Gift Picks for the Charitable

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This gift is for those who would rather give than receive. With purchase, a donation is made.

2014 Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada’s charity bear (pictured above)

Cute, cuddly and altruistic … what’s not to love about Starlight’s 2014 charitable bear named Hiya. Proceeds from each one sold goes to Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, which collaborates with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology to provides programs and services from hospital to home for childhood patients and their families. $15, Toys “R” Us stores,

Angels to Apples

No ordinary angel. Give this fair trade Capiz Angel ornament featuring pearl and oyster shell details with handmade paper gift box and help support the angel’s Filipino artisans (Social Action for Filipino Youth), the box’s Tibetan craft co-op (Get Paper Industries) and Canada’s Breakfast for Learning charity ($2 from each sale). $20, Ten Thousand Villages,

(BELVEDERE) Red Special Edition Bottles and Marquis by Waterford Martini Set

(BELVEDERE) Red has teamed up with William Ashley to offer a gift any entertainer will appreciate with a philanthropic twists. The limited edition (BELVEDERE) Red metallic bottle is paired with a set of Marquis by Waterford red martini glasses. Proceeds will go toward Global Fund, the leading financier of programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. (BELVEDERE) Red available at participating liquor stores across Canada. Marquis by Waterford Martini Glasses, $59, William Ashley


AYA’s ‘Hope Belongs to Everyone’ limited edition gift set

Canadian eyeglass purveyors Claudia Alan offers its universally flattering Victoria gold, polarized aviator sunglasses in a special holiday gift kit with hard case and cleaning cloth with a $5 donation from every purchase going to the OneXOne Foundation’s feed a hungry child for one week initiative. $65,