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Gifts that give back and take you home again

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We are always searching for those perfect holiday gifts for everyone in our lives, and hoping that they won't be returned.  Jennifer Durbin, author of Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick shares her recommendations for gifts that give back to charity and the best gifts inspired by your hometown or favorite team.

Gifts that Give Back

GooseWaddle:  GooseWaddle, our favorite and most luxurious baby blanket company (which just so happens to be based in NC) is making a difference through their Buy 1, Give 1 campaign. For every blanket they sell, a receiving blanket is donated to a child in need.  Is there anything better than giving a beautiful blanket to your favorite little one and a blanket to a child in need?  Sounds like the perfect reason to buy two.

Bumbo Cares: We all know and love the Bumbo Floor Seat, but did you know that a portion of ever purchase worldwide supports the underprivileged and special needs children in Bumbo's hometown of Pretoria, South Africa.  Since 2005, they have donated more than $10 million to their Bumbo Cares non-profit program, providing food, shelter and education for more than 1,200 South African children.  If that's not enough great news for you, you can now pick up an adorable Bumbo Floor Seat Cover for just $9.99.

A Little Piece of Home 

Fanatics:  For the sports fan in your life, there is nothing better than ANYTHING from their favorite team.  Enter Fanatics.com, the perfect place to pick up just about anything for the sports fan in your life.  From t-shirts for the whole family, warm and crazy winter hat to a Tackle Buddy the whole family will have fun with on Christmas morning.

BirdAve Prints:  For friends who are far from home, and local sports fan, BirdAve has the perfect solution.  These cool prints of your city's skyline and your schools iconic landmarks are just $20.  You can even have a print framed for and extra special gift.  There are over 700 cityscapes to choose from and countless quotes and sports stadiums in just about any color you're looking for.

There is of course nothing the women in your life would like more than a Tips for the Clueless Chick book under the tree.

Follow the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter for all of Jennifer's great tips.

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