Gifts That Give Twice {Plus a $25 Light Gives Heat Giveaway!}

Hello, Cyber Monday!  Christmas shopping at its finest.  Lots of websites are offering great deals online today, but if you’re not sure what to get that picky relative, or that special someone who already has everything, consider giving a charitable gift in their name instead.  Or you can purchase a gift to give that brings business to an entire community.Haute31 Gifts That Give TwiceCharitable Christmas giving comes in all shapes and forms.  Here is a list of some of my favorite ideas!

For people that really have everything and don’t need anything else: Give them a Christmas card with a note inside.  Be creative.  “I didn’t know what your pant size was, so instead I sponsored a child who needed school clothes.”  “You love animals so much, I bought you 5 ducklings.  But because you don’t have room in your house, I sent them to a needy family in Asia to start a small business.”  Then include info from one of these organizations.

World Vision has a great Holiday Gift Catalogue.  I love the idea of giving to help out third world countries.  You can choose from a variety of gifts including animals, clean water wells, and clothing, just to name a few.
Haute31 World Vision Gift Catalogue

Make a small business loan through Kiva.  Amanda has participated in this program and really loved it.Haute31 Kiva Gift Card
The American Red Cross has a Holiday Giving Catalogue.  Some of these gifts are sponsorships.  For example, a donation of $50 will sponsor a person for a day in an emergency shelter with three meals, personal items, and bedding.  Give $100 or more, and The Red Cross will send you a small gift (like a water bottle) as a thank you for your donation.Haute31 American Red Cross
Oxfam Unwrapped is a great organization where your gifts go directly to those in need.  It is similar to World Vision, but they have a wider variety of gifts.  If your purchase today, they are offering a matching deal for Cyber Monday!  What a great way to make your gift go further!Haute31 Oxfam Unwrapped

For people who still want a physical gift given to them, profits from these gifts directly benefit those in need:

Bridgewater Candle Company- Each candle purchased feeds one child for a day.  For more information on the company, click here.

Haute31 Bridgewater Candles

Radiant Cosmetics- A for-profit cosmetic company that donates 20% of their profit to help stop human trafficking.
Haute31 Radiant Beauty

BunduBags- Recycled bags using a traditional African weaving technique, made by women paid a fair trade wage.  Very cool looking.

Haute31 BundubagsHaute31 bundubag

Ragamuffin Shop- Funky and fun hair accessories handmade by women in Kenya.
Haute31 Ragamuffin Hair Accessorie

Fields of Hope- Candles, soap, and handmade jewelry, all made by survivors of sex-trafficking.
Haute31 Fields of Hope

We are excited to feature Light Gives Heat on our blog today!  We will be giving away a $25 gift card to their online store, and wanted to thank them for the generous donation of the gift card!

Light Gives Heat- Beautiful handcrafted jewelry and bags made by women in Uganda.  This organization has an incredible story.Haute31 Light Gives Heat

Light Gives Heat: A 501c(3) Non-Profit, based in Grand Junction, CO (with a second location in Jinja, Uganda and surrounding areas).

  • Mission: Empowering Africans through the encouragement of economic sustainability and creative endeavors. Motivating people in the west to “be the change they want to see in the world.”
  • Vision: To See Africa rebuilt and renewed from the inside out and to see people in the West living with Hope!

They work with Ugandan women to create beautiful handmade products. This is an incredible organization. I personally have a necklace and a bracelet and am complimented on them every time I wear them.

Here are two of my favorite products that are currently in their store:

Enchanted Frost necklace from Light Give Heat as featured by Haute|31

This is the Enchanted necklace in Frost for only $25!  I also love this cute Autumn Blossom tote in Ginger Gold.

Autumn Blossom Tote: Gala by Light Gives Heat as featured on Haute|31
Check them out today for special Cyber Monday deals!
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You can enter our giveaway here:

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Details: U.S. Only. One entry per person (that includes email address & IP address) per day.  Entries obtained by mechanical or spamming mechanisms will be disqualified.  One winner will be chosen at random from all of the qualified entries submitted.  Giveaway ends on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted via email or Facebook information supplied in the entry & will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Haute|31 and sponsor reserve the right to cancel the giveaway at any time.

Disclosure: Giveaway sponsored by We received one gift code to use towards a order which we are giving away. This post includes a referral link.

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  1. This is such a great idea! Love it! Here is one more: Moselle Clothing!

    Moselle was started by some friends of mine in Australia, but have now moved to Thailand to work with girls rescued from human trafficking. Moselle makes organic, fairtrade clothing where 100% of their proceeds go directly back into providing work for these girls which in turn gives them with a life outside of slavery. They work with Destiny Rescue and have helped with World Vision events in Australia.

  2. I like the shimmer hoops and of course their Light Gives Heat grey hoodie

  3. Love the shimmer hoops :)

  4. I love the Prisca Necklace


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