Often during this wonderful time of year, wellness is less of a priority and heightened consumption upstages efforts to go green. To practice conscious consumerism, consider the eco-friendliness of a potential gift item— what it’s made of, where it came from and how it’s packaged—but remember that gifts that acknowledge the recipient’s needs and interests are the most meaningful and fun to give. For this year’s gift-giving season, Natural Awakenings has gathered thoughtful and practical gift ideas from local businesses to ease the stress of holiday shopping.
THE CLARITY COLLECTION
Give back with the Clarity Collection, designed by yoga-influencers Cristen Barker and Kimmy Hise, AKA @ChinTwins for the Senhoa Foundation. Senhoa provides assistance, education and training to at-risk women and survivors of human trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia. 100% of the profits go towards funding their intervention initiatives. Various styles to choose from, featuring elegant Swarovski crystals, wood pieces and malas that speak to the body mind and spirit at Senhoa.org/chintwins.
Ease discomfort and inflammation with sustainable hempoil featuring 50mg of CBD in every jar! This revolutionary product brings rich, nourishing moisture to all skin types. Absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling great. Retail $55, 1.3 oz jar. Request $50 off coupon on first order! Visit CBDbygolly.com.
HEALTHY AURA BODY SPRAY: ROSE
When your auric field is healthy you feel happy, confident and loved! This vibrational remedy spray by Tony & Tina clears stagnant energy and relieves both stress and depression. Energetically infused with healing energy to bring you health, happiness & energetic protection. Contains a clear quartz crystal. $35 plus shipping. Visit TonyAndTina.net.
STAINLESS STEEL STRAW BAG SET
Disposable straws are so out-of-style; all the classiest hippies sip through stainless steel! For a glamorous green juice on the go, show how much you love the earth and add some bling-bling, stainless steel sustainability to your drink. EcoJarz Stainless Steel Straw Set comes with 2 Stainless Steel Straws, a Straw Cleaner, and a Linen Straw Bag. Available at EcoJarz.com.
HONEY BEE TRAVEL MUG
Live Vessel, already known for their tourmaline collection, now bring travel mugs with a cause in their new collaboration with the Honey Bee Conservancy. These tourmaline ceramic travel mugs are handmade and environmentally friendly, using unique minerals that neutralize chlorine and other impurities while helping make water easier for your body to absorb. Far infrared rays and negative ions in the mug activate water giving a natural spring water taste to hot or cold beverages. Water will become Ionized and alkalized within 2-3 minutes. A portion of every sale will go towards the Honey Bee Conservancy. So, please help save and preserve the honey bees at LiveVessel.com.
SNOW CRYSTAL MATCHA TRAVEL SET
The Live Vessel Matcha gift set features ceremonial grade organic matcha green tea, a tourmaline travel mug, bowl and whisk! This is some of the finest green tea in the world and a very healthy way to consume matcha. Primarily associated with the Japanese Tea Ceremony, ceremonial matcha has been consumed for hundreds of years because of it’s great taste and numerous health benefits. When it comes to quality and taste, Matcha Harmony is one of the best choices around for organic matcha in the United States. It is recognized for a vivid green color and creamy, savory taste, which blend together in perfect harmony. Visit LiveVessel.com.
HILDA DEMIRJIAN LASER AND SKIN CARE CENTER OF MANHATTAN
Love Your Skin at Hilda Demirjian Laser and Skin Care Center! Treat yourself, your family, loved ones, and friends to one of our aesthetic laser and skin care treatments and packages! Enhance your skin’s glow and reflection with one or more clinically-oriented and cruelty-free skin care products specially formulated by Hilda Demirjian. Look your best for the holiday season! Offices located at 161 Madison Ave, Suite 3B, NYC and Westchester. 20% discount for Natural Awakenings readers for center services and on the online store with code NAHOLIDAY20. Discounts cannot be combined. Offer valid through December 31, 2017. Visit HildaDemirjianLaser.com or call 212-991-8566.
CUSTOMIZED WELLNESS GIFT BASKET
Local wellness leader, Metro Integrative Pharmacy, located at 931 Lexington Avenue, now offers customized wellness baskets for your loved ones during the holidays! Preorder and their concierge will select a special combination of items from the store’s natural, organic, sustainably-made beauty, skin care and food products. Mix and match or choose a theme! Aromatherapy, facial, massage, men’s shaving, baby care, more! Place an order by calling 212-794-7200 ext. 318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In-store pick-up or ship. Starting at $35.