If capitalism were a person, his name would be Santa Claus...
Ok all jokes aside, before you click away, we’re not here to kill your holiday spirit. We fully embrace the cozy vibes and magical energy that fill the air this time of year. From chunky sweaters, to festive Christmas markets, and lots of time spent with family, how could we not be a fan?
Yet, each year we find ourselves bombarded with shiny new things we *MUST* buy, and in certain instances we’ve fallen prey and are left with buyer’s remorse or worse...we witness our friend or relative unable to hide their wtf is this? face upon unwrapping our gift.
That’s why we’ve put together a conscious holiday guide of what we like to call ‘mindful’ gifts. Whether you are searching for a gift for your boss or your best friend, there’s something in here for everyone. Each gift in our list is ethically sourced, sustainable, and will leave your loved one closer to their inner oasis.
This super ethical chocolate bar comes in eleven flavors. Some of our favorites include Strawberry Mylk and the more classic 72% Cacao. All Om bars are certified organic, fair trade, vegan, palm oil free, refined sugar free, and use unroasted cacao beans to retain the naturally occurring nutrients found in cacao beans. Need we say more?
Gift your loved one the joy of a happy gut this holiday season. Mybacs are a daily pre and probiotic supplement that support a healthy microbiome. The gut plays a crucial role in our overall health. Beyond poor digestion, poor gut health can lead to brain fog, acne, and even anxiety. If you want to give happiness this year, gift Mybacs.
Liapure Design Studio is owned by the fashion designer, Leonie Appels. Leonie designs all her pieces in Munich. She uses high quality fabrics and timeless silhouettes. These PJ’s are made from an ultra-soft and sustainable mix of 50% cotton and 50% modal fabric. The best part? All Liapure pieces are manufactured in Germany. Gift these to a friend who wants to be cozy, but still put together, this holiday season.
Each piece on The Renewery is a redesigned vintage piece of clothing. The owners and designers, Hannah and Leila, take vintage finds and give them a modern take. We included this Split Shirt Mercury, but honestly have a scroll through their online shop and you’ll want to gift their entire assortment...for yourself. ;)
Now that international travel has opened back up, there still may be a bit of hesitation for some folks. We get it and we respect it, so that’s why we’ve included Bokksu in our holiday gift guide this year. Allow your loved one to discover Japan without ever leaving their couch (ok maybe just to answer the door for their package, but I think they can manage). In this monthly subscription box, your gift recipient will receive an assortment of delicious and unique Japanese snacks. With beautifully designed packaging and a selection of exciting treats, this is a gift your loved one will never forget.
This one may feel too easy. Well...that’s because it is, but that doesn’t mean your loved one won’t be super appreciative. Sometimes the best gifts are the simplest ones.
7. Pla Shoes
These timeless, yet beautifully designed shoes combine tradition and craftsmanship. Using natural and sustainable materials, these shoes are handwoven in Bangladesh by a Fair trade women’s empowerment group and then finished in Mallorca, Spain. Gift these unisex statement shoes to someone you love and watch their eyes grow wide with admiration and appreciation.
Gift this set to your sexually adventurous friends or maybe your friends who need a little push in the bedroom. We totally advocate for a healthy sex life, as we believe a healthy sex life is part of our entire health and well being. This gift set includes a vibrating egg, penis ring with vibration, satin ribbon, massage candle, and lubricant. We can recommend also directing your lucky gift recipients here for a little bonus gift.
Gift your loved one a new pair of ethical and sustainable leggings from Armed Angels. Whether they like to practice yoga, pilates, or simply like to be comfortable, these leggings are a perfect gift. Made from organic cotton, your gift recipient will feel cozy and happy to know their leggings are not just good at keeping their legs warm, but are also good for the planet.
Enhance your loved one’s shower with these Botanical Shower Steamers by Goldrick Natural Living. We are big proponents of mindful living, and that includes mindful showers, too. When placed on the floor of your shower, these steamers diffuse a relaxing aroma that will bring your loved one to the present moment and allow them to restore their body and mind.
We may be bias ;) but we know anyone would be more than pleased to receive a casa origin mat this holiday season. Depending on your loved one’s preference, our mats come in either black cork or white cork. Our mats go beyond their assumed purpose - they are an aesthetic addition to anyone’s home with their beautiful terrazzo-like pattern and soft neutral colors. With sustainable materials like natural rubber, recycled rubber, and cork, your loved one can feel good knowing their mat is doing no harm to the planet. Shop here.
That wraps it up. We hope you were inspired by our holiday gift guide and found something worth giving to your loved one. For more inspirational content that empowers your inner oasis, follow us on IG @casa.origin. We look forward to connecting with you there.