Hello, my dear readers! Holidays are around the corner, which means that it is time for a holiday gift guide! No matter who you are shopping for, I am confident that this gift guide will spring you into action. Let's begin!
For the skincare junkies
If your gift recipient is a skincare junkie (like me!), then look no further than Made Simple Skin Care. Their products are USDA-certified organic, vegan, non-GMO and cruelty-free, and are crafted in small batches in Massachusetts.
In addition to all the care the brand takes into crafting their products, I also love the wide variety of products that they offer. You can find face toners, face serums, face masks, deodorants, moisturizers, face scrubs, face wash oil and even toothpaste! Each line of products comes in many lovely scents. For example, for face masks alone, you can find cacao green tea, strawberry hibiscus, matcha tea moringa, and spirulina hemp. Oh, did I forget to emphasize that all of these are certified organic?
If your gift recipient is the type who loves to experiment with new skincare products, I recommend that you create your own gift basket with products from Made Simple Skin Care. With the affordable price points across all of their products, you will be able to create an impressive gift basket without breaking the bank.
For your favourite yogi
You will not want to miss Shakti Warrior if you are selecting a gift for a yogi. It is a brand that is owned and operated by women. All the mats it offers are biodegradable and recyclable, and have eco-friendly packaging.
What is especially unique about the products of Shakti Warrior lies in their designs. All of the artwork is hand-designed by a talented Indian artist. Regardless of which specific yoga mat you choose, you will always find beautiful and intricate aboriginal art on the mat that will guide the yogi in your life to peace of mind.
Just in case you are looking for yoga accessories, Shakti Warrior also offers cork blocks, yoga straps, pillows, and water bottles.
This brand also operates the Shakti Warrior Survivor fund, which helps children from underprivileged communities around the country receive better education.
For the kids you love
If you are thinking about giving gifts to kids, you will not want to miss the toy trucks from Luke's Toy Factory. Luke's Toy Factory specializes in educational toy trucks suitable for kids aged 3 and up. The trucks are all made up of multiple parts that can be pulled apart and assembled back. Not only will you have a fun time together with the little ones, but you will also be able to encourage them to develop problem-solving and fine-motor skills in the meantime.
What's even better about these trucks is that they are BPA- and phthalate-free, and are made of upcycled and organic materials such as maple sawdust, walnut shells, and Faxfibers. They are also made 100% in the USA.
For the chocolate-coffee combo lovers
Who doesn't love the combination of chocolate and coffee? If you are curious about the history of this perfect pair, you may want to check out this article from HistoryExtra to learn about how we fell in love with caffeine and chocolate. Of course, if you'd rather skip the history lesson and go straight to finding the perfect gift for a chocolate-and-coffee lover, then look no further than Moka Origins!
Moka Origins is a craft chocolate and specialty coffee company based in Pennsylvania. The quality of the products is top-notch because the products are made from the best beans meticulously selected from their own farm in Cameroon or partner farms around the world. These farms have helped generate employment opportunities in Africa. Moka Origins also has a strict mandate that all beans are ethically sourced. The products are all lovingly hand-crafted in small batches and are infused with the passion of the makers.
Their chocolate bars have a cocoa percentage that ranges from 64% to 85%. They come in a variety of flavours including sea salt, blueberry, lemon ginger, toffee almond, and so many more. They also offer a wide range of coffee beans, from their house brand to decaf, to exotic Guatemala Huehuetenango and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. I am confident that you will find something that will bring a big smile to your chocolate-and-coffee enthusiast.
For the men in your life
Finally, if you are looking for a perfect gift for the men in your life, you will want to consider purchasing them pieces for PX Clothing. A family business born and bred in Los Angeles, PX Clothing has been focusing on creating a menswear line that reflects the laidback, sun-soaked spirit of SoCal. You can find long-sleeve shirts, pullovers, tees, and polos, all exude the beautiful combination of comfort and style.
PX Clothing is also committed to sustainability. They partner with factories that have taken efforts to go green, incorporate wind power in their production process, and employ reverse osmosis so the water used in the fabric dying process can be reused. Additionally, for every order on their site, they plant a tree with American Forests.
There you have it, some great gift ideas for the men, the women, the boys and the girls in your life. I hope you have fun picking out the perfect gifts for your loved ones, and don't forget to spend quality time with them as well!