I sign up for Oprah's e-newsletter and usually find interesting information or useful tips in it. In this week's newsletter, Oprah talk about gifts that standout because they contribute by helping other people. I think this is an excellent idea! I wish there were more products or gifts out there where we could not only buy it for our own pleasure, but it would also benefit other people in need.
No cords, no bulbs, no electricity—all the Sunnan Lamp needs to shine is a sunny spot where it can recharge its batteries. Part of a collaboration between UNICEF and Swedish home-furnishing behemoth Ikea, the eco-friendly Sunnan comes in a literal rainbow of colors, and for every lamp purchased, another is donated to a child living without electricity in the developing world. Since the $20 Sunnan hit stores in June, more than half a million of them have reached kids in South Asia.

Sunnam Lamp, $20; Ikea.com

[as seen on Oprah's newsletter]