When it comes to choosing eco-friendly gifts for her, our team starts the search process wide and takes a long time to narrow them down.
We try to avoid sharing items that are gender-specific or kitchen items. But the truth is – we LOVE a new stand mixer or long-lasting vacuum cleaner as a holiday gift!
So, you’ll find a mix of gifts that are extremely useful along with some splurges. And we’ve tried to mix in a little more self-care gifts this year because we’ve realized that when you have the right tools, you’re more likely to make a standing appointment to use them.
Here’s our selection of gifts for her that fall into one or more of the following categories: eco-friendly, non-toxic, ethically made, experience gifts, or high quality and long lasting so they won’t break and end up in a landfill anytime soon.
ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS FOR HER
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The super quick, lightweight and beautiful Bairn carrier by environmentally conscious Scottish sling company Oscha is a must have for new parents who want to support small ethical businesses this season. The bairn is created from environmentally friendly yarns, is super easy to use and comfortable to wear. Choose from a wonderful array of colors and prints for an eco-friendly gift for her that’s sure to please.
An easy-to-wrap bundle of travel-sized organic herbal care favorites in 100% recyclable cardboard packaging. Completely safe for expectant women, Little Somethings help you spoil your favorite pregnant person with adorable mini-sized versions of Earth Mama’s most-loved clean products, including Belly Butter and Oil, Morning Wellness Body Wash, Ginger Fresh Deodorant (and a regular-sized Orange-Ginger Lip Balm). Unboxing one of these’ll make her feel like a new woman, because honestly? Safe and helpful herbal skincare is truly a gift.
Life is better all year round when you get great sleep (without inhaling toxins for 8 hours). Happsy’s organic pillows and mattresses are some of the highest-quality and most affordable organic bedding options you’ll find.
Science shows the benefits of certain wavelengths of red light for reducing inflammation, improving skin, joint help, thyroid support, and even hair regrowth. Joovv’s portable red light therapy model at a great price point. FDA-approved, battery-powered and rechargeable, it’s ideal for face, hair, the thyroid, or soothing a sore joint.
The gift of blue light blocking glasses will help protect her eyes from the effects of staring at a screen all day. True Dark glasses come in a variety of shapes and sizes (including reader strength) and help prevent eye strain and headaches and can help improve sleep.
Sulfites can alter the taste of wine and can cause allergic symptoms for some people (wheezing, tingling, swelling, nausea, headaches, itchiness). Ullo’s purifier removes sulfites and sediment and easily aerates your wine.
The Merkaela subscription box includes an array of natural health and wellness products like bath salts, tea, body butter, rich soap, essential oil blends, exfoliators, incense, and crystal jewelry.
Reusable, food-grade stainless steel – those are the rational reasons to get this fabulous sparkly tumbler for the Golden Girls fan on your list.
If she loves to bake, this rolling pin / cookie stamp is such a fun find. It will up her cookie and pie crust game (biscuits… need we go on?) This delicate lace patterned rolling pin is made from beechwood, and when it’s not in the kitchen, she might find the kids making gorgeous play-dough creations.
A soft and simple hair accessory that curls or waves even thick, heavy hair with no electricity or damaging heat styling required. Learn more at CharlieCurls.com.
A gorgeous diffuser elevates any room, and it’s the best non-toxic aromatherapy tool. The health benefits of diffusing pure essential oils range from reducing stress and detoxing to supporting the immune system and encouraging better sleep.
EXPERIENCE GIFTS FOR HER
Experience gifts are a creative way to create memories without giving her more “stuff” to deal with. Is she up for adventure? Or would she love a day of pampering or indulgence?
Pampering – Massage, pedicure, or a gift certificate to her favorite salon or spa so she can choose. Even better, get a few gift certificates so she can space them throughout the year!
Meditation retreat – It may not be an option for every mom, but a weekend away (alone or with a close friend) could be just what she needs to recharge her body, mind, and spirit.
Entertainment – Theater or movie tickets make a great girls’ night or date night.
Yoga classes – If she loves yoga, get her a class card or a membership.
Ballroom dancing lessons – Guys, you should know… most of us would love to learn to Tango. We just need you to go along with it. So, be a hero, and make it your idea.
A day off – This can be a certificate for a day to herself, then make sure she uses it! Help make it easy by arranging something fun with the kids so she doesn’t have any reason to cancel or feel guilty.