I love gift-giving! Don't you?
I ESPECIALLY love giving gifts that are special and purposeful. It was tough to narrow it down, but I've done my best to assemble some of my absolute favorite things! If you are looking for the perfect gift, maybe this fun little list will come in handy! Several items (the first 5) are from Refresh Boutique - True To Life Ministries' Social Enterprise. Refresh serves as a living classroom for TTLM’s 12-month Job Training Program where young men and women learn fundamental job skills while working to overcome barriers standing between them and long-term, gainful employment. Past Job Trainees have celebrated many accomplishments: overcoming homelessness, earning GEDs, becoming the first in their family to go to college, moving from tendencies of self-harm to self-confidence. Talk about guilt free shopping...plus, here's a coupon code valid for everything in Refresh's online store: FAVETHINGS20
The final 2 items aren't from Refresh, but I just know you will love them!
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I Love This T-Shirt!
It's slouchy fit is super forgiving and it's super soft! Plus the slogan is very meaningful to us at TTLM - we firmly believe God's hope never runs out, so our team is committed to remaining available for anyone ready to take a step forward. Buy one of these for yourself AND for a friend!
What a Beautiful Planner!
I love everything about the color and design of this gorgeous cloth cover, and it's just in time for the new year! The calendar runs January - December. It has everything you want in a planner - quality paper, inspirational quotes, great page layouts, monthly and weekly views, and there's even a POCKET FOLDER (YEA!).
Favorite Earrings. Period.
These beautiful genuine leather earrings flatter every face shape and they are so lightweight! There are a variety of shapes, but I'm in love with this color! And just FYI, the french hook earrings are stainless steel.
Hand-Rolled Paper Coasters
This purchase is a double give back - not only are you purchasing through Refresh, but these colorful paper coasters are from Mercy House - an incredible organization doing global work. The set comes neatly wrapped in twine and signed by the artist (how cool is that?).
Where has this been all my life?! Delicious on any sort of bread, toast, or biscuit. And...go with me on this...amazing in coffee! I'm also not above just eating it out of the jar with a spoon. If you've never had whipped honey, the consistency is divine. It's made by Savanna Bee and has exactly two ingredients: 100% pure honey and organic cocoa powder. It's the perfect stocking stuffer!
I've absolutely fallen in love with MODhomeceramics. These artistic clay creations are unlike anything else I've seen! I was gifted one of the feather dishes, and loved it so much, I tracked down the artist and her online shop. These charming ornaments are a gift all on their own, and the price point is perfect.
I devoured this book over a weekend not long ago. So if you are a reader, or if you need to purchase a book for one, look no further. This little excerpt from the description sums it up perfectly:
Every heart longs to be seen and understood. Yet most of our lives is unwitnessed. We spend our days working, driving, parenting. We sometimes spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. So how do we find contentment when we feel so hidden?