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Last updated on November 10th, 2017
As we’re rapidly approaching the holiday season, I decided to put together a list of gift ideas. I own and use some of the items on this holiday gift ideas list; others I wish I had. (The items with asterisks means that I would love to receive that item as a holiday gift for me or my son!)
Holiday Gift Ideas Under $35
Popsicle Molds – We have these plastic-free molds and my son and I love making strawberry popsicles.
Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Cup – My husband loves this cup! He rarely asks anything of me, but after he got it, he specifically asked me to have it clean for him when he comes home every day. It is perfect for slow drinkers: it will keep a cold drink cold or a hot drink hot for a long time.
Dryer Balls – these wool balls reduce the time your laundry spends in a dryer and softens the laundry. They are a great alternative to chemical-laden dryer sheets.
Lifefactory Water Bottle – a glass water bottle with protective silicone sleeve.
Ello Water Bottle – a glass bottle with protective silicone sleeve.
S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle – a stainless steel water bottle that I carry with me anywhere I go.
*By Valenti Bar Soap – a variety of great soaps including unique soaps such as true castile soap made of olive oil and black java soap. Olive oil has tremendous moisturizing properties. I love this soap and have used it on our son since he was a baby. His skin has never been in need of any moisturizers.
*Bubble and Bee Bar Soap – These soap bars look gorgeous!
*Meow Meow Tweet Bar Soap – packed in paper and made without palm oil. Check out different scents.
Sample Skin Care Kit – Again, this is a good way to be introduced to Annmarie’s skincare lineup. For only $10, you will receive a kit and a $10 coupon. This would make a great “stocking stuffer!”
Badger Body Oil – it is an inexpensive and a great moisturizer. I love using it.
*Lip Balms by Valenti Organics – a variety of great flavors.
Bath Herbs – a thoughtful gift for bath lovers to relax the senses and nourish the skin.
Bath Salts – a perfect gift for bath lovers to condition the skin! To get 15% off, use the coupon IREADLABELS15.
Other Holiday Gift Ideas
*Nature Journals – if your friend or family member writes a journal or makes to-do lists, like me, this might be a great gift. The covers are made of tree leaf leather. They are made by artisans in Thailand.
Wallets and Bags – These are made in Thailand by hand with tree leaves most of which have already fallen. What a cool idea!
Subscription to Thrive Market – for a monthly subscription fee, you can buy groceries at up to 50% below retail prices; a lot of groceries are organic.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
Toy Kitchen Pots and Pans – my son loves playing with these.
Duralex Tempered Glass Kids Dishes – made in France, won’t leach any questionable chemicals
Holiday Gift Ideas Over $35
Organic Cotton Throw or Blanket by Coyuchi – I like Coyuchi and we own a set of bedding from them. It is made in Germany and the cotton comes from Turkey.
Cutting Board – this is the best cutting board. These cutting boards are the only cutting boards that are made with one piece of solid wood and are NOT finished with mineral oil. We own two of them and love them. Please see my review here.
*Plastic-Free Shower Curtain – this shower curtain is made of hemp. Apparently, you do not need plastic for your shower curtains. I am so curious to try it! Let me know how you like it, please. You can read its reviews here.
*Food Containers – we use these containers and we love them. I love the fact that the amount of plastic is kept to a bare minimum.
Plastic- and Aluminum-Free Rice Cooker – Most rice cookers are made of aluminum so I bought this stainless steel rice cooker. It is simple, inexpensive, and works great.
Naturepedic Mattress – We love Naturepedic mattresses! They are super comfortable, non-toxic, and reasonably priced. We own a crib mattress, a California King size mattress, and recently got a twin-size mattress for my son. You can read my review of Naturepedic crib mattress here and see a mattress we bought for ourselves here.
Organic Pillow – I looked all over for a safe pillow for my 5-year old son, and I deemed this pillow the safest. He loves it!
Home Goods – Pine Street Natural Interiors, a retail store with lots of great products, including upholstered furniture, bedding, carpeting, rugs, tables, lighting, blinds, and more. You can make purchases online/over the phone, and when you mention my name you receive 5% off on your first purchase. Call Rowena Finegan at 415.331.9323. Two years ago, my husband and I gave each other a present by purchasing a coach from Rowena. Read more about it, here.
Xtrema/Ceramcor Ceramic Cookware – They have frequent sales. Ceramics is always a suspect for lead and cadmium contamination. They are the only ones who share test reports. They are made in China.To read more, click here.
Organic Cotton and Eco Wool Comforters – The Ultimate Green Store has a wide selection of the comforters. We bought one for my son and it keeps him very cozy. They are made in the US.
Organic Meditation Cushions – For meditation practitioners, this is a perfect gift! They are made in the US.
Annmarie Gianni skincare – My other favorite skincare line.
Thesis Beauty – Among other things, these skincare products might be a good gift for men. To get 15% off, use the coupon IREADLABELS15.
Au Naturale Cosmetics – this is a cosmetic line made with non-toxic ingredients and EcoCert mineral pigments.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
Baby and Kids Sleepwear by Castleware – my favorite maker of organic baby and kids sleepwear. It is a brand of luxury.
Wood Play Kitchen with Hutch – A couple years ago, Santa brought it for my son and has been loving it. It is the only toy kitchen I was able to find that is NOT made in China, made with solid wood, and finished with a truly non-toxic finish. No lead concerns here. For more information on the Camden Rose company, visit here.
PlanetBox Lunch Box – our favorite lunch box that my son takes to preschool.
Finn + Emma Organic Clothing – They offer a variety of cute organic outfits in sizes from newborn through 4T. The products are made in India, not China.
Other Holiday Gift Ideas
*Amazon Prime One-Year Subscription – 2-day free shipping, free streaming music, and movies.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses – I have these and wear them 2-3 hours before I go to bed, and I fall asleep and sleep much better.
Wood Polarized Aviator Sunglasses – It can be a cool gift for those who want to avoid plastic.
Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child by Victoria Maizes, MD. To read my review of the book, visit here. A great holiday gift for somebody who is planning to get pregnant, or who is pregnant already.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause by Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP: a great present for somebody who is struggling with Hashimoto’s.
The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther: one of my favorite cooking books.
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam: great holiday gift for people on a gluten-free diet. All recipes are EASY and QUICK! It takes no more than 30 minutes to make most recipes.
I hope you will find items that will inspire you. Let me know if you have other suggestions. A lot of links are affiliate links meaning that if you buy a product by clicking on the links, I will receive small commissions at no cost to you. The commissions will be my holiday bonus! Thank you, in advance! Happy Holidays!
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