Our super-edited gift guide.
ISSUE: Winter 2011-12
STORY: Anna M. Park
For the Trendsetter
1. You’re not just purchasing a scarf; you’re supporting empowerment. Based in India, Saivana sponsors a female child of every full-time employee in their primary school education, last year sponsoring 175 children.
2. Can’t afford Peter Som? Get his classic fall 2011 print in a clutch with his limited edition travel kit for Clark’s Botanicals.
3. Just like their shoes, Toms Eyewear continues the One for One model, with each purchase helping a person in need regain sight through the Seva Foundation (initially focusing on Nepal, Tibet and Cambodia).
For the Hostess
1. Bring the outdoors in with a home fragrance reminiscent of an evergreen forest. Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Grove Home Fragrance Reed Diffuser.
2. Lucite in home décor is hot right now. Personalize this lucite tray with your favorite artwork or a memorable photo. Erin Condren lucite tray.
Why gift another trinket or gadget, when you can gift life. Global relief organization World Vision offers you the opportunity to bring clean water to a village, protect children from malaria with mosquito nets, or stock a school with books and equipment, for as little as $18. My favorite is the microloan to a young mother so she can start a business that will feed, clothe and educate her children. Once the loans are repaid, the funds are used for new loans to others, recycling your gift for many more for years to come. Details Worldvisiongifts.org.
For the Techie
iPad’ers are a hardcore bunch. They’ll love you for these accessories, especially the touch screen compatible gloves. From left: NuGuard GripStand 2/GripBase bundle, Toddy Smart Cloth, Hercules XPS Diamond 2.0 USB speakers, Tokidoki for Hello Kitty iPad case, Grandoe Sensor Touch gloves.