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If you still have holiday shopping to do, chances are you’ll want to make maximum impact when you finally decide to get it done.  What better way to make an impact than to give gifts that give back?  Those who receive your gifts might be none the wiser about your shopping savviness  but you will know you shopped The U.S. Fund for UNICEF where you give gifts to people who might otherwise go without.


Special edition “Gucci for UNICEF” Boston bag, designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini, $1520

For the fifth consecutive year, Gucci Creative Director and 2011 UNICEF Woman of Compassion honoree Frida Giannini has designed a special edition “Gucci for UNICEF” Boston handbag.  This new version of the signature Boston handbag comes in alabaster micro Guccissima leather. Twenty-five percent of the retail price of each bag sold through May 2013 will benefit UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” and “Schools for Asia” initiative in Malawi, Mozambique, and China. Over the past two years, the “Gucci for UNICEF” bags have generated more than 2 million USD for UNICEF. The Boston Bag is available in Gucci stores worldwide and on www.Gucci.com.

GG Flag Collection to benefit UNICEF, prices available online

Gucci has introduced the “GG Flag Collection,” an exclusive line of t-shirts and accessories including handbags and wallets infused with the colors of different flags from around the world. Gucci will donate 25 percent of the retail price of each item sold from the Flag Collection to support UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” and “Schools for Asia” initiatives. Gucci, one of the leading corporate supporters of “Schools for Africa,” is proud to be the first global corporate supporter of UNICEF’s “Schools for Asia” initiative, which will help provide a quality education for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children across Asia and the Pacific. The Flag Collection will be available in Gucci stores worldwide and at www.Gucci.com through December 31.



  • Chandelier Earrings, $15.00
  • Black Bangle Set, $28.00
  • Golden Beaded Necklace, $35.00
  • Baroque Pearl Bracelet, $15.00
  • Bamboo Scarf, $45.00

A portion of sales from each item in UNICEF’s cards and gifts collection will support UNICEF’s programs that save, protect and improve the lives of millions of children in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. www.shopcardsandgifts.unicefusa.org.

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  • UNICEF Dove Decorative Bowl, $30.00
  • Gold Pillar Tealight Holders, $25.00
  • Tree of Life Bread Basket, $50.00 (

Through her work with a fair trade group in Bangladesh, artist Shipra Paal created this bread warmer especially for UNICEF. The job helps Shipra pay for her education and cover most of her family’s expenses.  She has become an inspiring role model in her impoverished community as other women follow her example.

A portion of sales from each item in UNICEF’s cards and gifts collection will support UNICEF’s programs that save, protect and improve the lives of millions of children in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. www.shopcardsandgifts.unicefusa.org.



  • Titta Folk Finger Puppets, $4.99
  • Klappar Leopard Soft Toy, $14.99
  • Klappar Cirkus Horse Soft Toy, $4.99
  • Klappar Cirkus Sea Lion Soft Toy, $9.99

From Nov.4 – Dec. 29, for every purchase from the “Soft Toys for Education” collection, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.30) to support UNICEF’s and Save the Children’s global education programs, including UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” initiative. In 2012, the expanded soft toy collection includes children’s books, a new dancing ballerina pig, a spotted leopard, a grey circus seal and other colorful soft toys. Since 2003, the IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign has generated more than $61.75 million and has helped more than eight million children in nearly 40 countries access a quality education. For more information, visit www.ikeafoundation.org.



  • Circle of Friends Lunch Bag, $12.00
  • Zoo Animals Bib & Blanket Set, $20.00
  • UNICEF Faces Puzzle, $20.00
  • Boogie Monster Book Set, $30.00
  • Magnetic Responsibility Chart, $20.00
  • UNICEF Trunki Carryon, $40.00

A portion of sales from each item in UNICEF’s cards and gifts collection will support UNICEF’s programs that save, protect and improve the lives of millions of children in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. www.shopcardsandgifts.unicefusa.org.

Give a Gift of THE UNICEF Snowflake

You might be familiar with the UNICEF Snowflake, which hangs in NYC during the holiday season as a special symbol for the world’s most vulnerable children.  The Snowflake was designed by Ingo Maurer and is adorned with 16,000 Baccarat crystals.  Weighing in at 3,300-pounds, it’s the world’s largest outdoor chandelier. You can be a part of the UNICEF Snowflake forever by sponsoring one of the hand-cut crystal prisms that make up the iconic landmark. You can have your name, the name of a loved one, or a special message engraved on an individual crystal.  Crystals are available with a donation of $500 or more.  Info can be found here: http://snowflake.unicefusa.org/.




  • Circle of Friends Ornament, $12.00
  • Holiday Gift Wrap Collection, $14.95
  • Greeting Card and Photo Holder Wreath, $25.00

A portion of sales from each item in UNICEF’s cards and gifts collection will support UNICEF’s programs that save, protect and improve the lives of millions of children in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. www.shopcardsandgifts.unicefusa.org. 

  • Snow Flurries, $12.00 and Peace Dove, $12.00
  • Holiday Collection, $20.00
  • Global Kids, $12.00 and Jolly Holidays, $12.00

UNICEF boxed cards (from $10 to $20) can be purchased online at www.unicefusa.org and at Pier 1 Imports, IKEA, Barnes and Noble and select Hallmark Gold Crown stores.  Individual holiday cards (ranging in price from $2.50 to $5.99) will be sold at Barnes and Noble and select Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

This year’s holiday collection includes the winning design from the annual Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest. Designed by Kristen Fontana – age 12 from Staten Island, New York – the holiday card features children from countries throughout the world holding hands around a tree as a symbol of universal peace during the holiday season. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of all UNICEF cards sold at U.S. Pier 1 Imports stores during the 2012 holiday season will go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support UNICEF programs.


For shoppers looking to make a bigger impact this season, actual lifesaving supplies that can make an immediate and dramatic difference in the lives of children in need are available for purchase. These Inspired Gifts include lifesaving items such as: therapeutic milk for malnourished children, much needed medical supplies, polio and measles vaccines to keep children healthy, mosquito nets to keep children safe from Malaria, notebooks and pencils for schools, hand pumps to ensure safe drinking water and a winter child survival pack and sturdy tents for emergency shelter. To learn more and to select a lifesaving gift in honor of a loved one this holiday season, visit www.inspiredgifts.org.

MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell has partnered with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in an ambitious campaign called K.I.N.D.: Kids in Need of Desks to provide tens of thousands of desks to hundreds of schools in Malawi. By making a tax-deductible donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today, you can pick one or more students up off the ground and help pave their way to a better education and brighter future. A gift of $32.50 can provide one student with a seat. A gift of $65 will buy a desk and bench for two students. A gift of $975 will furnish an entire class of 30. For more information please visit www.unicefusa.org\kind.

Delta Air Lines

For those on the go, Delta Air Lines continues its 12-year tradition of offering SkyMiles® members the option to donate miles to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Visit www.delta.com/skywish to donate miles and find more information.


Gucci Première exudes sophistication.  It is the kind of fragrance I wear if I am having doubts about my outfit. It offers comfort, imparts confidence and allows me to feel the right amount of  effortless sexiness.  The fragrance takes inspiration from Gucci Première couture collection that debuted at 2010 Cannes Film festival, where luxurious gowns were created for Hollywood stars  Selma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts, Kate Beckinsale, Camilla Belle, Hilary Swank, bernice Beljo and Li Binn Bing.

Salma Hayek Pinault – Cannes Film Festival May 2012

Gucci Première opens with a quick hint of citrus that quickly flashes away leaving  a sensual flowery musk that is anchored by base of leather and wood. The finish is complex and seductive and the fragrance lasts up to 7 hours.

“Gucci Première celebrates the star in every woman. Whether she is holding court at a film opening or business meeting, all her moments are golden.”  According to Frida Giannini, Creative Director at Gucci, “Gucci Première is womanly, intriguing and as seductive as the perfect couture gown.”


Gucci Première’s packaging is as sophisticated as the perfume itself.  At first glance the bottle looks to be a solid block of gold, adorned with a medal and Gucci’s iconic horsebit, however, in the light of day or a flash of a camera the bottle shows its trasnperancy revealing its “resplendent, pale gold juice.”  Blake Lively, is the face of Gucci Priemiere.  Here is what Feida Giannini had to say about her choice of Blake Lively for this role “Both on and off screen, Blake Lively has that unique allure of the iconic leading ladies of Hollywood’s golden era. She reveals an instinctive taste in her performances, as in her style. Every project she involves herself in benefits from her charisma, style and intelligence. She is the perfect muse for Gucci Première.”

I find Blake Lively’s potryal of the Gucci woman very convincing. She is confident without be flashy — something that is not easily achieved. The campaign for Gucci Première “is a celebration of the iconic women of the golden age of Hollywood – strong, accomplished, glamorous and always ahead of their time.”  The print and TV campaign were both shot in the historic Sheats Goldstein Residence and directed by Nicholas Winding Refn.

Immerse yourself  in the Director’s cut of the Gucci  Première TV ad below then head over to your favorite department to sample it and complete the experience. I promise you will not be disappointed.


Gucci Première Eau de Parfum is available now in department stores nationwide: 

Eau de Parfum 30ml $63.00

Eau de Parfum 50ml $87.00

Eau de Parfum 75ml $105.00

Body Lotion 200ml $52.00


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