1. Beats Solo Special Edition HD On-Ear Headphones
(PRODUCT)RED, the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa, has worked with many companies to produce great product for a good cause. And, RED, is the color of the season. Look good and listen with a bigger heard. Plus, they fold up, so you can take them anywhere. To buy:$229 at BeatsByDre.com.
2. Smashbox Eye Wish Palette
I’ve always been a fan of bringing makeup with me and what better way than to have one palette with all the colors you need. Smashbox makes an amazing product and by purchasing, you can help a child fight aÂ life-threatening illness through the Children’s Miracle Network. The set, worth more than $240, includes 12 eyeshadows, four cream eyeliners, a mini-lid primer, mascara, and a step-by-step look book. To buy:$45 at Smashbox.
3.Â I AM A PEACEKEEPER Chapstick
Peacekeeper Cause-Metics is the first cosmetics line to give all of its after-tax, distributable profits to womenâ€™s health advocacy and urgent human rights issues. PeaceKeeper builds a bridge between extraordinary women in the land of plentyÂ and extraordinary women who, by chance of birth, donâ€™t have our resources or opportunities. Slavery-free labor, fair wages, and cruelty free products – all sounds like a go to me! To buy: $7, iamapeacekeeper.com.
4. TOMS Silver Women’s Glitter Shoes
We’ve all heard of TOMS by now, and I’m sure you’ve all head your crush on founder Blake Mycoskie, for being just straight adorable, AND for starting this amazing foundation. The skinny: each shoe is made with pesticide-free cotton and recycled, sustainable materials, and for every pair purchased, one is give to a child in need through One for One movement. To buy: $54 at TOMS.
5. AFGANHANDS Scarfs
While browsing through InStyle this month, I came across one of Rachel’s picks for the month – gorgeous scarfs by Afghan Hands.Â Afghan Hands teaches skills to help Afghan widows gain independence, literacy, and a livable wage.Â At our centers in and around Kabul, women learn to create embroidered shawls and scarves, and the exquisite embroidery they make connects them to a wider world.Â To buy:Â Â http://www.afghanhands.org
6.Â Falling Whistles
An organization that truly has touched my heart, Falling Whistles. They are a small window into our world’s largest war. Using the symbol of the whistle to speak out, we join local leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help build a more free world.Â This Gold Edition Whistle, not only looks good, but is a reminder of all the young children and souls losing their lives. To buy: http://www.fallingwhistles.com/
7.Â Dancing Deer Baking Company
The go-to office gift is always sweets and treats. This year buy a Sweet Home Cookie Pack and 35 percent of the proceeds will go towards helping homeless mothers and their children. The pack includes a variety of cookies including dark chocolate, molasses clove, and gingerbread. Giving to others never tasted so good. To buy: COST: $35.95
8.Â Â I AM A PEACEKEEPER Nail Polish
To buy: $7, iamapeacekeeper.com.