I've never been someone who cared much about the material side of the holidays because I believe that Christmas is more then giving or receiving gifts but if you're someone that loves to give and receive, I have chosen 10 Christmas gifts that gives back, that are sustainable and a source of empowerment. Here are my 2016 gifts suggestions to help you if you're one of those late Christmas gift shoppers. Enjoy and shop responsibly!
1- Coconut Bowls:
These coconut bowls and sono wood spoons are perfect to serve your best smoothie bowl recipes or any of your favorite vegan bowls. They are ethically and sustainably harvested and each bowl are 100% unique.
The process to make these coconuts into bowls are as: after the meat and water has been extracted, the coconuts are then hand crafted into bowls by their Balinese artisans who cut, clean and polish the bowls before they are finished with virgin coconut oil. They are 100% natural, are food safe and contain no artificial glues or lacquers. Each bowls are unique by their shape, size, color and pattern which guarantees that when you purchase yours, it will be different than the next person. The company support fair trade practices and support local communities in Bali.
These bright and colorful versatile bamboo bowls are just the perfect gift for all occasions. Each bowls is handcrafted using sustainable bamboo and traditional techniques. Their mission is to bring Fair Trade goods to a new marketplace, bridging the gap between ethical production and contemporary style. They have an amazing collection of contemporary jute baskets, bamboo tableware, bags & totes, wrapping paper, book bags and more. The Dharma Door Designs are all about fair trade, sustainability & lifestyle products.
Who doesn't want to have natural, beautiful, and healthy hair? When it comes to our hair, we only want the best so, do your hair a favor and try Niucoco's all-natural coconut trio hair products. The trio includes: a milky Hydrating Coconut Shampoo, a smoothing Conditioner and a multi-tasking renewing hair serum that will quickly become an everyday essential. Once you've tried it, you won't be able to stop!
Keep an eye for my complete review on Niucoco's trio all natural hair products coming soon. In the meantime, click the link bit.ly/2g0dCZd to order yours.
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4- The Tote Project:
I discovered The Tote Project on Instagram and I just loved what they stand for so I had to purchase one of their organic cotton pouch to support. Founded by two friends whose mission is to fight to end sex trafficking. All of their pouches are fair trade, organic and printed on Eco-friendly water based ink. They are hand sewed and made by women in India who were brave with a lot of help to get out of the sex trafficking in embrace freedom. The Tote Project donates 20% of their profits to an organization named Two Wings which helps sex trafficking survivors.
If you know me, candles are not a big part of my life but when I do use them to bring ambiance into a room, it needs to be environmentally friendly and sustainable made. I was able to find exactly what I was searching for with Tree Candles products. All their Candles are poured in natural containers such as: bamboo, seashells, and coconuts. They smell really good and for every purchased made, Tree Candle will plant a tree.
A Sand Cloud Towel would make a perfect Christmas gift. They are stylish and perfect for the outdoors or indoors. 10% of their profits are donated to protect and save marine life to organizations such as: Surfrider Foundation, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and San Diego Coastkeeper.
Follow the link: bit.ly/2ek39L8 and use code LIPS25 to get 25% off your order
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7- The Kaleidescape charcoal brush set by Mara Hoffman X Sephora Collection:
This amazing eco makeup brush set will be a great addition to any makeup lovers and makeup artists. It is a limited-edition collaboration that unites the very talented Mara Hoffman and the expertise of Sephora. These all natural makeup essentials accessories are designed with paradise inspired prints. I can tell you that the bristles are so soft, beautiful and comes with a gold dust effects. The set comes with 5 limited edition pieces and are made with antibacterial bamboo charcoal bristles and Eco friendly FSC certified sustainable wooden handles.
Socially conscious fashion products are always great gifts for any occasions. Every bracelet is handcrafted and can be customized to each buyer request. The intent of this company is to provide products as vehicles for motivation, inspiration, and positivity. All items are sustainable and vegan.
If you're searching for cruelty free and vegan brushes, look no further than Kirei Cosmetics. I was fortunate enough to be sent a LUXE eye brush set in rose gold with a gorgeous makeup bag by the company. The luxe set contains 9 beautiful pieces to create your best smokey eye or a natural every day look. You can achieve endless results with this brushes. A portion of their sales are donated to animal rescues around the world. (Keep an eye for my complete review of the LUXE Eye Brush Set by Kirei Cosmetics coming soon.)
10- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg:
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune's list of the 50 most powerful women in business. Her New York time bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will has become a must read for any women with ambition and women entrepreneurs. In this book, Sandberg shares her personal anecdotes and struggles to make the right choices for herself professionally and personally. She also gives tips on how to pursue your goals and encourages women to take risks in all area of our life. This book also gives you an insight on how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. This book is for every woman whose ever-had doubts about her own strength and abilities to achieve and go after what they believe in.
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Hope you've enjoyed this article and maybe it will help you to make some last minute Christmas shopping. If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to write us. Thank you!