Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Gift List: Gifts for Good

There will be a boatload of gift ideas on A Curated Life this month. 'Tis the Season!

What better way to kick off the series that with gifts for good. Each gift on the list does double duty. At the end of your purchase, you'll have a great gift for a loved one AND you'll have contributed to a great cause. Happy Shopping!

1. Whistle Blower Necklace ($34 to $59). Falling Whistles' focus is on ending the war in Congo. The necklace is meant to be a symbol of peace. The idea is that it serves as a conversation piece and gives the wearer a chance to talk about the war in Congo, the plight of child soldiers and the need to end the war.  Buy here.

2. Same Sky Jewelry and Accessories ($40 to $350). Same Sky is a jewelry company that provides employment to HIV-positive women in Africa struggling to lift themselves out of poverty. Items pictured here (clockwise starting from top left): Born to Run Fabric Wrap, Frosted Twilight Glass Bead Necklace, Onyx Cuff Links, and Cherry Prosperity Bracelet. Buy here.

3. GiveScent Perfumes and Oils ($40 to $60). Proceeds got to Women for Women International. Buy here or here.

4. Ginger & Papaya Soy Candle by Chilanthropy ($36). Fiver percent of proceeds go to Kids Saving the Rainforest. Organic wick and 60-hour burn time. Buy here or here.

5. Bois De Tau Scented Candle ($35). Designed for the Ricky Martin Foundation. A portion of the proceeds go to work for children's rights worldwide. Buy here.

6. Prints from the Nuru Project ($50 to $1000). Half of the proceeds go to one of several non-profit organizations like the American Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, Kiva and Malaria No More that have partnered with Nuru. Buy here.

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