Yay!! The holiday season is in full swing! December 1st starts the gift giving count down for Hanukkah & Christmas. This time of year can be extremely exciting for some and stressful for others. My hopes for this guide is to bring awareness to some eco-friendly and/or ethical brands and to lift some weight off of the shoulders for those that need some gift giving ideas. Whether its for your sister, co worker or a white elephant, this guide has something for everyone. Have fun with your gift giving this year and give a gift that supports your local small shops, artists, and has a purpose or that gives back. Happy Holidays!
Krochet Kids beanie surprise pack – $20.00 –
Krochet Kids provides jobs and fair wages to women in poverty stricken areas of the world. The beanie surprise packs are available while supplies last in men’s and women’s. This is such a fun idea! There are two handmade and hand signed beanies in every mystery pack.
Cocokind rose water facial toner – $16.99 –
I am currently obsessing over Cocokind at the moment. Their mission is to produce pure, quality skincare products with superfoods. Everything on their website seems amazing, but the rose water facial toner is my favorite. It’s organic, vegan and part of their cycle back program. This program allows the person to send back the empty glass bottle once finished in exchange for a 50% coupon to rebuy the product. Eco friendly and a sweet deal!
Tcho Chocolate – $5.99 – $14.99 –
Because who does not love chocolate? Tcho has Christmas and Hanukkah gift collections that range in price. I was recently able to take a tour of their factory and learned so much about Tcho’s connection with the cocoa farmers they work with, and how they source organic and fair trade certified ingredients. I was also lucky enough to taste a good amount of their chocolates and they were all so smooth and flavorful. So good, I ended up leaving the factory with 7 bars of chocolate. This gift will be a guarantee hit!
Healthy Human – Tumbler $22.99 –
Do you know a coffee lover that can use a reusable cup to bring to their favorite coffee shop? Or a busy co worker that drinks their smoothies on the way to work? This Tumbler can hold it all! The 20 oz. Healthy Human cruiser tumbler can keep beverages hot for up to 12 hours or cold for hours 24 hours. It’s also sweat free and lightweight, plus it comes with a reusable stainless steel straw. This is an eco friendly gift every busy bee will fall in love with.
Pact organic socks gift box – $25.00 –
Socks, the timeless classic. Socks might sounds a tad lame but lets be real, we all need socks. These gift boxes come with 3 pairs of organic cotton socks and are available in mens and women’s. The original price of the gift box is $25 but keep your eyes peeled, there is usually a sale which can lower the price all the way down to $10. I also have a 20% off code I will post below. Pact products are extremely comfortable, I own multiple pairs of leggings, dresses, shirts and socks and I always feel good about purchasing their goods knowing they are fair trade certified and made with sustainable and organic ingredients.
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3 pc air plant set – $9.95 + $2.77 shipping to the U.S. –
This is a set of 3 air plants that come in pink sea urchins and are already packed in a gift box for your convenience, so no need to stress about wrapping paper this year! Air plants are a great gift for plant lovers and they are extremely easy to keep alive even if the person you are gifting this to doesn’t have a green thumb (I would know). There is no soil required, they just need to be soaked once a week in water for about 20 minutes. These will help brighten up any space from an apartment to an office.
Lump O’ Coal holiday bag – $9.99 –
Know someone on the naughty list? This Lump of coal holiday bag comes with 3 hand crafted bars of detox charcoal soap. Pacha soaps are made with environmentally sustainable, real ingredients. Each Pacha purchase helps fuel clean water initiatives and small-scale soap shops, this helps provide much-needed water and sanitation resources in developing countries.
Franklin & Whitman giftcard – $25.00 –
I know what you’re thinking, a gift card? but yes!! Frank & Whit have so much to offer on their website it is too hard choose just one thing, so leave that up to the person you are gifting this to! They have everything from facial masks, dry shampoo, body scrubs to mens beard and grooming supplies, dog balms, and shirts! Everything is plant based and cruelty free. This is a gift that all your dog loving friends and family will appreciate because 5% of their sales are donated to dog rescue organizations.
Eco-friendly planner – $13.76 –
It’s that time of year to start stocking up on new 2018 calendars and planners! This is a great gift for your super organized friend or family member. This planner is made with 100% post consumer recycled paper, it’s printed with vegetable based ink and 50% of the proceeds are donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
Some other fun ideas for gift giving under $25 are:
- A bottle of organic wine.
- Locally produced honey or olive oil.
- Beeswax candles.
- Handmade ceramic mugs.
- A bag of locally roasted coffee or espresso.
- Essential oils.
- Crystals or a salt lamp.