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Gifts that keep giving: 7 presents for do-gooders

You can feel good about presents that do double duty by helping out worthy causes

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Fifty per cent of the proceeds from this sterling silver butterfly pendant – a Birks design collaboration with freestyle skiing Olympian Jenn Heil – go to the Because I am a Girl campaign for young women’s education and empowerment. $150, plancanada.ca

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House of Marley eco-friendly headphones are made of birch wood, recycled aluminum, natural leather and hemp. For every pair of Exodus headphones sold, $1 goes to MusiCounts, a music education charity that helps give Canadian children access to music programs. $169.99, futureshop.ca

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This vividly hued pashmina raises money for Ovarian Cancer Canada, an organization that funds research and provides support for women with the disease. $25, shopgenumark.com/ovariancanada

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Ethical Ocean, an online marketplace of ethically sourced fair-trade products, ships all over North America. This bright hand-woven raffia clutch by Mar y Sol, an accessories company that grew from a community development project in Madagascar, radiates fun: Tiny gold threads add a metallic sheen. $66, ethicalocean.com

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A bar of 'handyman’s soap,' made from coconut husks, is a great stocking stuffer. It’s made in southeastern India by artisans at the Palam Rural Centre, which provides adequate housing and water, medical assistance and education funds for its workers. $6, tenthousandvillages.ca

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Ladies who felt left out during Movember can donate to prostate cancer research by purchasing a tie at the Prostate Cancer Canada online store. This striped tie, made in Canada from Italian silk, comes in a special case explaining the organization and the cause. $70, prostatecancer.ca/store

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Slippers are a Christmas classic; step it up this year with sheepskin-lined moccasins from Manitobah Mukluks, an aboriginal-owned company. It’s run by a Métis entrepreneur, all the designs are made by aboriginal employees in Winnipeg, where the organization partners with the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development. From $129.99, manitobah.ca

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