It's the most wonderful time of year to spend money on things we don't need ... or really want for that matter.
Just hearing the phrase "Black Friday" puts a sour taste in my mouth. It merely encourages us to act on our consumeristic tendencies, flocking shopping malls and websites, mindlessly buying things just because they're ON SALE. And half the time, the sales aren't even that good ... Am I right?
Now this is not to say I'm against holiday shopping altogether. In fact, I think the holiday season can be a wonderful time to support the growing number of small businesses and companies that are helping to make the world a better place. That's why I've rounded up several conscious gift ideas – from responsibly-made, handcrafted goods to products that make it easier to live more sustainably – so you can give a loved one (or yourself) a gift that does good this year.
But before we get started... I thought I'd share some sweet holiday sales being hosted by some of my favorite conscious companies:
- TRADLANDS | Get 15% off your order of $100 or more through Monday, 12/4 with code 'MOTIFIED'
- BERG+BETTS | Get 20% off your order with code 'MOTIFIED'
And now... Onto the gift ideas!
FOR THE HOMEBODY
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER
FOR THE PROFESSIONAL
FOR THE FOODIE
FOR THE EXPLORER
This post contains affiliate links, however all items listed are products I simply love and think you will, too!