Need some new music? Need a holiday stocking stuffer? Need to give to charity because it's a good thing to do?
It's all about need with you, isn't it? And that's fine, because here's an all-in-one answer: The Starbucks and (RED)™ Love CD.
The Love CD's comprised of seasonally appropriate tracks from arena over-flowers U2, Dave Matthews Band, and John Legend, plus a cover of "All You Need is Love" by Playing For Change: a global street-musician collective whose members hail from countries ranging from Israel, to South Africa, to Nepal, to Italy, where really, all you need is mom.
The smoothest part: the CD is yours for no additional cost upon any $15US purchase (excluding tax and Card loads) at a participating Starbucks while supplies last. With every CD, Starbucks will contribute $1US from your purchase to help fight AIDS in Africa. To meet the minimum, try the Holiday Beverage Trio of Caramel Brulee Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Gingerbread Latte -- then, when a co-worker complains about not getting a holiday gift, you can say, "I gave you a freaking Gingerbread Latte already!"