These funky necklaces, made from old keys, are inscribed with messages of love and hope. The jewelry line was created by singer-songwriter and actress Caitlin Crosby after meeting a young homeless couple on the street. The couple, Cera and Rob, now make the necklaces and are slowly getting back on their feet. An added incentive and twist to your purchase is that at some point you must give the necklace away to someone you feel needs your key's message.
Giving Keys necklaces cost $30. Purchase them here.
(Photo: The Giving Keys)
Krochet Kids International Hats
Let's be honest: it's going to get pretty chilly over the holidays. Krochet Kids International knit caps are made by women in Uganda and Peru and sales help their impoverished communities. Also, each hat you buy will be signed by the woman who made it.
The Eisley hat costs $29.95 and comes in black and almond. Purchase the cap here.
(Photo: Krochet Kids International)
Diane von Furstenberg Yardley Boots
The new high-end shopping site Community Collection gives back to charity with every purchase you make. Diane von Furstenberg's Yardley boots are one of the featured items and when you buy a pair, 20 percent of your purchase goes to Girls Inc., an organization that empowers girls across the U.S.
Boots cost $395, and $79 goes to Girls Inc. Purchase a pair of boots here.
Matt & Nat Vegan Wallets
We love these wallets! They are vegan, animal-cruelty-free, and made with recycled materials. The lining of the black Loren wallet is made of recycled nylon, and the photo window inside the faux suede Buster wallet is made from recycled bottles.
Both wallets cost $50. Purchase the Loren here and the Buster wallet here.
The Pamoja Unity bracelet makes a great gift for girls who like to accessorize. The cuff is handcrafted and inspired by the Massai people in Kenya. It is part of the Me to We Artisan line and each piece makes a connection between you and a working artisan.
Half of the profits go to Free The Children—an organization that empowers youth to make a difference.
The bracelets costs $49.99 and can be purchased here.
Minka Kelly is one of the celebs you'll find wearing a lovely and soft FashionABLE scarf. Proceeds go to women in impoverished Ethiopian communities who are trying to break the cycle of poverty and prostitution.
Scarves cost from $28 to $42. Purchase yours here.
Colby June Jewelry
When you purchase Colby June jewelry via Community Collection, 20 percent of your purchase goes to Best Friends Animal Society, an organization that finds homes for abandoned animals.
The whimsical jewelry resembles delicate twigs, leaves, grass blades, or water-polished stones. The Silver and Moissanite Pebble Studs are a beautiful alternative to diamond earrings. They cost $150, and $30 of your purchase goes to Best Friends Animal Society. Purchase your earrings here.
The romantic Twig Branch Two Ring Set costs $80, and $16 benefits Best Friends Animal Society. Buy the rings here.
No One Without Tees and Hoodies
No One Without, a new fashion company that gives back has partnered with the ethical clothing outfit Alternative Apparel for their new line of sustainably chic casual wear. What we love about No One Without is not only their cute sweaters, hoodies, tees and tanks, but also that 20 percent of your purchase goes to the charity of your choice. The company gives you five charities to choose from that focus on either water scarcity, homelessness, education or global poverty.
Clothing ranges from $20 to $50. Purchase your tee, tank or hoodie here.
(Photo: Nick Holmes)
Rachel Roy Japan Tote
Designer Rachel Roy gives back in a big way with this Japan tote. After the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, she joined forces with GlobalGiving and created a bag that benefits long-term relief efforts. The entire net profit from your purchase helps communities rebuild.
The Japan tote costs $25. Purchase your gift here.
Indigenous Button Wristwarmers
These fair-trade, organic wrist warmers, made by artisans in Peru, are fun and will keep you hands warm on those cold and snowy days.
Emily Baker of Sword + Fern creates sexy jewelry made from old car parts, recycled glass, reclaimed leather, driftwood, and vintage chains.
Jewelry costs from $42 to $84 and can be purchased here.
(Photo: Sword + Fern)
Sprout watches are fun and as green as they come. Made from corn resin and organic cotton, they're phalate- and lead-free, while their diamonds are conflict-free, and batteries are mercury-free. Also, the company donates one percent of their sales to environmental organizations.
Sprout watches cost from $30 to $70 and can be purchased here.