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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 Three

Holiday Guift Guide Day 3

Love is pretty much synonymous with the holiday season, and what better time to “give someone your heart”?  What I love about this heart pendant however, is that it’s not your typical…it’s anatomical!  A sterling silver (3/4″) pendant on a 16″ box chain, this necklace is perfect for the person in your life who loves the unique and different (even if that is yourself).  Even better? You’ll be showing the love for local talent: this beauty was handcrafted in Toronto, Ontario.

You can purchase this “”Zippan-Anatomical Heart” necklace from Cards and Presents (I’ve mentioned them before in this post), for only $50.00.  And, if you order before November 30th, (using the coupon code: CANSHIP), you’ll also receive free shipping Canada-wide.  Be sure to check out some of their other fun products while you’re there (I’m in love with pretty much everything), as well as their own holiday gift guide.

The Look for Less: Ray-Ban Inspired Pendant

The Look for Less

I couldn’t help but fall in love with the adorable Ran-Ban inspired necklace Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting wore for her Cosmopolitan cover shoot (May 2014 issue).  The subtext stated that the necklace was by “Jason of Beverly Hills”, but listed no price (most of us know that’s typically code for “expensive”).  You can check out the version Kaley is wearing here; no price is listed on their website either, but the white-diamond detailing leads me to believe it’s probably more than I’d hope (or could afford) to spend.

Fast forward to a quaint street festival I visited during my recent vacation to Nova Scotia.  My eyes scanned over a sea of cute pendants: infinity symbols, dolphins, hearts…aviator sunglasses!! I don’t think I could get them in my hands fast enough.  While they are a little different from Kaley’s, the concept is much the same.  Like Kaley’s version, the pendant is on a silver ball-chain, and the back of the sunglasses have “arms”, making the pendant 3-D.  The main differences are that mine are sans diamonds (or even cubic zirconia), and are in the style of aviators instead of wayfarers (which I love since I prefer, and actually wear, aviators anyway).  My cute new pendant cost me just $15.00 (doesn’t get more budget-friendly than that!).  While the shop I purchased them from doesn’t have a website, you can find a large selection of reasonably priced sunglass pendants on Etsy here!