Hey loves! With Christmas nearly here (seriously, WHERE does the time go??!!), I thought I’d take a sec to share a few gift ideas that may not be “standard” but will be sure to please those that love a more unique gift!
When I was looking for products to include in this mini-guide, I wanted to share products that not only I would appreciate but that others with the same interests would too. And of course, that would appeal to the newest green beauty/healthy living babes as well! 🙂
“Naturally Delicious” by Danny Seo – Because I have family members that love to cook healthy recipes as much as I do, I thought this book by Danny Seo would be the perfect gift to give! With tons of unique and easy to make dishes that focus on nutrient dense, organic, sustainable & seasonal ingredients, this is sure to please the foodies in your life! What I personally love about this book is that it fits every diet preference & restriction, including vegan, vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free and even raw only. A few of the standout recipes you will find include:
· Apricot Pecan Power Bars
· Savory Turmeric Pancakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
· Kale, Red Onion, and Goat Cheese Strata
· Crispy Parmesan Cauliflower Tots
· Shake and Bake Mediterranean Stew
· Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry with Sweet Potatoes
· No-Bake Coconut-Acai Macaroons
Price – $18.59 (hardcover) or $15.99 (Kindle). Get it on Amazon
Mieroglyphics Bracelets – For the gal (or guy) that loves a good accessory, but wants something that is eco-friendly, these simple, yet gorge bracelets from Mieroglyphics won’t disappoint! Made from cork “leather”, a vegan & sustainably sourced material (this is derived from a natural bark shedding process in Oak Tree forests that helps to provide a healthy & increased life cycle for Oak trees), these bracelets not only come in a variety of colors & styles, but each includes a positive message engraved on the inside (you can also request a custom message if you prefer). 🙂
I recently purchased the “Naked Black” model and I just adore it! I honestly had a hard time choosing one, but I went with the simple, yet goes with everything tan & black. Sadly, this one is sold out at the moment, but they still have plenty of beautiful options to choose from!
Price – $24.99-$50
Prism Brush Bar – I recently reviewed this and I can’t express what a game changer this product has been for me in terms of keeping my brushes clean (and actually getting me to clean them!). I added this to the list because every makeup lover needs to have clean brushes that will last them a long time, and this little soap bar does both like a champ! And it literally takes seconds to clean a few brushes! Made with natural, vegan & sustainable ingredients.
Price – $26.15
Lip Gloss Holiday Stacking Color Palettes from Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques – How adorable are these mini lipgloss stackers?! Also, what woman doesn’t love a good lipgloss? As a bona fide lip product junkie myself, I am beyond obsessed with Lauren Brooke’s lip glosses – not only are they made with organic Castor & Coconut oils, plus organic Pomegranate & Green Tea extracts to keep lips soft, nourished and kissable but they glide on with gorgeously flattering colors without being the least bit “tacky”. They also taste good too, but don’t be like me and “eat” it off your lips!
I bought this palette in the warm colors (which includes “Apricot”, “Summer Melon” & “Coral”) for mom since I thought these would flatter her red hair and peaches and cream complexion. I’ll let you guys know what she thinks! 😉
Price – $15 (currently 20% off)
Elaa Organic Skincare Sample Pack – This beautiful sample kit from one of my absolute fave green beauty brands is a must have for anyone looking to purify their skincare routine. You get to choose which 6 products you think the gift receiver would love most (or if a treat for yourself, which ones you’d like to try!). All of Elaa’s products are hand made and owner Jill Stacey uses only the highest quality organic, wildcrafted and raw ingredients. I’ve been a fan for years and years and have never tried a product of hers that I haven’t fallen head over heels in love with (just check out my posts from my blog). Jill puts her heart and soul into everything she creates, always striving to produce the most healing and nourishing products for us that she can!
There will be lots more from Elaa on TBE in the future, so stay tuned! 😉
Price – $49
Also, here are a few holiday deals going on right now that you may want to check out for last minute gifts!
Yalmeh Naturals Treatment Collections – Yalmeh Naturals is a new brand I am testing that uses clean, natural and organic ingredients, plus some “extras” like anti-aging peptides for more radiant & healthy skin! The collection shown above is perfect for acne prone skin!
I will have a full review up after the holidays, but in the meantime, they have this deal going on right now:
Use code GIFT19 to receive $19 off their Treatment Collections + enjoy free shipping!
Well, that’s all I have for now! I’ll be posting a few more mini-guides (including one for every budget AND shade of “green”) & hopefully a few more holiday inspired posts if time allows!
Until next time…
Peace & love,
*Post contains affiliate links & PR samples. All opinions are my own.