Have you ever felt stressed out over giving the perfect gift? I know I have! I often catch myself wondering whether or not my gift is good enough, or, if the person I’m giving it to will even like it.
But when I take a second to remember why I’m even buying a gift in the first place, it can sometimes feel like I just got bumped by a shopping cart.
I have to remind myself that it’s not about the gift – it’s about the meaning. And this Christmas, I’m choosing to give gifts that are thoughtful and impactful.
This approach to gifting is the heartbeat behind one of my favorite jewelry boutiques, Fashion & Compassion. Fashion & Compassion is based in Charlotte, but they have projects all around the world that help bring dignity to artisans through economic empowerment. From the poverty stricken streets of Africa, to human trafficking survivors in Ecuador, to recovering addicts and abuse victims in my own backyard, these ladies are helping provide financial, emotional, educational and spiritual support to women who deserve a second chance.
When I shop with Fashion & Compassion, I’m not just giving a beautiful gift to a loved one – I’m also giving dignity to the precious person who made it. So this year, I’ve rounded up my 3 favorite pieces that I’ll be gifting to my friends and family:
- Pyrite Shine Necklace – This necklace is one of my favorites! It’s got the perfect amount of sparkle and is a great layering piece. I wear it all the time!
- Eternity Earrings – I adore these earrings! They add a touch of sophistication to any outfit and all net proceeds help support Fashion & Compassion’s Ministry Partners.
- Jasper Medallion – Handmade by women in Charlotte, I always get a million compliments when I wear this necklace! I love the mixed materials and longer length.