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Not to send you into panic mode, but there are only 18 shopping days left before Christmas! If you’re like me, you may be stumped about what to get for those people who have everything. Or you may be holding out for a unique and beautiful gift that shows that you really put some effort in!
For either case, it sounds like you need to visit the Gifts that Give Holiday Market today or tomorrow. It’s happening at Pine Street Station, where the HOPE Farmers’ Market happens every Sunday (5th St. and Waller).
The Gifts that Give Holiday Market is a brand new concept, and I love it. Each vendor is local, fair trade and socially conscious. And each purchase you make at Gifts that Give makes a difference in someone’s life across the globe.
Examples? I’ve got plenty:
- Backpacks from Oak Backpacks – proceeds provide backpacks and school supplies to homeless youth
- Hammocks from SoCo Hammocks – 20% of proceeds go to poverty-alleviation projects in foreign countries
- Kuna Kicks fabric shoes from Teysha – proceeds support Kuna Tribe artisans in Panama
You’ll find jewelry, scarves, purses, dresses and more, and every single item you buy at the Gifts that Give Holiday Market helps someone in need.
Beyond the wonderful products you’ll find, each vendor has an amazing story about how they became inspired to do what they do, and how your purchase makes a difference in the lives of others.
The Gifts that Give Holiday Market starts today at 11 AM and closes at 7 PM. It will be open tomorrow with the same hours.
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Is your Christmas shopping finished? Do you like the idea of shopping local for a cause?
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