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Only about 3 weeks later than everyone else (and well beyond most people’s usual holiday-shopping windows) — the W&S gift guides are here! Will I ever publish these in November like I should? But hey, I’m a late holiday shopper. And, based off of the conversation I had with some followers on Instagram, it looks like I’m not alone in my “woe, I am late” Christmas/Holiday shopping habits.
And you know what? Let’s give ourselves a break. It’s been one hell of a decade-feeling-year for everyone. If we want to take our sweet time getting into The Christmas Spirit, let’s just allow ourselves that little extra room of guilt-free.
Looking at my picks below, I think this theme runs through my edit. Almost everything here is focused on cozy (blankets, silk) or useful (multi-purpose balm, self-cleaning bottle, a germ killer for Peak 2020). In our new At Home life, these are the products we want: things that work, and things that feel good.
As a hellish year winds to a close, I know many of us are reflecting on the changes this year wrought. And, with that, embracing a new, slower pace of life. Self-care comes in many forms — and I like to think that choosing sustainable, slow, comfy, and good products, as and when you want, is one version of self-care and slow-living.
Now, cut yourself a big slice of cake, cut yourself some slack, and get your holiday shopping DONE.
1 / CUYANA ZIPPER POUCH* — The perfect make-up bag in the best shade of neutral linen, with a chic white border. The perfect gift.
2 / LUNYA WASHABLE SILK TEE SET* — I love everything Lunya, but I have a friend who owns this exact set and swears by it as both sleepwear and daywear.
3 / J HANNAH NAIL POLISH SET* — These are the best non-gel nailpolishes I’ve ever used, in terms of color choice. wearability, and longevity.
4 / BLOOM ART PRINT BY COLORBLOKC — A little boho, a little whimsy, and the most beautiful warm neutral colors on recycled cardstock. See the whole art collection on Etsy.*
5 / PARACHUTE SUEDE SLIPPERS* — Slippers are, in my humble opinion, the best Christmas gift to give. These ones from Parachute are minimal and classic, making them perfect for that picky friend.
6 / APPOINTED YEARLY TASK PLANNER* — Appointed make the best stationery. I use one of their lined notebooks daily. And after years of trying over-complicated yearly planners, I’ve finally found the ideal simple one for me.
7 / KHUS + KHUS HAND, NAIL, AND FOOT TREATMENT* — A high-quality, multi-tasking gift is the best of all, especially when our hands are so dry from so much over washing. Buy at Credo Beauty, which is my favorite one-stop for sustainable, eco-friendly, clean beauty.
8 / MEVVA CROISSANT EARRINGS* // SIMILAR FROM MEJURI — Croissant earrings are dainty enough for everyday but weighty enough to look special. Plus, the gift of croissant is the only gift worth giving. See how they look in action in my latest jewelry post.
9 / TEA CUP WITH SAUCER FROM CULTIVERRE — A minimal, well-designed tea-cup makes the perfect gift for a friend who has everything, or who is a huge tea enthusiast.
10 / P.F. CANDLE CO AMBER & MOSS CANDLE* — My absolute favorite candle-on-a-budget, with a scent that is anything but budget — enough so that I featured this exact candle on my favorite homewares post. The ideal Secret Santa gift.
11 / PATAGONIA HOODED PUFFER* — I blame my colleague who wears a puffer this color and looks so incredible with everything she wears. Everyone needs a hooded puffer in their life, particularly a sustainably made one.
12 / NAADAM RECYCLED CASHMERE SWEATER* / PANTS* — Recycled, ethically-sourced cashmere at an amazing price. I just ordered myself this set, and it is SO SOFT.
13 / KINN SIGNET RING* — This one is actually on my Christmas list. Responsible, ethical 100% gold jewelry at reasonable prices, from one of the most beautiful brands on the planet. This my wear-forever pick from this list.
14 / LARQ SELF-CLEANING WATER BOTTLE* — What’s more sustainable than a charging water bottle that filters water without plastic filters or without needed plastic bottles? The perfect gift for adventure lovers and campers.
15 / BOMBAS MERINO WOOL SOCKS* — The only socks I wear in the winter, these are perfect for booties and keep your feet snuggled and temperature regulated.
16 / THE CITIZENRY ALPACA BLANKET* — Ethically handmade in Peru, this gorgeous Autumnal-hued blanket is perfect for the homebody (a.k.a. all of us during COVID times). Alpaca is hypoallergenic, too, making it a much better gifting option than wool.
17 / MONOS UVC STERILIZER — I haven’t tried this out yet, but I’ve hear amazing things about this chargeable sterilizer (yes, this is a thing, we live in the Plague Times). The gift I wish someone had bought me.
18 / OLIVE WOOD NESTING BOWLS — How beautiful are these handmade bowls? Considering you get 6 (and they stack, swoon), this set is a steal. Also great knowing you are supporting a black-owned, family run business.
19 / ABODE: THOUGHTFUL LIVING WITH LESS BOOK* — Nick bought this for me last Christmas, and it was my favorite gift that year. Such a great coffee-table book for the design enthusiast in your life.
20 / WONDER VALLEY OLIVE OIL — Buy this Olive Oil for the beautiful branding alone. But honestly, good quality olive oil is one of the best gifts you can give — and receive.
21 / PARAVEL SUITCASE* — Am I crazy for featuring a suitcase on a gift guide? Maybe. But Paravel is one of (if not the) only sustainable luggage company on the market, and I love this carry-on. It’s the gift I would love to receive. And I am sure every travel-loving friend who’s stuck at home now will love it, too.
Shop The Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide Below (With a Few Extra Gift Ideas)
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