Give Great Gifts: These glam you and give back to worthy causes
Glitzy and elegant accessories boost your mood and can make last year’s outfit more trendy. Add sparkling earrings or a statement necklace or bracelet and you show your style. Fragrance also helps boost your mood and send a message that you are confident and glamorous. Jewelry is the main focus of this post, and it’s more than just an accessory. Beloved pieces can also be passed from generation to generation, given as a gift, or can continually remind and inspire you of something important.
A spritz of fragrance from a pretty bottle is another easy way to show your personality, and fragrances are classic gifts for the holiday.
October is really “give back and help others” month. Not everyone is up for volunteering for a worthy cause, you can do your part by supporting companies that are offering a portion (or all) of their proceeds from their products, to those worthy causes,
Here are a few glizy, glamorous items that you can buy now (and put away for holiday gifting as well). These all “give back.” None of these are staggeringly expensive, so purchase them now — feel extra great about wearing them and giving them as gifts. (Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, advicesisters.com)
A lot of products supporting breast cancer are pink, but Carolee has chosen the trend colors of the season: mixing chocolate and gold pearls, light catching gold, topaz and brown faceted beads and white crystal for a fashionable mixed-media look. The bold, opulent styles work well with ’80s-inspired glam fashions this season and for your holiday parties (not to mention delighted recipients of your Carolee jewelry gifts). These pieces are significant, but not all of them are dressy. Mix and match them as you see fit. Suggested retail prices range from $30 to $125. The Top of the Rock collection is available at leading department stores and on their websites and at carolee.com.
Water is one of the things we cannot live without. So Carolee has designed this stunning WATER.ORG Sterling Silver Pendant that makes a delicate but significant precious gift for anyone woman teenager or over. The shiny water drop hanging from a sterling silver chain can mean many things. Give it with love to show that the person you’re giving it to is as precious to you as lifesaving water (or for any reason you wish).water drop inspired necklace that will help support Water.org in their mission to provide access to safe water and sanitation. This elegant pendant has a chain with two adjusters in the back to make this 16-18 inches as you prefer. The pendant is a petite 1/4 inch with a 3/4″ drop, but it is weighty (lots of silver) and sparkles on your neck. It also comes beautifully boxed, nestled into a drawstring bag for gifting and safe-keeping. CAROLEE will donate $10 to Water.org from the sale of each Sterling Silver Water Drop Necklace, with a maximum donation of $5,000 through December 2016. Water.org pioneers innovative, community-driven and market-based solutions to provide access to safe water and sanitation – giving communities hope, health and a future. To date, Water.org has positively transformed millions of lives around the world, ensuring better life for generations ahead. Price:$150.00. Get yours on the Carolee Jewelry Web Site here.
Bees may be small. Bees may be humble. But bees are essential to our eco-system and to everything we eat. These little pollinators are work together as a community. That was at lest part of the inspiration behind the bee for Sally Jane Jewelry. At seven months pregnant, Sally was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. And the designers of this jewelry line created a collection of bumble bee jewelry that gives back. Sally Jane Jewelry includes necklaces and wrap bracelets, each including their signature bee charm that represents the message:, “Bee Courageous, Bee Bold, Bee a Survivor, Just Bee!” The Gold Bee Necklace $68.00 has a delicate little bee hanging from a sparkly delicate chain. It isn’t so small it will get lost on your neck, but it’s petite enough to be appropriate for any age (there’s a smaller bee for those who like tiny pendants. The bigger bee arrives either in silver, or as shown above, in gold with a 16″ sterling silver gold plated chain featuring a lobster clasp and 2″ extender. It arrives in a soft hot pink fabric drawstring pouch, boxed. Give one to anyone who needs courage, who needs to be a strong survivor, and who needs to “just bee.” Even better, Sally Jane donates to charity for each product purchased. The jewelry isn’t just for survivors, it’s a nice gift for yourself as well. With every purchase, Sally Jane will donate $1.00 to Massachusetts General Hospital’s research campaign toward Immunotherapy as well as supportive care provided for patients and families by Friends of MGHCC. In addition, their ddonations will also help to fund research toward the benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu (“jutsu”) and or to provide funds to assist with Jin Shin Jyutsu care (an ancient healing art) for acute and chronic health care needs. Visit the Sally Jane Jewlery Web Site to learn more and order.
A fragrance in a beautiful bottle is almost like jewelry. You feel special when holding the flacon and applying the scent. Most women have more than once fragrance but a new one that gives back to a worthy case will not only inspire you, it will make you smell good, too. Founder of B Fragranced, Marilyn Jones, lost her mother to breast cancer at an early age, and her truest and favorite memory of her mother was her scent. To honor her mother, she created “Embellish,” The scent infuses sparkling notes of apple and peach with a hint of citron along with jasmine and honeysuckle and a sensual base of soft amber and sandalwood to make Embellish any woman’s signature scent. It’s the kind of fragrance that personalizes with your body chemistry, so you won’t smell your new signature scent exactly the same on someone. This October, B Fragranced is spreading breast cancer awareness with a special limited time offer. A free purse-sized sprayer of Embellish and free shipping will be added to all orders with the code PINKFIGHT at www.bfragranced.com. Additionally, 25% of purchases during the month of October will be donated to Susan G. Komen®, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever . 1.7oz Eau De Parfum Spray $54.00 and 3.4 oz Eau De Parfum Spray $78.00 .For more information, please visit The B Fragranced web site.