the do-gooder In 2004, Kay McDonald founded Charity Charms in Phoenix. The idea: use sterling silver jewelry to promote charity awareness and generate funds for non-profit groups. Up to 75 percent of the retail price is given to the charity the buyer designates. So far, the program has raised more than $800,000 for charities. There are 63 charms representing 52 community groups. The charms start at $50. Details: charitycharms.com. H o l i day gift guide the foodie Dr. Heidi Regenass, a plastic surgeon in Glendale, recently published Dr. Heidi’s Anti-Aging Cookbook. Regenass believes plastic surgery should always be a last resort after living the healthiest life possible. The recipes ! n it to wian e-miacilom wliitnhe. Ah, the holidAys. 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It’s a fresh and stylish option for those looking for green paper products this holiday season. The products are printed in Phoenix with vegetable-based inks on 100-percent-recycled paper. The gift wrap is $7 a roll and the note cards (nine cards with envelopes) are $12 a box. Details: www.shopecosaurus.com Don’t miss the December/January issue of Arizona Woman. The magazine will hit newsstands mid-December. Pick up a free copy at Safeway or AJ’s Fine Foods. Better yet, sign up for a complimentary subscription at arizonawoman.com. the sweet tooth David Kravetz and Eileen Spitalny have been friends since kindergarten. In 1992, they founded Fairytale the sophisticate Brownies in Phoenix. They now bake more than 2.5 Larry DeAngelis founded Revolution Tea million brownies a year. This gift will be sure to in Phoenix in 1998, after he observed the satisfy any sweet tooth in the office. 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The cool chick Christina Franco trawls flea markets, second-hand the cool dude shops and boxes of stuff people give her to find bits Phoenix designer Angela Riccobono puts a literal spin on the old saw about one and baubles she can refashion into jewelry for her line, person’s trash being another’s treasure. She recycles old materials to make Space Cadet. Her record earrings are a particular hit, accessories, clothes and jewelry. For her line Cherry Bombin’ Wear, Riccobono she says. They’re made from pieces of old vinyl LPs makes tough, colorful wallets, laptop bags and bracelets out of old bicycle that are too scratched to play anymore, and often still Michael McnaMara tires (bags range from $125 to $300). Not only does this reuse material that have part of the label attached. Prices range from $10 otherwise would go into a landfill, Riccobono hopes to promote alternative for earrings to $65 for necklaces and larger pieces. forms or transportation other than driving. Details: cherrybombinwear.com. Details: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.