Are you looking for more meaningful gifts this holiday season? One way to do that is to pick a present that not only surprises your loved ones, but also gives back by helping those in need.
We've rounded up gift ideas that will be enjoyed by a range of recipients — from women to men to the kiddos — that also donate to a wide array of charitable causes. These charities use a portion of the profits from their products to support causes, such as employing women in war-torn Uganda, teaching kids in U.S. cities to write, finding medical cures, and more.
So that pretty necklace? It makes her look great and gives people hope. Now that's a trend worth following.
Click ahead to see ideas for holiday presents that keep on giving, and double your generosity with a single gift.
By Valerie Reiss, Special to CNBC.com Posted 11 November 2011