The holiday season is about spending time with the people you love and spreading joy and kindness to the world, but for many of us, it’s also about shopping and gift-giving. (Just being realistic!) It’s fun to buy gifts for your nearest and dearest, but if you’re looking to do more with your purchase this year, consider gifting only items from B Corp businesses and make a difference with your dollars.
What is a B Corp? You’re probably already buying from B Corps and don’t even know it! Gaia Herbs is proud to be a B Corp; when you earn B Corp Certification, it means you’ve met the standards for social and environmental consciousness and responsibility.
Check out some of our top picks from fellow B Corps, including delicious and beneficial herbal teas that make the perfect stocking stuffers and the cozy sweater your mom or grandma will love.
For the new homeowner: A Dr. Bronner’s gift basket
If they just moved into their first home or their dream home, help them care for their new digs with a gift set from Dr. Bronner’s. The classic Pure Castile Liquid Soap can be used for cleaning, in the bath, for laundry, and even for pets, making it a must-have multitasker. Stock their bathrooms and kitchen with Organic Sugar Soaps and sweeten the surprise with a few bars of chocolate for those late night sugar cravings.
For the consummate holiday host: Stasher bags and a Prosperity candle
Don’t show up to the gathering empty-handed! Gift your favorite holiday host with reusable Stasher bags, perfect for preserving leftovers in the fridge after a holiday meal, packing snacks for the kids, or prepping veggies for the week. A hand-poured Prosperity candle, made by women artisans, will help them set the mood for their next big party or casual get-together.
For the world traveler: Allbirds Wool Runners
Treat the jetsetter in your life to a pair of super comfy, easy to care for sneakers they can wear everywhere from the streets of Paris to the beaches of California. Allbirds are meant for everyday wear and are made with merino wool, a thermoregulating fabric that keeps your feet feeling great no matter the temperature.
For a stocking stuffer: Green Heffa Farms Herbal Tea Blends
Delicious herbal teas are the perfect stocking stuffer for practically anyone on your holiday list, especially when they’re made with the quality and care of Green Heffa Farms. Try the citrusy Sanitea to calm the spirit, the fruity floral Rich Auntea to support healthy skin, and the bold and spicy Blackitea to support digestion.
For the college student studying abroad: Cotopax Allpa X 4L Hip Pack
They can keep all their essentials right at hand while exploring their new country with this colorful, durable pack, and it’ll still be useful for hikes, errand-running, and so much more when they get back from their overseas adventure!
Give her transportative, transformative beauty products that do good and make you look and feel good. Davines makes luxurious yet sustainable haircare products for all hair types, from masks to shampoos, and implements low-waste, low-impact packaging so it can be used up and recycled, no sweat. The iconic Body Shop is a hub for all things self-care, from scented lotions to fragrances to skincare.
For Mom or Grandma: Eileen Fisher
Nothing says pulled together, comfortable chic like Eileen Fisher. The brand creates simple versatile items that will last, made with premium fabrics and ethically produced. An Eileen Fisher sweater, scarf, or jacket will warm up her wardrobe and be a piece she reaches for time and time again. You can also shop gently used pieces from Eileen Fisher Renew, their secondhand platform.
For Dad: Bombas
There’s a joke to be made about buying your dad socks, but when they’re this good he’ll never say no! Whether you’re restocking his sock drawer or keeping his toes toasty with Gripper Slippers, Bombas donates one of the most-requested items to a homeless shelter with every purchase.