I’m excited to share this curated gift guide featuring brands that have heart, offer cool products, or simply are trending in social media that your peeps have been eyeing.
Have fun reviewing my reasons for why they made the list and have confidence that your purchase for that special someone will put a smile on their face and set you up as the best gift-giver this holiday season.
Accessories that give back!
Check out the beautiful jewelry offered by Starfish Project. It's an organization that restores hope to exploited women in Asia. They provide life-changing opportunities through educational programs & employment where the women create this beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers. Check out their Instagram page & stories where they offer special discounts too!
Military veteran owned, sustainable fashion.
If you haven't heard of Sword & Plough it's time to check them out! They repurpose military surplus material into durable and fashionable bags. 10% of profits are given back to veteran organizations. Proudly made in the USA.
Feed that Bohemian soul in more ways than one.
Chances are you have a special boho friend or family member who would swoon over any gift from Tribe and True. I especially love their adventure blankets to take on roadtrips or accent the home. Bonus - with every purchase, 5 Native Americans in need are provided with breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Tech + Coffee = Love
Perfect for busy moms who are constantly being pulled away from enjoying their cup of joe. This temperature-controlled mug from Ember connects to an app that allows you to select your optimum drinking temperature, save presets, receive notifications when your ideal temp is reached, and track caffeine consumption. (But who's counting, right?)
Baby, it's cold outside.
Speaking of tech....if a pair of gloves like this aren't under the tree, you'll continue to hear groans when your friend has to remove their gloves just to answer the phone or respond to a text. Check out these slip-resistant, waterproof & windproof gloves from OZERO.
So let it be written, let it be done.
They say 'New Year, New You' but if goals aren't written down they are less likely to happen. I personally love these classic journals from Moleskin. They come in a multitude of colors, lay flat while writing, and have an elastic closure to hold it secure. A perfect gift for goal-getters or someone who simply enjoys keeping a daily gratitude journal.
Works where it hurts.
If pain is holding your loved one back from enjoying everyday life, consider giving the gift of relief! Tiger Balm has been around almost 100 years and was formulated by a Chinese herbalist who served the ancient Emperors. It's a perfect stocking-stuffer for helping someone pursue a full and active life. Help them get their roar back!
If you haven't been hearing about the benefits of brushing with charcoal you've been sleeping under a rock! HELLO is my favorite. The toothpaste effectively removes coffee stains making me smile with more confidence. Plus, I met Craig Dubitsky, the founder, a couple years ago and he just oozes enthusiasm for making life more fun! That's what I'm talking about.
Performance from the Heartland.
You might be thinking...socks? But let me tell you, there is nothing more lovely than putting on a new pair of socks before a run. All that cushion and Wick Dry® technology makes feet happy! My favorite brand is Fox River. They've been making performance socks since 1900 in the small town of Osage, Iowa - my high school sports rival. Good hardworking folks committed to American Made.
Superfood for a super life!
For the health nut in your life who seems to always be snacking check out these certified organic pumpkin seeds from Skout Backcountry. Packed full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, potassium, and magnesium these Oregon-grown seeds come in several flavors. I think Mountain Ranch sounds delish!
Liquid chocolate from the gods.
It's time to take hot cocoa to the next level! This certified organic drinking chocolate from CACOCO includes turmeric, cardamom, and maca. Whip it up on a cold, snowy day or add to a smoothie to up the superfood power for extra energy. Ethically sourced from Ecuadorian farms. Drink up!
Reduce stress with a simple breath.
Chances are your friend or family member has used essential oils but might not have a safe and attractive way to diffuse them in their home. I love this ultra-sonic bamboo style from URPOWER because it has a setting to run continuous or in intervals and shuts off if the water runs out. Safety first!
Screen time eye saver.
Did you know that too much blue light exposure will cause eye strain, blurred vision, and headaches? It can even lead to permanent eye damage and vision loss. Enter blue light blocking glasses from TIJN. A beautiful vision to behold - slip a pair into your loved one's stocking this year!
Everybody's a rollin...
Beauty bloggers are raving about the benefits of these rollers to depuff eyes, improve tone and absorb beauty products more effectively. Diviniti offers this cute gift set that includes a Gua Sha massager. It's time to take self-care to the next level.
The search is over.
Chances are your loved one has tried switching to an aluminum-free deodorant but has been disappointed with the results. From skin irritation to persistent odor, the frustration of finding something that actually works rings true. This is why I made my own! Consider adding All Out Naturals to their stocking this year. A shameless plug for my own start-up.
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