#GivingTuesday: Gifts that Give Back

This #GivingTuesday, I want to share some special holiday gift picks I learned about at various blogger events this Fall.

First is the beautiful collection of goldtone, glass and nickelwork pieces by artist Michael Aram at Bloomingdales.  He will donate 5% of the purchase price of these item to The Child Mind Institute, a not-for-profit organization committed to transforming mental health care for children everywhere.  As a New Yorker who consults parents of children with special needs (including mental health issues) at Special Kids NYC, I wholeheartedly endorse the Child Mind Institute and its mission.  My favorite items from the collection shown below are the Snow Globe ($75) and Menorah ($195)


Next are some great gifts by Pottery Barn that benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping to support research and treatment for pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. I am proud that my own kids have chosen St. Jude’s as the charity they would like to support this holiday season by donating all the money we have collected in our change jar over the past year:

Chunky Cable Throw (on sale for $125 at Pottery Barn).  I’m a sucker for luxurious faux-fur throws–they are perfect for taking an indulgent nap, or just to glam up your home by draping them over a sofa or bed.  For each Chunky Cable Throw with Fur Trim sold between October 1, 2014, to December 24, 2014, Pottery Barn will donate 20% of the purchase price to St. Jude.

Jingle Peace Embellished Filled Pillow ($39.50 at Pottery Barn). This on-trend pillow would look stylish in so many rooms of your home year-round, whether in a den, playroom, or a tween’s bedroom. The jingle bells make it extra fun, of course. As with the faux fur throw shown above, 20% of the purchase price will be donated to St. Jude.


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