Shopping locally helps employ neighbors and keeps dollars close to home. But many local businesses take it a step further by dedicating a portion of proceeds from some sales to good causes, from music to education to animal welfare.  So when it comes to holiday shopping, you could load up your online cart and click the “Place Your Order” button. Or you could head to a locally owned business and buy a gift that benefits the entire community. While the latter option does require a little more effort, have no fear — with this gift guide, we’ve done the legwork for you.  Picassimo game ($44.95) Available at eco-friendly toy store Little Pnuts, this charades-tinged drawing game is fun for kids yet challenging for adults. Twenty percent of proceeds from Picassimo sales benefit the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter. Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe, 209 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-5083; Bonfolk’s Beignet socks ($19.99) Adorned with one of New Orleans’ sweetest duos, beignets and coffee, these unisex, one-size-fits-all socks put a little pep in more than one person’s step. For each pair of socks sold at Bonfolk, a pair is donated to charity. Available at shops citywide or online at Gift basket ($35 to $100) From the pecan candy and jambalaya mix to the lavender soap and tea towel, everything in this gift basket is locally made — and all proceeds support operations at Eden House, a recovery home for female human trafficking victims. The gift basket also contains bracelets handmade by Eden House residents. Available at Native Nail Polish ($11) Locally made and owned, Native nail polishes are vegan and free of formaldehyde, parabens and other chemicals. Plus, they’re good for the community. A portion of proceeds from sales of TRIed & True, which commemorates New Orleans’ tricentennial, benefits NOLA4Women. Available at boutiques citywide or online at Guitar string bracelet ($15) Broken guitar strings get a second life with ReStrung Jewelry when creator Naomi Celestin makes them into bracelets. Five percent of proceeds are donated to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Available at Miette