THIS SEASON, PURCHASE WITH A PURPOSE!
■ I’m excited about this “gifts that give back” guide for parents. Although giving back is always a good idea, it feels especially important this year. Practical tips for everyday parenting from Ashley Jones (Bridget, B&B)
gift for the person who has everything
Because who doesn’t love the perfect soy candle, made right here in Hollywood? I got to create the scents for my collaboration with Makers & Goods to bring you the best candles! Close your eyes, take a deep breath and get ready to be transported to relaxation. I’ve titled them COZY, HOME and BRIGHTEN
... You won’t be disappointed. I’m burning COZY now: evergreen, fir and mistletoe! Check it out and let me know your thoughts! makers and goods. com/products/ashley-jones. While you light up a little part of your day and the scent fills your house, you will remember that you purchased with a purpose. Ten percent of gross proceeds go to: Support lafd!
gifts for anyone with a smart phone
Illusion photograph. com wants to sell 50,000 smartphone wallet cases in the “I Support Living Heart Peru” design because $3 from each sale goes to Living heart peru. com. (For any other purchase made on the website, $1 will be donated.) The goal: Donate $150,000 to develop self-sustaining initiatives in communities above Peru’s Sacred Valley. The phone case wallets showcase the vast variety of work of Beatrice Pitocco while keeping your life organized! Great for mom, friend (or yourself!).
gift of literacy for children of all ages
My friend and co-worker at B&B helps Usborne Books & More with their mission to promote literacy around the world. For 30 years, these books have educated children, proving that a captivating book can compete with technology and media today. Check out their ongoing charitable initiatives or host your own Hero Party. Message her on FB at Renee Vance Brunson or visit https:// a8374.myubam.com/.
gifts for everyone that loves chocolate
This is great for teachers, volunteers, mailmen/ women, babysitters and kids! I’m a fan of the supplements from Good Day Chocolate. I give them to my kids, but I also take them myself. I’ve grown fond of the Turmeric and Sleep recently. The “sleep” only contains 1 mg of melatonin per chocolate, so it’s easy to regulate. Their holiday package ($12) is a variety pack with the cutest little boxes to keep on hand. Best part: They partner with cleft palate repair team Smiletrain. org to quite literally spread smiles around the world. gooddaychocolate.com.
gift for the child in your life
KIDBOX.COM is a curated box of clothing specifically picked for your child. For every box sold, they work with Delivering Good to bring new clothing to a child in need. Help them with their mission to clothe over a million children #oneboxatatime. I can personally vouch for Kid Board of Directors @daniellamariebenitez.
gift of nutrition
Thisbarsaveslives. com is a one-for-one company. For every nutritional bar you buy, they give food aid to a severely malnourished child. Their variety pack is a fantastic, great gift for anyone. My friends are co-founders; their mission and the impact they’re making is awesome.
These gifts for our children are a wonderful way to strike up the conversation about helping other people and spreading kindness. I have a more extensive list at Ashleyajones.com! If you know of other great ideas to add, let me know. It’s nice learning about those doing good in the world, and sharing the news of their mission.