By Corynne Steindler
Take the guilt out of shopping. This season, shop with a conscience and cross two goals off your list — holiday shopping and donating money — at the same time.
Here’s a handy gift guide that allows you to give gifts AND give back. Follow it and you can even keep up with the hottest trends and celebrities while giving back and staying within budget. It has something for everyone on your shopping list.
For your best friend or sister:
For your mom:
For the men in your life (whether brother, boyfriend, father or husband):
Does he need a pair of super comfortable, low-key shoes to wear around the house or around the corner? When you buy him a pair of shoes from TOMS (only $34.00), founder Blake Mycoskie donates a pair to a child who would otherwise go barefoot.
For the art lover:
Buying art just got a whole lot more impactful. At The Working Proof 15% of the price of a print goes to the charity of the artist’s choice.
For the music lover:
Does she have an iPod? Does she have a celebrity-signed iPod? If not, bid on one at tonic.com. Upcoming auctions offer iPods signed by Bono, The Edge, and Metallica. Previous celeb iPods sold for around $150. All proceeds go to Music Rising, an organization that helps rebuild the music culture in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.
For the sports lover:
At Charity Folks, bid on sports collectibles, baseball cards, and even rounds of gold donated by his favorite athletes! Portions of the bid support the charities these sports icons are involved in.
For your boss, building manager, Secret Santa or neighbor:
Corynne Steindler is a senior reporter at HollywoodLife.com. Previously, she worked as a reporter for the Page Six column of the New York Post, and was the editor of media and celebrity gossip blog Jossip.com. Corynne is a native of the Chicago suburbs, and she moved to New York in 2001 to study Journalism and Gender Studies, and spent time traveling to Spain and Russia during her college years. When not covering the party circuit, Corynne can be found glued to reality TV programs on E! and Bravo, or preferably, spinning at SoulCycle. She lives in Manhattan.
Want more ideas on how to give back? Read 10 Ways to Give Back This Season
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