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Nov 26, 2015

Gifts that give back

By: ELLE Canada

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Nov 26, 2015

Gifts that give back

By: ELLE Canada
 

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Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

Made by Peru-based País Textil, these pima-cotton and leather-lined clutches support local craftspeople who use traditional methods of fabrication to make each handcrafted piece. País Textil pima-cotton and leather-lined clutch ($150), at farandwidecollective.ca. READ MORE: 14 colourful suede pieces that are anything but boring

By: ELLE Canada Source: farandwidecollective.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

You can be pretty and philanthropic in pink when you buy this limited-edition duo: M.A.C Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass ($20 and $18, maccosmetics.com). Every dollar goes toward helping people who are affected by HIV/AIDS. READ MORE: 15 new takes on plaid

By: ELLE Canada Source: maccosmetics.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

Niche Swedish fragrance house Byredo created this new floral in honour of the tireless Red Cross nurses of the First World War. Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Eau de Toilette Spray 50 mL ($174), at byredo.com. READ MORE: Wrap coats aren't going anywhere

By: ELLE Canada Source: byredo.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

Want to make the world a better place? So does Alexander Wang. Half the retail price of his Do Something line will help dosomething.org do what they do best: effect social change through youth programs. Alexander Wang t-shirt ($60.78), at alexanderwang.com. READ MORE: The right way to spray perfume in your hair

By: ELLE Canada Source: alexanderwang.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

For every purchase of these metal sunglasses, the TOMS One for One program will help provide vision care, including prescription glasses, surgery or medical services, to someone in need. TOMS metal sunglasses ($179), at toms.ca. READ MORE: The best dressed celebrities at the MTV EMAs

By: ELLE Canada Source: toms.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

Help a child living in extreme poverty get to school and do chores (and have fun!) with the gift of a bicycle—it’s one of dozens of UNICEF Canada’s “Survival Gifts.” UNICEF Canada bicycle ($196), at shop.unicef.ca. READ MORE: The best street style at Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2016

By: ELLE Canada Source: shop.unicef.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

The book title (and jacket) doesn’t seem very uplifting, but stay with us: This is actually a collection of fascinating stories about real-life overachieving do-gooders – how they live their lives and what ultimately motivates them to give back in extreme ways (like donating a kidney to a stranger or starting a leprosy colony in India). New Yorker writer Larissa MacFarquhar challenges us all to think about how (and how much) we can all personally contribute to make a better world. Strangers Drowning: Grappling With Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help by Larissa MacFarquhar ($39.95), at chapters.indigo.ca. READ MORE: Debunking the 5 biggest fashion myths

By: ELLE Canada Source: chapters.indigo.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

For each brass, gold and Maasai Mara quartz necklace sold, Me to We provides school supplies for children in a Free the Children community around the world. Me to We brass, gold and Maasai Mara quartz necklace ($100), shop.metowe.com. READ MORE: 7 products ELLE Canada editors swear by in the winter

By: ELLE Canada Source: shop.metowe.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Gifts that give back

Gifts that give back

All net proceeds from the sale of this cotton “Preserved in Time” tank are used to drill water wells in South Sudanese cattle camps. Obakki Foundation tank ($180), at shop.obakki.com. READ MORE: 14 anything-but-boring ways to wear denim

By: ELLE Canada Source: shop.obakki.com Credits: ELLE Canada
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