The holiday season is known for overconsumption when it comes to spending (and eating - let's be honest). But what can we do differently? Choosing the right gifts is difficult enough, especially when we want to be responsible shoppers.
We've compiled all the best sustainable, local, and homemade items we've got in stock. Take a look at what's in the shop!
1. Invest in sustainable.
We've all gotten a gift that's best job is collecting dust. You know the type - those gifts that are more about the gesture than its contents. Put an end to that wasted potential by giving intentional, useful gifts that last. Look for products that come in waste-free packaging and companies that believe in a bigger cause. An added bonus: Gifting sustainable products is a sneaky way to encourage your loved ones to reduce waste themselves.
No Tox Life Vegan Dish Washing Block $12
No Tox Life Vegan Lip Butter $12
Talking Out Of Turn Reusable Bags $10
Talking Out of Turn Tote $40
Paddywax Wabi Sabi Soy Candle (Reusable container) $13
Paddywax Wabi Sabi 12oz Soy Candle $32
2. Shop local artisans.
When you shop local, you are supporting real people, just like yourself. Instead of handing your money to big corporations, you're pumping dollars into your own economy. Every purchase you make counts. Not to mention the eco-benefits of reducing shipping costs and emissions.
Artistic Earth Pottery 4” Planter $15
Artistic Earth Pottery 3” Planter $10
Plant Lover Crewneck Fleece $38
3. Buy handmade.
Handcrafted products are worth more. Everything that goes into producing them is authentic and intentional, and they're made to last. Not only do handmade items take less energy to produce than mass-produced options, but they are also unique, making them wonderful gifts.
Benjamin Soap Co. Bath Tea $20
Bath Salts $12
Benjamin Soap Co. Body Scrub $10
Sedona Moon Ceramic Earrings $30-$36