It’s a time for celebrating, rejoicing, and giving. It’s the holiday season. That warm feeling that fills your soul when your loved-one feels special because the gift you got them fits them so well is probably why I love giving gifts. That’s not to say that I don’t get overwhelmed every year thinking, “what do I get them this time?”.
This Holistic Gift Guide will help ease those feelings of stress so that you can get a gift they will love while still being easy on our Mother Earth, body, + soul.
For the clean freak:
We care about the future of the world we live in. This is why Tru Earth Eco-Strips laundry detergents have a dramatically smaller eco-footprint than liquid and powder detergents. Tru Earth’s packaging uses zero plastic, and its lightweight reduces transportation fuel consumption and global-warming carbon emissions by 94% compared to today’s leading-brand liquid and powder detergent.
Refills are the new wave (2021 will be the year of refills). Blueland seemingly spearheaded this wave with its non-toxic, low-waste clean suite. Sarah Paiji Yoo, CEO + Co-founder of Blueland, says, “I founded Blueland with the belief that we shouldn’t have to sacrifice a clean home for a clean planet. Our mission is simple, make being eco easy with innovative products in reusable packaging that are convenient, effective, and affordable.” Blueland in hand wiping away any dirt insight + a Spotify playlist blasting through the house has to be the closest thing to heaven on earth for your clean freak.
For the fitness fanatic:
EVERBRAND designed squat proof leggings made with recycled coconut shells perfect for hiking, flowing, + lounging (only on their rest days, of course). Each pair infused w/ activated carbon + silver (from recycled electronics) to eliminate humidity, sweat, & odor-causing bacteria.
For the wellness guru:
Prima’s mission is to uplift science and nature to advance health and cultivate wellbeing. With a firm belief in nature’s ability to bring us back to balance, Prima provides supplements, recipes, CBD body care essentials, and more that will guide your wellness guru on their journey.
Seed—an ecosystem of scientists, doctors, innovators, thinkers, and translational storytellers, pioneering the inquiry and application of microbiome science to improve human and planetary health.
Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically and scientifically-studied probiotic strains (not found in yogurt, most supplements, or fermented foods and beverages) with a non-fermenting prebiotic compound concentrated from Indian pomegranate.
It’s the first to take a Microbe-Systems Approach with strain-specific benefits beyond digestive health, including skin health, heart health, gut immune function, gut barrier integrity, and micronutrient synthesis. It’s also among the first formulations to include a strain that synthesizes folate and increases production within the body.
Last, but certainly not least, GEM is a multivitamin alternative. One chewable bite of daily nutrition featuring only plant ingredients that delivers more than 15 key vitamins, minerals and herbs for energy, mood, focus, and beauty. No BS.
For the plant-based foodie:
Matthew Kenney, the world-renowned vegan chef, has spilled the beans with his cookbook, PLANTLAB. From root purees and soups to kale polenta and pizza, the 90+ recipes shared in this book will have everyone asking for seconds. And if they’re more on the I-like-to-eat-but-not-cook side, make a reservation at one of Matthew Kenney’s restaurants instead located anywhere from Brooklyn to Bogota and beyond.
For the self-care connoisseur:
Scientifically-proven to perform, by Humankind has great personal care products designed to reduce single-use plastic waste in our daily routines.
For the eco-fashionista:
KOTN sets the standard for conscious creation and consumption. Their tops, bottoms, socks, and others are developed around the principles of considered design, relentless quality, honest value, and positive impact.
Neu Nomads offers beautiful wardrobe staples at attainable price points sourced from a clean supply chain. They represent a brand in a time of global awareness and environmental consciousness.
For the mindful entrepreneur:
Who you know is important in the business world. That’s why our favorite company’s founders always tend to network. The Mujerista, a digital network to connect with creative mujeres and inspiring jefas, lets your entrepreneur do just that. Gift them an annual Mujerista membership to divulge in impactful conversations and content showing the diversity, beauty, intelligence, struggles, and triumphs of women with Hispanic and Latin American heritage.
For the passionate activist:
Rather than giving them something tangible, donate to an organization that’s close to their heart. Whether it’s to Black Lives Matter, Women in Tech, or Ocean Conservancy, this sincere gesture is a gift that pushes for a kinder world.