When I give gifts, I love to scout out new and unique products and brands, which is why I love TONIC tees. This for-profit company has teamed up with London-based fashion designer Luella Bartley (remember her Go International line for Target?) to create a series of four limited edition t-shirts. Part of the proceeds from the sale of Tonic tees benefits charities in four key areas: the environment, education, poverty and social welfare. Each shirt is paired with a different cause: The super soft "Scary Douglas" tee that I'm wearing (with my Forever 21 high-waist dress shorts) provides one year of dental care to two kids in Colombia. If that's not enough to make you wanna buy your own, Hollywood celebs like Rachel Bilson and Petra Nemcova have already been spotted sporting the fashion-forward tees, which retail for $45. Tonic tees make the perfect trendy/chic/eco-frinedly gift that benefits global causes that are in everyone's thoughts this year.
Get yours at www.tonicgen.com.