Martha Beck's Holiday Gifts with Soul
By Martha Beck
November 01, 2011
I don't know about you, but sometimes I need a little help remembering
that the world is my playground. These sterling silver and gold-dipped
necklaces keep inspiring mantras close to your heart.
Necklaces from $24 | dogeared.com
These delightful nontoxic crayons are made for kids—but are awfully fun for adults, too.
$13 for 12 | TheStore.MadMuseum.org
These microwave-and-dishwasher-safe mugs are hand-thrown by a
husband-and-wife team in Vermont, with charming thumb impressions for
$28 | Zpots.com
Is there a more charming way to green the Earth—and replace the oxygen we breathe—than to give a loved one this baby magnolia tree?
$44 | SeedsOfLife.com
To help Great-aunt Mildred find something to talk about with your
sister's tattooed teenage daughter, bring this fun kit of 135
$25 | TableTopics.com
"These Italian leather and Japanese cotton canvas satchels have plenty of
pockets—and sure beat piling papers on the backseat of my car." —Martha Beck
$525 | SeventyEightPercent.com
I never understood how shiny objects came to represent peace on Earth and goodwill toward men—until I saw these gorgeous handblown recycled-glass globes, which are festive and filled with good juju.
$45 | UncommonGoods.com
"I believe in the mystical powers of a slug of caffeine dressed in heaps
of fat and sugar. And in 100 percent fair trade, organic products. With
Ethical Bean, I can send coffee lovers bags of medium or dark roast that
taste good and do good."
"Paperweights inscribed with powerful quotes don't just hold documents down; they'll inspire you to follow your dreams, make a change or finally finish that project that's been sitting on your desk." —Martha Beck
$36 each | sundogcompany.com
"On a recent trip, I fed orphaned elephants. Then I promptly adopted the
very friendly Kalama and gave sponsorships for others to several
friends. Not to brag, but I think Kalama has my thighs."
$50 minimum for fostering
"I've learned many lessons from the dogs I've known—including Earl, the
mutt at the center of The Gift of Nothing, by Patrick McDonnell. I
received this sweet little book as a present and instantly started
spreading the word."
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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