Gift Ideas & A Giveaway
It’s that time of year when we all begin searching for something special to give to the special people in our lives. To me, Christmas shopping does not mean standing in line for the latest and greatest gizmo or gadget. It means I search for something meaningful, sentimental or useful. There’s a reason for this season. Christmas is not about bigger and better — after all, Jesus was born in a barn, not a state-of-the-art maternity suite. So here goes, a couple of ideas with more to come. I begin with three rules of thumb:
- Avoid shopping malls and busy department stores at all costs!
- Shop at local businesses as much as possible.
- Buy online to save time and money.
No. 1 — Embira Seed Bracelet from Noonday Collection, $26.
Noonday offers a very special collection of jewelry and gift items. The company has an amazing ministry and heart-swelling story. You can read about it, here. The embira bracelet is created of natural seeds and artfully placed paper beads. It is handmade by artisans in Uganda and 10% of the sale goes to families seeking to adopt. It’s not just a unique and gorgeous gift for your friend or family member, it’s a purchase that will help families here and around the world. I love meaningful gifts!
Next up on my list of gift ideas …
No. 2 — Celtic Knot Flexi-clip from Lilla Rose, $16 on sale for $12.80!
Do you know someone who puts their hair in a bun, pulls it back or pins it up? These unique flexi-clips make it a cinch to tame your tresses. They come in several sizes and a vast array of designs. Any girl — of any age — would be pleased to receive such a pretty and useful gift. They’re also just the right size for stuffing in a stocking or two!
I had never heard of these until Beth sent me a sample. She also offered a second clip for you, darling readers! That means it’s time for a …
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Pull back a little or pin up a lot of hair … these cool clips do the trick. You can browse their other designs here. And stay tuned, because I’ll have even more Christmas gift ideas in the coming days.