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When shopping for holiday gifts in the beauty aisle, our mind is often far removed from thinking of real-world problems like education and educating kids to have life-changing skills.
The Body Shop has eased our lives this holiday season by doing all the thinking and partnering for social good: each year a new non-profit is the lovely recipient of the company’s largesse. Last year the giving benefited Nepalese schools, and this year the non-profit War Child, which restores each child’s right to learn (especially in war-affected areas and areas of conflict), will be at the receiving end of certain marked gifts.
Rob Williams, the CEO at War Child UK says: “In areas of conflict, getting a child back into school keeps them safe. Building their confidence, knowledge and skills opens the doors of opportunity. That’s why we have teamed up with The Body Shop this Christmas. Buy a gift, help a child. It’s so simple, but so brilliant.”
For every specially-marked gift that people buy this season, The Body Shop will donate 8 cents to fund a class for a child. Here are some of our favorite gifts from the brand this season (a War Child partnership is marked by an *). The Gift Finder on the web-site (which allows you to shop by recipient) is particularly handy:
A touch of the tropics goes a long way during a particularly cold winter. From a shower cream to a body scrub, this package brown-boxes the Caribbean in one convenient swoop. The Samoan-sourced coconut is fragrant without being cloying.
The Schoolbook of Peace ($15)
This charming gift comes in a box that resembles a book. Inside are a glazed apple body butter, shower gel, lip balm, and a heart soap. The purchase of this book will help a child in a war-torn area go to class; need a better reason than that?
This gift also helps a child in a war-torn area go child to class, and contains a Maca Root Shaving Cream, Razor Relief and a handsome shaving brush. The Maca root — which belongs to the radish family and dark colored roots have loads of iodine — is said to be beneficial to hormonal balance as well.