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December 5th, 2020 | By Alicia Silverstone


During such wild times, we cling even more to the sweet, dreamy moments of holiday goodness. A cozy blanket, a person we love to snuggle, and some twinkly lights does a soul good!  My gift guide offers a solid mix of indie woman-made, eco high-end, and affordable cruelty-free fare that’ll inspire your buying choices.  Many of these gifts give back, as you’ll note when you click the image for more information, and many of our gifts are practical items that are bought even when it’s not the holidays!  That being said, you do not need to buy one single thing to show someone  you love them. The holidays should not need to be about gifts and waste, which only creates stress and pressure – they should be about spending beautiful moments together, and creating traditions.  For those of you who can’t bare to not give a gift to someone special, below you will find all sort of awesome, thoughtful, and lovely items to support conscious businesses and give those you love a big smile.

Happy Holiday Gifting!

Love, Alicia

Meaningful Gifting Ideas:

  • Bake assorted desserts (from my book or any other vegan recipe) and gift them in boxes. Be sure to include the recipes (printed on recycled paper of course), so your friends could recreate their kind treats.
  • Pay the donation fee to an animal shelter or rescue group for them to adopt an animal of their choice, when they are ready to adopt.
  • A subscription to an audiobook app or spotify
  • A package of online or irl yoga classes to her/his favorite studio
  • A package of life altering health supplements from mykind, for beginners or health pros
  • Hand make caramels and package them in vintage jars
  • A Gift Certificate to The RealReal for stunning, eco-friendly gently used high end fashion
  • A membership to a non profit you think they’d love.

Nonprofits I suggest:

A custom dreamcatcher in their favorite colors, with their favorite crystals would be a beautifully thoughtful gift!

And speaking of good energy.. we could all use a palm full of pretty crystals.

Zodiac Crystal Kit

$25 @SpiritDaughter.com

Inspire the fledgling or pro gardener with these beautiful lemon plants.

Shroom it up on your own kitchen counter! Shrooms on a log! Say that 3 times fast!

Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

$30 @uncommongoods.com

This delightful countertop compost won’t take up much space at all, and does the job wonderfully.

Bamboo small Composting Bin

$45 @PotteryBarn.com

Each piece is hand carved by a group of fifteen seasoned woodworkers in the Nakawa region, made exclusively in a fair trade environment. In the spirit of sustainability, the cooperative replants trees to replenish this precious resource for future generations.

Adia Planter

$185 @the-citizenry.com

A perfect non-toxic set of pans would be so well-used by your gift recipient! I have these and love them.

Non-toxic pan set

$395 @carawayhome.com

This line of home goods is by vegan activist Dylan Kendall who has made it her life’s work to help homeless kids and keep harmful plastics away from our kids.

Dylan Kendall Home Footed Mugs

$10 each @dylandkendall.com

The holy grail of blenders, if they don’t have one of these yet, they’ll be psyched to add it to their kitchen gadget repertoire!

Vitamix

$299+ @holiday.vitamix.com

These cotton bags are perfect to avoid plastic at the grocery store. Simply stuff these in your reusable shopping bags on the way to the store, and do your part to avoid plastic usage.

Lotus Produce Bags

$24.99 @lotus-sustainables.com

Customize these amazingly useful grocery store shoppers.

Vegan Market Tote

$58 @apolisglobal.com

These minimalist, truly safe home cleaning products have space on my shelf at home. This stuff just really works, while keeping us all safe.

Non-Toxic Cleaning Starter Kit

$69 @branchbasics.com

These reusable ziplock-type bags are the most useful things to have in a kitchen! This would be a perfect stocking stuffer for the foodie in your life.

Toss these jerky’s in a reusable gift bag with a good bottle of biodynamic tequila, and you’ve got yourself a party!

Urban Cowboy Vegan Jerky

$8 @urbancowboy.com

Pan’s Mushroom Jerky

$7.20 @mushroomjerky.com

Smoky and warming, this bottle is always a welcome holiday gift for anyone who can appreciate a good whisky! This is my personal favorite whiskey - it’s so yummy!

What could be better than a gorgeous chocolate collection? Okay, maybe if they’re all ethically sourced, organic, and vegan.

Hu Kitchen Holiday set

$25 @hukitchen.com

You can never have enough gifted tahini! This one is in my cupboard at all times. It's completely delicious.

Soom Organic Tahini 2 pack

$25 @soomfoods.com

Divine ceremonial matcha set for newbies or experts alike.

A beautiful and healthy tea set is never regifted!

Mushroom Elixir

$30 @foursigmatic.com

20% of profits from this tea go towards mental health initiatives. Loose tea + eco friendly packaging!

PhilanthroTEA

$14.99 @philanthrotea.com

These elegant steel straws come in rose gold, black, and copper.

Dreamy to have for warming macro winter recipes, and a before-bed ginger team, this darling ginger grater looks lovely on the kitchen counter. I love this and use it all the time!

Ceramic Ginger Grater

$15 @surlatable.com

A perfect apron with great front pockets, a gastronomically easy gift

Linen Apron

$55 @carawayhome.com

A universally beloved gift, these sweet cups keep items hot or cold for hours, and are ergonomically very comfortable to hold. These are the ones Bear and I use every day.

Travel Mug

$34 @mybyta.com

Byta bottle

$31 @mybyta.com

A little health inspo from yours truly!

The Kind Diet

$14.86 @Amazon

This natural eyeshadow palette has the best colors, and it lasts all day long!

Welcome to the glowiest, lightest weight luminizer. Wear it alone. Or under (or mixed with) foundation or tinted SPF as a primer. OR over any look for a super glowy finish. Feels like nothing. Looks like everything.

Super Glowy Gel

$25 Saie Beauty @aiehello.com

Why not put together a sweet clean beauty basket together for your favorite hard working woman? I love this hair mask for deep conditioning, and I use it all the time.

Hemp Hydrating Hair Mask

$10 @giovannicosmetics.com

The best oil that you can use for anything – face, hair, body, baby – you name it! It’s an all-in-one that looks lovely on a bathroom countertop. This is my favorite product to use on my face.

The Everything Oil

$128 @carterandjane.com

These puffs are so luxurious and soft to use at night to take off make up, they’d be a sweet addition to a self-care holiday box! Plus, there's no waste since they're not disposable, and yes - they feel great. I use these to take off my make up on the days I work.

Eco Enchantress Makeup Remover Puffs

$11 @ediblebeautyaustralia.com

Smells gorgeous, works wonderfully, this cleanser would be a lovely gift for someone who deserves a little luxury in their beauty routine!

Melon Foaming Cleanser

$28 @ TheBodyDeli.com

Perhaps add this yum scrub to that same package! I love this scrub and use it all the time.

Blueberry Fusion Face Scrub

$36 @thebodydeli.com

What’s a stocking without a few pairs of great socks stuffed at the bottom? These are my favorite shorty socks.

Active Sports Socks

$10.95 @boodywear.com

This faux croc is so Jackie O chic, and adds a nice pop of color! This bag surprisingly goes with so many outfits.

This on-the-go lunchbag not only looks chic, it’s tremendously useful and inspires healthy eating choices.

Washable paper Lunch Tote

$42 @us.soyoung.ca

Made from nylon recycled from fishing nets, this easy, eco-chic backpack works for any gender or age! This is my current backpack.

Orlando Backpack

$143 @miomojo.com

Perfect for a sexy holiday night, this skirt is made from vegan silk and tencel.

Diana Skirt in Black

$130 @whimsyandrow.com

Consider this lovely organic jumpsuit as great gift to your favorite fashionista...or yourself!

Anisa striped Jumpsuit

$141 @peopletree.co.uk

Giving us cute vintage vibes, this chubby lil’ cube of tofu never did cause a pandemic!

Made using NO waste or water, this turtleneck is cozy and a perfectly easy gift that anyone would love.

A perfect thermal – basics are always so appreciated. This one is a mainstay in my wardrobe.

Organic Thermal Boxy Crop Tee

$98 @MatetheLabel.com

These "melty" jewels are handmade, zero waste jewelry, by a woman owned company - made in NYC, from 100% recycled metals!

Two Tone Melty Earrings

$240 @Balentria.com

Melty Ring

$145 @Balentria.com

A funky retro pair of eco-friendly sunnies are always appreciated.

YSSA II – Rosita

$189 @apercueyewear.com

A super sweet line of Mama-handmade charms to add and collect to make the ultimate jangly gold necklace.

Sun Charm, Elisa Solomon Jewelry

$376 @elisasolomon.com

Help support their body’s natural resistance to the stress-related effects of electropollution (EMR) exposure, as well as reinforce their body’s resilience to energetic disruptors with these easy-to-use little guards.

The OG natural deodorant, and Alicia’s favorite, this would be a great addition to a made-at-home eco beauty gift bag!

Crystal Deodorant

$11, @thecrystal.com

Eco-friendly toothbrushes are a cute addition to your family stockings, or they are just great to have in the house if/ when you have guests. This toothbrush is fancy, and looks lovely on counter. These are the brushes i use.

Biodegradable Toothbrushes

$10, @BogoBrush.com

These babies look great, and are made from corn, cork, natural rubber, organic cotton, recycled rubber, and recycled plastic. How cool is that?!

Yebo Vegan Sneaker

$149 @soludos.com

There’s nothing better than a soft waffle robe after a hot bath.

Is there any better gift than the gift of enlightenment?

Cowspiracy DVD

$19.95 @cowspiracy.com

I just bought these for Bear. They're super soft, organic cotton, and he loves them!

Kids Organic Pajama Set

$37 @NewJammies.com

What better way to promote forever imaginative play than in their very own tent made from all sustainable fabrics and materials! This tent would be darling in a bedroom, playroom or outdoors.

Organic Cotton Tent in Natural

$99 @sproutsanfrancisco.com

My Mykind vitamin C spray supports their immune systems, and promotes tissue and skin health - all while tasting like the yummiest sour candy ever! Everyone should have this spray on their desks or in their car so they don't forget a few spritzes a day!

This charming picture book introduces children to every beast, from sweet and furry to grizzly and hairy! What's great about this book is that children can really grow with it - start with just all the whimsical illustrations when they're very little, and move up to the descriptions and characteristics of each animal as they get older.

The Big Book of Beasts

$17 @amazon or your local bookseller

Flatter Me is a sweet compliment battle game, designed as a game for two players, or to be given away individually as tokens of care and friendship. You Think You Know Me is a conversational card game for 2-10 players that playfully tests how well you know your friends, family, partners, or coworkers — a set of 500 cards helping you learn more about what they love and who they are. These card games are from Portland, Oregon-based, vegan game designer Ami Baio.

Flatter Me: A Compliment Battle Card Game

$19.99 (made by a vegan-woman owned business!) @pinktigergames.com

You Think You Know Me Game

$30 @UnCommonGoods.com

This is Bear’s favorite water bottle, and you can see why! The design reminds us that Australia’s magnificent green turtle plays an important role in maintaining the growth of lush seagrass within Green Island’s delicate ecosystem.

These are the comfiest, conscious kids joggers. We love them for kiddo holiday extras (like – not the main gift, cuz they’d be way disappointed, but for maybe one of the 8 Chanukah gifts!) Bear lives in these.

Going Places Kids Jogger

$23 @wearpact.com

A great, eco-friendly toy that really grows with your kiddo – you can build it any configuration and it never loses it’s appeal.

Kitty’s deserve a bit of modern design too. You can buy as many of these wooden honeycomb shelves as you like to create a design or keep it simple.

Dog DNA tests are the best, most unforgettable and thoughtful gift (as are human ones) but now they really delve into the health of your dog in addition to their exact ancestry!

Embark Dog DNA Test

$129-$199 @embarkvet.com

Your adoption of a farm animal from Farm Sanctuary comes with a free digital certificate (and an optional printed certificate) featuring your new adopted animal friend. Your donation also includes Farm Sanctuary membership, a subscription to Sanctuary magazine, and access to periodic updates about your adoptee. Any little would be so excited to learn about the animal whose life they saved!

Adopt an Animal Program

$15-100 @FarmSanctuary.org

Adorable pet portraits by vegan Ruby Roth!

Custom Pet Portraits by Ruby Roth

$130 @ shop.drawordie.com

This leash is made from eco friendly recycled materials. All Mountain Dog Leashes come with an unconditional lifetime warranty that even covers chewing!

Recycled Climbing Rope Dog Leash

$37.50 @mountaindogproducts.com

All products featured on TKL are independently selected by Alicia. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash


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