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PhiLAnthropist Gift Guide: Gifts That Give More

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Hope Wine donates 50% of their profits to charitable organizations! Photo by Emily Lerman/LAist

PhiLAnthropist's last minute picks for gifts that give more...check out the first PhiLAnthropist Gift Guide for more ideas.

Heath Ceramics' Chez Panisse Line supports the Chez Panisse Foundation, as 5% of the proceeds go to their "educational program that uses food to nurture, educate and empower youth." A few weeks ago LAist previewed the new Heath Ceramics Los Angeles Store.

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HOPE Wine, based in Newport Beach, donates 50% (yeah, 50%!) of their profits to from each bottle of wine to one of their partnered charities. Currently, they have five varietals, each supporting a different cause, including fights against AIDS, Breast Cancer and Autism, saving the planet and supporting our troops. You can find it in stores for about $15 or online for $19.

Jewish World Watch's Hanukkah Tribute Cards are a great way to honor friends and family and support this LA organization and their efforts to end the genocide in Darfur. LAist interviewed Rachel Andres, Director of JWW's Solar Cooker Project, last month.

GRACIE, the shop at the Santa Monica Museum at Art has a cool selection of gifts, like these beastly shot glasses.

Sponsor holiday gifts for a needy family with a child at Children's Hospital LA through Holidays from The Heart.

Organic Bouquet has a large selection of Charitable Bouquets
with 5% of the purchase price going to a specific organization. There are many to choose from such as the Humane Society, Global Giving and Action Against Hunger.

Other ideas: NextAid, Youth Give LA, Adopt A Sea Turtle and Kiva.org (mentioned in LAist on Friday).