It’s that time again!!
I’m actually pretty excited about the holidays this year. Maybe it’s because the past year and a half has been a bit dismal and I’m ready for cheer, maybe it’s because I now have a kiddo and see the holidays through his excited eyes, or maybe it’s because I’ll take any reason to be extra festive. I suspect it’s all three!
This year, I refuse to let the holiday season be anything but fun. So I’m getting my gifting done early and then just sitting back to enjoy it all… decorate the tree, sip a toddy or few, cook up some cozy soups + watch alllll the dorky xmas movies with my fam.
Over the past few years, I’ve really made an effort to shop more sustainably + mindfully. I try to choose small local shops and companies whose values align with my own. Of course the truest form of sustainable is to not consume at all…. but we all know that’s not going to happen. But we can at least shop thoughtfully- with those who do good!
Buy less + buy well! My motto this year.
Here’s a list of some of my current fave gifting ideas… a couple of them are companies I’ve chosen to be an affiliate with (which means I like them so much that I chose to partner with them so I can share discount codes with you), and some are not. But all have missions I admire + products I love. 🙂
(Want to see more? I’ve created a video highlight on my Instagram page showing tons of my fave gift ideas for the season- see it at the bottom of this page or go here!)
I LOVE these diffusers! They’re stone + simply beautiful. If you’re going to diffuse oils, why not make it look pretty too! They come in several colors, and they make oils too.
Click here for $15 off your purchase!
Psst: they have a fun holiday bundle this year- see it here.
Why use plastic wrap when you can use reusable plastic-free wrap instead?! We love these.
Made in the USA with certified organic cotton, responsibly-sourced beeswax, certified organic plant oils, and tree resin.
Beautiful cookware for any cook in your fam. I’m a huge cast iron fan- it’s nontoxic and makes for even cooking too.
Get $25 when you join their newsletter!
We love these little reusable baggies- they come in tons of colors + sizes… and will help you live more plastic-free!
Get 15% when you sign up for their newsletter!
We’ve had our stainless steel french press for over three years and will never go back! It’s easy to use, makes great coffee, cleans in a jiffy and is plastic-free too!
These are super cute little wooden photo calendars- share your memories in a stylish eco-friendly way.
Click here for $20 off your order!
This is a Santa Cruz shop owned by two lovely friends who has literally a little bit of everything I love!
From plants to earrings to home decor to foodie fun, this shop has such cute stuff.
Sign up for their newsletter to receive discounts (there are sales happening throughout the holiday season).
These are so soft + cozy, and made ethically too!
See Avocado’s Black Friday sale here.
Love me a good green cleaner! If someone in your life is looking to clean up their cleaning, try this!
Another B Corp that’s women-owned! (We also love Branch Basics for green house cleaning.)
Use code FREESHIP21 for free shipping on this item!
For Health + Self
It’s no surprise to see Beautycounter on here- my favorite clean beauty brand! A certified B Corp and fabulous company all around. (To see all the reasons I love working with this company, peep my post here!)
Their holiday gift sets this year are so cute! A few of my personal faves are:
–Soulmates Exfoliating Duo: Helllo, self care! A volcanic exfoliating stone + foot scrub in one.
–Good Glitz Duo: A mini gold lip gloss + eye shadow palette.
–Best in Clean Heroes: A little bit of the bests in one!
–Mini Bath Oils: Break them up + have three gifts in one!
New customers use code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off + all can take advantage of my personal promo!
I love their teas + wellness products!
The liposomal vitamin c/elderberry packets are fab for immune + skin support, and their matcha tea is the best I’ve ever had. They’re have very strict screening for heavy metals and other contaminants, which most tea companies do not do… so you know you’re doing right by your body while sipping away!
Use code HONEYGHEEME for 5% your order!
Another B Corp making clean products for your self care needs!
Get free shipping on orders over $50.
This book was written by Leah Segedie from Mamavation and offers a ton of information for those wanting to live life less toxic in an unstressful approach.
I’m not a huge perfumer-lover, to be honest, but I really like Phlur! They make cleaner scents- without the toxic ingredient list that many fragrance companies have. My personal favorite scents are Hanami and Añoranza. My husband seems to like S.C. 59.
Get a sample set of three scents for $15- they have curated sets or you can customize your own!
I love this company! They’re a B Corp, which means they do good for people + planet, but they also make really amazingly soft and stylish clothing for men, women + kids. My husband has a button up and it’s literally the softest fabric I’ve ever felt…. AND it’s made out of recycled oyster shells + recycled polyester. Eco-minded + awesome.
Join their newsletter for 15% off your order!
This company creates clothing for men, women + the whole family with sustainability in mind!
Get 20% off your order here!!
An ethical fashion brand that helps empower women across the globe. They have tons of cute stuff, from boots to jewelry to leather bags and more!
Use code ABLE15 for 15% off your first order!
Lotus & Luna makes the most comfortable harem pants- I pretty much live in them haha- and they strive to bring fair + ethical work practices to women in Northern Thailand.
Use code HONEYGHEEME for 20% off!
Rothys takes single use plastic bottles and transforms them into thread, which then makes their shoes + apparel. Plus, they’re comfy + cute!
Click here for $20 your order!
This is a company local to Santa Cruz that makes super cozy wool slippers that are handmade in Nepal with New Zealand wool and Nepalese buffalo leather.
Sign up for their newsletter for 10% off!
Kids sculpting dough made with fruits + veggies… no toxic yuckiness!
See their items on sale here.
Everything is organic cotton made in a fair trade factory. They’re cute + comfy too! We love their chones for kiddos!
Get 20% your order here!
Get 10$ off here. (And get 40% off certain kids sets with code HEADSTART.)
We love their toys, their clothes, their muslin blankies, etc- they make great gifts for any babe/kiddo in your life.
Gunnar the rattle viking was C’s very first toy ever- when he was just one month old- and he still has it!
For Any + Everything
Uncommon Goods A collective of artisans with sustainability in mind.
Nisolo’s Ethical Marketplace: They have a little of everything!
Package Free Shop: Great options for living more eco-minded + plastic-free.
United By Blue Stocking Stuffers: Another B Corp with sustainability in mind and lots of cute adds + ends.
The Earthling Co: Lots of cute stuff for eco-minded living.
Want more ideas? Here’s a story I created on my IG to show some of my fave gift ideas for the season! (If this video is slow to play, see it HERE.)