December 17, 2012 10:30 ET

Gifts That Give Back With Julie Edelman

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 17, 2012) -  Julie Edelman, the Accidental Housewife, has fabulous ways to share your generosity while crossing those names off your shopping list this season! Keep an eye out for a familiar face at Macy's: Check out the 2012 Aflac Holiday Duck. This little guy has raised over $3 million dollars for pediatric cancer research and treatment nationwide. You can purchase a 6-inch duck for just $10 and a 10-inch duck for just $15 with 100% of the net proceeds being donated to the nearest pediatric cancer hospital in the region where the duck is sold. Pick yours up today at Macy's or online.

If you're surfing the web for a gift that gives back, check out PetSmart Charities to make a donation from someone on your gift list or for yourself! PetSmart Charities is rated in the top 1% of charities by Charity Navigator receiving their highest 4-star rating for ten consecutive years so you don't have to wonder where that money is really going. Just $25 will save a shelter pet's life by giving them shelter space, food and crucial veterinary services.

Helping people both across the world and right in your own backyard for the past seven years is Kiva, a non-profit organization, which harnesses the power of the internet to connect people through micro-lending to help alleviate poverty around the world. Purchase a $25 Kiva gift card online for your family or friends and give them the opportunity to make a loan that can change a life. Your gift recipient can choose who they would like to lend to -- there are thousands of borrowers from the 66 countries where Kiva works.

Everyone's favorite children's vitamin, Bayer HealthCare's Flintstones Vitamins, is giving back through a new charitable initiative with Vitamin Angels called 10 Million Stronger. This campaign was created with the goal of delivering essential vitamin A to 10 million children in need worldwide. Head to the Flintstones Vitamins Facebook page and make a donation today; just 25 cents can protect a child from vitamin A deficiency, a leading cause of child mortality and blindness, for one full year.

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