If "time is your most precious gift," then these elegant, locally owned shops should be top of mind this season. With their diverse and thoughtful inventory, you can knock off your gift list in no time. (And don’t forget to treat yourself. It will be our secret.)
The modern, minimalist products at Raven + Lily are handmade by 1,500 marginalized global artisans who receive a fair wage.
Owner’s Pick: Made by women in Los Angeles transitioning out of homelessness, the gold-leafed soy candles ($24) with a sweet bamboo and lemongrass scent are “the perfect holiday gift,” says founder and CEO Kirsten Dickerson.
Giving Back: Every offering is philanthropic. One popular option: the tribal-print Ashoka Organic Travel Tote ($35), made by women who escaped from sex trafficking.
Treat Yourself: Raven + Lily’s herbal soaps are hand-milled in the Himalayan Mountains. Try a set with comforting lavender and honey oat scents ($18). Domain Northside, 737-209-1072