Still searching for the perfect gift? Then you’ve just hit the jackpot! These beauties are all handmade by artists around the country (and even a few from around the world). It’s really the handmade aspect that grabs me—when I was younger, I loved nothing more than sitting on the floor of my room and beading the day away. Not only are these handmade, but by purchasing them through UncommonGoods you are supporting four incredible nonprofits: RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization; American Forests, which protects and restores forests worldwide; Women for Women International, an organization that provides women with the tools to move up from poverty and become self-sufficient; and City Harvest, which works to end hunger in New York City. So really, it makes all of these gifts that give back—awesome! Even though these gifts will not arrive in time, you could make a little card with a picture and the arrival date; the wait will be worth it.
My favorites include this gorgeous jewelry stand, this aquamarine ring, this hamsa necklace for protection from evil eyes (so important in Middle Eastern cultures!), this bracelet set which would be perfect for summer, these lovely beach rings, and this ring made out of your state’s quarter. UncommonGoods also has a great collection of jewelry with inspirational quotes. I’m smitten with this ring that says, “She believed she could, so she did.” Also, this necklace that says, “I am the master of my fate,” and this necklace that says, “Reach for the moon…” I could go on and on, but I’m going to stop here and let you head over to UncommonGoods to check out the rest of their collection!
(This post was sponsored by UncommonGoods. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Chin Up, Buttercup.)