So, if you’re anything like me, you are feverishly aisle shopping trying to cross names off a to looong list. Welcome to Christmas, people. Or at least the commercialized version of it. But, don’t fret because I’ve got you covered if you still haven’t found the perfect gift, or as close to it as you can get, and still be able to support a good cause.
For Kids, Niece, Nephew, Newborn, Adult Kid- Gund Holiday 2013 Hug Me Bear.($16.00 at Bloomingdale’s)
I know what you may be thinking. I can go in any Toyz R’ Us and pick up a teddy. With the countdown getting closer to the 25th hopefully you’ll do so unscathed. Unlike the countless bears you will find in toy stores around the country. With the purchase of this little brown buddy, a portion of your purchase ($2.25) will go towards the Child Mind Institute that rallies around mental health care for children.
For everyone that loves Christmas Trees- R.E.D. Holiday Ornaments ($10 and $25 Compound Foundation)
Whether you trimmed your tree or not…hey, I don’t judge. But it is the 20th, you should get on it, if you haven’t already. And I have just the ornament or ornaments if you’re feeling extra generous to start with. Fresh off his giving tour R & B singer and producer Neyo is urging those with Christmas spirit to buy his holiday ornaments where a portion will go towards holiday toys for foster kids, which his non-profit- Compound Foundation raises awareness for.
For those who want to smell good- Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Gift Set (Carol’s Daughter, $35)
I still miss Carol’s Daughter first boutique in Fort Greene, Brooklyn…well for those lucky enough to live or work nearby her stores can purchase her limited editon Almond Cookie Gift set and a portion of the sale will go to Neyo’s Compound Foundation. Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter is on the board of Neyo’s charity. Kudos to them both, those body scrubs are worth every penny.
For Coffee & Tea Drinkers- Charity Mugs ($10 each West Elm)
Pick your poison…coffee, tea…um Irish coffee…whatever you’re preferred beverage we have a mug for it. Each representing a worthy cause: ASPCA, Architecture for Humanity, Oceana, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Teach for America, Doctor’s Without Borders, It Gets Better and Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Whew…50 % of sale price is donated to your mug’s charity.
If U Bl==ked: The Game is continuing to help others with his Robin Hood Project by hosting his 1st annual toy drive in Hollywood tonight. Those looking for plans tonight and a way to give back to under priveleged kids check the info below.