Happy freaking December, love bugs. We did it! We’re almost done with 2020! I can’t believe we’re already in December, and Christmas is right around the corner. To celebrate, I curated a gift guide made up of small, woman-owned businesses that are producing incredibly high-quality products.
Shopping from small businesses is SO important, especially nowadays. As someone who is currently growing my own business/brand, I know the struggle can be so real. When you order from an already established, big company, you’re just another transaction.
When you shop small businesses, your purchase will be CELEBRATED. You are directly supporting someone who will genuinely appreciate it. It’s proven that shopping small businesses helps grow the economy, creates more jobs, and can help communities grow.
I know it’s SO easy to just ask for an Amazon gift card and be done with it, but let’s do better! Think of what you would buy with that gift card, find a cute small business that sells the thing you want, and put that on the list! It will be way cuter, more personable, and you’ll feel better about receiving it.
Without further ado, here are my wellness inspired gifts for your holiday season.
2020 Holiday Gift Guide:
1. Ground Up
These nut butters are delicious, innovative, and so healthy! All of the spreads are peanut-free, no palm oil, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and (my favorite) gluten-free!
Not only do they make amazing products, but Ground Up works to employ woman that may lack the skills, experience, or confidence to be hired by an employer.
In Ground Up’s words:
“Ground Up is a not-just-for-profit business that provides job training to women overcoming adversity in the Portland area.”
2. The Still
I’m obsessed with this company, and I know any plant lover will be, too!
This makes buying plants a complete breeze. The product description tells you how much to water them, if they’re pet friendly, how much light they need, and more!
Yes, the cute pots come with the live plants as well!
Anyone who cooks or enjoys food can appreciate quality olive oil. It really does make all the difference in your cooking!
Sourced from a family-run farm in California, these are extremely high-quality oils with damn cute packaging.
In Brightland’s words:
“With Brightland, you know exactly what you’re getting – authentic olive oils and vinegars that are never rotten, over-processed, or fraudulent. With absolutely no fillers or artificial preservatives.”
CBD is the perfect gift for anyone! There are so many health benefits to this oil, and the packaging is so chic.
This brand was created by a Dallas-based Cardiovascular ICU nurse, who believed in creating a quality CBD that could help people on their health and wellness journeys.
In K’dara’s words:
“K’dara CBD’s pharmaceutical grade, full-spectrum CBD products are produced using state-of-the-art, clean, and safe CO2 extraction technologies from organically grown, US hemp.”
Modern, minimalist dish wear that screams “I have my life together, do you see these plates?!”
Perfect for someone who loves to cook, host, or take pictures of their culinary creations. They also make adorable dog bowls, vases, and more!
Shop their store on Etsy for more!
If this year has taught me one thing, it’s that I need a drink.
These are perfect gifts for anyone that likes to have a good time, unwind at the end of the day, or prefers a healthy spin on a classic cocktail.
In Splash’s words:
“Every splash mixer is made with the natural ingredients you love in your favorite cocktails, and is low-calorie (25 or less), low-sugar (5g or less), low sodium (5g or less), low-carbohydrate, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and Kosher certified.”
This company is all about sleep- something everyone loves! Their bath salts make the perfect gift for anyone that loves to pamper themselves.
Hand-blended, made with the perfect mix of essential oils, and cute containers? I’m sold.
These candles are ALL over Instagram right now. We love a classy nude moment- am I right? Méli Candles has just that and more aesthetically pleasing designs.
In Méli Candles’ words:
“Our candles incorporate beeswax which results in a longer burn time than only soy. When burned, our candles neutralizes pollutants in the air of your home, eliminates odors and mold in the air, and can improve allergy symptoms. Since we only use all-natural waxes, our candles do not give off toxic byproducts and heavy soot when burned.”
PS. I talked to the lovely lady running this company, and they will be restocking this weekend!
I hope you got some great gift inspo from this guide! Have a great and safe holiday season! Remember to always support small businesses. Even simply sharing, recommending, and/or engaging with new businesses can make a huge difference.