Ultimate 2018 Gift Guide

December 17, 2018

Instead of making numerous gift guides packed with products that may soon become clutter, this year I’m keeping it simple and sustainable. I’ve curated my favorite products across all category types with an eye towards quality, practicality and personal adoration for the brand. If you want more or are really searching for activewear to gift, check out the many gear profiles in our Brand To Know section!

Happy gifting & happy holidays! These companies advance a social good in various ways, from paying living wages and supporting animal welfare to never shipping in plastic and protesting the degradation of precious national parks. Support them and make this season all the more merry! 

  1. Favorite urban bike helmet – Thousand ($85- 95)
  2. Best cooler ever! The big version of the Yeti is a generous gift that the recipient will enjoy for years of adventure ($350)
  3. Happy Spritz kit of essential oils blends for your beloved humans and pets. I use mine daily! This is a great gender neutral gift or stocking stuffer. Furthermore, this husband and wife company is all vegan, low waste-shippers and donates proceeds to animal rescue! ($55)
  4. Luscious rose oil by clean beauty brand Osmia, a central part of my daily skincare routine. The full size bottle lasts a long time and would be a special gift for anyone in your life that values organic skincare, frill-free products, and/or supporting woman-owed businesses. ($98)
  5. Exquisite, sustainable bags for the do-it-all woman by Cuyana are the embodiment of the “quality over quantity” ethos. The woman leading this impressive company and supporting living wage work are #Goals, read about them here($300-695)
  6. Crystal Ritual Kit and Candles are fun gifts for your average friend or family member that is not a crystal fanatic but has an interest in spirituality, healing rituals and lovely candles. ($22-32)
  7. Saje Ceramic Diffuser – This is a bestseller for a reason – it is the chicest design on the market! I use mine daily ($89)
  8. This Camelbak hiker pack is the best bet for something lightweight, versatile and stylish ($65)
  9. Hydrate like a boss with Hydroflask’s huge, straw equipped 40 ouncer. It’s really the ultimate bottle for keeping beverages at temperature and will help you achieve daily hydration targets! ($48)
  10. Doterra Essential Oils Travels Kit are a thoughtful idea for someone in your life who travels a lot for work. To learn more about why we should all have more essential oils in our life, or even steal some language to use in your card, read this post! ($44)
  11. Best Athleisure Socks by Darner, maker of unique cut-and-sew Nylon, Mesh and Velvet socks  ($20 – 42)
  12. Dosist Calm & other kits, I love Sleep, Bliss and Arouse ($100 – Bay Area folks, order via Sava – a female focused delivery! Others can use Ease.)
  13. National Parks Guide – Gorgeous, very practical and great inspiration for trips to take in 2019 ($18)
  14. Hannacure Facial Kit, a worthy gift for anyone who deserves an amazing facial treatment but is unlikely to treat themselves to it ($110)
  15. Jiiv Cameltoe proof thong. Trust me on this one, it’s a game changer! This mom-and-daughter start up also sells nice sports bras if you want to make a set out of it. Color options are black and beige. ($28)
  16. Tatcha Japanese Skincare – The Water Cream is a moisturizer that people never want to stop using. It makes my skin feel incredible nourished without any greasiness and after consistent use, my skin is more firm and brilliant. ($68)
  17. Pack-lite String Shopping Bag – use it for fashion or food shopping! Also available in creme white from the zero waste goddesses at Package Free Shop($20)
  18. Irresistible 100% Cashmere Scarf, sustainably sourced, made by workers who get a living wage in a facility powered by clean energy. BOOM. Beyond Naadam’s accessories, they sell top-quality clothes for men and women that are ideal for winter layering. This is luxury you can feel great about supporting. ($87)
  19. Bee’s Wax Paper Wraps – Great budget gift or stocking stuffer for anyone trying to reduce plastic use. These wraps work on everything and can be used over and over! ($18)
  20. Patagonia Silent Down Jacket – This latest release is worth every penny! If the cool colors and clean design of this oh-so-warm jacket don’t sway you, remember that Patagonia is a leading and important activist in environmental protection and offers lifetime guarantees on products!  (jacket pictured is $250 but also check out the other styles!)
  21. Glass straws – Simply Straws is another female-founded company with a great mission and product. Their colored glass straws come in a range of sophisticated tones, so get multi pack if you want to use these as stocking stuffers for multiple recipients or, scoop up the individual travel kit to get a friend to #StopSucking plastic! ($8 single – $45 multi packs with cleaners)

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