Here are 10 things I discovered this year that could be great for gifting others or yourself during this holiday season.
I want to share a shortlist of items that I have discovered this year that could make great gifts for yourself or your loved ones. I include article links for you to gain insight into the benefits of these specific products. They are meaningful because they include safe products, healthy options, innovative and effective products, and eco-friendly options. Hope you love them as much as I do. The list is short, but I include several links with valuable information for each topic. Please take your time as you dive into each one of them. As a bonus, I am including a link with a discount on your first purchase for most of them!! Let me know what you think. Happy gifting!
- Lola products
Have you ever looked at the label on a conventional pad or tampon box? I did’ until recently. Not much information. And we use them EVERY month! The lack of transparency concerned me, so I did some research and that’s how I stumble on the Lola products. Their products are 100% certified organic cotton. No toxins, dyes, or synthetic fibers. Their packages are customizable to fit from light to super and you have options on the frequency of shipment too. There are other safe brands available so just look for safer feminine products.
What we apply in our nails gets absorb into our bodies just like our skin. That’s why it is important to look for safer options for nail products. This safe nail polish brand has many colors to offer for every season and every preference. They even have beautiful travel sets great for holiday travels or gifting. You’ll notice the difference even on the smell, they don’t overpower your nose! You can receive 10% OFF on your first purchase after signing up for their email list.
- Sunscreen Stick and Brush On Powder
Sunscreens are an important tool to keep our skin safe from the damaging sun rays in any season of the year. Unfortunately, many sunscreens are made with many toxic ingredients that could also harm our health after being absorbed into our bloodstream. This is one of the reasons why I joined Beautycounter mission as an educator. Beautycounter’s Sunscreen Stick is easy and safe to apply for the whole family and it is great to have in your purse or your car. The Brush On Block is another one I stumbled on this year as our family dealt with my husband’s diagnose of Melanoma. It’s a safe and easy brush to use as well. He loves it because he doesn’t have to deal with creams and carries him to work too. For Brush on Block discount just Sign up to receive exclusive access to new products, deals, and tips, and you’ll get 15% off your first order. Link Below.
- Avocado mattress and pillow
Did you know that most mattresses are made from polyurethane and other chemicals used as flame retardants? This chemical appears to release gaseous chemicals after exposure to our body heat. These emissions could cause harm to our health. This is one of the things I have been reading about and started saving to make the change, starting with my daughter’s mattresses. It is an investment in our health for sure! This information is not meant to create panic, but action into moving towards a safer home environment. There several safe brands to choose from that could fit your budget. We went for Avocado but I am including an article with other options as well. Our experience with Avocado mattresses and pillows has been excellent. Comfortable, safe, and outstanding customer service.
- Oil diffuser with lavender oil
On this topic, I am going to refer you to the previous post on essential oils HERE. You can find useful information and tips on different oils. They make a great holiday or host/hostess gift. My preferred brand is DoTerra.
- Reusable straws
I love the new options for reusable straws and the benefits they bring to our environment. I personally recommend drinking your water without a straw (personal choice) but I always drink my fruit shakes with a straw. I carry a few with me for the family everywhere we go. I believe soon we will all have to carry our straws just like we do our shopping bags. Simply Straws is just one of the brands I’ve gotten to love. The design on their glass and metal straws are amazing to use and clean. Green Turtle Company is another with colorful designs that my kids enjoy.
- Stasher bags
This alternative to plastic made an entrance in my kitchen this year and it is here to stay. They are airtight, reusable silicone bag. As described on their site, you can cook, store, and freeze while preventing millions of single-use plastics from piling up in landfills and polluting our oceans. They make a great unique gift too for the environmentally conscious.
- Glass nail file
Am I one of the last ones to hear about this? Glass Nail files are so gentle on my nails. I can tell the difference. They make a great stuffer or gift without breaking the bank and you will feel like the most knowledgeable innovative person in the room. You can find almost anywhere but check THESE ones on Amazon that come with the beautiful case but about $10. Perfect for gifting.
- Branch basics Dryer balls
I truly love this company and their commitment to toxic-free detergents and I have been enjoying it for a while now. But recently decided to try those dry balls. The dryer sheet scent just bothered me, and I did not want to add that to our clothes anymore. These Dryer Balls are awesome! They reduce static and smooth wrinkles. These wool dryer balls are made of 100% American wool and are free of pesticides, dyes, and fragrance and last up to 1,000 loads!
Last but not least. This shoe brand has many cute colors and patterns to choose from. They are super comfortable and great for traveling. And best of all they are made of fibers from recycled water bottles. How cool is that?! I must admit they are a bit pricey for most households. They are washable and truly last. How many times have you purchased a cute pair of flats that last for just a few months? I am telling you; I’ve had mine for a year now and I know a few ladies that have had theirs for longer than that. I decided to invest and be purposeful on what I wear and what I purchase, and these fit the bill. Check them out and maybe save to try them on. For$20 OFF your first purchase click HERE.
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**Disclosure-I do not receive compensation for mentioning any of these products on my post, however, if you use some of the links provided, I will receive a discount on purchases for myself as well.