GDA Staff -- Gifts and Dec, 11/12/2012 8:00:00 AM
Bracelets for a Cause
Alexa's Angels' Nepalese Angels bracelets are handmade by Nepalese women artisans. The bracelets are the first in a new category of the company - Women Supporting Women Across the Globe. "I have assured [that the Nepal Angel Bracelets] are fairly traded and the sales help these women support their families," said Beth Lang, founder and president of Alexa's Angels. Each piece is hand knitted with Czech and Japanese glass beads, and comes with a card signed by its maker. $10. Alexa's Angles, Windsor, CO. 877.264.3576.
Fit for a First Lady
Lionette's Kennedy earrings were named after Jackie O. The classically designed baubles are handmade in New York. Made of plated brass and adorned with Swarovski crystals. $218. Lionette, New York. 917.902.9949.
Celebrate a day of birth with a special plate. Grasslands Road's ceramic tray from the Celebrate Collection features detailed scroll work on white ceramic accented with a colorful "Happy Birthday" message. $14. Grasslands Road, Elmsford, NY. 800.444.8887.
Wrap your wine in style with MIXT Studio's reusable bottle covers. The green Spindle design (featured) is just one of 12 designs in the line. Each bag is crafted by hand and comes with a write-on gift tag. Bags are printed on Tyvek which is a recyclable material that is resistant to water and won't tear. $12 each. MIXT Studio, Hermosa Beach, CA. 310.698.3653.
Tasty Holiday Treats
Salem Baking Company presents seasonal cookie boxes for gift giving or just sharing with family and friends. There are three special fall and holiday seasonal flavors: holiday shaped Chocolate Enrobed Moravian Sugar Cookies topped with crushed peppermint, Butter Pecan Praline Shortbread Cookies and Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies. $5.99 per box. With every two cases ordered and shipped by November 30, receive free tasting samples. Salem Baking Company, Winston-Salem, NC. 800.274.2994.
Noah's Garden Ark is designed by sculptor George Carruth. Features a hook on the back for hanging and is also free-standing. The hand cast stone piece is weather proof and comes in a gift box. Made in the U.S.A. $40. Carruth Studio, Waterville, OH. 800.225.1178.
Chocolate Beef Jerky
Crafted by Katrina Markoff, founder and creator of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Beef Jerky gets a new twist: chocolate. Just one of the artisanal bars with some uncommon ingredients, the Wild Ophelia collection also includes Smokehouse BBQ Potato Chips, Mount Sequoia Granola and milk chocolate blends like Southern Hibiscus Peach, Sweet Cherry Pecan, Salted Chowchilla Almond, Peanut Butter and Banana and Beef Jerky. $3.99 each. Wild Ophelia, New York. 855.674.3542.
Chain, Chain, Chain...
Eeboo's Holiday Paper Chain kit allows kids to be creative and add to the festive holiday decor at home or on the tree. The easy-to-assemble chain has 40 designs featuring illustrations of brightly wrapped presents, gingerbread men, ice-skating dogs and other bold patterns in holiday colors by Melissa Sweet. Each set consists of 120 links that make 24 feet of chain. For ages 5 and up. $9.95. Eeboo, New York. 212.222.0823.
Tied Up in Strings
The Christmas Web gift set makes an entertaining new family tradition for kids on Christmas morning. The kit consists of three spools of yarn to create an actual web throughout the rooms of a home that kids can unravel and follow that ultimately leads to their gifts. Also included is a Christmas-themed story book, which tells a tale of how the Christmas Web came to be $39.99. The Christmas Web, Birmingham, AL. 205.957.5599.
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