When I’m out and about hunting for holiday gifts, the selection sometimes feels repetitive. If I’m seeking items with a certain unique charm, I often step outside the confines of a store. This year, I’m heading for Beau Monde—The Social Enterprise Christmas Market from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at OC Mix.
Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, it will feature unique wares from socially conscious businesses, such as 31 Bits, International Princess Project, 2 Degrees, From You With Love, The Giving Keys, and more. The items they provide, from jewelry to pajamas, go beyond treating your loved ones this holiday. They also provide work, food, and education for those around the world. We can’t think of a shopping experience more in the spirit of Christmas than this!