6 Gifts that Give

1. J. McLaughlin Sweaters

J.McLaughlin puts Florida wildlife in the spotlight with its cashmere crewneck sweaters for women and girls ($328 and $168, respectively) featuring flamingo, turtle, and coral motifs. Twenty percent of the proceeds support the Everglades Foundation’s mission to restore and protect the Everglades ecosystem. J.McLaughlin locations (844-532-5625)


2. Giselle Meza Products

Once a victim of human trafficking herself, Boca Raton resident and former model Giselle Meza created the nonprofit organization Puresa Humanitarian to rescue and provide hope for other victims worldwide. Her newest venture, Giselle Meza Products, helps women in India become independent by providing employment and skills to create and sell goods such as this Royal velvet bag ($67).

3. Mangiacotti

Inspired by her aunt who had Down syndrome, Michele Mangiacotti’s line of bath and body products, Mangiacotti, is made in America and finished by men and women with disabilities. The essential oil–infused whipped body lotion ($24), available in scents like ocean and lavender, dispenses like whipped cream and moisturizes with shea butter. Coton Frais, Boca Raton (561-620-5888)

4. By Charlotte Rose

In 2017, up-and-coming designer Charlotte Rose Munder launched By Charlotte Rose, a line of trendy baubles that raises funds for charities. The Wish collection necklace ($160) donates $15 from each purchase to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Grace Boutique, Palm Beach (561-469-7674)

5. Blushing Beauty silk scarf

Acclaimed Boca Raton artist Dena Lyons of Dena Lyons Couture transfers her vivid impressionist paintings onto Italian silk scarves and caftans. Five percent of the sales from the Blushing Beauty silk scarf ($250) benefit Susan G. Komen.

6. Round Newport Blanket

A cute blanket is essential for a picture-perfect oceanfront picnic. The round Newportblanket ($128) from Fair Seas Supply Co. is ethically crafted in California with eco-friendly, organic, fair trade cotton grown on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Curate Clothes + Accessories, Juno Beach (561-822- 3747)

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