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5 gifts that give back

The best holiday gifts are the ones that help someone in need. Here’s how you can give back this season

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holiday gift

Season of giving

Give back this holiday season by donating your time-you’ll gain just as much from the experience as those you’re helping. According to research from the University of Exeter Medical School in the U.K., volunteering can improve mental health and help you live longer.

Another great way to give back is through a charitable gift. Here are five ideas.

 

 

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Newborn Checkup

Newborn Checkup

This home visit will check in with a mom and newborn within the first three days of birth-a crucial time to ensure that baby is thriving and mom is recovering well.

($30, Plan Canada Gifts of Hope)

 

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toms

Giraffe Women’s Classics

For every pair of Toms shoes purchased, the company will donate a pair to a child in need through their One for One program. TOMS currently donates shoes to people in more than 60 countries.

($65, TOMS)

 

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ornament

Christmas Ornament Set (trio)

Give a holiday gift that supports African entrepreneurs. This ornament set includes an African water buffalo, a giraffe and an elephant, all made from wire and beads and handcrafted by Kenyan artisans who received a World Vision micro-loan to start their business.

($85, World Vision)

 

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consonant

Help Some-Body Soap

Scented with a blend of grapefruit and palma rosa essential oils, this bar of soap from Consonant is made from 100 percent natural ingredients. For each bar sold, a $10 donation is given to the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund.

($12, Consonant Skincare)

 

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Charity Gift Card

Charity Gift Card

Let friends and family choose which charity they’d like to support by offering a gift card  that gives them the ability to donate the value of the card to any registered charity in Canada. Choose from a selection of card designs and have the card emailed directly to the recipients inbox or print it yourself.

CanadaHelps.org

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More great gift ideas:

6 stocking stuffer ideas
5 great gift ideas for beauty lovers
5 gifts for the fitness lover
7 gift ideas for foodies
Cosy holiday gift ideas