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What do you get for the people who seem to have everything? Here are some of our mindful gift ideas for this year to inspire you... 

Make a Donation 

If you make a donation to a cause or organization that is meaningful to that person, you will be showing how much you respect and care for them. This is such a lovely idea for someone who says "Seriously, don't get me a present this year!" 


Purchase unique gifts that support international fair trade practices

Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Ten Thousand Villages accomplishes this by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America, and building long term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.

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In an effort to continue its commitment to sustainability, Miraval is delighted to announce the addition of a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility. Designed to treat up to 50,000 gallons of waste water per day (approximately 30% more treatment capacity than existing system) into the highest Reclaimed Water Quality Standards (A+).The new system will allow for 99% of the treated water to be available for reuse or recharge; thereby reducing potable water demand and benefiting the groundwater aquifer.

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Miraval President Michael Tompkins

Get the inside scoop on the new Life in Balance Spa and how Miraval continues to promote healthy and sustainable living. Miraval's President & General Manager (aka: our fearless leader!) Michael Tompkins joined radio talk show host Gina Murphy-Darling on the Mrs. Green's World radio show on Saturday (5/5/12). Listening to this in-depth radio interview is a great way to learn about Miraval and to hear from Michael himself why he believes Miraval is successful - and why the Miraval experience makes such a significant impact on the lives our guests - each day of the year.

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