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Want to make the world a little bet of a better place and get thoughtful gifts for all your friends and family? Read on for stylish gifts that do good!

1. Tom's Shoes

toms sparkly

For the uninitiated, Tom's donates on pair of shoes for everypair of shoes sold, guaranteeing your friend can feels as good as she looks when she slips on these shoes. The Emerald color is perfect for the holidays and the upcoming year (Emerald was named the color of 2013 by the Pantone Institute).

The Tom's glitters shoes are available in sizes five through 12 and also come in silver, gold, pink, black, blue and white. They are $54.

2. FEED India Bag

Feed india

All FEED products help to feed starving people across the globe. Among the many stylish products are these FEED India Bags. The colorful printed bags are 100 percent cotton, foldable so they are great for traveling, have a zippered inside pocket and are made in India. For each bag sold, 50 school lunches are provided to kids in Africa.

FEED India Bags are available in five colors and are $75 each.

3. Clinique Happy Heart Fragrance

happy heart

Model and Tsunami survivor Petra Nemacova partnered with Clinique this holiday season to benefit her Happy Hearts Foundation. The non-profit foundation aims to rebuild schools in areas that have suffered natural disasters including in the U.S. after Katrina, in Haiti after the earthquake, and, of course, Thailand after the tsunami.

Ten dollars of every purchase benefits the Happy Hearts Fund. The 30 ml purse spray costs $37.

4. She's the First Cupcake Necklace

cupcake necklace

Fifteen dollars of each purchase of this $20 adorable cupcake necklace benefits She's the First, a non-profit group that helps to send girls in developing countries to school. The organization encourages girls in this country to get involved by hosting tie-dyed cupcake sales, hence the charm. The individually crafted necklace cupcake is topped with swarovski crystals and no two are exactly the same.

5. Roma Boots

roma boots

Similar to the way Tom's works, for every pair of Roma boots sold, a pair of boots is given to a child in need. And your stylish friend will thank you for giving her a way to look chic and stay dry on even the rainiest of days.

Roma Boots are available in full sizes in six through eight and come in plum, navy, gray and taupe.

6. UNICEF Bangles

UNICEF bangles

All the gifts in the U.S. Fund for UNICEF benefit children's health and safety around the world. Sure to be a top seller this holiday season is this set of three red jeweled bangles. The blingy bangles were made in India and are the perfect finishing touch for any outfit.

7. Ford Warriors in Pink Hoodie

ford warrior in pink

Breast cancer doesn't just happen in October, so why leave fundraising for that month only? The Ford Warriors in Pink products are not only available year round, they're stylish and cute, too. This Warrior on My Shoulder Relaxed Hoodie is the perfect layer for yoga class.

The Warrior on My Shoulder Relaxed Hoodie is available in sizes small through 3X.

8. Out of Print T-Shirts

hungry caterpillar

The Out of Print T-shirt line features covers of beloved books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar to A Wrinkle in Timeon slim cut t-shirts. Your book loving friend will appreciate that for each one sold, the company sends one book to a community in need and supports children's literacy initiatives in the U.S.

The Out of Print T-shirt is available in sizes Small through extra, extra large and are cut small.

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