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Local Gift Ideas That Give Back

Tradition is a hallmark of the holiday season. Religious services, family gatherings, and trips to see Santa Claus are just a few of the many traditions people adhere to during the holiday season.


Many holiday shoppers also adhere to the time-honored tradition of last-minute shopping. The perfect gift can sometimes prove elusive; especially as the sand in the holiday hourglass keeps dwindling. These last-minute gift ideas give back.

• Pacha Soap Compnay offers handcrafted soap, free of sulfates, parabens, petro-chemicals, dye, and all of that other nasty stuff you may try to stay clear of and which helps maintain the quality of our water supply. The best part about purchasing the soap; it goes to support a good cause. Your purchase has global impact of creating jobs.


• Sock It to Me has a wide line of bold and colorful socks to match every color of personality. Fish, mermaids, unicorns, burgers and fries, aliens, science: the list goes on my friends. For every purchase of Sock It to Me from By The Lake Designs, one pair of socks is donated. Who doesn’t love fun socks? 


• T-shirts that provide career skills for special needs children and teens. By the Lake Design Owner, Heather Spencer, founded this program helps individuals with special needs to obtain work skills to better prepare for jobs by creating T-shirts from drawings.


• Love Your Melon has unique hats, apparel, and blankets, made and sold to support nonprofits in the fight against pediatric cancer. Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer and supporting the fight against pediatric cancer. Fifty percent of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund.

Last-minute holiday shopping is easier than ever, especially for shoppers willing to give to a company that gives back.

These gifts can be purchased at By the Lake Designs. Stop in our store located at 214 S. Seminary Street in Downs. For additional information, call 309-275-3438. By the Lake Designs specializes in custom jewelry pieces that are truly one of a kind. Take a peek by visiting bythelakedesigns.com.



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