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Kind Gift Guide 2016

Whatever the occasion, I always try to give gifts that people need. Some of my favorite beauty products, natural products, a copy of one my books or mykind Organics vitamins. It’s so important to me that the gifts I give are always vegan, eco, and useful!

From do-it-yourself funky gifts to eco and social conscious goods, here’s a guide to kind gift giving this season:

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  1. Colorful copper pipe hanging planter – A Beautiful Mess
  2. Funky hot pads – Paper n’ Stitch
  3. Upcycled grocery bags made out of plastic bags – Dana Made It
  4. Organic soap – Lovely Greens

You can’t go wrong with baking delicious goodies! The Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies on page 187 of The Kind Diet would be a pretty holiday cookie to mail to your loved ones. Or my mom’s granola in a jar on page 201 of The Kind Diet is the best ever!

One year, I baked assorted desserts from my book and gifted them in boxes decorated with pieces of ribbon or wrapping paper I’d been given in the past. I also included the recipes (printed on recycled paper of course), so my friends could recreate their kind treats.

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If this year is crazy madness for you, you can find great useful and eco gifts all over the web!

Self Care

 

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  1. Bogo biodegradable toothbrush
  2. Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator – this smells divine!
  3. Tampico vegan body brush
  4. Gourmet Body Treats COQ10 Facial Serum

Health Inspiration

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  1. Chickpea Magazine subscription – ad free and filled with vegan recipes, city guides, book reviews and more printed on recycled materials
  2. Power Foods for the Brain by Neal Barnard
  3. Thrive Magazine subscription – plant-based food, culture, and lifestyle
  4. Cowspiracy DVD

Home-y

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  1. Bloom-in-a-bag Mini Sunflower Garden Kit
  2. Linen Cross-back Apron by LinenCloud
  3. Timeless mug from Heath
  4. Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit – Back to the Roots

Attire

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  1. Vegan leather booties from Rebecca Minkoff
  2. Organic cotton and fair trade leggings from Pact – Pact is my go-to for essentials like leggings and undies!
  3. In Full Bloom fair trade dress from Mata Traders
  4. Chic Matt & Natt Lesada handbag
  5. Urban Outfitters vegan Fringe Scarf
  6. Lionel vegan leather cross-body purse

What gifts are you giving this year? Fill me in on more eco-conscious and useful gifts below!

 

 

Top Photo Credit: Amy Neunsinger

 

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  • Wayne Maurer

    This year I’m giving my wife a beautiful wind chime set made from repurposed silverware. The piece will go so well with our stone farmhouse. I’ve also made a donation to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation in Donna’s name. This organization cares for and adopts out retired race horses to loving families. I love receiving my KindLife e mail. Thanks!!!!

  • Moya

    I love all these ideas Thank you!

  • C. Blake

    Awesome gift ideas! My sister bought me some soap and toothpaste from Thrive Market.