By Becky Graham, @beckyleegraham
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Millennials, want to create a more meaningful holiday season for your friends and family, and help those in need? We suggest giving the gift that gives back will certainly do the trick. Since we know gifting can be exhausting, we’ve compiled the ultimate gifting guide that gives back for everyone on your list. Proceeds from these gifts go to benefit childhood cancer patients and support water conservation and environmental preservation efforts, healthcare initiatives, and artisans living in developing countries.
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For Your Mom:
Make your mom dazzle this holiday season by gifting her the Fine Chain Chocker from the People Tree. People Tree is a different kind of fashion business. Its garments and accessories are handcrafted in organic cotton and sustainable material, using traditional skills that support rural communities. Price: $66.99
For Your Dad:
What do you gift the man who has everything? It’s simple, make a donation in his name on global healthcare crowdfunding site Watsi. To date, 14,821 people have funded healthcare for 5,959 patients in 21 countries on Watsi.
For Your Sister:
For Your Brother:
Any whisky will taste like single-malt when your bro is sipping it from this cow horn tumbler by Rose & Fitzgerald. The tumblers, which come as set of two is crafted from start to finish by an artisan in a fair trade environment in Uganda. Price: $75
For The Little Ones In Your Life i.e., Children, Nieces, and Nephews:
Gift them the water is awesome tee because it’s never too early to begin teaching your little ones the importance of water and the money goes support Charity Water’s clean water initiatives. Price: $16
For Your Millennial Pal:
Gifting goes green. Donate a tree in your pals name and together you can support the Restore Earth Foundation's Groundswell movement to restore ecosystems in the Mississippi River Basin and to create fresh air and pure water for generations to come. So far, the movement has raised $7,500 to plant 225 trees. Price: $35 plants 1 tree, restores degraded lands, re-establishes forests & protects coastal communities.
So try something different this year. Give a gift that gives back!