‘Tis the Season
The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life
For the stylish do-gooder out to change the world.
Ashley Pittman Kamata Horn & Bronze Bangles, $395
Ashley Pittman’s bangles made from natural light horn and bronze are carved by a women’s cooperative in Kenya. In addition to supporting the local craftswomen, Pittman donates 10 percent of her proceeds to a health center and school in rural Kenya.
The TOMS Animal Initiative Elephant Red Women's Classic, $59
Elephant poaching has become a big problem in Africa over the past decade. To help protect our big-eared friends, TOMS has teamed up with the Clinton Foundation with a line of vegan shoes that support African elephants in addition to donating shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased.
Jonathan Adler Special Edition Tomato Pop Candle, $38
Home décor king Jonathan Adler is helping in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa by partnering with (PRODUCT)RED. For every tomato pop candle that sells (a delicious concoction of rhubarb, tomato leaves, basil, crushed thyme, and sandlewood), the Global Fund can provide nine days of HIV medicine to someone in need in sub-Saharan Africa.
Whisky Tumbler Set—Light Horn, $65
This is drinking at its most fashionable. In addition to being uber chic (and one-of-a-kind—each set has a slightly different look), these whisky tumblers are made from ethically-sourced cow horn by local craftsmen in a Ugandan workshop.
With this bag, your little one may just be the cutest in the class. In addition to looking good and helping keep your tot organized, State Bags matches each purchase by donating a backpack to an American child in need.
Hand Made Wool Animals, $32
Hand-crafted by a family in Mexico for three generations, these cuddly creatures are the perfect holiday treat. You can stay traditional with a kitten, monkey, or little pig, or have some fun and make a turkey, skunk, puma, or turtle your new best friend.
Geometric-Patterned Note Cards, $15
The one downside of the season of giving (and getting): all the thank you notes you have to write. But the task is a little more fun when you can send your gratitude on cute note cards inspired by traditional Islamic designs. The Afghanistan artist who designed the cards receives a royalty on all packages sold.
SHY by Sydney Evan 14k Gold Vermeil Loved Necklace, $125
‘Tis the season for love, and this 14-karat gold-plated necklace with a small diamond is the perfect way to show your ‘Loved’ ones how you feel about them. Plus, 10 percent of the proceeds benefit The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation which supports youth arts education around the country.
Rialto Jeans, $245
These jeans are truly wearable art. Founder Erin Feniger hand-paints each pair of vintage jeans, and donates the proceeds to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to support art therapy programs.