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What to Get Your Best Friend for the Holidays

What to Get Your Best Friend for the Holidays

(ARA)- The holidays are almost upon us, and you've probably already made a list of the people you'll be presenting with gifts. The kids are easy. They'll be getting the latest toy, movie or video game. Your mom and dad are down for an elegant picture frame; Grandma is getting a new sewing basket and your husband is getting that camera he has had his eyes on.
But what will you get for your best friend? You know, the one who seems to have everything? How about a gift that shows you care not only about her but the environment as well.
Get her something from, a vegan-owned business that sells an assortment of cruelty-free footwear, bags, t-shirts, wallets, books and other accessories. "You don't have to buy leather pumps or wear a mink coat to be fashionable. These days, there are all kinds of products available that not only look great, but that you can feel great about," says Sara Kubersky, co-owner of the store whose motto is "one cannot have fashion without compassion."
Kubersky and her sister, Erica, have been passionate about animal rights since they were kids, so it only made sense that they'd open a store dedicated to preserving those rights. They stock cruelty-free products from around the world, and donate a portion of their proceeds to causes near and dear to their hearts.
In the shoe department, the Madison bronze heeled loafer by Novacas is expected to be a hot seller this season. It looks great with both pants and skirts, making it perfect for the workplace. The shoe is available in brown and black.
If you want to get your friend a new purse, the Jorja Fox bag by Matt & Nat would make a great choice. Available in black, brown and burgundy, they're smaller than a briefcase, but big enough to carry everything you need with you.
The store also carries a line of designer wallets called "The Miss Main" that are small enough that they fit in a pocket, but also great from an organizational standpoint. Available in three great colors, each wallet has ten card slots, a clear slot for your id, a zippered change compartment on the back and a cash slot. They also snap closed in two different places for extra protection.
If you can't decide what item of clothing or accessory to get, consider presenting your friend with a store gift certificate instead. They are available in any denomination you choose.
Moo Shoes has a store in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, and also does business online. Log on to or call (866) 59-VEGAN (866-598-3426) for a catalog or to place an order.

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