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Weekend Confetti Vol. 46

The Gift Giving Edition

November 20, 2021

Welcome to Weekend Confetti!

Here you will find your weekly dose of interesting and merry miscellany that you didn’t know you needed to know.   I hope it adds some joy to your weekend!  Cheers!

How is your holiday shopping coming along?

Are you one of those people who is already finished? Or are you more of a last-minute shopper?

Either way, here are some great ideas… including some of my own personal favorites and some ways to give back…to inspire your holiday shopping list!

We all look to Amazon for our last minute, instant gratification fixes. To make your Prime purchases a little more meaningful, set your account up with AmazonSmile, which will give to a charity of your choice every time you buy. (It’s super easy!)

You can also add items from the AmazonSmile Charity Lists to your shopping cart, which will be directly sent to your charity once you check out. A quick and simple way to support organizations in need!

For the puzzle lover on your list, there is no better place than Galison to shop. (This is on my own Wish List.) They also have fun gifts.

For the literate fashionista, try Out of Print’s great collection of book themed tees and gifts. I wear this one all the time, and would like to add this to my collection!

For interesting and well-curated book selections for giving, try Bas Bleu. They also carry great gifts for book lovers, young and old.

For seriously fun gifts for everyone on your list, try  They carry everything from roller skates (yep, you heard that right) to writing supplies in fun, happy colors.

Looking for an affordable jewelry idea? I love Alex and Ani’s collection of bangle bracelets! Like this great Shine Bright one.

For years I have been buying my family Tervis tumblers for Christmas. Whether you are shopping for a sports fanatic, a Potterhead or your Southern bestie, they’ve got a tumbler that will suit. (Someone is getting this under the tree…maybe me!)

One of my favorite places to shop is Etsy. One of my favorite things to buy is a coffee mug. Put them both together and you get some serious fun for your morning!

From gorgeous leather bags to books to planners to toys, the New York Public Library Shop has a unique gift for everyone on your list. Like this Succulent Aloe Plant Plush or this gorgeous Flower Cameo Necklace.

For gift ideas that give back, try one of these companies that donate every time you buy!

Buy some Bombas and they will donate a second pair of socks for the homeless.

Love Your Melon was started to provide hats for children battling cancer. Purchase a hat for yourself (or one of their other great items) and fifty percent of the proceeds are donated to fight pediatric cancer.

Buy a backpack, tote or other carryall (they have bags for everything!) from STATE Bags and help them donate fully packed backpacks to kids in need.

Last but not least…wondering what to give the person on your list who has everything?

How about a Kiva Gift Card? Kiva’s mission is to facilitate micro-loans all around the world, especially to those who don’t have ready access to financial services to help them get ahead. I have been funding loans with Kiva for over a decade, and love their mission.

This week’s Kindness Intention: to make sure my holiday shopping is done in a way that gives back: either by shopping stores who support a cause or through AmazonSmile.

And here is some kindness I found out in the world to make you smile at the goodness of people. (And a book to go on your list!)

What is a Kindness Intention?

It is a way of keeping kindness more intentional in my own life by setting a weekly goal of kindness. And hopefully inspiring you to do something kind in your own world!

Happy Weekend, Lovely Friends!

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