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Holiday Spotlight

Nov 30, 2011 09:13AM

Holiday Gifts that Give Back

Ubuntu Hair Studio, in Solana Beach, is offering several unique products this holiday season for those purchasing gifts for friends and family. There are four product lines available, each benefiting a worthy cause and providing shoppers with the opportunity to make a difference in the world.

Malie Kauai is a line of all-natural luxury spa products with ingredients ranging from cultivated organic harvests to rare, wild-crafted plants of the rain forests. The products draw from the traditions and talents of local artisans and contain only sustainably grown ingredients.

Another product, 31 Bits, was created to help get women out of poverty, provide consistent schooling for them and their children, and provide proper nutrition and health care for the entire family. The project created an international market and voice for the beautiful jewelry made by the women from recycled paper.

Krochet Kids is an international corporation that originated in Northern Uganda. It teaches women and families to crochet hats, thus learning a trade that can provide them with both security and education. Their goal is to empower people to rise above poverty with the sale of these unique hats. Every handmade product is signed by the lady who made it.

More than a fragrance, Mica Gem is part of a movement of people trying to improve the quality of life for less fortunate people around the world. For every bottle sold of limited fragrances Humana Man and Humana Woman, the company will help save a life by donating a mosquito net to a child in need.

Location: 109 S. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075. For additional information, call 858-792-5959 or visit


Green Gift IdeasFiltercon green gifts

Filtercon’s Whole House System provides homeowners with clean, filtered, great-tasting water throughout their entire home. They also offer smaller products offering a healthy, green alternative to traditional holiday gifts. All products are made in the USA, and reasonably priced.

Gift options include counter-top water filters; under the counter filters; filter bottles; bath and hot tub filters; showerhead filters; air filters; and high-tech filters for camping, boating, travel and emergency use that remove chemicals, bacteria and viruses. Environmentally friendly and inexpensive, Filtercon’s line of smaller products are great gift ideas for friends or family during the holidays. Their motto is, “If you don’t have a filter, you are the filter.”

Gift-wrapping is available. For additional information, call 800-550-1995 or visit

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