Heart of Gold HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

Heart of Gold HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
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Looking for gifts that give back? We talked to 10 talented young social entrepreneurs—all between the ages of 12 and 23 — who are making beautiful crafts and making a difference in the world by donating a portion of their proceeds to causes they care about. Take a look at our guide for unique presents you should consider giving this year, from bracelets to body scrubs to books. Plus, read what inspires these teens, tweens and young adults to get into business, and get their advice for girls who want to set up a shop of their own.

These three body scrubs come in Gingerbread, Sugar’n’Spice and Cranberry – all tied up in a pretty bow and ready to give. Also included is an ecoTOOLS bath buff.

CHARITY: Lani donates 50% of proceeds from her “Pink” body scrub to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Here’s an accessory that’s sure to turn heads – and warm hearts: Buy this stretchy headband topped with a cheery chiffon blossom – and one will be donated to a girl going through chemo.

CHARITY: For every headband purchased, Jessica gives one to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.



Stylish bead work on this handmade black fleece, vintage silk hand embroidered cap gives a girl a little sparkle to get her through the cold winter months.

CHARITY: Up to 20 percent of the profits go to local and global charities and environmental organizations, such as The Atlanta Community Food Bank and The Captain Planet Foundation

Here’s a gift that keeps on giving: This inspiring guide – written by a smart, savvy teen — includes quotes to live by, touching true life stories, and advice for setting goals, living healthy, and creating the life you’ve always wanted.

CHARITY: Becca donates proceeds from her book to organizations through Project 12, an online awareness-building platform for teens that she started. Designated recipients include loveisrespect.org and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Celebrate a blossoming friendship by giving a girlfriend a sunny sunflower hair clip. It’s three inches wide and fit with a two-inch alligator clip that will help it stay planted in any type of hair.


CHARITY: 25 percent of proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to The Nature Conservancy. Be sure to note “Like a Boss Girls” during checkout on Etsy.

These fun acrylic nails are perfect for fierce friends who aren’t afraid to show their stripes!

CHARITY: 20 percent of all store proceeds benefit The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

Here’s a sweet stocking stuffer! Picked for you at random, these cute, soft berries come in four different shades of pink – and even sport different faces.

CHARITY: All profits from this product are donated to the CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America). 

This lovely bracelet is made with pearls strung onto ribbon in a simple yet eye-catching pattern. Adjustable for your size, this bracelet will add a little pizzaz to any outfit.

CHARITY: Kayla donates profits from her store to several charities, including Charity:Water and To Write Love On Her Arms. She also contributed quilt squares to a group making quilts to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Lace, beads, and feathers come together in a design sure to help spirits soar. We love that most of Michelle’s features come from an organization that supports bird rescue and rehabilitation.

CHARITY: 50 percent of the purchase amount will be donated to The American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Research

Here’s a snuggly gift for any teeny tiny sport fanatics on your list: Made from wool or cotton, this brown baby beanie is sure to make new parents cheer through the holiday season – and throughout football season.

CHARITY: In 2009 and 2010 Beth ran collection drives for Soles4Souls, a charity providing new shoes to the needy. Since she opened her esty store, she has made monetary donations to the organization. 

{Like a Boss would like to thank Kate Pavao and Amanda Kennedy for finding these awesome young women and products!}

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