2015 Grads Gift Guide—Fashion & Jewelry

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 4.51.34 AM2015 World Vision Gift Catalog

African Soapstone BoxThe hand-carved African Soapstone Box is a safe place to store necklaces and rings while cooking or cleaning. Coated in light blue with an image of a giraffe, this ornate box features pretty details that add cultural distinction to home decor . Donations go toward the Kenyan artisans who crafted the box to help provide medical care for their families. $85

Royal Silk Scarf: The Ma Chau village, a part of the Quang Nam province, has been famous for silk since the 15th century. They once supplied royalty and nobles in the Imperial Palace with silk accessories. The biggest export from the region for years, silk now powers a new sustainable way of life in the form of the Royal Silk Scarf, which supports Fairtrade practices, provides sustainable income, and protects the rich cultural craft of weaving. $95

Balinese Multi-strand Necklace: This intricate 46″ necklace is handmade by an artisan in Bali who has overcome tremendous difficulties to help children get the education she never received herself. She suffered a broken wrist in a devastating motorcycle accident that made it continually difficult to create beautiful handcrafted jewelry. However this mother persevered and uses her living wage and sustainable income to send her children to school. $85

Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; last year alone more than 822,000 people were helped (with more than $33 million raised) through the Catalog.

You can order these items from the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog, by visiting www.worldvisiongifts.org or calling 855-WV-GIFTS.

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 4.51.22 AMSecure on Style 

Secure on Style” was created in Sutton, MA by local businesswoman Tammy Blakeslee as a result of the NFL Clear Bag Policy in 2013. It is the goal of Secure on Style to provide an elegantly designed, quality zippered clear plastic handbag that meets security requirements but looks good in a multitude of settings. 

The fabric liners and straps can be changed to coordinate with the team colors to show your support at the games.  Then change the liner to a fancy print for an evening at a nightclub or event that also may have security procedures on entering. When security is required but privacy is desired… the Secure on Style Security Handbag is the ONLY handbag to be carrying.

Bags are $24.99

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 4.51.28 AMTutilo

With summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to see the newest styles from Tutilo! Whether your days will be filled with beach trips or backyard BBQs, the summer is always lined up with fun activities, and this year, you can be sure to have the perfect bag for all occasions!

Tutilo’s summer collection offers a versatile selection of stylish, utilitarian tote bags that are designed for the everyday woman. Made from nylon and other fashionable, yet durable materials, the totes and satchels are available in a range of styles and colors.

With the spontaneity of summer, Tutilo’s signature compartmentalized bags are perfect for a mom on-the-go. Forget the days of lugging around multiple bags to fit all of your children’s necessary items because Tutilo’s summer collection is full of bags designed to “carry your entire day!”

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