Ethical and Sustainable Gift Guide for the Pal who Loves to Stay In

As much as I loved the wellness gift guide, this one really speaks to my heart. I like going out, but honestly, I’d much rather be at home binge watching the Great British Baking Show / Bake Off snuggled with Nala, Justin, and a plate of pizza.

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Of course, there are tons of things to do at home like drawing a bath, reading a book, sipping some herbal tea or even a glass of wine.

Man, this is getting me excited about Friday night!

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sol organics:

Step one for me is getting snuggly! My bed has to be plush. I have the Percale Organic sheets in dove gray and I LOVE the texture of these sheets.

They feel a little more raw which I really like. I’d compare it to a linen cotton hybrid kind of feel. They have that texture so I feel like I sleep in place instead of sliding around on super satiny sheets.

The sheets are a little thin, so if you’re looking for heavy duty winter sheets, then make sure to grab one of the sateen sets!

The company is certified Fair Trade, Organic Cotton, and GOTS certified, and they ship completely plastic free! They’re shipped in a self-bag made from 100% organic cotton which can be composted, but I’m using it to buy lettuce from the farmers market! Then they’re wrapped with 100% recycled paper and put inside a recycled brown shipping box. No plastic whatsoever!

And, as a huge bonus they’re offering all GZW readers 20% off with the code ‘GZW20’ just apply it at checkout.

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candle:

I love MCMC fragrances! I wore the fragrance Maine for my wedding, and I would love to burn this candle near my bedside while diving into a book.

This MCMC Dude No. 1 Candle is fresh, spicy, and woody, this fragrance is the new classic manly scent that will make you want to get close. With Virginia cedar wood, green coriander and pink peppercorn.

This candle is hand-poured in Brooklyn, with a blend of soy, vegetable and beeswax, and a 100% cotton wick. Approximate burn time of 50 hours.

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hand knit socks:

I am in love with these hand knit socks! Marianne Wakerlin's wildly styled socks are hand-knit from skeins of recycled cotton yarn in a funky palette that’s coordinated but mismatched.

These cozy accessories repurpose perfectly good cotton strands, which reduces the amount of water, land, pesticides, and herbicides used to grow new cotton fibers and eliminates the need for harmful chemicals to dye virgin cotton yarn.

The design, knitting, and finishing final touches for these socks are completed at small, family-owned businesses in Vermont, North Carolina, and Oregon.

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pajamas:

The cutest ethical pajamas I’ve found come from Reformation… of course! Reformation uses deadstock fabric which is fabric save from going to landfill, and they make all of their garments in Los Angeles.

According to their website, buying their pajamas instead of new pajamas elsewhere saves 17.08 lbs.of carbon dioxide, 1340.77 gal.of water, and 1.52 lbs.of waste!

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kindle:

Did you know that you can check e-books out from most libraries!? You can download them straight to your kindle. I love the kindle paper white because there’s no blue light.

Blue light can suppress the secretion of melatonin which helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. So, it’s best to avoid blue light right before bed.

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throw pillow:

Is there such a thing as too many pillows? I love having a few throw pillows to snuggle up with and so does Nala. She’s always rearranging the pillows just to her liking.

I like this throw pillow from Anchal which is handmade by an artisan in India. Every purchase of an Anchal product has an immediate impact and provides an artisan with a full-time job, health care benefits, design training, and educational workshops.

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mug:

Is there anything better than winding down with a nice cup of herbal tea? There’s something about sipping something warm that just calms me down. It’s the perfect way to unwind from a hectic day.

If it’s been an especially hectic day, then I like to sip something warm while sitting in a nice warm tub with a few candles around. Then you put on the cozy socks, cozy pa-jam-jams, in some cozy sheets, and read a book. Basically… this whole gift guide. ;)

I have a mug from Globe-In and it’s one of my favorites! This mug is hand painted in Tunisia and fair trade.

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Be sure to check out the other gift guides coming! And, get my tips for eco-friendly ways to wrap presents.

Ethical and Sustainable Gift Guide for the Wellness Lover

This was probably my favorite gift guide that I’ve written, because I want EVERY. SINGLE. THING. (Or I already own it. ;)

Wellness and eco-friendly living go hand in hand for me. I think when we’re taking better care of the planet, we’re also taking better care of our bodies and vice versa.

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organic tees:

My husband and I both have several Truth Alone tees. The tees are made of premium superfine 100% Peruvian organic pima cotton,

The lightweight jersey is naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin. Most importantly the t-shirts don’t loose shape in the wash!

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These tees really do it all from working out to going out.

Truth Alone is very conscious about sustainability and sourcing. Their Peruvian organic farming does not allow GMO seeds; it is pesticide & fertilizer free enabling biodiversity, uses 90% less water than conventional cotton, hand harvested sustaining ancient agricultural methods passed down through the generations.

These tees would also make a great stocking stuffer! My favorite is the weekend scoop neck tee, but love the crew tee for working out.

girlfriend collective:

One of the things I admire about Girlfriend Collective is how transparent they are. Their fabrics use recycled water bottles. I’m honestly pretty on the fence about using recycled plastic for clothing due to the shedding when washed.

But, a lot of active wear is polyester anyways. So is it better to use recycled water bottles to make the poly rather than virgin poly?

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I like how they address this on their website. “We absolutely know this. Making something that benefits the environment is our #1 priority, and at the top of that list was getting rid of the enormous amounts of plastic in our ocean and in our landfills.

That being said, microfibers are an issue (though every single synthetic fabric releases them). We are researching on ways to limit the release of microfibers into the water system. In the meantime, you can purchase a solution now from: Patagonia.

I LOVE this blush pink set they have and it’s 100% on my wish list! I’m trying to up my active wear game because my t-shirts from high school and 8 yr old leggings with holes in them don’t really inspire me to work out… especially not in public…

dry brush:

Skin brushing is a great way to shed dead skin, improve circulation and help to eliminate cellulite.

Use very gently on dry skin with a few drops of detox cellulite body oil, moving up from the feet in clockwise circular movements, working your way up the body. Always move towards the heart to help the blood flow in the correct way.

What I love about this dry brush is that the handle detaches. So you can use it with your palm or the handle so you can easily get to the center of your back!

high-intensity bag:

You need a bag that works harder than you! I love this bag from Rewilder that’s made with pre-industrial consumer waste.

The bag is made with auto airbags and seatbelts! The bag is super durable, water-resistant, and modern AF. Perfect for active urbanites. One of my favorite aspects is how easy the bag is to clean.

I took my bag on a weekend trip to Disneyland and it was the perfect carry-on.

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thinx:

Thinx are period panties. They make awesome back up to a cup or even on light days. I love their sport pairs which are perfect for hitting the gym or snuggling up on the couch with a pupper.

If your wellness pal is a runner or a dancer, they make running shorts and leotards!

But, my personal favorite is just the plain ol’ hip hugger. These make a great stocking stuffer! And, to make it a little extra sweeter I’ve got $10 off your order with the code ‘KATHRYN’. You can also head to my personalize Thinx website cause I’m fancy. ;)

deodorant:

No wellness lover is complete without an organic, all-natural deodorant that actually works! You could check out my DIY or grab this amazing new deodorant Funk Free. It’s completely free of baking soda, coconut oil, and plastic.

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I really like the mellow magnesium scent which features a fresh and citrusy blend of organic sweet orange, lime and bergamot essential oils

This deodorant comes in a glass jar. I was a little worried about applying the deodorant with my fingers because I don’t like that type of application, but the deodorant is whipped and putting it on with fingers isn’t a problem at all.

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thrive:

A practical handbook to holistic wellness that extends beyond quinoa bowls and superfood smoothies. This practical handbook would be the perfect edition to your wellness lovers bookshelf.

Thrive is printed as ordered, so it can take a few weeks for you to receive it.

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Here’s an excerpt from the description, “Happiness is not something you can conquer in the outside world, but an ongoing, positive state of mind that must first be cultivated within you. And total wellness requires us to take care of not only ourselves, but also the planet that we all call home.”

juna CBD:

CBD is all the rage right now, and I’ve been a fan of JUNA. I’ve been putting a couple of drops in my morning tea lattes. It really helps easy my anxiety and get me prepared for all of the work I have to do each day.

This type I’ve used is the Nude CBD. Antioxidant-rich CBD interacts with internal receptors, releasing bodily stresses while engaging the mind. Lifts the spirit, focuses thoughts, and promotes emotional well-being. Will not cause inebriation or inhibit functioning, so you can feel confident in going about your routine.

yoga mat:

Manduka yoga mats have a lifetime warranty! If they’re in the market for a new yoga mat, this is the one I’d pick. There’s no PVC or harmful plasticizers.

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The mat is made from from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural Tree rubber with non-toxic foaming agents and non-ado dyes, and all post-industrial scrap is thoughtfully collected and utilized in the production of other materials creating a zero waste manufacturing process.

matcha:

Matcha tea is all the rage these days, and I love it! My all time favorite matcha is from Arbor teas. This company’s commitment to sustainability. Their matcha is the only one I know of that’s completely plastic free.

This small treat would make a great stocking stuffer!


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Ethical and Sustainable Gift Guide for the Little Ones

My sister in-law is having a baby this December! So, I started looking into sustainable and ethical gifts for little ones!

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Out of all the products I browsed, these were my top picks! I also really loved this post about gift ideas for the minimalist mom to be!

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little lentil clothing:

I fell in love with Little Lentil! They’re a carbon neutral company buying offsets for their manufacturing and all of their shipping. Their products are made with 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton, non-toxic and earth-friendly dyes.

My favorite part is that they have a take back program! They have a whole section of their blog dedicated to pre-loved items.

My pick is this adorable green set with the long sleeve shirt, leggings, hat.

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leo and the lion learn of love: 

This children’s book was authored by one of my friends, Holly Rose from Leotie Lovely. It’s printed by one of Europe’s only cradle to cradle printers, but is also available for digital download.

Leo and the Lion Learn of Love encourages children to work towards a kinder, fairer, more unified and peaceful future. The book harnesses the Love children so freely emit, guiding them protect their nurturing nature.

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bamboo toothbrush:

Yes, they make kiddie sized bamboo toothbrushes so you’re little one can be just as eco-friendly as you!

eco crayon sticks:

I have fallen in love with Uncommon Goods. They have so many beautiful handmade items and focus on sustainability. I really like these handmade crayons made with safe pigments and beeswax in Maine, USA.

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counting blocks:

Another one of my favorite picks are these gorgeous counting blocks handmade in Washington, USA.

Each block has the numbers, but also the hands showing the numbers to help the toddlers correlate them together so your toddler will be counting in no time!

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baby bottle:

I am a mason jar hoarder. From a few zero waste mamas, I’ve heard the they freeze their breast milk in mason jars. Check out this post if you’re looking for tips for freezing liquids in mason jars.

I love these silicone nipples that you can place on any regular mouth mason jar, to instantly convert the jar into a baby bottle.


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