"What size are they now?"
"What colors does she like?"
"What's does she want this year?"
These are the frantic texts I received today from extended family members heading out to do Chanukah and Christmas shopping, wondering what people in my house would want to receive. Me...I'm easy to please since I'm thrilled if someone just makes a donation in my name to make someone else's life a bit easier. But what about the THINGS? We have to buy THINGS or we just don't feel like we've done our job as patriotic American consumers. I understand. I've got you covered. Here's my 2014 list of my favorite can't-go-wrong, affordable material items that also will also help others if you purchase them for folks on your gift list...even if you don't know their personal tastes very well!
To The Market
This one isn't as simple to make a one item recommendation because there is so much stuff on their site! To The Market showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. By assisting local partners around the world in bringing these goods "to the market," we take an active role in equipping the survivors they employ with economic independence, while raising awareness of the challenges that they face.