December Gift Guide 2012

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Welcome to December!

This season can easily turn from the joy of giving to the sourness of lines, stressed wallets and resembling more the Grinch than Cindy Lou. To share some of what we, at The Authenticity Project, have on our wish list/plan to snag for our friends and family we will be featuring gift guides this month!

We also plan to expand on the theme of giving throughout December in hopes to inspire, encourage and push you to think about giving this holiday season.

To begin: I’m sharing some of my favorite things. From pampering with scrumptious Lavender Salt Scrub, to sipping my favorite hot tea – these are among my favorite things. I am also a fan of products that give back, raise awareness and strive to go beyond selling a product which is why I’ve included Apple & Bee’s stylish make-up bag – a proceed of the sales goes to their non-profit organization The Bee Foundation which is helping raise awareness and money for Colony Collapse Disorder affecting honeybees everywhere. Read more about their philosophy here. To keep with the bee theme, I also highlight the opportunity to gift a package of bees, the box & hive and beekeeping training for a family in need through Heifer International. Lastly, I love Liberty Bottleworks – fun designs, green and made entirely in the USA! They pledge 1% of sales and 1% of their working hours to “helping large, local and grass roots efforts”. You find out more here.  Happy Gifting!

1.  Trader Joe’s Lavender Salt Scrub :: $10.75 :: Trader Joe’s

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2.  Afternoon in the Park Tea :: $56.00 per pound :: The Teacup

3.  Compact Cosmetic Bag – Lovebirds in Red :: $34.95 :: Apple & Bee

4.  “Strive” Water Bottle :: $20 for 24oz :: Liberty Bottleworks

5.  Honeybees! :: $30 :: Heifer International

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**No one has asked us to feature any products - these are simply things we love and want to share!

-Jennifer Anderson is Content Director of The Authenticity Project, you can contact Jennifer at