Everyone likes a good deal during the holidays, and with events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and month long holiday sales, it's easy to get caught up in the rush of getting all the things on our list at prices that make our wallet happy. Although there is nothing wrong with keeping your seasonal shopping within a budget, you may forget there are ways our purchases can make a difference. With tons of online retailers doing good with their profits, this year it is easier than ever to give gifts that give back.
There is something rewarding about knowing the money you spend on holiday gifts can go to serve a greater good. With organizations offering a wide variety of items that empower women, give girls a chance at an education, and help to save the environment, a simple journal becomes so much more than a place to jot down thoughts. That journal you give your sister can become an opportunity for a person on the other side of the globe, and a chance to rise above conditions they may have been stuck in if it wasn't for the organizations that help them sell their products to a global community of shoppers.
Before checking everyone and everything off your shopping list this year, consider one of these nine gifts that give back, because your purchases might change a life.