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A Few of My Favorite Things

I’m a little late in posting this, considering there are a mere 16 days until Christmas Day is upon us.  But hey – in a world of internet access and oodles of shipping options, 16 days might as well be a lifetime, right?  I wanted to share a few of my favorite things in case you are still searching for that perfect something for that perfect someone!  These are things I already know and love and would gift to my very favorites:).

 

  1. Sevenly – Apparel for men, women, and kids with a cause.  Each week, Sevenly supports a different charity and donates 7% of every purchase to the cause.  They continue to donate 7% of each purchase even after the campaign is over.  They also have posters, sunglasses, coffee bags, and a number of other fun things if you’re not into shirts:).  Recently, they added a subscription box (Causebox) filled with goodies from companies who give back.  I am a huge fan of their mission as well as their products.  I will be buying from them for years to come!

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2.  Amazon Prime – If you don’t have it or know someone who doesn’t have it, get it or gift it!  That’s right – now Amazon has an option to gift Amazon Prime!  Free two day shipping AND streaming TV and movies – what’s not to love?!  I seriously use my Prime membership on a daily basis, whether it’s buying presents for someone else, subscribing to have diapers show up on my doorstep every other month without me having to remember, or watching the latest Downton Abbey episode.  And guess what – you can actually give back a little with every purchase through Amazon now, too!  Every time you use Amazon, just go to smile.amazon.com and a portion of every purchase is donated to the charity of your choice!

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3.  Toms – Yep, I’m one of those Toms lovers.  I ask for Toms as a gift just about every year, and in case you can’t tell yet, I’m a big fan of companies that give back a little:).  Toms has branched out so much now –  sunglasses, bags, scarves, bags, and of course shoes and boots – they’ve got you covered for just about anyone on your list, both big and small!

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4.  Ten Thousand Villages – This company has been doing fair trade business since before it was trendy.  Ten Thousand Villages sells fair trade handmade jewelry, housewares, toys, prints, candles, scarves, and the list goes on…  You can read about their makers, shop by country, or just buy something beautiful because it’s beautiful.  The good news is, whatever you buy, you are helping sustain economic growth in an underdeveloped country.  Each purchase you make with Ten Thousand Villages is one you can feel good about, because you know the materials are sourced sustainably and the maker is paid a fair wage.  Not to mention you will be getting a one of a kind piece every time!

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Well, I did say I would share “a few” of my favorite things, so I will end here for now.  I hope you find something you love in this and make joy appear in more ways than one with your gift-giving this year:).  Be sure to subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook to keep up with all our tidbits!

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