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2020 Meaningful Gift Guide

I'm pleased to bring you my annual Meaningful Gift Guide for the 2020 Holiday Season.

Below you'll find gorgeous gifts for everyone on your list. I hand-picked each item very carefully, based on the criteria that they are all ethically sourced and crafted, and they will delight the lucky recipient.

Purpose

The reason I put this guide together each year is twofold.

First, my aim is to save you tedious shopping time and help you find gifts with extra meaning for the people you care about most.

Equally important, it's my honor to spread the word about ethical companies and small businesses who are deserving of your support.

All of these products either protect and promote health & wellness, provide jobs and fair wages to the people who create them, and are mindful of our planet and natural resources. Many also donate a portion of their proceeds to noble charitable causes.

I really encourage you to shop small, especially this year. The pandemic has taken a huge toll on small businesses, many of which are in dire need of sales to survive.

Please plan ahead and opt for gifts from small businesses as much as possible. We need to band together to help one another make it through this difficult time.

Conscious Consumerism

As consumers, we cast a vote for the kind of world we want to live in with every purchase we make.

Making conscious purchases is one of the most impactful ways to effect change in our economy and society, because companies are listening closely to what consumers want, and what they're willing -- and are NOT willing -- to tolerate.

When we support deserving companies that are already making morally impeccable decisions at every level, we are saying loud and clear to the marketplace that we want more of that. 

This is where our power lies as active participants in our economy.

And why it is so important to be conscientious consumers and dig a little deeper to shop with upstanding companies deserving of our support.

My hope is that these gift ideas will allow you to share even more meaningful treasures with the people you care about, because they'll be making the world a better place in a small but impactful way.

*Each of the gifts on this list are also free of animal products and animal testing.*

Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission if you purchase through my link. Your support helps make it possible for me to share this information, and I truly appreciate it.

This year, I've broken the Gift Guide into 8 categories:

  • Skin Care & Beauty
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Kids
  • Wellness

Let the excitement begin!

2020 Meaningful Gift Guide

Safer Skin Care & Beauty

Beautycounter

Beautycounter is my favorite safer skin care brand for good reason -- the products are high performance, without relying on ingredients that compromise our health (unlike the vast majority of beauty brands), and the brand upholds impeccable ethics at every level. They're a certified B Corporation.

Sitewide sale: 15% off with free shipping over $50.

Good Glow Body Duo - reg. price $59 - sale price $50.15 (with free shipping)

Give the gift of luxe self-care to someone you're truly grateful for in your life.

Sugarbuff Body Polish exfoliates, while the Body Glow Illuminating Lotion adds a touch of natural looking sheen to the skin. And the scent is absolutely delicious. Limited-edition.

Softening Hand Duo - a $95 value - reg. price $65 - sale price $55.25 (free shipping)

A limited-edition hand wash and lotion in a fresh neroli scent, packaged in elevated, sustainable frosted glass bottles.

This set makes an impressive, high-value hostess or housewarming gift, and a beautiful addition to any kitchen or bathroom countertop. The scent is so lovely, too.

Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel -  reg. price $63 - sale price $53.55 with free shipping

It's Beautycounter's most popular product. And there's nothing to peel. Just massage it into clean skin before bedtime, and wash it away in the morning. It helps turn over dead skin cells, and soothes skin to reveal a brighter, healthier looking, renewed complexion by morning.

If you love this one, you'll also adore the daytime pairing, the Counter+ All Bright C Serum (also on sale 15% off).

Counterman Fresh Essentials - a $79 value - reg. price $55 - sale price $46.75 (free shipping on orders over $50)

Men deserve safer body care, too. This limited-edition set makes an excellent gift for the men in your life, featuring Purifying Shampoo, Energizing Charcoal Body Wash, and the Counterman Deodorant (aluminum free, recyclable case) in a masculine Crisp Sequoia scent.

Beautycounter has an incredible selection of holiday gifts and year-round favorites that anyone would be delighted to receive, so I highly recommend browsing the website!

Zeeta Body

These gorgeous products make this list year after year. Handcrafted from safe, vegan ingredients by a woman-owned company here in Las Vegas, these are a permanent fixture in my self-care lineup.

Cardamom Spice Body Oil - reg. price $17 for 2 oz. or $55 for 8 oz - sale price 25% off with free shipping on orders over $50 - use code Holiday2020

I prefer body oil to lotions, myself. There's a trick, though... You apply the oil after you shower, but while your skin is still wet, before you towel off. This seals in the extra moisture, and helps the oil glide over your skin so it absorbs quickly.

The Cardamom Spice scent is out of this world, and it's perfect for winter because it feels extra warming.

Lavender Epsom Soak - reg. price ranging from $8 to $28 for 8oz, 16oz, or 32oz size - sale price 25% off with free shipping over $50 - use code Holiday 2020

Who doesn't love a hot bath in wintertime? Make it extra relaxing with lavender essential oils and epsom salts. This makes a wonderful stocking stuffer or teacher gift.

Be sure to also check out Zeeta's impressive selection of Gift Sets, as well.

Llama Mama Soaps

Cruelty-free, vegan soap bars and gift boxes made by a woman-owned business here in Las Vegas.

Ultra Cleansing Athlete Bar - reg. price $9 - sale price $8 - free shipping on orders over $50

This one caught my eye, because it's pretty and it's made with activated charcoal, green zeolite clay, and poppy seed exfoliant. Such a cute stocking stuffer idea!

Love Soap Box - $30 - free shipping on orders over $50

This gift set is fully customizable, so you get to choose the combination of products and the specific scents. Make someone's self-care day with this pretty collection.

Definitely explore the full product offering if this piques your interest!

Clothing & Accessories

This Is Brennan

My friend Annie Brennan Jackson uses plants to naturally dye textiles, and then turns them into gorgeous accessories. You wouldn't believe the gorgeous hues she achieves with onion skins, avocado pits, and a variety of flowers, seeds, and herbs.

Mini Tote Bag - $30 to $35

100% organic fair trade cotton sac, dyed a beautiful blush color using avocado pits, or a soft golden tone using onion skins. This beautiful item is at the top of my list!

The Indigo Bandana - $50

This naturally dyed oversized bandana is 100% cotton and has been hand-dyed with the most well known of natural dyes – indigo. Lightweight, super pretty, and right on trend.

Natural Dye DIY Kits - $24

If you're intrigued by natural dyeing, or know someone who would be, this kit makes a super-cool gift, so you can create your own naturally dyed cotton bandana with the beautiful color extracted from Annatto seeds.

Annie has a beautiful selection of scarves, bandanas, scrunchies and more... even treasures for children. Be sure to browse her gorgeous website for more lovely gift ideas.

Alternative Apparel

This company has a vast selection of sustainably made wardrobe and loungewear staples for men, women and children. Here's one that caught my eye.

If you shop Alternative Apparel through my referral link, I'll earn a reward. Thanks in advance!

Champ Washed Terry Sweatshirt - reg. price $50 - sale price 40% off sitewide with code 40THANKS

For men and women, a classic unisex silhouette in a super-soft French terry fabric.

Hemp Blend Long-Sleeved Tee - reg. price $54 - sale price 40% off with code 40THANKS

An eco-friendly hemp-cotton blend makes this shirt good for the planet, soft and durable. I bet your brother-in-law wants one.

CraftUno

My friend Atsumi makes the most amazing face masks you'll ever wear.

What's so special about them?

  • Gorgeous fabric prints
  • Soft, elasticized, adjustable straps
  • Choose "around the ears" for easy on & off, or "behind the head" to hang around your neck when not in use
  • Built-in pocket to add an extra filter layer if you choose
  • Thin metal bar included, which you slide into the top seam (and remove for washing), so the mask sits comfortably on the bridge of your nose
  • Affordable pricing: Kids $12-$19 apiece; Adults $14-$21

My choices? Colorful JellyfishShiny Leaves, or Endangered Species

There are so many to choose from, and everyone will like something different, so be sure to browse her website, and then place an order by sending her a direct message on Instagram or Facebook. These make delightful stocking stuffers.

Will's Vegan Store

I've personally purchased a couple of items from this UK-based vegan company and the quality is top-notch. It can be hard to find high-end vegan leather goods, so this brand is one of my go-to's.

Their products for men and women are made in Italy & Portugal to EU labor standards, and they have an eco-friendly, plastic-free, carbon neutral supply chain.

Moto Jacket - reg. price $154.80

Often when you see a vegan leather jacket, let's be honest... you can tell it's not real. This one caught my eye because of the visible quality. Super badass design, too. I love it.

City Bag - reg. price $76.11

This bag is super classy. Head to the website to browse the rest of the close-up images and you'll see what I mean. The beauty is in the details.

Men's Low Dock Boots - reg. price $108.36

Will's full collection of shoes is impressive, but these stood out to me because of the texture of the vegan suede. Remember, you don't have to be vegan (yet) to want to reduce your impact on the planet, so these items would make a wonderful gift for anyone in your life.

Sseko Designs

This amazing company employs academically gifted young women in East Africa, and then matches their earnings in a scholarship program that enables them to attend university when they otherwise would not have been able to afford it.

The products they make are absolutely gorgeous, and I'm proud to share just a few with you here. Be sure to browse the entire website, because they're so much more!

If you follow the Sseko links in this guide, you'll be shopping with my friend Chidimma Ozor, Sseko Fellow, who does amazing work for social justice and is someone you can feel great about supporting.

Split Seam Blouse in Midnight Bloom - reg. price $69.99

This dark floral pattern is stunning, but there's an added bonus -- flip the top around and it's solid black, making it super versatile.

If you love the pattern, also check out the Scarf ($29.99) and Bandana ($19.99) which are on sale!

And check out the items from Sseko in the Jewelry and Home categories below, as well.

Breathe in Detroit

A small business with an incredible back story you can read here, this is a company that gives back to the community and merits your support.

Plus, their designs are wonderful. I own a couple of their shirts and they are among my favorites! I recommend sizing up with this brand.

In addition, the items are WRAP certified, ensuring high environmental standards and humane working conditions. The majority of their styles also use eco-friendly fabrics made from organic cotton, post-consumer recycled polyester fabric, and low impact dyes.

Radiate Love Wide Neck Sweatshirt - reg. price $62 - sale price 20-30% off with free shipping over $75

The design is so pretty and the sentiment is on point. I love the gold shimmer, too.

Your Wings Are Ready Bamboo Raglan Tee - reg. price $44 - sale price 20-30% off with free shipping over $75

I'm so loving this design, the cut of this tee, and the message. Plus, a bamboo cotton blend? Win win win. Size up on this one for sure.

Unisex Electric Lion Triblend Tee - reg. price $34 - sale price 20-30% off with free shipping over $75

I love the illustration on this one. It comes in two color combinations.

SoftWear

Everything about this woman-owned brand is intriguing, from the family-owned mill that responsibly produces their specialty fabrics In California, to the sustainably operated manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, NY, to the non-toxic dyes they use... not to mention the insanely soft fabric itself and the attractive designs.

If you shop through this link, I'll receive a referral reward, and I really appreciate it!

Women's Pullover Blue Tie Dye - reg. price $88

Elevate your work-from-home loungewear. Holy soft! And the dyeing is so pretty and on trend.

Women's Hoodie Obsidian - reg. price $88

This is a top I would love to live in.

Men's T-Shirt - reg. price $42

This looks so incredibly soft with a little bit of stretch. I think it would make an amazing base layer in winter, and then be beautifully lightweight for warmer seasons.

Be sure to browse the full website for a larger selection.

Ten Tree

This company has super cool clothes, but their ethics are what make them shine. They're a certified B Corporation.

For every item you purchase from Ten Tree, they plant 10 trees, as the name implies, and their clothing is made from sustainable materials, which are uber-soft. I really love the embroidered logos, too!

Women's TreeFleece Golden Spruce Hoodie - reg. price $68 - sale price $54.40 with free shipping over $50

My choice is the Twilight Mauve color, what's yours? A men's version is available too, at the same pricing.

Men's Treelake Classic Crew Neck T-Shirt - reg. price $36 - sale price $27

Ten Tree has so many cool designs for men, including tees, sweatshirts and sweatpants, among others, but this one caught my eye for the attractive tree design.

Be sure to browse the website for tons more options.

American Giant

This company makes my Gift Guide nearly every year.

American made. Super-high-quality textiles, design, and details make these clothing items lifelong companions, and their labor policies are admirable.

I own two of their Classic Full Zip Hoodies, a pair of Classic Sweatpants and Joggers, and I live in them all winter long. I also love and recommend their Ponte Legging Pant, which is wonderful because it's so comfortable and versatile -- it's even office appropriate.

If you shop via my referral link, you'll receive 15% off your first order.

Here are a few more suggestions:

American Midweight Pullover - reg. price $100 with free shipping (see link above for 15% off)

I've had my eye on some of the items from their midweight collection for a while now. In particular, I'm a bit torn between the Pullover and the Crew. They're made of 100% cotton French terry, and I think they'd be perfect for shoulder season wear.

Personally, I'd choose the Light Quartz color, but I'm also drawn to the Burnt Pepper. Available for men, too.

Blizzard Vest - reg. price $150 with free shipping (15% off if you use link above)

I LOVE wearing vests, which are an especially nice outwear layer for hiking, running, or just running errands. This one looks like it'll last a lifetime, and features water and wind-resistant nylon and insulating poly fill. I think it'll be worth the investment! Available for men, too.

Be sure to check out their amazing stadium blankets in the Home section below, too.

Rare Cloth Apparel

I met the owner of this Las Vegas-based small business last year at a local networking event for creative entrepreneurs. He impressed me with is community-oriented vision and his passion for his work.

Keep an eye on this brand, I think they're going places.

Unisex Crew Neck Sweatshirt - reg price $45 - sale price $30

I really love the logo and the message -- everyone is unique and that's to be celebrated. I do feel like I'm cut from rare cloth... Aren't we all, though? I want this sweatshirt.

Jewelry

Sseko Designs

Refer to the clothing section for my introduction to this amazing company, which provides employment and scholarships to young women around the world.

Druzy Circle Stud Earrings - reg. price $49.99

Dainty Druzy Circle Ring - reg. price $39.99

I love this as a matching set. They add subtle, natural sparkle to your day or evening. Earrings and ring sold separately.

They have lots more jewelry options on their website, too. In particular, check out the Brave Jewelry collection, and customize your earrings or necklace with charms that resonate with you personally, knowing that they were handmade with great care.

Love Hand and Heart

I'm especially excited to introduce you to this super-fun brand. My friend Wallie makes these earrings by hand, and her creativity is truly boundless!

She's all about having fun and celebrating the things that make you uniquely you, and her jewelry reflects that.

I encourage you to browse Wallie's full Etsy shop, with over 100 beautiful listings.

Here are a few that stood out to me:

Leaves Earrings & Hair Clip Set - reg. price $34

XL Polka Dot Clay Earrings - reg. price $32

Channel your inner Minnie! This is Wallie, by the way. Isn't she adorable?

Rainbow Abstract Polymer Clay Earrings - reg. price $25

James Michelle

This woman-owned company has a very compelling back story and is now writing a pretty awesome success story.

Her designs are handmade in Oregon, and I love them all. A few of these are on my personal wish list this year.

Exciting news: They're offering 20% off sitewide with code GOLD20!

Ball Stacking Rings - reg. price $38 apiece

14k gold fill or sterling silver, your choice. Sold individually.

Midi Heart Ring - reg. price $48

I love this look, don't you?

Oval Ring - reg. price $88

Circle Choker - reg. price $78

Browse the website, there's so many more treasures here!

Travel

Cotopaxi

From design, manufacture, to sale, here's a company that's going some good. In fact, according to their website, "Ending extreme poverty in our lifetime is what drives every aspect of our company." I urge you to read the full "Do Good" section of their website.

This is a certified B Corporation.

Batac 16L Backpack Del Dia - reg. price $60 (free gift with purchase)

When you choose an item from the Del Dia collection, Cotopaxi uses leftover fabric from other companies' large production runs. Each one is unique, and you get to feel great about helping the planet. Plus, your color combination is a surprise that's yours alone.

Maraveles 32L Duffel Bag Del Dia - reg. price $40 (free gift with purchase)

The perfect companion for a weekend road trip. You get to choose your color combo from the huge available selection of one-of-a-kind bags made of recycled fabric. Browse them all and pick your perfect match!

Cubos 10L Travel Cube - reg. price $20 (free gift with purchase)

Organize the inside of your suitcase and make it a breeze to pack -- and stay organized -- on future travel.

Allpa 35L Travel Pack - reg. price $200 (free gift with purchase)

Your companion for when you come out of social isolation and begin fulfilling your world travel dreams. This one is on my list for sure.

Dagne Dover

This is a woman-owned company with solid ethics. Their priorities include using non-toxic dyes, minimizing waste, reusing and recycling materials, and providing vegan options (like those listed below) for animal lovers.

I've had my eye on this brand for a couple of years. Here are a few of the items I've been wishing for.

If you use my referral link, I'll receive a reward, which I appreciate! And save 20% on everything with code SHINEBRIGHT.

Laptop Sleeve - reg. price $89.99 - sale price $49 - sale price 20% off with code SHINEBRIGHT

What I love about this is that it has a detachable shoulder strap. Super easy to carry to a cafe, and since it's made of neoprene, if you splash a little coffee on the table, your sleeve will protect your computer.

Arlo Tech Pouch - reg. price $45 to $65 - sale price 20% off with code SHINEBRIGHT

Cords and chargers, memory cards, etc. Keep it all together and stay organized. Made of neoprene so its contents stay safe and dry. The larger size doubles as a toiletry pouch.

Hunter Toiletry Bag - reg. price $35 to $75 - sale price 20% off with code SHINEBRIGHT

This one includes an air mesh zip-top pouch to help you keep things separate in the bag.

Landon Carryall Bag - reg price $95 to $215 - sale price 20% off with code SHINEBRIGHT

The small bag is the one I have my eye on, but you can choose all the way up to the XL duffel and be all set to hit the road. It would make the perfect gym bag!

MiiR

Aside from the inherent eco-friendly nature of making reusable drinking and storage vessels, this is a certified B Corporation with Climate Neutral certification.

On Black Friday, 100% of sales are being donated to Black Girl Ventures. You read that right... one hundred percent.

Wide Mouth Water Bottle - reg. price ranging from $27.95 to $44.95

Stainless steel and vacuum sealed to keep your beverage hot or cold.

Coffee Canister - reg. price $34.95

Keep your coffee beans or loose leaf tea ultra-fresh in this canister with an accordion-style seal to push out the air and lock in flavor. If I were you, I'd opt for the Copper one. Just saying.

MiiR also carries beer mugs, can chillers, wine tumblers, growlers and much more.

Incidentally, MiiR also did a partnership with Cotopaxi, mentioned above, so if you want a water bottle with a llama on it (and really, who doesn't?) you can snag a MiiR mug from them.

Cotopaxi x MiiR Llama 20oz Wide Mouth Bottle - reg. price $29.95

Home & Kitchen

Williams-Sonoma

I know that Williams-Sonoma is a national retail chain. But the reason the item below made my list is that it's health promoting.

An Instant Pot will help you cook and eat healthier meals. I use mine all the time and highly recommend it to my clients.

And... I often think of it as my little kitchen R2-D2, with its dome-topped cylindrical shape and electronic chimes.

So when I discovered the existence of an *actual* R2-D2 Instant Pot, I knew I had to include it on my annual gift list.

Star Wars R2-D2 Instant Pot - reg. price $99

I think this is really all the introduction this item needs; it speaks for itself.

There's also a Darth Vader version, if you prefer.

And if you need some Instant Pot recipe inspo, I highly recommend my Thai Curry Split Pea Soup.

Incidentally, since you're not doing any small businesses a favor by buying this, if you prefer, you can also order it on Amazon.

Our Place

Ethical labor, responsible materials, and a commitment to community are defining values for this brand, and it's most famous product also helps you reduce the number of tools you need to buy for your kitchen. Minimalism for the win!

The Always Pan - reg. price $145 - sale price $95 with code SUPERSALE

*Please note that many of the colors will not ship until after Christmas, but it might be worthwhile to snag this deeply discounted price while you can

An award-winning product acclaimed by just about every magazine and newspaper you can think of, this pan sells out every time it comes back in stock.

Friends I know who own one, rave about it. It has a steamer basket, and looks a bit like a sauté pan, but is deep enough to simmer pasta. It also comes with a stirring spoon and has a built in spoon rest on the handle. The non-toxic non-stick coating is a huge plus.

For living in tight quarters, it could be the only pot or pan you need.

Grace Ink & Lace

My talented friend Jessica Sells is an artist and calligrapher here in Las Vegas who sells her work from her lovely Etsy shop.

Custom Order Holiday Pet Portrait - reg. price $35

The perfect meaningful gift for the pet parent in your life. These are custom made to order and are just so adorable.

See below for more from Grace Ink & Lace in the Kids category.

Book Stitched Sky

Another local Las Vegas artist, I'm very excited to introduce you to Kaitlyn Terry and her fun, whimsical works that remind us that "weird" is a compliment.

Winter in the Desert Print - reg. price $20

When I saw this illustration posted on Kaity's Instagram account, it immediately captured my imagination.

As a native Pennsylvanian and Las Vegas transplant captivated by the enchanting desert landscape, this one really spoke to me. Maybe it'll speak to you, too.

Definitely check out her full lineup of fun prints, stickers and other lovely items.

Tally Mark Calligraphy

I love featuring local Vegas artists, and Hannah Derreth is no exception. Her calligraphy is gorgeous (and super fun to watch -- head to her IG account @tallymarkcalligraphy to watch in-process videos).

Hand Painted Wood Slice Ornaments - reg. price starting at $5

Not just for the tree... get creative and use them as custom gift tags or festive napkin rings for your holiday table. What will you use them for?

Browse Hannah's Etsy Shop for a wonderful selection of hand-lettered items.

American Giant

Back to this store (featured in the Clothing section above) for one more look...

They also make a home item I think you might like. Don't forget, if you use my referral link, you'll receive 10% off your first order.

Stadium Blanket - reg. price $50

What an amazing winter gift this would make! Heavyweight, 100% cotton fleece blanket is super versatile, soft, warm and durable.

These are made from leftover fabric from their clothing production runs. Yay for reducing waste!

Kids

Grace Ink and Lace

The same artist as above in the Home section -- my talented friend Jess -- also makes absolutely enchanting Paper Toys for children, and even customizes personalized notes from Santa.

Handwritten Letters from Santa Claus - reg. price $30

Can you imagine the delight on your child's face when he or she receives a personalized letter directly from Santa?

Oceanic Paper Toy Set - reg. price starting at $12

Such a pretty learning tool for your little ones! Say no to plastic toys in favor of these.

Little Renegades

This woman-led California-based company promotes mindfulness for children. Products are designed responsibly and created sustainably.

Bedtime Mindfulness Deck for Children - reg. price $20 - sale price $16

40 cards featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations to help children ease into bedtime with calming visualization exercises. They teach peace, calm and present-moment awareness.

Ten Tree

Back to Ten Tree for a moment  (featured above in the Clothing section) to draw your attention to their Kid's products.

Kids Juniper T-Shirt - reg. price $20 - sale price $16

This is such a hip, cute tee for your mini humans, and of course it's eco-friendly. Plus, the company will plant 10 trees if you purchase one.

Wellness

Cathy Betty Dotty

This is a local woman-owned business here in Las Vegas, founded by my beautiful friend Mara Francesca Yulo Austria.

She sells high-quality, high-potency CBD hemp extract products.

Use the discount code greensagelife to receive 10% off purchases of $50 and up.

Mini "Roll On With My Homies" Hemp Extract Relief Roller - reg. price $35 - sale price $30

I own this and was floored by how quickly it relieved a headache I had (brought on by allergy-related sinus pressure), as well as eased the pain in my sore muscles from a rigorous workout.

I highly recommend this and her other products, especially for sporty types who often find themselves in exercise recovery mode.

Browse the full website for more, including the Balm-Dot-Calm CBD relief balm.

Wellness for the Wild

Herbal tisanes, bath tea and other amazing products for taking excellent care of yourself, created and curated by my friend Ashley Ayala, a leading voice for sustainability in the Las Vegas community.

Sweet Dreams Herbal Tisane with Hemp - reg. price $16

Ease into lala land by ending your evening routine with a mug of this loose leaf herbal blend featuring lemon balm, chamomile, and other relaxing plants.

Bath Tea - reg. price $18

Take your self-care rituals to the next level by adding an herbal infusion to your hot bath water. Soothes skin and promotes deeper relaxation.

Lots of Love Club

My sweet friend Rosemary Fajardo exudes love. So it's no surprise that she's dedicating her time to spreading it around.

Rosemary founded the Lots of Love Club to "to expand the energy of universal love with a heart-healing community igniting conscious + consistent change."

Lots of Love Club Membership - reg. price $38/month or $380/year

This is a membership based social group, for which Rosemary provides several virtual gatherings each month, covering topics from meditation to personal development and spiritual growth, energy work, and even plant-based recipes designed by me!

Any time I attend an LOLC event, I'm always blown away by all the amazing, loving people in the group and the expertise of the discussion leaders.

If you're craving connection and a supportive environment for personal development, this group would make an amazing gift to yourself.

Green Sage

Time to toot my own horn. This fall I've offered live Zoom cook-along classes once a month, featuring seasonal whole food plant-based recipes. They've been super fun and I'm proud to say the participants always tell me how much they enjoyed the class and what they learned.

Green Sage Supper Club December Class: Peppermint Brownies - reg. price $20

I'll teach you to make vegan, oil-free peppermint brownies. I'll send you a shopping list in advance, and if you wish, you can bake along with me from the comfort of your own kitchen, while I demonstrate each step.

Just in time for your holiday baking projects! Live Zoom event is Thursday, December 10th at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern.

This would make a fun gift to yourself or for a friend. Stay tuned for the Winter 2021 Supper Club series, too!

Rishi Tea

Rishi sells premium, organic, fair trade tea from around the world. This company has made my gift list in past years, but this year I'd like to share some new discoveries from their website that are definitely on my own wish list this year.

Green tea in particular is super good for you, so if you're interested in tasting it at its best, you can't go wrong with some of these.

Matcha Genmaicha Tea - reg. price $14 for 50g - sale price 15% off with free shipping over $29

Genmaicha tea is green tea with toasted rice in it. It may sound strange, but it's actually absolutely wonderful. I recently discovered that Rishi sells a blend that uses matcha in place of loose leaf green tea, and I'm intrigued. I'm sure it tastes amazing, and gives you a gentle pick-me-up when you need it. 

Matcha Okumidori Tea - reg. price $35 for 30g - sale price 15% off with free shipping over $29

For yourself or the tea lover in your life, here's a beautiful gift that treats the recipient to a premium matcha experience. This one gets rave reviews from customers.

Sseko Designs

Check out the items from the Clothing and Jewelry sections above for more on this very noble company.

Lest I exclude coffee lovers' gifts from this list, Sseko recently added fair trade coffee from Uganda to their offering.

Together Coffee (multiple options) - reg. price starting at $11.50

If you're already buying coffee beans, why not support a wonderful cause and ensure that yours are fair trade? By the way, it also happens to be high quality and tastes excellent, according to the reviews.

Dark roast, light roast or dark roast decaf. Whole bean or ground.  Single bag, sample bundle, or subscription. You get to choose.

Happy Shopping!

Thank you for reading. This has been my most epic Gift Guide to date. I hope you found it helpful and inspiring.

If you loved it, please share it! All the ethical businesses on this list would greatly appreciate your help spreading the word.

Wishing you good health, delicious food and very happy holidays,
Stefanie

 

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