from the sale benefits Feeding America; $1 helps provide 11 meals to kids in need.
TOMS Classic Slip-Ons, $59, Nothing But Water
With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair to a child in need. One for one!
Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Watch, P14700, Shangri-la Plaza Mall
Each purchase of a Watch Hunger Stop timepiece equals 100 meals donated to the UN World Food Programme.
Moleskine Limited Edition (RED) Notebook, P999, Fully Booked
Five percent of the price of the Moleskine limited-edition (RED) notebook goes to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Over three days of medication can be provided with one purchase!
Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion, P1450, Shangri-la Plaza Mall
Delicately scented with rosewood oils and formulated to leave your skin butter-soft, the cruelty-free beauty label donates 100 percent of each purchase to small environmental conservation, human rights, and animal welfare organizations.
Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box, P4895, Rustan's
The set features a curated selection of seven products made by women entrepreneurs, all packaged in a graphic keepsake sliding box. 100% of all proceeds will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation (which supports female entrepreneurs with financial support and mentorship)!
IMAGE Human Nature
Human Nature Skin Salvation Trio Gift Set, P349, Supermarkets nationwide
In pursuit of helping Filipino communities yield more income, Human Nature strengthens its Social Enterprise Development efforts through quality household products and functional gifts created by Gawad Kalinga residents using only ingredients sourced in the Philippines.
Rags2Riches Rosette Tambour Sling in Burgundy, P1999, The Podium
Rags2Riches is proof that style and sustainability can coexist, partnering with local artisans across the Philippines to create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of upcycled, overstock cloth and indigenous fabrics. This silk sling, for example, is totally in sync with Fall/Winter's Latin trend!
The Body Shop Limited Edition Hemp Hand Protector, P995, Shangri-la Plaza Mall
For every Limited Edition Hemp Hand Protector purchased, $2.20 will be donated to protect and enrich the planet. Find out more here.