I’m so excited for gift giving season to ensue! I love giving gifts just as much as I love getting them and I’ve rounded up a few ideas for inspiration as you shop for her (or let’s be honest, you – lol). Some of these items I have and love, some I have already bought for others (shhh!) and some are on my personal wishlist so if you are looking to get me something…just sayin’!
Click the pics below to shop or scroll down for deets on why I love each item.
Gifts under $28
Osmia Organics Evermint Soap $18 – A BEAUTIFUL, organic, handmade bar of soap. Evermint is like a candy cane for your body. I love the detailing – the swirls, the cut, the colors, the smell. Plus this bar is cured a full 8 weeks instead of the standard 6 and will LAST. They also have Coffee Mint, Lavender Pine and more.
Patagonia Pink Trucker $25 – Okay full disclosure, this is a kids hat but I saw it and had to have it. And if I can squeeze my XL head into a kids hat, I promise it will fit you too. Made with 100% organic cotton and a polyester mesh backing. Adjustable.
The Lola Pouch $28 – Um LOVE THIS! I’m over the credit cards in the back of my phone look – anyone!? Storyweaver Mercantile is like, I hear ya sister! All things ethically made at this cute online shop. This pouch is handcrafted in Mexico using scrap leather (no waste!).
Everlane Square Tee $22 – Looking for the perfect tee? Everlane’s got your back. They are committed to using ONLY ethical factories to make their threads. Plus they are passionate about cutting standard markups. They have cute jeans too – and I’m talking like $68 bucks!
Gifts under $50
Nourishing Lotion by True Botanicals $42 – Best lotion I’ve used to date and I’m talking toxic and non-toxic – It beats them all! Smells beautiful, goes on light, not greasy, soaks right in, moisturizes and just makes your skin feel SO GOOD! This is such a beautiful gift for anyone!
East Fork Mug $42 – Got a pair of these in their Thistle (pink/mauve) glaze for my sister. Handmade with minimally refined clay and in-house made glazes. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. I pretty much want everything from this shop but they also make raised lipped dinner plates in this color too. SWOON! Oh my gosh and the cutest pottery toddler cups too. I can’t!
Tom’s Deconstructed Leather Cupsole Alpargatas (black slip-ons) on sale $39.99 – Picked these up before my trip to NYC and haven’t taken them off! Cute and comfy. They did me well on the streets of New York city. I usually wear my black Berks but during the winter these are a warmer substitute. Plus for every pair of Tom’s purchased, they will donate a pair to a child in need!
Farm House Pottery Bee Hive Crock starting at $46 – Been dying for one of these crocks to hold all of my kitchen utensils. It just reminds me of my mom’s or my grandma’s house – doesn’t it!? Like those timeless pieces they have that you just wonder, When and how did you get that?! Hand thrown in Vermont.
Gifts under $75
Josh Rosebrook Antioxidant Cacao Mask $65 – FAVE! I just used this mask again the other night and I’m like DANNNNG! My skin feels so amazing after using it. Clean, detoxed and radiant. Plus this mask is organic as it gets. I love giving masks to loved ones because it forces them to take time out to use it, pamper themselves and give themselves some love. We all need that!
Inika Organics Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette $62 – I have a couple of Inika Organic’s eyeshadows and I love them! They are easy to apply, they stay and they go on even and beautiful. I’m totally drooling over the versatility of this day to night palette! Like, you don’t need much more than this!
Gifts under $100
May Lindstrom’s The Problem Solver $100 – One of my all time favorite masks. And it’s named so accordingly because it truly is The Problem Solver! You have congestion? It solves it. Need to reduce inflammation? Done. Want to even skin tone? On it. How about prevent breakouts? Way ahead of ya! Detoxes, cleans, stimulates circulation – this mask not only does it all but smells amazing too. A powerhouse gift that any woman (or man) would love!
Osmia Organics Necklace $99 – Handmade in San Fransisco – this necklace can represent friendship, love, unity, independence – or whatever it means to you. I love mine because I feel connected to this piece as an idea of family. Different metals and different sized circles representing our uniqueness as individuals and as they are entwined, our togetherness. I wear this most everyday.
Kari Gran Essential Balm $98 – Um. This balm is the bomb. For realsies. I’ve been using it for about a week now and I can’t get enough. It smells amazing. Soaks right in. Feels divine. Nourishes and is multi use. This balm is designed as a face treatment but I actually really love it for my elbows and hands too!
Lulu Lemon Align II Pant $98 – Pretty much the most comfortable pant on Earth. I have one pair of these but I need like 10. It’s like no other yoga pant I’ve ever tried. Life changing!
Kahina Giving Beauty Essaouira Oil Perfume $78 – An oil based fragrance that comes in a roller ball. Super pretty with notes of rose, sandalwood and lavender. This fragrance speaks to my womanhood – I absolutely love it. Made with essential oils in a base of organic jojoba seed oil. Super clean!
Patigonia Recycled Cashmere Pointelle Scarf $99 – Made from 95% recycled cashmere and soft as a baby’s bum. I tried this on last week and almost bought it on the spot. Perfect color, length, thickness – everything. The only reason I didn’t is because I’m still wondering if people wear scarfs in Atlanta – ha!
Gifts over $100
True Botanicals Clear Duo $142 – True Botanicals not only gives the gift of luxury but the gift of clear and balanced skin! I would know because it totally changed my skin for the better. My skin went from hormonal breakouts and a combo mess to balanced and clear within weeks. This is the Clear Line Hydrating Cleanser and Pure Radiance Oil (moisturizer). Give these two weeks and you will be SOLD! Shop their 20% Black Friday Sale – this line only goes on sale once a year! Here’s what else I love.
Beauty Heroes Clean Beauty Subscription $115 – My favorite clean beauty subscription. You get 1-2 (sometimes 3-4) full sized products CLEAN products delivered to your door monthly. This subscription is mostly hair, body and skincare. I have literally loved almost everything I’ve gotten and the value is crazy good! Last month was valued at $195 and delivered to us for just $39. Hello! I’ve given this gift to almost everyone I know – mom, sister, bestie…I love it! $115 will sign you up for three months!
Dry Farm Wines Subscription starting at $159 – Dry Farm Wines searches the world to bring you the finest organic and natural wines. They even lab test all of their selections to ensure purity. 6 bottles of red, white or mixed for $159/mo or 12 bottles for $299. This has my name all over it!
Josh Rosebrook’s Ethereal Fragrance $145 – I have a couple of fave fragrances and this is one of them. A strong musky scent with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. It kind of reminds me of Old Spice a little bit but in the best way. Also, it’s unisex so great for him or her. And as clean as clean can be – naturally! Oh and it has fantastic staying power too – I’m talking like 8 hours and it’s still there!
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer $399 – Okay I know $399 for a hairdryer is crazy but I want it. Now that I’m not dying my hair anymore, the chemically treated parts are becoming dry and brittle and I don’t want to add to that! Dyson promises to dry hair faster than any other. Less drying time = less damage. I’m so tempted ya’ll!
Fluid Jewelry – ALL THE GOODS! If I ever redo my wedding rings -this will be the place! I posted two of their pieces above but there are so many I am drooling over. All the the materials are sourced ethically and sustainably to support empowering communities rather than leaving a trail of environmental and social damage. Fluid uses: Fairmined gold and silver, recycled metals, Canadian and international conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, synthetic diamonds, as well as ethically sourced and fairtrade gemstones.
Illustrated Family Portrait by Kody Stewart – starting at $40 – OMG. omg. omg. How cute is this family illustration!? Done with water color and pen on 11 x 14 paper. A timeless piece to keep forever. I have mine arriving in February!
Rothy’s Shoes $125+ – 3D printed shoes made from plastic bottles anyone!? HECK YEAH! With the ease of a sneaker and the polish of a flat, Rothy’s is cleaning up the planet one pair of cute shoes at a time. You can also throw them in the wash (!?). All different styles and colors.
My Fight Everything Tote $168 – My Fight partners with local organizations in Ethiopia, Nepal, India and Kenya that are supporting and empowering venerable and marginalized populations. This bag was made in Ethiopia using sustainable Ethiopian leather. This tote tho!
Eileen Fisher Mock Neck Box Silk + Organic Cotton Sweater $278 – I have a thing for Eileen Fisher. Obviously love her line because it has a strong focus on organics but besides that, she has some great staple pieces that cross all ages and all times. Like this sweater would look amazing on a 20 something and also my 87-year-old grandmother. If you are looking for a winer white – this is it.
Eileen Fisher Reversible Organic Cotton Blend Cardigan $318 – The other thing about Eileen Fisher is – these are investment pieces. I just got this in black and I wear it several times a week. I packed it as my “coat” when I went to NYC for the weekend and wore it with my workout clothes, LBD and jeans. It literally can do no wrong and I’ll have it forever.
Maya Brenner Mommy Necklace starting at $240 – Okay this is not organic or sustainable in anyway (at least not that I can tell) but I still love it. I mean, what mom wouldn’t!?