‘Tis the season for dashing through the malls. Oops- I mean HALLS! It’s holiday crunch time, and between the ugly sweater parties, office pot lucks, decorating, tree lightings, Christmas card sending, holiday baking sprees and open houses, you won’t be able to actually breathe until New Year’s. And then there’s the SHOPPING! Between Black Friday and Christmas Eve you’ll do your part to single-handedly revive the retail environment, purchasing gifts for family and friends, pets, co-workers, kids- kids that don’t even belong to you- and those distant relatives you haven’t seen in a year.

It’s easy to get caught up in the beautiful, glittering madness that defines the holiday season, so Philly Gives has made it easy for you to make a huge impact and help some incredible causes- just by doing your holiday shopping!

The products listed below were featured on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia on Wednesday, December 17th.

1. Waveborn Sunglasses Did you know that 39 million people worldwide are are blind, and that over half of those people suffer from correctable blindness? Did you know that just by rocking an incredible pair of sunglasses that you could provide corrective vision to one of those 39 million people? 10% of each purchase is donated to help fund a sight restoring cataract surgery through SEE International (surgeries can cost as little as $100!). I love a good oversized frame, and I need these Monica Oversized Sunglasses in my life. Like, now. Save 30% on your entire purchase by entering code “PHILLYGIVES” at check out!

Monica Oversized Frames by Waveborn ($179)

Monica Oversized Frames by Waveborn ($179)

2. Senhoa Jewelry The decadent, opulent statement jewelry from Senhoa is as grand as their mission- to end human trafficking among the most vulnerable populations around the globe. The Senhoa Foundation supports those in danger and survivors of human trafficking through prevention, rehabilitation and advocacy programs- and 100% of net profits benefit this incredible program. Make a glam statement with the Solidarity Necklace (which definitely made my Christmas list…!)

Solidarity Necklace by Senhoa ($60)

Solidarity Necklace by Senhoa ($60)

3. Hand In Hand Soap Getting clean has never been more meaningful! Hand crafted in Philadelphia, Hand In Hand “Sustainable Suds” products are fair-trade, cruelty free, and palm oil free. Shop their selection of soaps, lip balms, candles, and sugar scrubs (I am obsessed with the Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub!) and for every product purchased, they will donate one bar of soap and one month of clean water to children in need. How incredible is that?

Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub by Hand In Hand ($24)

Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub by Hand In Hand ($24)

4. La Fin du CAID This unisex scent is sweet yet strong, powerful yet subtle (my rule of thumb is if the description sounds like a great wine, it’s probably a must buy!). This one of a kind perfume was developed by the Founder of Stop Childhood Auto Inflammatory Disease (CAID) Now whose two sons also suffer from rare diseases. 100% of each purchase goes directly towards helping to raise money for cures and treatment.

La Fin du CAID by Stop CAID Now ($65)

La Fin du CAID by Stop CAID Now ($65)

5. Threads For Thought These uniquely sustainable threads are definitely on the hot list this season and have been featured on The Talk, Vampire Diaries, New Girl, Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow and Tosh.O. She’ll fall head-over-heels for these Fleece Winter Wonderland Leggings, and he’ll be stylish and warm in their Malibu Zip Front Hoodie. When you spend over $100 (no problem there) 10% of your purchase will be donated directly to the International Rescue Committee’s New Roots program, which helps refugees become self-sufficient and contribute to their new home through community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming. A perfect gift for the cause-concious fashionista!

Fleece Winter Wonderland Legging by Threads 4 Thought ($38)

Fleece Winter Wonderland Legging by Threads 4 Thought ($38)

Malibu Zip Front Hoodie by Threads 4 Thought in Heather/Syrah ($58)

Malibu Zip Front Hoodie by Threads 4 Thought in Heather/Syrah ($58)

I hope you’re as inspired to shop AND give by this list as I am! 🙂

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