BAG A MESSENGER
Get a handle on life with a vertical leather messenger bag from Atlanta-based leather goods brand Margaret Vera. The bag, handmade by a local artisan, is perfect for carrying tablets, books and more. If features a button closure, a main compartment and multiple exterior pockets. It is available in distressed grey for $190 at Roam by Mori Luggage at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta or get it online at Margaretvera.com.
LIGHT A CANDLE
Candles offer symbolic light to the women of Bright Endeavors, a non-profit organization which helps young moms and their children. The women are taught to craft premium soy candles and through paid job training they gain the support and skills to find quality employment. The Signature Glass Soy Candles come in an 11-ounce glass and burn for 40 hours. Seasonal fragrances include Pumpkin Chai, Holiday Citrus and Whitebark Pine which are created with phthalate-free fragrance and make the perfect gift for the holiday host. Each candle costs $24.99 and 100 percent of the purchases support the mission of the organization. Order them now at brightendeavors.org.
Give your hair a some holiday flair with barrettes from Elizabeth Heard. Collections range from the popular “You’re a Gem” agate barrettes to the holiday-ready “Fur Real” hair ties. The agate barrettes cost $34.50 and are made with two to three-inch slices of agate in a range of colors, shapes and patterns. The mink hair ties feature soft faux mink in colors ranging from black to blush and cost $25. Get them now at Peridot West, 1183 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta or order online at Elizabethheard.com.