Here are a few of my favorite gift-giving ideas for those recipients who use eco-friendly, natural, organic or vegan products. This not only is putting some fantastic natural products out there for you all to see, but helps support small businesses, home businesses and online businesses. I also try to promote more natural and eco-friendly products whenever I can, so I thought this would be a great addition for the holidays. Enjoy!
Mrs. Meyers products are all natural using plant surfactents and essential oils instead of synthetic detergents to clean your house. This cute Season’s Cleanings holiday gift set includes countertop spray, liquid dish soap, and liquid hand soap in a fresh, clean pine scent. And 20% of all proceeds goes towards the Arbor Day Foundation.
Pacifica Perfume has amazing scents for lotions, candles, reed diffusers and perfumes. Their Wanderlust Perfume Roll-On Trio contains three scents of Tahitian Gardenia (my favorite!), Indian Coconut Nectar, and Tuscan Blood Orange.
Endangered Species chocolate bars and pieces not only taste fantastic, but 10% of net profits are donated to organizations that support species conservation, habitat preservation and humanitarian efforts. This Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Crunch is also vegan and gluten-free.
Who says reusable bags have to be brown and ugly? Envirosax reusable bags put a sophisticated spin on the boring canvas bag. Check out their After Dark Series (shown above), plus many others at their website. Go shopping in style and save the environment!
For your friends with furry companions, Castor & Pollux Organic Cats Treats are made with no meat by-products, grains, gluten or added preservatives or flavorings. They are all natural, made with human grade ingredients. It’s the only treat I feed to my own cats, they love them! They also make treats for dogs too.
Vegan fashion accessories aren’t limited to hemp purses and straw hats. Check out this fashion statement Love Bag in Eggplant by Susan Nichole. Like all of their handbags and wallets, it contains no animal products, and all materials are recyclable and/or recycled, are earth-friendly and are ethically made in the USA or abroad using fair trade principles.
What better way to help save endangered species than adopting an animal by the World Wildlife Fund? For monetary donations as low as $25, the gift recipient will receive an adoption certificate, photo and species information card. Larger donations can receive a plush 30″ polar bear and gift box. The WWF also has many other animal species you can adopt, such as Emporer Penguin, Tiger, and Snow Leopard to name a few.
Soy candles are a preferred choice over paraffin candles because they burn longer and cleaner, and produce less emissions which means the air in your home stays fresher, which is a plus during the chilly months when the windows are closed. Celebrate the holidays with this traditional fragrance of Frankincense & Myrrh soy candle by Aquiesse.
What holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without some handmade soap by Wink Soap? All of our products are handmade using natural ingredients such as vegetable oils and butters, and organic shea butter. Our soap will leave your skin soft and smooth because it contains natural glycerin, not harsh detergents like other soaps. Our vegan lip balm contains candelilla wax, a plant alternative to beeswax and tastes great. Get our new Pumpkin Spice soap just in the time for the holidays!