Gifts that give back

December 14, 2010 2:50:13 PM PST
'Tis the season to give. And now you can take your gift-giving up a notch.

At ABC Carpet and Home you can elevate the level of your gift giving. The store is stocked with items like envelopes made from antique saris. But the real gift comes across when you read the certificate inside.

You can support an orphanage or a number of other organizations the envelopes are part of ABC's foundation.

There's a line of beauty products called Kihana, based on argan oil.

Unlike most oils, the skins absorbs it almost instantly. When you give Kihana, you give a gift of beauty that not only employs Berber women, 25 percent of profits go toward schooling and child care in the Berber community.

For jewelry, the Talek women from the Maasai Mara in Kenya make an old age-old tradition of beading, with a modern approach and sales help provide them with sustainable income. The beads are made of glass.

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