The holidays are an incredibly exciting time to practice gratitude, appreciate the power of connection (hello, friends and family) and also be eco-conscious. Many of us get carried away and forget that all these products, packaging and wrapping paper gets thrown into the recycling or landfill. This is a shame and detrimental to the wonderful Earth we live on. So, we’ve compiled a small list of some great companies that care about the environment and wish to make the smallest footprint possible. By buying gifts from these companies, you’re showing retailers what kind of values you wish to put your hard-earned money towards. We have developed personal relationships with some of these companies as well as built partnerships based on a mutual love and understanding of living a green and conscious lifestyle. Lot’s of these companies are local too, one more good reason to shop and support small businesses! So without further adieu, here is our Green Holiday Gift Guide!
Jusu Body: This Victoria-based company has phenomenal eco-friendly business practices and utilises every part of their juicing process. Jusu Body is entirely vegan, non-toxic and a high-performance body care line. Think about switching out your Body Shop or Lush buys for this. No synthetic fragrance is used and they use only the gentlest ingredients.
Elate: We’re happy to get behind Elate cosmetics since their company motto encourages women to treat putting on their face as a ritual. With a full range of lipsticks, foundations, cream blushes and eye shadows, there’s a little holiday glamour look for everyone in the mix. With a large focus on veganism and cruelty-free cosmetics, this is a great line to gift your vegan and celiac friends. “We believe no human or animal should ever be harmed to create our products.” They operate with great intention, one of the many reasons why we love this company.
Davines: With recyclable packaging and a full range of shampoos, conditioners and styling treatments, Davines has a little something for everybody. We especially love gifting their hair masks, as this time of year wreaks havoc on a variety of hair textures and types. “The beauty that we believe in is based on appreciation for individuality and celebration of diversity. This is why we consider ourselves as a tool for our customers to express their own uniqueness.” This attention to individuality and the planet makes for a potent, meaningful mix.
designHouse Gift Card: We had to give a shout-out to ourselves! Gifting a loved one a fresh new haircut, dye, or treatment, is a great way to show that you love them and care. Sometimes, we forget to pamper ourselves or take that time to decompress. Gifting a salon treatment is an automatic relax session. Call us at 778-433-4393 or grab your gift card online!
This is not an exhaustive list, by any means. However, this contains some of the very best companies that we feel show the people in your life that you care about them and the world around us. Have a wonderful, happy holidays and see you soon!