Gifts That Make a Difference
Giant beaded crystal snowflakes
Crystal Giants
Twenty percent of the proceeds from these beaded snowflakes goes to CARE, which works to improve the educational needs of girls in poverty-stricken countries.
  • $58,; 212-366-1836
Dachshund Bookends
These plaster dachshund bookends are created in a New York City studio that offers on-the-job training and employment to people living with HIV or AIDS.
  • $65;
Decanters for a Cure
Decanters for a Cure
Ten percent of the proceeds from Vellum's Noir Collection of decanters goes to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
  • $190 each, World Avenue at Fred Segal Melrose; 323-651-1800
Sari-Fabric Pouch with Donation Cards
Pocket-Sized Miracles
On behalf of your gift recipient, give money to one of 15 projects—such as Afghan literacy or economic development in Haiti—then fill the sari-fabric pouch with a donation card.
  • ABC Home & Planet Foundation Gifts of Compassion, $40 to $1,000;
Salt-and-Pepper Shakers
Spice Routes
The sea blue Baby Tagine salt-and-pepper set comes from World Shoppe, a store committed to paying fair wages to artisans in developing countries.
  • $24;
Cotton Flannel Baby Blankets
Small Comforts
Cotton flannel baby blankets, each stitched with a fun animal print, are made at a Chicago workshop that provides training and jobs to developmentally disabled adults.
  • Many Hands Blankies, $75 each;