Just in time for Mother’s Day and graduations, you can feel good about the gifts you’re giving with companies that do good with your money. For anyone in your life (including yourself) that could use a thoughtful new piece of jewelry, consider these do-gooder companies and get shopping.
For something special, like a customizable piece or meaningful icon, check out the fun collections of Awe. This well-to-do online shop has a piece for all ages, including mothers, daughters, friends and yourself. Need more information before committing? Read through AweInspireed.com’s tab dedicated to all the participating charities that receive 10 percent of the company’s proceeds.
If that sounds right up your alley, you may even want the added touch of having something special personalized with a meaningful message for loved ones. Commemorate a special day, memory or nickname by having something engraved. You can always let the icons speak for themselves and shop the Goddess coin collection for the strong females in your life. Each collection has a special meaning, allowing clients to purchase thoughtful gifts for others, knowing that small bit off the top still goes to those in need.
On top of the really intricate styles and meaningful messages behind the strong females, the giver and receiver can feel even better about the residual effects of paying it forward.
The Giving Keys are on a mission, literally. By purchasing from Giving Keys, customers are actually helping individuals transition out of homelessness. The company’s pay-it-forward philosophy is reason enough to give the site a look. With more styles for all ages and genders, Giving Keys offer an easy way to gift grads, moms and dads a little something special, while setting yourself up for good karma — win, win!
While the jewelry and keychains are fun enough on their own, there’s an added benefit to purchasing. Customers are encouraged to choose their word, something that means something to them, and eventually pass it on to someone who needs it more.
Of course, there’s no harm in buying one for you, the kids or friends, but pieces can be a bit pricey. While the sentiment behind the thoughtful gesture can sometimes say more than the gift itself, in this case, these pieces offer much more than a fun accessory.
No matter what style, message or engraving you choose for your family, friends or self, it’s encouraging to see so many options available. It seems pay-it-forward purchases may be trending.
THE START OF A JOURNEY. Apprehension mingles with excitement. What lies ahead? Standing on Scotland’s west coast, we know the bare bones of what we’re facing: 134 miles of hiking, a coast-to-coast traverse of the country. But what will we see along the way? Who will we meet? How wet will we get?
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
MULTIGENERATIONAL TRAVEL IS NOTHING NEW; travelers have taken their kids on vacation for, well, generations. But as our lives and our kids’ lives — and even those of retired parents — become busier, the urge to gather everyone together for shared vacation experiences emerges as a top travel trend.
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
Few cities in the world offer as much for couples who share a love of art as Madrid. Travelers can choose from romantic hotels a few steps from three of Europe’s finest art museums. Without leaving that same “Avenue of the Arts” they can stroll through a beautiful botanic garden and visit an innovative contemporary art center.