Ideas for holiday giving – try going Fair Trade this year!

Fair Trade logoWith Christmas and Chanukah around the corner, it’s time to get that shopping list together and get going. To find the perfect holiday gift, why not go Fair Trade?

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Make the holidays scrumptious with Bliss Candy’s toffees

Like all their products, Bliss Candy Company’s Almond Toffee has no preservatives

Things that are “delectable” play a crucial role in creating wonderful holiday memories. And nothing helps do this like the exquisite toffees and confections from Bliss Candy Company.

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Fun and Guilty Pleasures for Mother’s Day

Any Mom would love colorful Joolz Hayworth bracelets!

Amazingly, Mother’s Day is almost here. I’ve come up with some gift suggestions that will definitely say “I celebrate you” this year.

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Find chocolate with a conscience

Alter Eco's Fair Trade Dark Quinoa chocolate barThe bright red cards and red boxes of candy promoting Valentine’s Day romance are everywhere.

But there’s a dark secret underlying this fun holiday that’s beginning to see daylight.

Much of the chocolate sold by major chocolate manufacturers is produced through child trafficking and slave labor, working mostly under horrendous conditions for extremely poor wages.

To learn more about who’s involved and what actions have been taken so far, see

A unique Halloween event – Reverse Trick-or-Treating

Kids doing Reverse Trick-or-Treating will reach over 100,000 adults this year

Halloween’s a time for ghosts, goblins and the latest cartoon or sci-fi characters. And oh the candy!

This year is the fifth annual Reverse Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. Trick or Treaters around the country will be handing out Fair Trade chocolate to over 100,000 adults who normally would be handing goodies to them.

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Chocolate Valentine’s for your Sweetie

You know you had a great reason.

You’ve been swamped at work. You’re worried about your job, your boss, the economy…AND you forgot that today’s Valentine’s Day!

I may have something that will get you back in your sweetheart’s good graces – and it’s even eco-friendly!

If your sweetie likes chocolate – and almost everybody does – the Midnight Crunch bar is sure to mend all hurt feelings. To say it’s delicious is a pale understatement. Made from Fair Trade dark chocolate with quinoa (that’s keen’ wah) sprinkles, eating it is a sensual savoring EXPERIENCE.

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Chocolate anyone? A different kind of Valentine

Green ValentineWith Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’d be remiss if I didn’t do a few posts about innovative, eco-friendly gift ideas. Not my normal thing, but this holiday brings out some cool products I thought I’d mention. So in-between my usual “new” stories, here are a few fun ones.

Chocolate lovers will love this one. And with a name like “Chocolate Almond Truffle Body Butter”, how an you lose?

As I test out products beforehand, I can safely say this is one smells and feels amazing!

For softness and an amazing aroma, Chocolate Almond Truffle is amazing

For softness and an amazing aroma, Chocolate Almond Truffle is amazing

It’s like wearing chocolate,  without the mess.  Rich in emollients, this just-for-Valentine’s product, from Hothouse Botanicals, is made with organic ingredients, including:

  • Shea Butter
  • Cocoa Butter, which is high in antioxidants and protects from free radical damage
  • Coconut Oil
  • Rose Hip Oil, to help heal cracked skin
  • Organic Sapote Fruit Seed Oil (for a natural almond scent)
  • Cocoa Absolute, giving it that yummy chocolate liquor scent

This delectably-scented product does an amazing job for softening hands, feet, just about anywhere on your body you want to use it.

Retailing at $20 for a 6.22 ounce jar, you’re sure to get hugs and kisses with a gift like this one!