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Celebrate The Holidays With Gifts That Give Twice

It’s a tough year for thinking about buying presents and yet . . .it feels great to give something really special to a loved one who might need it more than ever right now. We’ve solved the problem by finding everything from glittery jems to great books and amazing art pieces that give twice. When you buy one of these, you will also be contributing to those in dire need as well as Mother Earth, who keeps us all safe.

Satya Jewelry

Satya Scainetti creates malas, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings designed to help people on their journey, using meaningful gemstones and symbols. A portion of sales is donated to The Satya Foundation, started by Scainetti, which brings nutritious food to kids in India, helps in orphanages there, and puts yoga in NYC city schools, Satya has raised over $1 million and counting. Prices starting at $19.

AnandaShree Astrology Readings

Astrologer and spiritual advisor Kari Field upholds the tradition of Vedic Astrology not only to predict what’ll happen, but to understand extraordinary karmic patterns and cycles in your life. San Francisco residents can see Kari in person, and she’s also available to anyone, anywhere for sessions via Skype.

Anandashree donates a portion of proceeds to EmbracingTheWorld global charities, which are currently serving more than 40 countries to secure food, shelter, education, healthcare and livelihood to every community. Through providing disaster relief, homes, and public health, they strive to ensure safety, security and peace around the world. Sessions start at $50.

A Guided Tour of Hell

This graphic memoir tells a true account of Shambhala founder and author Samuel Bercholz’s near-death experience following heart surgery. The longtime Buddhist is sent to Hell and back, where he learns about the depths of human suffering. Both the story and the illustrations will blow you away.

Shambhala Press works to reduce environmental impact by printing its publications on Glatfelter’s Nature’s Trade Book Papers, which is sourced from responsibly forested trees and produced with 30% recycled materials. For every ton of this paper they use, they save 1 ton of wood, 5 million BTUs of energy, 630 pounds of CO2, 2,625 gallons of wastewater, and 337 pounds of solid waste. $24.95.

Luci Inflatable Solar Lights

Looking for a gift for an outdoorsy friend? These lightweight, waterproof

and completely-solar powered lights by MPOWERD are collapsible so you can pack them up and take them wherever you go. (Indoor types, like the editors, use them in the bathtub.)

Luci works with over 200 non-profit partners to bring clean, safe light to places like Kenya, Haiti and Nepal where families often rely on toxic kerosene or dangerous indoor fires to go about their daily activities once the sun goes down. This mission-driven New York City based company also has a Give Luci program, so you can send a light to a person living to an area of the world without access to electricity. Prices starting at $11.95.

Om from India Art Prints

You don’t have to visit the Metropolitan Museum of art to view their newest acquisitions – Om From India’s incredible mythological prints. Mark and Elise, who own Om, are true Bhaki’s and their prices are incredibly reasonable. When you purchase one, Om will donate 20% of the cost to the LOKA foundation, which provides education and organic farming to Bihar, the poorest area of India. Prices starting at $80.

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