10 Gifts That Keep On Giving!
Still Xmas shopping?
Need ideas for last-minute gifts? No clue what to get that friend who’s got it all? Don’t panic. I made you a list!
This list has something for everyone: the chef, the activist, the zero-waste warrior & the food lover. There are gifts to empower, to delight, to relax and to unplug.
The best part? They’re all from socially, ethically & environmentally conscious businesses that you feel fantastic supporting. These are the gifts that keep on giving.
TBH, there were so many to choose from – it was tough to narrow down to just 10. But here they are.
My top 10 sustainable stocking-stuffers for 2020:
Discover the luxury of sustainably sourced shea butter, natural oils and knowing exactly what’s in your moisturizer. Buying this non-toxic product not only contributes to uplifting women of color, but will also make your winter skin feel gorgeous & nourished.
Every tasty kitchen deserves the best spices. Diaspora Co. sources heirloom & single-origin spices directly from partner farms in India – making for a more equitable & sustainable spice trade. They’re notorious for outrageously fragrant cardamom pods & coriander seeds – but if you’re all set with spices, check out their quick-to-sell-out collabs instead!
I can’t gush enough about this company. With the promise to make your pantry planet friendly (everything arrives in compostable packaging!) their eco-friendly holiday box comes with a “Plantable gift card that will turn into wildflowers” in your garden. (LOVE!)
Ready to be wowed by homemade vegan chorizo (we’ve made it 4 times this year!), pozole rojo, tamales or jackfruit carnitas? Grab yourself (or the chef in your life) this book. When you buy a signed copy in December, 10% of the proceeds go to No Us Without You, which supports undocumented back of house staff during the pandemic.
Everything created by this woman-owned business is eye-catching, unique and made from upcycled materials. A portion of every sale goes to GenerateHope – an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of human trafficking.
Give yourself – and your family – the gift of ‘being present’ in 2021. The author Catherine Price (referred to as “the Marie Kondo of brains”) has changed my life. I’m on Week 3 of her 30-day plan and have bought an alarm clock, deleted my social media apps, and now have more time in my day (to stare at the ceiling) and space in my brain than ever before.
Know someone who could use an extra hug this year? Gift them this soothing care package AND support those without shelter in Santa Cruz (CA) in moving towards self-sufficiency.
If you’re a San Jose local, you’ve no doubt heard of the new coffee shop on the block – and maybe even sampled their unique lattes. I, for one, am in love with everything about Nirvana Soul. Make someone’s holiday season with a bag or 3 of Nirvana Soul coffee beans, and support a local Black women-owned business in the process!
This is THE book for the badass woman in your life (maybe that’s you!). Because empowered women empower women. In Adele’s words: This book will shake your brain & make your soul scream. Read it. Live it. Practice it.
Buying one of these bracelet sets supports hauling two pounds of trash from the ocean. The bracelets are made from recycled materials — which feels like a win – look super cute and come in a delightful range of colors. What’s not to love?
[Bonus] Give the gift of better health!
Start the New Year with a commitment to more energy, restful sleep and mindful eating habits.
Now thru Dec 31, 2020: Buy one of my nutrition consulting packages and get one extra 60-min session ($125 value) for FREE! Contact me for package details & pricing.
Happy Holidays folks – cheers to a happier & healthier 2021!
xo – Mux