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Gift Wrap Ideas

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With the holidays approaching, it’s time to brush up on your gift wrapping skills. Sometimes the packaging can be the coolest part of your gift. Since we all can’t be like this wrapper, here are some ideas to make your gift look unique, without too much effort.     Affordable Supplies After spending money on a gift, it can be hard to spend even more on its wrapping. Find some butcher paper at a paper store, where you can buy yards of it for just cents. After wrapping your gifts, add some foliage or ribbon from home. Get a classy look with black

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Gifts That Give Back: Musana Jewelry

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Buying Musana jewelry means so much more than wearing a beautiful, handmade accessory. It also means providing opportunities for women in Uganda to receive employment and a steady salary. Musana’s model is unique and profound: Our model is to empower women to provide opportunities for their children, creating a generation of change. Working with women in developing countries gets at the root of breaking the cycle of poverty. Women are often the sole providers for their families, and yet there is little work available for them. By employing mothers, we empower them to break the cycle of poverty and create brighter futures for their children. If that’s

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Gift List: The Hippie

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So you have a friend that’s a little more on the natural side of things than you are. They grow their own organic food, recycle, practice spiritual healing, use yoga as exercise, drink herbal teas, and meditate outdoors. You love them but you’re not sure what to get them when it comes to Christmas and birthdays. Don’t panic. You don’t have to learn all about their practices to get them a thoughtful gift. We’ve saved you the effort and put together this list of gifts your hippie friend will love! Understanding the Hippie: Thoughtfulness. Because hippies are generally more in tune

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Gift List: The Creative

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Do you have a friend or family member who loves to create things? Whether it be drawing, painting, writing, composing music, taking pictures, or sewing, it’s easy for creatives to entertain themselves, as long as they have the right supplies. Creatives generally are free-spirited, sometimes introverted, doodling during class, and easily come up with great ideas that awe the rest of the group. It’s not difficult to find gifts for them but this list will broaden your options and delight your creative friend! Understanding the Creative: Anything Goes. Creatives can take anything and make it into something better, so really, you

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Gift List: The Chef

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You know the aromas, the tastes amaze you, but the fancy terms confuse you. Sounds like you’ve got a chef in your life! You appreciate every meal they’ve fed you, but you don’t know how to return the favor. You’re not sure what tools they use or need, what kind of cookbooks they like, or if they even use cookbooks! But we’ve put together a simple gift list that’s sure to help you support your chef.   Understanding the Chef: Baking vs. Cooking. Most importantly, you need to figure out if this person likes to cook or bake. Yes, they

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Gift List: The Minimalist

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Neutrals, succulents, triangles, and empty space. Minimalists can be tricky to shop for. You want to get them something good, but you might be pretty lost. So we’ve put together this guide to help you find the perfect gift for what could be the pickiest type of receiver.   Understanding the Minimalist: No clutter. This means anything impractical or too large will likely be tossed. We’re talking food dehydrators, magazine stacks, excessive cords and electronics, you get the picture. Anti-tacky. Bright colors, characters printed on rugs, childish toys are all off your list. Don’t even let them tempt you. If

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