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#GIVINGTUESDAY gifts... to feel good about this holiday season.

Buy from a wide range of goods-and price points from companies that are biz members of 1% For The Planet (earmark 1% of gross sales to non-profits). Two companies we love-Patagonia and it sub snack brand Patagonia Provisions, and stunning housewares and portable bottles designed by SOMA are both members...and offer up loads of items to please anyone on your list.

Tasty treats made by non-profit fav Greyston Bakeries-that trains/employs really anyone with the desire to learn-no barriers to work... (OpenHiring®-with the winning motto EAT BROWNIES TO CHANGE LIVES)...

Gifts To Get Active

Part Three

Under the radar brands that make the best...

Statement Makers:
An oversized hauler=a personalized Carey™bags-in canvas-or luxurious leather by Couture By Elesia-the latter is silk liked with interior pockets...elegantly eliminate clutter by giving a bag that does it custom colors too!

An Ugly Christmas Sweater---FUUUUUNNNNNN novelty or necessity-plethora of choices-some funny-some truly hideous (and funnier)-in sizes for all.


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Amundsen Sports' collection of tech performance head to toe apparel separates/shoes/boots-have rightfully earned 'BEST OF..." from outdoors'y media royalty...

After all...

This Norwegian collection-made in those special European locales with expertise -boasts top of the line performance/protection fabrics (like Schoeller), and materials (Vibram's Arctic Grip) etc.

But what really grabbed our eyeballs beyond the multiple hangtags
 -is the label's stylish fusion of the best retro looks that ooze city cool (think '90s iconic J Peterman selections)...with high-end functional travel-trek-mountain scaling pieces usually reserved for global jaunts in remote locales. Where your outfits are often key to surviving the elements.


 FYI: AMUNDSEN the brand is named after the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen-whose polar expeditions (1903-1911) were legendary.


GET Outdoors!

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PETS Holiday Gifts

For furry felines-to dogs that tag along...

TWIN CRITTERS has a cornucopia of cat crafty products including FUN handcrafted 100% New Zealand wool hideaways/cat caves in whimsical fish/animal designs and kitty Silvervine (a plant more potent than catnip or replace it) loaded polyester toys in shapes of  feline wine/liquor bottles.  Swear by these---and the Silvervine/catnip, conveniently inside compartment- w/ a zipper closure for easy removal/replacement with Silvervine/catnip too.

For dogs-TennisWools™ are standard shaped -sized like tennis balls but a safer alternative- with no harsh chemicals, synthetic fibers, or rubber,  There's a smaller version for cats + small dogs  are available too $14.99.

K9 Sport Sack-forward facing backpack/dog carrier- for those that want their dogs to keep pace with them on the trail, on a bike (?!!) or on city byways. Several sizes/style available too.
Neither rain, sleet, snow, freezing temps or harsh road salts-stop dog and their…