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.
Mendocino County in Northern California is known for its craggy coastline, towering Redwoods, world-class wineries and creative microbreweries. Locals find autumn the best time of the year here, when the summertime crowds have given way to a more relaxed vibe, holding hands while leaf peeping passes for the perfect afternoon activity and crisp nights are made for snuggling. In other words, it’s the perfect setting and season for a couple’s getaway.
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California's Central Coast is an ideal destination for couples looking for a romantic weekend away. The coastal town of San Luis Obispo, SLO for short, lets you enjoy the beautiful California climate without the fast pace of a big city like Los Angeles or San Francisco.