For this holiday season, think eco-friendly, second-hand items and furthering our support for small businesses! For this holiday season, we have curated an Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide featuring small businesses that go above and beyond to ensure their products are eco-conscious and give back to our planet. We have highlighted our favorites from each shop, but we encourage you to take a look at all they have to offer!
Body Délice – Ayurvedic Shampoo Bar
From the San Francisco Bay Area, Body Délice embraces eco-friendly essentials to create a perfect gift to promote self-care. Their popular Ayurvedic Shampoo Bar comes wrapped in a compostable tissue paper enriched in Ayurvedic powders with only biodegradable ingredients. Impress your loved one with a self-care set complete with a wood comb and body soaps!
Two Scents – Eco- Friendly Candles
The holidays are the perfect time to give a candle to keep the room warm and cozy! Two Scents offers vegan and cruelty-free candles packed in recyclable containers. For an extra relaxation boost, go for a body oil candle. Eco-consciousness is their mission; Self-care is the medium.
Footprint Shop – Celestine Hydra-Plumpling Peptide Serum
Everyone can benefit from a boost of glow for the holiday season with the help of Celestine Plumping Serum with Seaweed Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. The Footprint Shop offers cruelty-free products and skincare that is powerful enough to transform your skin while being gentle enough for everyday use. Better yet, all proceeds contribute to giving back to the planet! From self-care to home goods, you can shop online or in-store in Santa Cruz, CA!
The Sustainable Change – Cork Yoga Mat
Yoga is a journey, and so is the change to a sustainable lifestyle. The Sustainable Change strives to make it easier for individuals to live a waste-free life. The Cork Yoga Mat is the perfect way to encourage your fitness friends to practice mindfulness! Naturally anti-bacterial, made from renewable resources, and is kinder to the skin compared to typical PVC mats.
Jax Atelier – Artful Earrings
There is no wrong when it comes to gifting jewelry! Jax Atelier offers handmade, one of a kind, artful earrings that come in all shapes and sizes. The geometric and abstract pieces are the perfect gift to embrace the artsy side of your fashionable friends! A percentage of each sale is donated to homeless charities nationwide.
Rare Olive – Window Arch Earrings
Make a statement in Rare Olive’s Window Arch Earrings! Both stylish and sustainably made, these are sure to be a hit. Rare Olive is part of a movement that strives to make meaningful connections through slow fashion. They provide a sustainable aesthetic for people who gravitate towards good design, slow fashion and supporting small. Fun fact: Rare Olive often uses their wood shavings to create confetti for their packaging!
Chin Up Prints – Upcycled Graphic Tees
Upcycled fashion is in! Chin Up Prints uses upcycled apparel and eco-friendly ink to create their unique pieces. Their shirts are designed in-home and contain motivating slogans to encourage you to keep your chin up!
Paneros Clothing – Hazel Sweater
For a sustainable fashionista, timeless fashion is a must. Paneros Clothing focuses on creating pieces with existing materials made from eco-conscious fabrics and packed using recycled packaging. Their Hazel Sweater is a popover style hand-knitted by artisans in Bali using traditional methods with ceremonial Balinese yarns from organic cotton. Starting January 1st, Paneros Clothing is committed to the 1% for the planet donation pledge.
Teddy Locks – The Crusade Set
A great stocking stuffer idea for the sock lover in your life! The Crusade Set is a unique set made from 4 recycled plastic bottles and created with coordinating designs so that when you lose a sock, you still have another! As a result, the socks stay in your drawer and out of the landfill for longer. Fun fact about Teddy Locks – they collect their own water bottles and utilize local businesses to ensure a completely green production!
That’s a wrap! Let us know what your favorite item this year is from our Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide in the comments below!
Written By Julia Carpio
I’m a social media intern navigating through eco-friendly online streams to research and encourage brands to grow their online presence. Talent Acquisition specialist by day and social media intern by night! Midday you can catch me cycling away with my favorite online instructor.