The holidays are officially upon us! So we’ve put together a gift guide so you can get started on your holiday shopping while supporting local businesses who are committed to doing good within their communities and for the Earth.
For your outdoorsy friend, Lake and Company:
Lake and Company is a socially conscious magazine and shop carefully curated with a give-back message that supports adventure, innovation, conservation and community built around lake culture. They source all their products with sustainability in mind and prioritize products that are made from recycled materials. We’re loving these cute daypacks and these utensil kits!
For those wanting to live more naturally, Toxyfree:
Toxyfree offers chic earth friendly essentials to fulfill all your needs from office and kitchen supplies, to kids toys, and everything in between - all in one place! Check out this book on how to incorporate green practices into your everyday life, and don’t miss the compostable gift wrap! Perfect for the holiday season!
For the diehard Minnesotan, Minnesota Made:
Minnesota Made is an apparel company rooted in the St. Croix River Valley crafted responsibly using sustainable materials and processes. This cute and cozy sweatshirt looks perfect for the cold months ahead!
For the wellness enthusiast, Medicinal Blends:
Medicinal Blends creates products from farm-to-bottle through the art of making medicine with herbs. Their CBD products are produced using certified organic hemp, and they carry products that are USDA organic and grown within 100 miles of their production site. Don’t sleep on the Targeted Pain Relief CBD Roll On, it’s amazing for pesky aches and pains!
For the kiddos (and adults too!), The Purple Tree:
The Purple Tree is a family owned and operated boutique located in Hudson, WI that focuses on products that are good for people (fair trade) and good for the planet (eco friendly). We’re obsessed with these flashcards that teach little ones about reducing, reusing and recycling and these ones that help with emotional development!
For the person who has it all, Shala Yoga:
Gifting a class or service is a great idea for the person who doesn't want or need anything, or if you’re just looking for non-material gifts. Shala Yoga focuses on authenticity, spirituality, and affordability through their yoga classes, workshops and private sessions and all the props they use in the studio are made of recycled materials. Check out all their amazing offerings here, and give the gift of yoga this holiday season!
For the health nut, The Goodery:
The Goodery is a fresh juice bar serving up “convenient, fresh, wellness boosting options” to the St. Croix Valley using seasonal, non GMO fruits and vegetables. Check out all their delicious offerings, including multi-day juice cleanses and curated natural skin care, here!
For the DIY lover, La Vie Est Belle:
An online storefront with a mission to inspire giving and beautiful living with unique gifts, home decor, and adorable items to delight everyone. Their hope is to make gifting and do-it-yourself interior design just a little easier. Need a custom gift basket? They’ve got you covered!
Please check out the full Green Business Directory for more unique ideas, and remember to shop locally and sustainably this holiday season. :) Happy holidays!
Written by Sofie Cohen, Green Business Directory - Outreach Ambassador