Healthful Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The season for gifting is here again! If you're like me and you prioritize making healthier choices in your daily life, you probably want to apply that mindset to gift giving as well. I'm so over the days of rushing around the week before Christmas, buying for the sake of buying. I've come to love sharing mindful gifts, realizing that it can be such a special way to share what is important to me with the people I love. From healthful beauty and skincare, to home goods and holiday treats I've compiled a list of my top, naturally-focused present picks for 2017! Browse by category and price point (nothing is over $115), and enjoy direct links to where you can shop. I've mindfully chosen products that I either love and personally use, or would buy and am currently swooning over! So whether you're shopping for your best friends, the guy in your life, your pup, or your boss I'm confident that you'll find something below! 

I've included details about any Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales and discount codes where applicable, for your shopping pleasure!

*Post contains affiliate links, see my disclaimer for more information.

The Lipstick Obsessed 

Bold: Axiology Lipsticks in Worth (burnt orange) and Bad (deep 90's brown) $30, or Lip Crayon in Valor (brick red) $26
         Some of the cleanest lipsticks on the market, unbelievably comfortable formulas. 

Everyday: 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte Lipsticks in Pink Canyon, Sandstone,                                  and Cacti $29
                 Fruit pigmented, semi-matte lipsticks in neutral shades to suit any skin tone.

Matte Longwear: Clove + Hallow Lip Velvets $18
                            Kiss-proof, drink-proof matte liquid lipsticks with healthier ingredients than                              the popular conventional brands! I personally love the shades Cupcake and                                Uptown. (Code AFFILIATE15 gives you 15% off)


The One You Want to Introduce to Green Beauty

Under $20: Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze $15
                    Natural and non-sticky lip glosses with an easy brush-tip applicator. My favorite green glosses. (Code AFFILIATE15 gives you 15% off)

                    Alima Pure Lip Tint $14
                    Sheer, buildable color in a buttery, lip balm from a Portland brand. Honey is a personal favorite!

Under $50: AuNaturale Cosmetics Foundation Starter Kit in Powder or Creme $25
                     The perfect introduction to high performing, healthy makeup! Includes 3 foundations, 2 blushes, and finishing  powder samples. 

                     100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked II Palette $46
                     A full look in one palette! Blush, illuminator, and 3 eyeshadows in universally flattering shades. 

Under $100: Gift Cards to Online Green Beauty Retailers - Credo Beauty, Follain, The Detox Market
                       A perfect way to introduce loved ones to green beauty! These shops are a few of my favorites.

The Skincare Enthusiast

Under $20: Acure Organics Refresh and Renew Kit $19.99
                     Daily skincare basics, from my favorite affordable natural brand.

Under $50: Good Medicine Beauty Lab Rain Maker Hydration Set $48
                     A sampling of my personal favorite small batch, botanical skincare items.

Under $100: Good Medicine Beauty Lab Smudge Spirited Detox Masque $52
                       My recent favorite mask! Purifying, brightening, gentle. 

                       Three Month Subscription to Beauty Heroes Clean Beauty Discovery Box $115* (okay it's $15 over but SO worth it!)
                       Expertly curated monthly features of high quality, oftentimes luxury, green skincare brands. Valued at no less than $90 per month for the cost of $39! I've discovered so many                                  favorites through this subscription box! Even better, all subscriptions come with a 15% off code to the Beauty Heroes online store - the gift that keeps on giving! 


The One Who Deserves Pampering

Under $20: Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak $18
                    Indulgent, moisturizing bath soak with scents of coconut and vanilla. (Shop for free shipping!)

Under $60: Good Medicine Beauty Lab x Mama Glow The Ritual Beauty Collection Minis $56
                    Nourishing botanical body care perfect for women and new/expecting mothers.

Under $100: Vrai & Oro 14k Yellow Gold Line Stud Earrings $85
                      A chic, modern take on the stud earring - solid gold, made in Los Angeles by a                           company who stands for transparency + sustainability in the jewelry industry.

                      Coyuchi Organic Unisex Waffle Robe $98
                      Certified organic cotton, airy yet cozy waffle weave. $30 off if you join their                               newsletter! 

                      May Lindstrom The Honey Mud Gentle Enzyme Cleanse + Masque $90
                      One of my single favorite skincare indulgences. Worth every penny.


For Him

Under $20: Juice Organics Smoothing Shampoo + Conditioner $20
                    Trying to get a special guy to embrace natural products? This was a suggestion direct from my boyfriend.

                    Bru Pomade Hair + Mustache + Beard Styling $14
                    Naturally focused and high performing styling products, made by a personal                               friend + hairstylist!

Under $50: Good Medicine Beauty Lab Weary Traveler Balm Set $28
                    All purpose balm + a potent pain relieving balm for intense healing. Both are                              staples in my house. 

                    Good Medicine Beauty Lab Manifest Face Cream $44
                    Soothing, healing, and toning moisturizer with scents of frankincense, oak moss,                         and sage. Another boyfriend pick! 

Under $100: Matt and Nat York Wallet $55
                      Simple, sleek bifold wallet from a brand focused on vegan + sustainable                                 materials and manufacturing. Available in 3 colors.

                      One Seed Perfumes Organic Cologne in Rain or Solitude $85
                      100% natural + 84% certified organic cologne, made in Australia. I personally love their perfumes.


Four-legged Family

Under $20: Natural Dog Company Silky Soft Organic Shampoo Bar $9.95
                    All natural ingredients in a bar said to eliminate wet dog smell! (I'll be testing                            soon, because this is going in Finch's stocking.)

                    Simply Fido Natural 9" Canvas and Rope Toys $7.99+
                    Environmentally responsible manufacturing, low impact dyes, organic cotton.

Under $50: Natural Dog Company Gift Wrapped Powerhouse Travel Set $29
                    A sampling of healing and nourishing balms for paw, nose, + skin.

Under $100: Savvy Doggy Natural Dog Bed by Savvy Rest $99+ 
                      Organic cotton flannel + natural latex dog bed, available for cats too!


Home + Food

Under $20: Kosmatology Holiday Foaming Hand Soaps $9.99
                     A healthy swap for popular foaming hand soaps, scented with festive essential oils.

                    Lake Champlain Organic Winer Hot Chocolate Mix in Traditional or Peppermint $9
                    Vegan, organic, fair trade certified, kosher. Makes 20, 8oz servings.

                    Bridge Nine Candle Co. Cranberry Orange Tumbler $20
                    Scents of orange peel, cranberry, cinnamon, and apple - festive, warm, all natural,                     + Portland made! 

Under $50: Bridge Nine Candle Co. White Pine Holiday Gift Set $42
                     Fresh, authentic pine scent in a 4oz candle, aromatic spray, and sugar scrub.    

                    Crystal Quest Water Filters for Shower and Bath $49.95
                    Filter out chemicals and impurities for softer, healthier skin + hair! 

Under $100: Thrive Market Annual Subscription $59.95
                       Healthful groceries and home goods at wholesale prices, delivered to your                            door!

                      Avocado Green Nontoxic Pillow $79
                      Natural latex + Kapock fiber fill with certified organic cover. Supportive, airy, and                       on my wish list!

Stocking Stuffers Under $20

                   Schmidt's Naturals Holiday Deodorants $8.99 - $10.99
                   Limited edition festive scents from my favorite deo brand! Holiday Spice - festive notes of cranberry, orange, and cinnamon. Oh, Christmas Tree - freshly cut, pine-y goodness, Snow                     Day - baby powder, so fresh and so clean!

                   Osmia Artisan Bar Soaps $15-$18
                   90%+ certified organic ingredients, gentle, and seriously the most stunning soaps I've ever seen! Sweet Juniper is on my wish list! 

                   100% Pure Hand Buttercream $12
                   An all natural swap for those coveted Bath & Body Works lotions (that are full of junk!)

                   SOHPi Nontoxic Nail Polish $7.99 ($5.99 through Thrive Market)
                   Odorless, healthier nail polishes in a variety of on-trend colors.

                    100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask $7
                    Special little masks for the eyes that visibly de-puff and brighten.

                    Bridge Nine Candle Co. Holiday Jelly Jar Candles in White Pine, Cranberry Orange,  Spiced Cider, Evergreen, and Eggnog $12
                    4oz, 20 hour burn time, clean burning - with adorable, colored tin lids! 

                    Lake Champlain Winter Chocolate Coins Bag $19
                    A stocking classic in my family! Vegan mint + dark chocolate coins, individually foil wrapped. 

                    Torie & Howard Chewie Fruities $3.99 (Cheaper via Thrive Market)
                    Basically organic, naturally flavored and dyed Starbursts. Be warned, they're addictive! 



Hopefully you found some great gift ideas in this guide! More importantly than finding the "perfect gift," I hope that you all enjoy the precious holiday moments while they're here.