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Gifts That Give Twice

BY RELEVANT ISSUE 66 / LIFE October 17, 2013

While you’re on the hunt for that perfect Christmas present, why not choose a gift that gives back? Here’s a look at five companies that offer gifts that give twice:

###Harry’s

$10 harrys.com

These German-engineered razors are sharper and about half the price of most major brands. And for every razor Harry’s sells, a blade or dollar equivalent is donated to The Mission Continues—an organization that provides returning veterans with six-month fellowships.

###Warby Parker

$95 warbyparker.com

In addition to donating a pair of eyeglasses to communities in need around the world, Warby Parker also partners with global nonprofits to train entrepreneurs in developing countries to earn an income by selling affordable eyewear. Plus, Warby Parkers look really cool.

###One World Futbol

$39.50 oneworldfutbol.com

When you buy a One World Futbol, one will also be distributed through an organization working in refugee camps, war zones, impoverish neighborhoods and disaster areas. And these specially designed balls are practically indestructible and never need to be pumped.

###Roma

$84 romaboots.com

For each pair of these high-quality rain boots sold, one is given to a child or orphan in Romania, and 10 percent of the purchase price is donated to a special fund dedicated to helping the children break the cycle of poverty.

###Out of Print Clothing

$32 outofprintclothing.com

Looking for a cool shirt that expresses your love for F. Scott Fitgerald? Out of Print Clothing makes shirts, iPhone cases, bags, stationary and accessories that feature cover art from classic pieces of literature. And for every item sold, one book is donated to the organization Books For Africa.