‘Tis the Season for Our Conscious Holiday Gift Guide!
Holiday gifting often presents a unique challenge. You want to wow your loved ones and friends, but you may also want to gift consciously. There can also be tricky expectations around gifting bosses, co-workers, teachers, and even (gasp!) inlaws. During an already busy time of year, the pleasure of gift-giving may feel, well, not so fun. We get it. You’re busy, and it’s tempting to shop entirely from your devices in the comfort of your home. But as we’ve discussed before, shopping locally is an excellent way to not just support, but stimulate your local economy. At Rebecca’s, we’ve taken the time to thoughtfully curate a selection of gifts for the holiday season and carry a wide variety and selection. Many of these items are as practical as they are fun to gift. Our conscious holiday gift guide takes many budgets and needs into consideration!
We hope you’ll choose to shop local this holiday season and that you find some inspiration from our gift guide! Idea: take a screenshot so you have your shopping list ready to go when you visit us (and other local businesses!).
Read on for our 2019 roundup of fun, conscious gifts for everyone on your list.
Darn good gifts and gift sets
Unsure what to buy? Have a picky friend to gift? You can’t go wrong with thoughtful gifts that are fun and functional like some of the below options:
Kikkerland Log pillows ~ Year after year, this is one of our holiday bestsellers. “Put the lumber in slumber” with this pillow that looks like a log. Cuddle with this all winter to bring out your literal tree hugger. A playful, cozy gift! New this year: log looking neck pillows and pillows that look like a cactus!
Rock, Flower, Paper reusable totes and gift bags ~ We love Rock, Flower, Paper’s artful designs! Give a gift within this gift that inspires sustainability so you can help others live a zero-waste lifestyle with style. This is a small, woman-owned company that we’ve loved for years.
Fair Trade Feel Goodz Mule Slippers ~ Give the gift of comfort with these handmade slippers. Feel Goodz makes cozy slippers for men and women that will keep your feet warm all winter long. You can feel good about your feet feeling this good knowing that the brand partners ethically with artisans and co-ops around the world to bring their beautiful designs to life. Plus, those durable soles are also ethical and made from “pure, organic latex, naturally produced by rubber trees.”
Rising Tide cold weather accessories ~ As the weather turns frightful, we love the Rising Tide brand for their scarves, mittens, fingerless gloves, and hats. This customer-favorite made our list last year and is so popular that we decided to include them again! Ethically made, stylish, and warm.
Juniper Ridge Christmas fir gift kits ~ Talk about a scent that will transport you to the holidays in packaging that is simply gorgeous and ready to gift. Juniper Ridge’s sustainably harvested essential oils are potent and pure. The Christmas fir set is a perfect trifecta of body wash, essential oil, and an incense pack. We also have other Juniper Ridge gift kits that are not seasonally centric.
Elly Lu organic stuffed animals ~ Perfect for kids or expecting parents! Another mission-driven brand, which makes them a great alternative to gifting something mass-produced. Their adorable designs are made with organic fabrics and stuffing. Playful and whimsical, their designs are inspired by the books about their characters.
Sweets and treats
These make for excellent stocking stuffers and host or hostess gifts alike.
Brown Family Farm Maple Candies ~100% pure maple candies hearken back to holidays of yore. Discover the delicious taste of unadulterated maple. We love the Maple Candy Santa or snowman for stocking stuffers. These are made by the Coombs family farm
C’ville Candy Company ~We love these local, addictively yummy candies! Forget drug store candy, these confections are handmade right here in town and taste fresh. Some favorites include top-selling scrumptious C-ville Cherry Delight, Cider Drops, Incomparable Nonpareils, Dark Almond Chocolate Bark & Cinnamon Peanut Sesame Crisp.
Teas, cocktail kits, and more. A safe gift choice for just about anyone!
Republic of Tea Holiday Gift Sets ~We love all their teas and especially their Holiday tea 3 pack gift sets! These Stackable Tea Tin samplers come in three seasonal holiday tea flavors: Cinnamon Vanilla Herb Tea, Comfort and Joy Black Tea, and Peppermint Bark Tea Herb Tea. We give bonus points to the festive tins because they are reusable!
A Hydroflask coffee mug ~ The perfect gift for any coffee or tea lover in your life. Reusable and great on-the-go. This is not your average to-go coffee cup! Shaped like a mug, it transitions from morning coffee at home to work. Hydroflask’s TempShield™ insulation helps keep your beverage hot (or cold!) for hours. They’re incredibly splash-resistant and have a soft-touch finish that feels cozy in your grip! Add some locally roasted Traeger Brothers or Silver Moon coffees and you’ve got a great gift for the coffee lover in your life or add some Sun God looseleaf teas and a teaball for your beloved tea lover.
Red Root & Co cocktail kits ~ A charming gift for the seasoned cocktail pro and amateur alike! Ever wanted to experiment with your own cocktails? Behold the unique basics that will help you get started. The set includes 1- 2oz bottle of Ginger Apple Shrub, 1-½ oz House Bitters (read our blog on why bitters are your friend during the holidays here), and a Red Root & Co shot glass. The gift box contains a recipe and informational card.
Gift zen with CBD
CBD will help you find calm without disturbing your day. The perfect gift for the stressed mom or loved one on your list (including yourself). We have way too many internal and topical CBD options to list here so your best bet is to come visit us. However, some of our best ready-to-go CBD gift items are listed below:
Lazarus CBD gift kits ~ We carry CBD kits with either 3 topical options or a variety kit (includes tincture, topical, and massage oil). Topicals and massage oils are great for muscle tension and relaxation, while tinctures are for ingesting to find inner calm and reduce body discomfort.
Inesscents CBD bath salts ~Botanically infused CBD bath salts. Need we say more? We love bath salts for their effectiveness at helping the body relax and restore its magnesium levels. (will link to salt piece) Inesscents adds CBD to the mix for the luxurious bath of your dreams. So good you may just have to gift yourself, too. We have either the lavender or eucalyptus salts or Vital Body Therapy’s unscented bath salts.
Home, bath, and more
We carry a wide selection of items to make relaxation time smell and feel better. Sometimes people struggle to give themselves the tools they need for self-care and comfort, and Christmas is the perfect time to show someone they deserve some TLC! Think soaps that are made without any additives and small batch candles.
Bedrock Tree Farm fir needle soaps and candles ~ Another repeat from last year’s roundup because they’re just that good. Perhaps the most quintessentially “Christmas” of gifts, Bedrock Tree Farm creates holiday-inspired products with scents we adore like lavender, rose, bayberry, and juniper. All of their products are made on Bedrock’s fir farm where they grow their evergreens! We can’t keep these in stock so hurry in!
Mole Hollow Bayberry tapers candles ~ A Christmas Eve tradition! Burning Bayberry candles to the bottom is said to bring good luck and fortune in the coming year. A perfect gift for any host or hostess.
“A bayberry candle burnt to the socket brings food to the larder and gold to the pocket.” These are ready to be gifted as packaged and are very popular for New Years too.
Bee Natural honey pots ~ These lovely handcrafted beeswax and flower honeypots from GA come in either a votive lit or electric option. They are beautiful year after year and make unique gifts for the hard to buy for the lover of beauty in your life.
Moon Valley Organics soaps, shampoo bars and lotion bars ~ A new brand we’re jazzed to carry! Moon Valley sources from their sustainable, ethical farm that’s on a mission to stay and promote pesticide-free techniques. Their scents are delicious and natural smelling. Bonus: Moon Valley Organics donates a portion of all profits to help protect pollinators through donations to non-profit organizations.
Blue Q potholders, dish towels, socks and totes ~ Gift some humor with Blue Q Accessories. We love their cheeky socks, oven mitts, dish towels and various size bags made from 95% post-consumer materials! Perfect for someone who has (or needs…) a sense of humor. All products include a donation of 1% of their profits to worthy causes.
Jewelry and accessories
Self-explanatory! We’re proud to carry several unique, consciously-crafted jewelry and accessory brands.
Touchstone pottery necklaces and ornaments ~ Wow them with these hand-crafted porcelain pieces. We carry a variety of their necklaces and Christmas ornaments (a perfect teacher gift!). The U.S.A company creates using processes learned from Scotland and draws on inspiration from mythical Celtic art and the symbolism of animals.
Woodcuts earrings, pendants, boxes ~ Sustainable, high-quality pieces made at a small, family-run shop in Englewood, Colorado from furniture quality wood. These pieces are surprisingly affordable for the quality and incredible detail. They’re earthy and beautiful and truly make a special gift!
We have so many fun little stocking stuffers from small Tony’s Chocolonely bars and other tasty goodies to locally made GG Beads earrings, tiny stuffed animals and finger puppets, lip balms, hand creams, bath salts, Maggie’s Organic socks, ornaments, journals and so much more. We are space wizards so come check out what we’ve fit onto the shelves and displays this holiday season.
As always, we’re here for you during the holidays at Rebecca’s! From planning a dinner party to gifting your neighbor, we have you covered. If you enjoyed our 2019 Conscious Holiday Gift Guide we hope you’ll share it with friends!
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