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updated 12/2/2008 10:51:33 AM ET 2008-12-02T15:51:33

Looking for a present that will delight your loved ones and make you feel good? Lucky magazine's favorite designers and retailers are teaming up with worthy charities for the holidays — and the results are stellar.

Bing Bang
Crystal Pyramid Studs
20 percent of proceeds from these graphic, on-trend rose-gold-plated and crystal earrings go to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International. $95, annasheffield.com

Mad Imports
Calabash Tote

The craftswomen in rural Kenya and Madagascar who handmake these beautiful, rustic bags are part of a fair-trade partnership, and 15 percent of online sales go toward building clean water wells and microenterprise development in their communities. $95, madimports.org

Red Flower
Ocean Purifying Body Wash
Made with organic and sustainable ingredients like biodynamic honey, this cools and purifies the skin on contact — plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit The Blue Project, a group working to preserve the coral reefs in the Bahamas. $20, redflower.com

TOMS
Slip-on Shoes

These easy-chic styles are available in an amazing array of shades — from brown suede to metallic silver — and for every pair purchased, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need (any style). $65, tomsshoes.com

Tiny Wishes
"The Heal Charm" on Pink Silk Cord

Perfectly petite and easy to mix with other charms. 20 percent of proceeds of this necklace benefit the Share.Inspire.Heal Breast Cancer Foundation. $100, givingtreejewelry.com

Philosophy
The Recipe Box

Three bottles of Philosophy's famous shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath formula, in melon smoothie, orchard pear, and raspberry sorbet flavors. The adorable package includes very cute and doable recipes, and all proceeds support PBS KIDS and PBS. $18, philosophy.com

Perry Gargano
"Hearts on Fire" Cuff

40 percent of profits from this statement-making, rough-hewn cuff, available in both gold and silver plated, benefit the Red Cross International Relief Fund. $125, perrygargano.com

Monique Pean
"Africa" Necklace
We love this graphic, sleek vibe of this pendant; 50 percent of proceeds go to Charity: Water to provide water and sanitation to disadvantaged communities. $465, moniquepean.com

Lutz & Patmos
"Omi & Opi" Sweater

$20 from the sale of each of these perfectly chunky, winter sweaters — designed by actress Kirsten Dunst — goes to The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization that encourages artists to donate their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions. $395, saks.com

Lush
Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion

Already known for being eco-friendly, now Lush is donating all proceeds from this creamy lotion to the Lush Charity Pot Fund, benefiting various groups, with a particular focus on animal protection and environmental conservation. $20.45, lushusa.com

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A Peace Treaty
"Tira" Scarf

This line has an amazing collection of hand-loomed scarves that ranges from preppy to arty. 10 percent of sales go to Counterpart International to support international development projects (all scarves). $78, apeacetreaty.com

David Babaii for WildAid
Hydrating Shampoo

10 percent of revenue from this eco-conscious line from renowned hairstylist David Babaii and actress Kate Hudson goes to global wildlife conservation through WildAid. $13.95, db4wildaid.com

Miriam Haskell
Chandelier Earrings
Sophisticated and organic, this artful pair is part of Miriam Haskell's time-tested collection (worn by everyone from Coco Chanel to Angelina Jolie). 20 percent of proceeds go to the Arthritis Foundation. $300, miriamhaskell.com

Botkier
"Gemma" Small Zip Wallet in Gunmetal Bubble

Botkier is known for its flawlessly modern accessories — like this little wallet. 20 percent of sales will go to the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, a group working to enhance the lives of needy New York City youth. $225, botkier.com

Whiteflash
"Mini Dreams of Africa" Pendant

100 percent of the profits from this elegant, lacy, and conflict-free diamond pendant collection will be donated to the World Centers of Compassion for Children International. $1,275, whiteflash.com

Sephora
The Sephora Project Change Purse
This hot pink clutch is a steal for $5 — and three of those dollars go to Girls for a Change, a national organization that empowers girls to spur social progress. $5, sephora.com

Aid to Artisans
Uzbek Silk Scarf

All funds generated from the ATA store, which features an eclectic mix of worldly home decor and fashion items, like this colorful ikat scarf, directly benefit artisans in developing countries, who are paid fair-trade wages for their works. $42, aidtoartisans.org

Rock & Republic
"Kasandra" Rock The Cure Flares

100 percent of the profits from this classic dark-wash, boot-cut pair directly benefit City of Hope and its work in stem cell and immunotherapeutics research. $245, rockandrepublic.com

Alexis Bittar
"Antique Cherry Blossom" Necklace

This daring, vibrant jewelry line consistently puts out uniquely modern pieces, like this charity-driven Cherry Blossom series. 20 percent of proceeds from the collection go to The Hetrick-Martin Institute, a foundation dedicated to creating safe havens for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their families. $995, alexisbittar.com

(Product) Red
iPod Shuffle

One of dozens of (Product) Red items available online, this candy apple red iPod is a practical and stylish way to be charitable. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. $49, joinred.com

Noodle & Boo
Believe Honey Bar

All profits from this ultra-moisturizing bar for dry skin go to the Raise Your Hand Campaign to aid in supporting water purification systems for small villages, beginning in Ethiopia. $12.50, noodleandboo.com

Satya Jewelry
Butterfly Charm Necklace
All proceeds from this sweet collection of gold and silver butterfly pieces, codesigned by David and Courteney Arquette, go to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, which aims to find a cure for this rare childhood skin disease. $24, satyajewelry.com

Lisa Hoffman
Variations Fragrance Collection
Each scent comes with four variations meant to be worn at different points in the day—lighter in the morning and rich and sensual in the evening. And all proceeds go to The Rainforest Foundation UK, a U.K.-based group aimed at long-term protection of rainforest land. $150, lisahoffmanskincare.com

Lauren Merkin
Studded Luggage Tag and Passport Holder

Perfect for globe-trotting in style: All proceeds from this rocker-chic studded fuchsia duo go to the Young Survival Coalition, an organization dedicated to the unique needs of young women with breast cancer. $85 for the set, laurenmerkin.com

Kiehl's
Lip Balm #1
The perennial customer favorite, Lip Balm #1, will be available in a limited-edition tube with the red AIDS ribbon beginning on World AIDS Day, December 1. All net proceeds for the month of December will be donated to YouthAIDS, an organization aimed at stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. $8.50, kiehls.com

Me & Ro
"Gold Joy" Disc Ring

Simple and streamlined, but with just enough movement to be noticed. 100 percent of proceeds from this playful ring go to the Joyful Heart Foundation, a group dedicated to aiding survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. $1,050, meandrojewelry.com

50 holiday gifts under $25
The season's coolest Web-shoppable picks — all of which look like they cost much more.

Charity
1.   Sweet Home Gingerbread House Kit
Dancing Deer Baking Company, $22.95
35% to the Sweet Home Foundation to help homeless families find jobs and homes.
Dancingdeer.com

2. Charity: Water bottle
Charity: Water, $20
One $20 bottle brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Charitywater.org

3. Mini Bundt Cake
The Great Spirits Baking Company, $9.50
$1 from each bundt goes to Share Our Strength to end childhood hunger in America.
www.thegreatspiritsbakingcompany.com & strength.org

4. Nike Livestrong Drifit T-Shirt
Nike, $25
100% of Nike’s profits from the livestrong collection go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation to unite people to fight cancer.

Fashion & beauty
5. Anya Hindmarch clutch for Target
Target, $19.99
Target.com

6. Two-faced gift set
Sephora, $18.50
Sephora.com

7. No Boundaries sequin scarf
Wal-Mart, $7
Walmart.com for locations

8. “Luxe Noir” Bling Collection clutches
Sephora, $20
Sephora.com

9. Hanky Panky Thongs
Hanky Panky $18
Hankypanky.com

10. Rubberband Ball
Bumble and Bumble $20
Bumbleandbumble.com

11. Mini Nail Polish Set
Essie, $15
Essie.com

12. Harajuku Lovers Fragrance in “G”
$25
Hlfragrance.com

13. Philosophy Recipe Box of shower gels
Sephora, $18
Sephora.com

14. Crystal headband
Armani Exchange, $24
Armaniexchange.com

15. Gold flower necklace
H&M, $15

16. Korres Natural Products Sugar + Spice
Korres, $12
Korres.com

Personalized
17. Doodle Frame
Umbra, $13.99
Amazon.com

18. Custom I “heart” Tote Bags
Dahl & Dane $15/tote for 5 totes
Dahlanddane.com

19. DIY Needlepoint iPhone Cases
AMH Design, $25
AMHDesignonline.com

20. Voice Recordable Photo Frame Water Globe
Target, $20
Target.com

21. Monogrammed Towel and Soap set
Z Gallerie, $22.95
Zgallerie.com

22. Umbra huddle frame collage
Umbra, $24.99
Target.com

Home
23. Vintage, Used, Rare Books
Strand Books, $15 - $25
Strandbooks.com

24. Wall-mount Fish Bowl
Target, $24.99
Target.com

25. iHome Portable iPod Speakers
Ihome, $24.99
Ihomeaudio.com

26. Luxury Bath Bars
Agraria Home, $18
Agrariahome.com

27. Voluspa Snow Flack 3-wick Candle
$18
Candlesoffmain.com

28. Card Society – letter press cards
Port2Port Press, $17 for one month

29. Photograph Postcards
Port2Port Press, $10 for set of 3

30. A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart
Port2Port Press, $19.95 for book

port2portpress.com

31. Elf Candle Holder
CB2, $5.95
cb2.com

32. Large Longneck Vases
CB2, $3.95
cb2.com

33. Cheese Board and Utensils
Crate & Barrel, $20
Crateandbarrel.com

34. Ibiza Wine Glasses
CB2, $1.95
cb2.com

35. Medium Bambu Bowls
Bambu, $17
Branchhome.com

36. Campbells Soup 1, 1968 Framed Print
CB2 $24.95
cb2.com

37. Magazine Subscriptions
Condenast.com

Kids
38. Connectagons Wooden Puzzle
Hearth Song, $24.98
Hearthsong.com

39. Wooden Tile Memory Game
Hearth Song, $13.58
Hearthsong.com

40. Felted Stuffed Animals made in Nepal
Branch Home, $12-$24
Branchhome.com

41. Hand-Knit Lion made in Rural Kenya
Branch Home, $25
Branchhome.com

42. Felted Snake made in Nepal
$18
Branchhome.com

43. Hand-Knit Finger Puppets
$16 for 3
Branchhome.com

44. Vintage Jenga
Amazon, $21.99
Amazon.com

45. Candyland
Amazon, $9.99
Amazon.com

46. Boggle
Amazon, $13.99
Amazon.com

47. Monopoly
Amazon, $10
Amazon.com

48. The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
$8.99
Amazon.com

49. Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss
$5.47
Amazon.com

50. Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss
$10.17
Amazon.com

For more great holiday gift ideas, visit Lucky magazine online.

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