If we learned anything at all from 2020, it would be as a collective we need more connection and meaning in our lives and in our world. With the holidays fast approaching it feels like a wonderful opportunity to really make a difference so our vote would be to shop consciously this year!
When you shop consciously you are supporting People and the Planet. Here are some of our favorite brands that do good for the family while providing quality products that you will be proud to give to the special people in your life.
This Company provides high quality wines and ciders that support 22 environmental non-profits that protect bees, wild oysters, sea turtles and coral reefs. Check out their site and learn about Rose’ for Reefs(every 3 cases sold provides a baby coral to restore damaged reefs) or our Favorite Pinot for the Bees (each bottle sold plants 35 sq. feet of bee habitat). We love the light, earthy flavor and knowing this Oregon wine is sustainably grown and vegan. Order online or in stores- shipping is free when you order 6 or more!
Who doesn’t love receiving a meaningful and useful gift all year long! For just $34.95 you can give a bi-monthly gift subscription for Love Goodly Essential boxes. These boxes are carefully curated with 4-5 full size products, focused on nontoxic, cruelty free and vegan beauty and skincare, as well as an occasional eco style accessory, wellness product or healthy snack.
Not interested in a subscription? Then you can simply order a one time VIP box or check out the large array of personal care products and create your own.
The co-founders of this company wanted to make it easier for women to shop for healthier products and give back and we think that they excelled at both! This particular gift supports the Farm Sanctuary- check out their site and see all the healthy brands and the charities they support.
HeatsBox aims to count on the ton of non-reusable products that fill up the landfills and are bad for the planet. The Heatsbox is an innovative product and it heats your food with an app. You can heat leftovers in it or you can even cook a meal in it by using the right settings in the accompanying app.
Some of the best gifts come in little packages- We love unique stocking stuffers and these little travel size hand sanitizers are the best! No synthetic fragrance, vegan and cruelty free AND it smells like candy canes! Check out the peppermint fragrance hand sanitizer and fill everyone’s stocking with something useful while supporting a company that is all about recycling. Their main focus is to have less plastic in the world while providing excellent beauty care products. Each bottle comes with a reusable pump, when you run low order a refill or subscribe and it will arrive automatically then use the return label to send back the empty bottle. It couldn’t be easier.
Ethically sourced, fair Trade Organic Lip Balm and Soap
Here is another great stocking stuffer idea- a 3 pack of organic beeswax lip balm for just $10.00 and shipping is free on all orders over $20.00! The perfect gift for dry winter lips AND supporting an excellent company in the process. Check out the exotic flavors in wild rose or my favorite, sweet basil. They even have a mixed 4 pack of suncare, lemongrass, honeybalm and tangerine for just $12.00.
Then feel good about supporting a company that provides a fair and living wage to all their workers then uses the company’s profits to benefit African communities.
Handmade by women artisans and refugees- fun variety of candles with inspiring messages. From culinary herbs ( a unique blend of favorite herb combinations) to happiness candles. Each gift arrives beautifully boxed with a story card about the artisan that made it. All hand poured,soy based with natural wicks and premium fragrances. Never any dyes or enhancers. Check out their site to see all their candles along with diffuser sets for gifts that will truly make you feel good and the receiver even better!
All of the products are organic, cruelty-free. The sell handmade soaps, lotion bars and bars of dry shampoo and conditioner. Kealia organics is a zero waste company and they’re even mindful of how they package their products. They have some great soap sets that make awesome gifts for the friends and family in your life!
Out of all these items, your gift giving could be a one stop shop with this post!
Nothing feels better than purchasing products that do good for the planet and selflessly give them as gifts. Not to mention, people love getting eco-conscious gifts!
Is there an ethical brand you like? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!