Gifts That Give Back

stf_tote_bag_front_largeWe're not in total last-minute territory for gifts yet, but we're close. So if you've been putting off your shopping, here are a few ways to get great gifts and give back at the same time. Yay!  She's the First Tote ($20, pictured). You know how much we love She's the First. The purchase of this tote bag, first and foremost, supports girl scholars in developing countries around the globe -- and that's where 100% of your purchase price goes. Secondly, it's a strong and pretty bag. What could be better?

 Animal Hearted T-Shirts ($21). For the animal lovers on your list, snag one of these shirts from Animal Hearted, a company dedicated to donating 25% of annual proceeds to animal shelters and rescue organizations. Our pick? The "I love animals more than people" tee.

 KITE for UWEZA pencil set ($10 for 12). 15-year-old art student Kelvin Osoro, who participates in art classes at the non-profit organization Uweza in Kibera, Kenya, designed these pencils. Each pack comes in a kraft box with your very own KITE tag -- they're a one-for-one school supply company, which means that with each purchase KITE provides pencil packs to a child in need.