Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Gifts That Give

The weather in Boston today is the kind where you want to spend the day on the couch curled up with a fuzzy blanket watching movies and baking cookies. But since I had to go into work, I am treating myself to a black tea latte (is it still considered "treating" if you have it every day?).

I have already started my holiday shopping. I know that might seem a bit aggressive, but

1. I love to shop.
2. I love buying gifts for friends/family.
3. When you see something you know a friend will love you should just buy it. That's my thought anyway.


I fell down an internet black hole this past week, as I frequently do, and discovered this amazing company - Arm The Animals. They make awesome clothes and donate part of the profit to animal shelters. So with the holidays nearly upon us I thought I'd share with you some of my favorites.

Eco Royal Black
Jagwar shirt.                     Pittie shirt.                      


Eco Gray Eco Heather Gray
Paws.                               Atomic Kitten.


And speaking of sweatshirts... so a few months ago I bought this sweatshirt:

ISF Animal Unisex Navy Vintage Pullover

How did I discover the most comfortable sweatshirt ever? And I truly mean that - it's ridiculously soft. Well, Ian Somerhalder (who has the most gorgeous eyes, not that this is related to them in any way) posted a picture on Instragram of his new line of clothes, the proceeds of which go to The Ian Somerhalder Foundation, whose mission is to "empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures."


Then we have Villa Lobos. Every Saturday night Beans and I snuggle and watch Pitbulls and Parolees on Animal Planet. I'm convinced that Beans was a pittie in a previous life. She loves rough-housing, has the sweetest temperament and doesn't let anything get her down. And I'm not being a crazy person when I tell you she actually watches the show with me.
I think what Tia Torres and her family do is really amazing and so I would proudly wear any of their merchandise (that's a hint to any friends and family who might read this). And 100% of the proceeds go to the shelter.

There's this tee.

Franco - Women's Tee This one's pretty cute, too.


Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't include a place that I hold dear in my heart - Best Friends Animal Society. This place does amazing things for animals and they let you visit and volunteer. How amazing is that? I got to play with puppies and cats, clean out some goat pens and take a dog for a sleepover. So anything that benefits them - clothes, accessories, pet toys - I fully support.

Best Friends Animal Society  Cat Adoption Shirt - Unisex - Deep Heather
You can find this shirt here.

Best Friends Animal Society  Dog Adoption T-Shirt - Women's - Heather
This cute tee is available here.


So if there's an animal lover in your life you now have some awesome gift ideas that you can feel really good about purchasing.

Happy Shopping!
~Stephanie


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  1. I too love to shop for people all year round and just buy the perfect thing when I see it. I love this round up of thought conscious gifts. That blue jaguar sweater has my name on it.

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