Finding a natural solution
In need of an earth-conscious gift that won’t put a dent in your wallet? Check out these seven eco-friendly gifts—all under $40.
Earth Balance Holiday Gift Pack
Spread the joy of good, rich taste to the food lovers on your list. Earth Balance’s Holiday Gift Pack features two jars of its delicious Coconut & Peanut spread—made from all-natural peanut butter and organic extra virgin coconut oil—plus a star-shaped cookie cutter, a reusable bamboo spreader and a holiday cookie recipe card.
Body Care Kit from Dr. Hauschka
Dr. Hauschka’s collection of six miniature body-care products is perfect for the beauty-conscious person on your list. Housed in a handy, travel-size tin, this Body Care Kit features six products for soft skin: Hand Cream, Rose Body Moisturizer, Quince Body Moisturizer, Lavender Bath, Lemon Lemongrass Body Oil and Rose Body Oil.
Makana Artisan Pure Soy Candles
Candles are great gifts for home décor-lovers. Hand-poured and packaged in California, Makana candles are made from 100 percent soy wax and feature lead-free cotton wicks and phthalate-free fragrance derived from essential oils. With six collections and more than 30 scents ranging from tropical to earthy, you’re bound to find a candle that will appeal to the friends and family on your list.
Makana Soy Candles, $26
Sometimes a surprise can make a great gift—even when it’s a surprise to the giver! Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service that provides sustainable products, from organic food to vegan beauty products, handpicked from ethical, socially responsible companies.
Chinese Checkers from Land of Nod
Get your family back to good old-fashioned fun with this Chinese Checkers set from Land of Nod. Because Land of Nod believes that kids’ products should stand up to whatever is thrown their way, all of their products, including this set, come with an 18-year quality guarantee. If Chinese Checkers isn’t your family’s thing, check out the company’s other games.
DIY Lip Balm Kit from Uncommon Goods
Appeal to the crafter in your life with this DIY Lip Balm Kit from Uncommon Goods. Each kit includes everything needed to make five tins of mint-cocoa lip balm, including organic sunflower oil, organic spearmint essential oil, ethically sourced beeswax, recycled paper labels and more. The kits are assembled by women living in transitional housing.
Twin Deer Picture Frame from Wolfum
Frame a favorite memory in this chic Rampli Twin Deer Picture Frame from Wolfum. The frame comes in six colors and is hand printed in the company’s Los Angeles studio on high-quality materials intended to stand the test of time. The company’s line of contemporary (with a nod to vintage) products also includes napkins, coasters, tableware, bookends, wall hooks and more, all hand printed in unique prints and colors.