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Gift Guide Day 1: A Gift that Gives Back (+Giveaway!)

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Today’s gift focuses on what’s truly important this time of year: spreading love and care.  And, when you gift someone you love (or yourself) with this gorgeous Palmwood Diamond Pendant from This Counts, 25% of the proceeds are donated to Make A Wish Canada to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Made of palm wood and resin diamond on a metal chain, this necklace proves even more beautiful when you know that you can change and enrich lives by wearing it.

I’ve blogged about This Counts previously, and how a portion of the sale of every single item on their site goes to a charity supported by the retailer.  I also love that there’s no guessing game when you’re shopping: the price you see is the price you pay (including tax and shipping).  This necklace is just one of the many fun and unique gift ideas on the site.  Check out my previous post (linked above) for some other great gift ideas from This Counts!

This Counts has generously offered to host a giveaway to help celebrate day 1 of the 2015 Gift Guide on WhatDidSheFind.  To enter to win your very own Palmwood Diamond Pendant, simply follow the link below and use the Rafflecopter tool.  This giveaway is open to Canadian entrants only, and will close on Wednesday, December 16th at 11:59pm EST.  Good luck and happy shopping!

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WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Twenty-Nine

Photo and logo as seen on Thegivingkeys.com

Photo and logo as seen on Thegivingkeys.com

Based out of Los Angeles, The Giving Keys employs only those who are looking to transition out of homelessness.  So, in a sense, when you buy one of these “Classic Pendants“, (or other products from their website), your actually helping to provide someone with the key to a new life.  Moreover, each re-purposed key is meant to be paid forward based on the sentiment hand-stamped on it: “hope”, “let go”, “strength”, and etcetera.  When you encounter someone who could use the message on the key, pass it on to them, and then share your story on The Giving Keys website.  The Classic Pendants shown above retails for $35.00 US and comes on a 27″ chain (there a variety of chains to choose from).  There are also a number of words to choose from, or you can customize your own, (9 character limit), for an additional $5.00.  You can purchase these keys online, or search the website to find a local retailer.

Previous Days:

Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, Day Six, Day Seven, Day Eight, Day Nine,Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve, Day Thirteen, Day Fourteen, Day Fifteen, Day Sixteen, Day Seventeen, Day Eighteen, Day Nineteen, Day Twenty, Day Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Two, Day Twenty-Three, Day Twenty-Four, Day Twenty-Five, Day Twenty-Six, Day Twenty-Seven, Twenty-Eight

 

 

 

WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Twenty-Five

Photos and logo as seen on Oldnavy.ca

Photos and logo as seen on Oldnavy.ca

Like most things in life, cold-weather accessories are just more fun to wear when they have cute sayings on them, like these ones from Old Navy.  Even better? They are all on sale for $7.00 each (use code SANTA until December 14th at midnight)!  Shown above are the “Women’s Message Scarves” in Neutral (which says “Happy”), and Black (which says “Love”), and the “Women’s Patterned Knit Gloves” in Black (which say “Chic” when held beside one another).  Fun, fashionable, and affordable, these make even a summer-lover like me want to join in the outdoor fun.

Previous Days:

Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, Day Six, Day Seven, Day Eight, Day Nine,Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve, Day Thirteen, Day Fourteen, Day Fifteen, Day Sixteen, Day Seventeen, Day Eighteen, Day Nineteen, Day Twenty, Day Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Two, Day Twenty-Three, Day Twenty-Four

 

WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Fourteen

Photos and logo as seen on Sephora.com

Photos and logo as seen on Sephora.com

This value set is almost too good to be true.  Filled with 12 of Sephora’s best sellers, this “Sephora Favorites: Superstars” set retails for $90.00 CDN, and comes with 7 full-size products and 5 deluxe samples: a $270.00 value!  What’s great about this set, is that you can either gift it as-is, or separate the items and give to multiple people.  I’ve personally tried (and love) many of the items in this set including: the blush, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, liquid liner, primer, mascara, and lip treatment.  Check out the full product list, below!

Full-Size Products: 

-Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown

-Chloè by Chloè Rollerball

-Formula X Nail Color in Ignite

-Nars Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm

-Smashbox Cosmetics Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 in Light

-Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner In Intense Black

-Urban Decay Eye shadow in Sin

Deluxe Samples/Minis:

-Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional

-Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara In Jet Black

-Fresh Sugar Rosè Tinted Lip Treatment

-Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

-Bumble And Bumble Surf Spray

Previous Days:

Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, Day Six, Day Seven, Day Eight, Day Nine, Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve, Day Thirteen