Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide 2021
The holiday and gifting season is upon us and in our search for meaningful gifts that matter (and last!), we created a roundup of Sustainable Holiday Gifts from some of our favourite eco-friendly brands and women-led businesses around the globe.
We love them for different reasons: some contribute to making a positive difference to lives and are kind to the environment, others create unique gifts and experiences that are truly authentic and personal. These products and services tick all the boxes for us and promise to last for more than one holiday season. Every purchase you make from them goes a long way, so make your dollars count and get started on your gifting journey with our Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide 2021.
Alexis Damen Jewelry
Alexis Damen is a Dutch American jewellery designer who creates unique and fun earrings that let you mix up your style and add a pop of color to any look. Each piece is handmade to order at her home studio in de Jordaan, Amsterdam. The materials used include gold-plated sterling silver that’s 100% nickel-free (i.e., won’t cause allergies). And glass, stone, ceramic, acrylic, and freshwater pearl beads. All earrings are lightweight and won’t pull on your lobes!
🎁 Enjoy 15% off your order with code JULAHAS15. But be quick! Holiday orders are due by November 29th at 11:59 PM CEST.
View the collection and ordering/holiday shipping details here. *Free shipping in the NL for 2+ earrings and international shipping is available upon request. Follow Alexis on Instagram @alexisdamenjewelry.
Comme Ça Skincare
Comme Ça Skincare makes truly natural and high-performance skincare products that are carefully formulated with the world’s finest plant-based ingredients. Supercharged daily skincare that nourishes and protects to bring you a beautiful, youthful glow.
🎁 A free mini with any purchase of 75 euro and above.
View the collection here. *Free Shipping for Christmas (from December 13th till December 23rd). Follow Comme Ça Skincare on Instagram @comme.ca.skincare.
Veda Studies teaches the ancient art of Vedic chanting to seekers worldwide, connecting practitioners of Indic knowledge systems — Yoga, Āyurveda, Vedanta etc to their source texts — the Vedas. The online method offers students accessible and sustainable long-term study options while maintaining the rigour of the tradition. Currently about 3500 students study on the platform representing over 30 different nationalities.
See more here. Follow Veda Studies on Instagram @veda_studies.
Apothaka® is all about gentle, yet effective skincare, thoughtfully formulated to support skin barrier health — using the best of what nature and science have to offer. Where so much of the beauty industry is focussed on an unrealistic goal around "perfect" or "flawless" skin, Apothaka® is here to reset the goal to healthy, happy skin (and healthy ageing while we're at it!) for everyone! Everything is made in the UK in small batches, no pre-made bases are used, offering full control of the ingredients, which are selected based on their benefits for your skin, their texture and their environmental impact.
View the collection here. As an alternative to Black Friday, Apothaka® runs a month-long anniversary sale through November which gives 15% off all individual products (sets & accessories excluded). Use code APOTHAKATURNS5 at checkout. Follow Apothaka® on Instagram @apothaka.
Serena Wilson Stubson Mixed Media Artist
Serena Wilson Stubson is a mixed media artist out of Winnipeg, Canada. She specialises in painted collage, and utilises dried paints from her pallets to create one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces out of locally made eco-friendly resin.
🎁 Use the coupon code JULAHAS in her Etsy shop for 15% off.
View the collection here. Follow Serena Wilson Stubson on Instagram @serenawilsonstubson.
Personal stylist Nerine Jones has mastered the art of simple style that goes beyond borders. She has developed life-changing style coaching programs that empower women to best manage their appearances in order to look and feel confident, both at home and in the corporate world.
🎁 Membership to her Style Seeker Society.
Know more here. Follow Nerine on @Nerinejones.
Pamela Lauz Jewellery
Pamela Lauz Jewellery opened its doors in 2008. Pamela creates many unique ready-to-wear designs, bespoke wedding rings and one-of-a-kind custom pieces. Inspired by the beauty of nature and architecture, designs are handcrafted in silver and gold and adorned with genuine gemstones and pearls. All her creations are crafted in her Toronto studio and can be customized.
View the collection here. Follow Pamela Lauz Jewellery on Instagram @pamelalauz.
Kathryn Sheridan is a trauma-informed coach with a sustainability background. She works 1:1 with people online and in workshops and programmes, as well as offering beautiful winter retreats in the south of Spain. Kathryn brings together coaching, mindfulness and nature connection to offer a truly wholehearted approach to showing up in life.
🎁 Book a 'Rest & reset' winter retreat in the south of Spain for yourself or a loved one https://www.kathrynsheridan.com/retreats
Discover Kathryn’s world here. Follow Kathryn on Instagram @katydot76.
Spice Spice Baby
A first-of-its-kind cookbook detailing the science of spices with 100 family recipes. Kanchan Koya is an author, content creator at Buzzfeed Tasty and a health coach. Her simple yet wonderful cookbook allows the entire family to re-discover the joy of eating with spices that the whole family can love!
🎁 Sign up for her Coaching Services or get the Spice Spice Baby Cookbook on https://www.spicespicebaby.com/shop/
See her recipes here. Follow Kanchan Koya on Instagram @chiefspicemama.
A brand with strong Indian roots, Diaspora Co was founded by Sana Javeri Kadri, who built the community and brand through food. They source single origin spices from 150 farms across India and Sri Lanka, and bring them to your doorstep, all while paying the farmers a living wage. Not only do their power-package spices taste fresh and wonderful, you can also get innovative and build your own pack if you’re trying their spices for the first time.
🎁 A whole range of gifts to suit different budgets and different taste buds! https://www.diasporaco.com/pages/gift-page
View the products here. Follow Disapora Co. on Instagram @disasporaco.