16 Gifts That Give Back

Research shows that simple acts of kindness, like making a charitable donation, can boost happiness—so gift away!

By: Samantha Miller

Slideshow: 16 Gifts That Give Back

The holidays aren’t just about receiving—they’re about giving, too. Research shows that simple acts of kindness, like making a charitable donation, can boost happiness. So to help you land a spot on the Nice List this year, we tracked down 16 gifts that benefit charities and nonprofits around the world—from cozy mittens that help employ female war survivors to a sequined tote that provides educational opportunities for children in Haiti.