SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Everyone has do-gooder on their gift list, that special someone who always thinks of others before themselves. But sometimes the rest of us…you know who you are…need a gift that will put us on the ‘nice list’ too. Either way we have the gift guide for you.
First up is high fashion with a heart. The Hytail Hat is a baseball cap designed for long hair. The best part is %20 of all sales of the company’s pink ribbon logo cap go to breast cancer research. All styles of the hat retail for $19.99 but KPIX5 viewers get %15 of their first purchase.
And for those who might need to bundle up, check out the new hoodie from the NorthFace. Virtually everything involved with its production from the cotton harvesting to fabric cutting is done within 150 miles of the company’s Bay Area headquarters. The sweatshirt is a perfect gift for those who want to buy local.
The Back Yard Hoodie retails for $125.
And for of those us who need a bit of inspiration, the 100 Good Deeds bracelet is a good deal. Think of it as a fit bit for the soul. Each bracelet has 100 beads, each bead representing a good deed. The catch? Every good deed must be performed anonymously. Wearers are then encouraged to make their good deeds count by moving a small charm past each bead, until 100 deeds have been counted.
A bonus…the bracelets create jobs for the women who make them, across Africa, Haiti, India and beyond.
The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet retails for $30.
Do you want to buy a cow? How about a water pump or an emergency toilet? No… these aren’t gifts for your favorite survivalist. These great items and many, many more are being offered by Oxfam…a non-profit that helps people help themselves, mainly in developing countries. You ‘buy’ the items and then Oxfam donates them to those in need. Oxfam offers eCards so it’s a great source for last minute gifts, which retail for anywhere between $20 to over $2000.
And finally another last minute gift that will help your neighbors. Bay Area Hungar.org is always in need of cash donations. The non-profit supplies food to over half a dozen local food banks. Simply make in donation in your favorite do-gooder’s name, or your own, and Bay Area Hungar.org will send a card letting that special person in your life know…you’ve helped a neighbor in need.