2020 has undoubtedly been a tough year for most of us. Although holidays look a bit different this year, it’s equally crucial to pause and reflect on what this turbulent time has taught us.
One of these positive lessons includes a deepened appreciation and awareness of how our choice of lifestyle may impact the environment. Gift-giving is no doubt a thoughtful way to pass on a passion for sustainability through a profound product that has a story.
As the year comes to a close, more people are switching to b-corp brands for their shopping. Our 2020 gift guide thus includes some of our favorite b-corp brands committed to supporting the well-being of workers, conservation of the planet and artisan craftsmanship.
What’s more, we’ve curated this list with self-care, veganism, minimalism and health in mind, so these gifts will be loved for months and years to come!
What are B-Corps?
These are certified businesses that rise to meet and address the growing consumerism issues and its repercussions on the environment. They aim to balance profit with purpose and that they take decisions with a broader community in mind.
B-corps practice sustainability, public transparency, and legal accountability regarding their operation. They are game-changers in accelerating a shift in the global culture of how companies conduct their business to a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
B Corp Holiday Gift Guide 2020
We believe gift giving, no matter the time of year, should be considered and be cautious.
This holiday season, let us pay close attention to some beautiful things from small, independent, sustainable and ethical businesses who will truly value your support and that both your loved ones and the planet will thank you for. Here are 7 eco-conscious and incredible ideas:
- 1. For your chic, eco-conscious sister: Another Tomorrow's Turtleneck Sweater Dress
What are holidays without comfortable yet fashionable knitwear dress? The turtleneck sweater dress, made of ethical merino wool sourced directly from the farm in Tasmania, is soft yet robust - you seriously would not want to take it off! Each one is guaranteed unique, too, as it is left in its elegant yet natural undyed color.
Photo credit to: Another Tomorrow
- 2. For your athletic partner: Allbirds’ Tree Dashers
These everyday runners are a hybrid of nature and technology. It is made with natural, durable, and breathable tree materials yet explicitly designed to deliver maximum support and energy return. They flexibly conform to your movements so you can run to your heart’s content. The Tree Dashers are available for men and
Photo credit to: Allbirds
- 3. For your enthusiastic Yogi friend: Sahaja’s yoga Mat
Another holiday comfort presents itself in this meditative yoga mat. Each one is made from natural tree rubber with a towel made from recycled plastic bottles. What’s more, with each purchase, will help distribute solar lights to communities throughout Mozambique. This yoga mat is also cushioned, durable, and non-slip, so whoever’s on it can stretch it out without worry.
Photo Credit to: Sahaja
- 4. For your always-on-the-road buddy: Stumptown's AeroPress Travel Coffee Press
For those who simply cannot survive without their caffeine fix, this portable, lightweight, yet durable AeroPress makes the perfect present! It can brew a sweet, full-bodied cup wherever their adventures may take them. We love that it is created by a company that is equally committed to its employees, the farmers, and their coffee.
- 5. For your favorite colleague: Raven + Lily's Addis Slim Wallet
This minimalist slim wallet is available in five beautiful colors and is more than enough to carry your just essentials (with four card slots at the back). It is made with 100% natural, sustainable, and handcrafted vegetable-dyed leather.
- 6. For your one-in-a-million bestie: Greenvines' Know More Luminosity Serum
Live better, healthier, and more sustainably with an antioxidant face serum that will not let you down. Say goodbye to prematurely aging skin with its advanced sprout technology, and say hello to vibrant and glowing skin. (Read more: 3 Criteria for Choosing the Best Antioxidant Serum for Your Face)
- 7. For you: Greenvines' Know More Resilience Facial Oil
Skin-mimicking and light-weight, the beauty oil features the award-winning Marine Bamboo that will deeply nourish your skin without the greasy feeling. Partner it with the Know More Luminosity Serum for the complete minimalist skincare routine!
Know more: Greenvines' FAITH Standard
Why Conscious Gifts Are More Thoughtful
The thought put into choosing your presents is part of the gift itself. When you opt for conscious gifts, you are not only thinking of its lucky receiver; you are also thinking of the planet and all its inhabitants.
We hope you enjoyed this guide to eco-conscious and sustainable holiday gifts, and that it inspires you to shop mindfully this holiday season.