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Kind Gift Guide 2015


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 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:
DIY Gifts
Upcycled branch photo holder from Carolyn’s Homework
Carolyn's Homework
Mason jar herb wall planter from Not Just a Housewife made with reclaimed wood. How great would this be in your kitchen?
Send a batch of delicious home made cookies! 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.
Make a salt scrub for your girlfriends or fellow kind mamas, Everyday Roots has a nice looking recipe.
Everyday Roots
Make some healthy Play-Dough with your little one to gift to family friends. Find the recipe from Mommypotamus.
If Crafting Isn’t In the Cards:
If this year is crazy madness for you, you can find great eco-friendly gifts all over the web!
An organic cotton & Fair Trade scarf! This one is made by artisans in India, found on People Tree

People Tree
Schmidt’s deodorant! Schmidt’s is vegan, all natural, and really works! I gifted it to my fellow cast mates when Of Good Stock was coming to an end. It now comes in roll on!

A re-usable tote bag always comes in handy! This cute bag by RockFlowerPaper gives a percentage of sales to Ocean Conservancy.
Dedicate a tree in honor of someone special in your life! You can place a tree dedication through Tree People, donate as little as $25 and they will plant a tree.
For Veg Inspiration
Spread knowledge with the Cowspiracy DVD. It rocks!
The Kind Diet and/or The Kind Mama
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Give the gift of life by sponsoring a farm animal!
Farm Sanctuary
Gift an online gardening class via GardenTribe on something like creating vertical walls or growing edibles in containers.
Garden Tribe
Vegan meals delivered to your loved one’s household for 1 week by Purple Carrot!
Purple Carrot
And/or a gift card to your favorite local vegan spot!
For more thoughts and ideas on gifts, read my post on how I approach gift giving.
What will you be giving your loved ones this holiday season? What other fun DIY or eco material goods do you like?

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