Travel has taught me many things through the years, however, and my love for the environment continues to rank higher on my priority list with every mountain I climb and body of polluted water I enter. I’m working on intentional gift giving this holiday season so I’ve put together a gift guide that gives back – sprinkled with sustainable and wellness ideas to rejuvenate spirits for the new year!
Gifts that give back
From creating jobs for downtown LA homelessness to clearing pounds of trash from the ocean and providing access to clean water around the world, these gifting from the following companies will impact the recipient while making a positive impact on the planet. Name a better gift than that!
As the original one for one company, Toms has been doing business with a heart since the beginning! Plus, these versatile boots will take you from the trail to a dinner date!
Give the gift of warmth with a LYM beanie knowing 50% of net profit is given to the fight against pediatric cancer.
This is go-to gift for me year after year. Some gifts are timeless and this one has proved to be meaningful every single time. Plus, your purchase creates jobs in Downtown Los Angeles for those transitioning out of homelessness.
With ethically sourced products and sustainability in mind, give the gift of a smaller carbon footprint with this chic sneaks!
For every product sold, united by blue removes a pound of trash from oceans and waterways.
For the coffee connoisseur in your life, give the gift of Generous Coffee beans, apparel or swag knowing 100% of profits are invested into life-changing non-profit work. Better yet, gift your loved one a trip on the team’s next Honduras outing! I’ve been on two expeditions so far and can confirm they are life-changing…both for you and the wonderful humans you’re servicing.
For the tree hugger in your life
Below are some gift ideas that your mountain climbing, plant loving, tree hugging, yoga practicing family members (ME!!) will love unwrapping Christmas morning.
Welly is providing everything one could wish for in a drinking container. This versatile bottle can keep drinks hot/cold for up to 24 hours, comes with a removable diffuser (for tea or fruit), and donates a percentage of profits to clean water projects around the world.
This diffuser by Organic Aromas is one of the most sustainable diffusers on the market. With no water or heat used in the making of your at-home spa experience, this silent genius may be one of those “one for you, one for me” purchases…
Metal straws are so last year! Bamboo straws remind me of Bali so upgrade your favorite tree huggers morning smoothie with these sustainable straws.
This is the lowest impact sneaker of its kind. Everlane mastered the balance of sustainability without sacrificing the fashion and durability aspect of this shoe. I love the little details of this fashion sneaker too!
I recently purchased the Almond Cow for my vegan eating, tree hugging, yoga teaching assistant, and it probably received my Gift of the Year title. This 3-piece machine makes any (and every) nut, seed, and plant-based milk at the push of a button. The budget-friendly and environmentally sustainable kitchen appliance allows for creative freedom in the kitchen, too. This is what coconut milk ice cream dreams are made of, y’all!!!
Wellness with a twist
Health is wealth and self care never goes out of style. While a spa gift card can always do the trick, here are some gift ideas to step up your gift giving game this holiday season.
Happy season of giving y’all! Now I’m curious.. what are your gift giving goals this holiday season?