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December 17, 2014

Where to Find the Perfect Holiday Gifts—Right Now

Posted 3 years 336 days ago by Gretchen Hirsch

Counting down to the holidays and still don’t have all the gifts you want for your family or friends? How about supporting local business and select national and international charities? Here are some for your consideration.  

Maple Street Denim

Maple StreetA brand-new business in Old Oakland, Maple Street Denim provides quality denim and wearable everyday basics in a comfortable, engaging and low-key setting.  With more than 12 years in the denim business, owner Julie Harleman selects her products for quality, fit, and ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices. She pays special attention to American and first-world production—and to personal service for every customer. 

Julie provides this essential wardrobe staple in a full range of sizes and styles for both men and woman, and she can special order almost anything. If there’s someone on your list who has to have denim (and that’s almost everybody!), this is the place to find it.

Julie is offering our friends savings of 10% on your purchase when you mention our name! 

Crown Nine
Crown NineCrown Nine is the flagship boutique of 'Best Of' jewelry designer Kate Ellen, and named Top 100 Shops 2014 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work looks and feels handmade and balances the feminine and masculine in subtle, wearable ways.  

Crown Nine also features the work of more than twenty other jewelry artists who use a variety of materials, styles, and technique. In addition, the store showcases the work of exciting makers in fragrance, ceramics, home accessories, artifacts, and artwork. If you’re looking for that just-right, unique gift, you’ll find it here.

As a special treat for our friends, mention Ashton212 at the time of purchase and save 10%. 

If you’ve already finished your holiday shopping, think ahead and take a look at Kate’s custom jewelry options. It’s not too late to commission something special for Valentine’s Day,   Mother’s Day…or even the Fourth of July! 

Marion & Rose’s Workshop

Marion & Rose's WorkshopMarion & Rose’s Workshop is a great source for American-made, high-quality gifts for the whole family—and all your friends. These items are heirloom quality, which means they’re crafted to be passed down and cherished from generation to generation. Whether you’re looking for whimsical art, stunning housewares, unique jewelry, or bath and body products that feel and smell delicious, you’ll find exactly the right gift for everyone on your list.

Finding items that are sustainably made in the United States isn’t always a snap, but there’s a great selection at Marion and Rose’s Workshop. Be sure to mention Ashton212 at the time of purchase and save 20%.

First Place for Youth

First Place for YouthFirst Place for Youth helps foster youth make the transition to healthy and successful adulthood by providing opportunities for housing, education and training. Making a donation in the name of your gift recipient is a great way to share the holiday spirit and provide real help to vulnerable youth:

  • $125 can pay for professional clothing for a foster youth’s first job
  • $500 can provide 25 hours of Education and Employment support services to First Place youth 
  • $5,000 can cover one month of food expenses for 50 First Place youth 
  • $10,000 can pay for one year of rent for a young person who might otherwise be homeless

If you’d like to donate or find out more, please visit First Place For Youth’s website.

Blue Planet Network

Blue Planet NetworkWater is essential to life and providing water to a community can help change the lives of everyone who lives there. Across the globe, at least a billion people don’t have access to the water they need for daily existence.

Blue Planet Network, a division of East Meets West, connects funders, NGOs, the public and communities in need to improve the planning, selection, management and monitoring of water and sanitation programs. Ashton212 supports the work of Blue Planet Network. Your gift donation can help improve access to clean water in communities around the world.

  • $30 provides one person with lifetime access to safe drinking water
  • $400 can create a shallow hand-dug well to serve 20 families 
  • $3,000 can fund a rooftop water collection system serving an entire school 
  • $10,000 buys a village of 110 families a complete water system

To find out more or to make a gift donation, check out Blue Planet Network’s site.

Tags: Blue Planet Network Crown Nine First Place For Youth gifts giving holiday Maple Street Denim Marion & Rose's Workshop nonprofit Old Oakland shopping

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