If you're not much of a material girl and would like your purchase to really mean something beyond the holiday season… something that will show the people on your list that you care about them and those in need with gifts that help out the less fortunate… then take a look at these gift ideas from shops at Fashion Valley in San Diego:
Give San Diego Kids 'Shoes That Fit'
Your shoe-crazed friend definitely recognizes the importance of a nice pair of kicks, so help her give some sneakers to a child who needs them this season. Nordstroms has partnered with Shoes That Fit and New Balance to make it easy -- for just $10 you can pick up a tag at any Nordstrom store or at select Nordstrom Racks, and that money will go toward a pair of New Balance shoes for kids in your community!
Me to We Beaded Bracelets
Spread the love around the world without sacrificing style. Me to We has super on-trend beaded bracelets that are handmade by self-employed Kenyan artisans. Half of Me to We’s net profits go directly to Free The Children, an international charity dedicated to helping children achieve their full potential. You'll find Me to We bracelets and other items at Nordstrom.
Beaded Bracelets for Rosie's Place
At the new j.jill store (just opened at Fashion Valley last month), you'll find beautiful beaded bracelets, crafted by artists from the Women's Craft Cooperative at Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for homeless women in Boston. The triple-wrap bracelet is accented with copper-dyed pearlized beads, Czech glass, and antiqued bronze buttons.
Wrap with Vintage Knot-Wrap Scarves at LUSH
If you're going to be conscientious about the gift, then you might want the wrapping to match.
According to the Clean Air Council, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s an extra million tons of waste is generated weekly, most of which is wrapping paper and shopping bags. So what’s a conscientious gift-giver like yourself to do?
Eco-friendly Knot-Wrap scarves are a stylish alternative to gift wrap inspired by the Japanese art of ‘furoshiki,’ and can also be used as a headscarf. Each one is made from two recycled bottles and can be used again and again to gift wrap, decorate the home, or as a scarf! LUSH just launched a new collection, see below.