Clockwise from top left: Bloomingdale's Gund "Magical Night" Bear and Book ($23) gifts tots an adorably snuggly bear and a Christmas adventure story by Michael Storrings while donating $8 from each sale to The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to providing mental health care to tots around the world. This handknit wool penguin hat ($20) keeps lil heads warm while benefiting the world's rainforests. Kids will love the sense of security they feel with the Linus blanket ($36), while seriously ill tots receive similar blankets through the Project Linus organization. Converse's create your own sneakers ($65) benefits Project(RED), to help eliminate the spread of AIDS in Africa. The Casey Kit ($200) allows tots to adopt a sea turtle, and gifts the kid a plush sea turtle, a cookie cutter, an oven mitt, and an adoption certificate, all while protecting the animals from dirty fishing methods.
'Tis better to give than to receive, but there's nothing wrong with doing a bit of both. Teach tots the importance of charity and good will with gifts that give back to society on the whole. It's never too early to start instilling a sense of community!