Pictured (clockwise from left): Made Her Think's Breast Cancer Awareness Talon Necklace; Alkemie Jewelry cuff; Wayuu Taya handbag.
The best gifts are the ones with meaning, whether it be an inside joke between friends or a present that perfectly captures a personality. But even better are gifts that not only show your loved ones you’re thinking of them, but that you’re thinking of others as well.
Earth-friendly jewelry (like reclaimed-metal pieces from Alkemie and Alex and Ani) will garner thanks from Mother Earth as well as from your eco-conscious friends. Or choose a gift that improves the livelihood of the artisans who created it: JADEtribe handbags help Southeast Asian women support themselves and their families, and handbags by the nonprofit Wayuu Taya Foundation assist communities of indigenous weavers in Colombia and Venezuela. And to help support women through their battle with breast cancer, gift Breast Cancer Awareness jewelry from Gorjana or Made Her Think–a portion of the proceeds from each support Breast Cancer Connections and Breast Cancer Network of Strength, respectively.