Jessica's Holiday Gift Guide - For The Whole Fam

Dec 16, 2019

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Jessica's Holiday Gift Guide - For The Whole Fam

Still deciding on what to get your faves for Christmas? I’m all about gifting with a purpose for every generation. Check out my curated guide of picks that make a positive impact on the environment and community. Happy shopping, fam!
XO
Jess

New Babes (0-24 months): As a mom of 3, I know a thing or two about newborns. You can breathe easy knowing that my picks are safe for your new bundle of joy!

1. Honest Twinning Moments Gift Set - $34.95: The ultimate in sharenting: matching accessories for you and your babe.

2. Finn + Emma Trees Footie - $24: Ethically crafted in India with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes, and lead/nickel free snaps with coconut inserts.

3. Finn + Emma Holiday Onesie - $19: Ethically crafted in India with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes, and lead/nickel free snaps with coconut inserts.

4. Apple Park Owl Picnic Blankie in a Box - $28: Crafted with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, 100% naturally hypoallergenic corn fiber filler, GOTS certified low impact fabric dye, and 100% recycled plastic safety eyes. Certified non-toxic and non-phthalate.

5. Kate Grace Thread Co. Raglan Sweater - $42: Female-owned, mom entrepreneur + handmade -- what’s not to love?

6. Lovevery Play Gym - $140: Crafted with sustainably harvested FSC-certified wood, organic cotton, baby-safe plastics, and water-based non-toxic paint.

7. Haiti Babi Pebble & Sage Blanket and Hat Set - $96: Fair trade certified – trains moms to knit and crochet, empowering them to earn a living, provide for children and keep families together.

8. Finn + Emma Feather Wood Rattle Teether - $19: Ethically crafted in India with untreated Indian hardwood. Non-toxic + baby-safe.

9. Little Market Safari Animal Gift Set - $116: The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. Handmade and fair trade certified – safe working conditions, fair pay, sustainable and transparent business practices.

10. Honest Holiday Diapers - $10.95: Celebrate baby’s first holiday with the Cozy Vibes Diaper Collection. Perfect for portraits and everyday cuteness.

11. Little Market Curated Gift Bag - Oh Baby - $46: The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. The “Oh Baby Reusable Gift Bag” is handmade by female artisans at CORR - The Jute Works in Bangladesh. The candle is hand-poured by female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the US.

 

Toddlers: This is when the fun really starts...just try to keep up with those little hands! Not to worry, these items are adorable. Hello, peace of mind (not peace and quiet).

1. *Muro Activity Center Multi Pack - $299: Crafted with Scandanavian birch-ply + rubber wood.

2. Meow! Balancing Game - $32: Crafted with wood and vegetable dyes.

3. Garnet Hill Boiled Wool Slippers - $28:  Handmade, with an option to make a contribution to St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign with purchase.

4. Finn & Emma - Monster, Mermaid - $54: Handmade and ethically produced with GOTS certified 100% organic cotton, non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes.

5. Book - Little Dreamers - $13.99:  Start visualization early with inspiring stories of game-changers for the kids.

6. Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike - $249.99: Crafted with post-consumer plastic, this bike grows with your babe -- no need to keep buying!

7. Gently Nourishing Sweet Almond Bathtime Routine - $41.80: Soothe and moisturize with our Gently Nourishing Bathtime Routine.

8. Book - Loteria First Words - $9.99:  Get your babe bilingual early with this easy, modern primer.

9. Kiko Wooden Hamburger Rhythmic Toy Set - $25:  Crafted with non-toxic paint + beech wood sourced from sustainable forests.

10. Kiko Magical Drawing Board - $75: Crafted with non-toxic paint + beech wood sourced from sustainable forests.

11. Krochet Kids Intl. Raccoon knit hat - $24: Providing life-changing job opportunities to women in need, every product is hand-signed by the person who made it and crafted in Uganda.

 

Big Kiddos (5-8 years): I always tell my girls they have no idea how much cooler kids’ stuff is nowadays! From empowering reads to cool clothes to mindfulness musts, take your pick.

1. Honest Everyday Gentle Sweet Orange Vanilla Bathtime Routine - $41.80: Leave skin feeling supremely soft and fresh with our Everyday Gentle bathtime essentials.

2. Rose & Rex Calm Mind Kit - $75: Every purchase provides 8 toys for children in need. Handcrafted in US.

3. Nailmatic Water-Based Nail Polish - $10.50: Free from phthalates, formaldehyde, toluene, fragrance + dermatologically tested.

4. Pact Hand-Me-Down hoodie - $20 Pact Jogger - $20: Crafted with 100% organic cotton. Fair trade certified.

5. Allbirds Smallbirds wool runners - $55: Low carbon footprint. 100% PCR polyester shoelaces and 90% recycled cardboard packaging.

6. Book - Good Night, Wiggly Toes - $14.60:  I’m all about rule-breakers and stereotype-smashers, so I love that this book inspires kids with stories they can relate toBook - Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things - $6.93: It’s important for kids to see stories featuring people like them. It’s cool that this celebrates a non-traditional hero and the power of imagination. Book - Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different - $10.69:  I’m all about rule-breakers and stereotype-smashers, so I love that this book inspires kids with stories they can relate to.

8. Maha Living Winter Wish Kit - $30: Crafted with sustainably harvested wood + promotes mindfulness

9. Moulin Roty Real Baking Set - $85: Each purchase provides 8 toys for children in need.

10. Bannor Toys Classic Wooden Yo-Yo - $9.99:  Personalized + crafted in the US

11. Pair of Thieves Commodore Dad + Kid Socks - $16: Twinsies! Make your holiday matching vibes easy with this set.

 

Tweens + Teens: Choosing presents for these angels can be a bit hmm...challenging, so I picked a variety of cool things they might actually like.

1. Honest Beauty Lip Balm Trio - $14.99: Keep these slip-on, stay-on juicy treats in your purse, car, desk and anywhere you need a little balm on hand.

2. Maha Living I Am Clear Intuition Kit - $29.95: A beautiful, natural way to focus, set goals and trust yourself.

3. ManiMe Stick On Gels - price varies ($30, $50 gift certificates): Kids change their minds and their looks constantly, so this is a stress-free way to keep it fun. Toxin + cruelty-free.

4. Pansy Scrunchies - $5 (mini): Scrunchies are back! Crafted with organic cotton grown and milled domestically, made locally.

5. Machete Grande Claw in classic tortoise - $28: Love this classic handmade accessory with a chic new shape.

6. Dodgeball Camouflage Green Print Joggers - $36: Eco-fleece contains organic and recycled materials.

7. Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm Stick - $14.99: Add a shimmering hint of highlight to the skin with our multipurpose moisturizing stick.

8. Baseball Sleeve Camouflage Green Print Shirt - $28:  Eco-fleece contains organic and recycled materials.

9. Honest Beauty Clean Glow Skincare Essentials - $49.99: Our bestselling skincare staples in one ready-to-gift (or treat yo’self) starter kit.

10. Warby Parker Laney Sunglasses - starting at $95: A pair of glasses is donated for every pair sold.

11. KOTN Mockneck Sweatshirt - $65:  Egyptian cotton, ethically-made using direct trade practices.

12. Pair of Thieves Ankle Socks 3 Pack - $20 (Eclectic Lady):  For their ever-changing moods, socks in 3 fun styles.

13. Cuyana Crossbody Pouch - $115: I love this female-owned business for making fewer and better more stylish than ever.

 

Expecting Mamas: From clean beauty to bump-friendly fashion, it’s all about thoughtful gifts that’ll help her through pregnancy and the first few months after.

1. Palermo Enlivening Aromatherapy Oil - $32: Scent has had all kinds of beneficial uses for thousands of years and this is a great natural way to energize (you’ll need it).

2. Honest Twinning Moments Gift Set - $34.95: Features products that are made with naturally derived ingredients. [approved benefits from PDP]

3. Outerknown Ritual Wrap Dress in Mystery Blue Flora - $89: I love this universally flattering silhouette for when you need to dress up your new #mombod. Crafted with 100% organic cotton.

4. Little Market Spa Gift Set - Lavender - $76:  The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. Sugar Scrub + Soaking Salt is hand-blended by young mothers at Bright Endeavors in the United States. Soap is handmade by women who are transitioning out of homelessness and working with MADE by DWC in Los Angeles. Bath Bomb is handmade by Musee Bath in the United States. Gift Box is handmade from recycled materials by artisans at Craft Boat in India

5. Cuyana Pima Wide Leg Pant - $50: I love this female-owned business for making fewer and better more stylish than ever.

6. Maha Living Self-Care Crystal Kit - $24.99: Sustainably harvested + hand-tied.

7. Nailmatic Manicure Essentials - $18: When you’re staying out of nail salons, it doesn’t mean you give up on your glam. These nail needs are vegan + cruelty-free and designed with 100% natural origin ingredients. Delicately scented with lavender essential oil. No acetone, ethyl acetate or strong odor.

8. Outerknown Station Jumpsuit - $178:  Here’s a cool-girl style that is built for speed, made with organic cotton and linen.

9. Honest Beauty On-the-Go Kit - $45:  Clean beauty essentials you’ll want to keep on hand. 10. Pact 3/4 Sleeve Robe - $20 https://wearpact.com/women/apparel/sleepwear/three%20quarter%20sleeve%20robe Fair trade certified + made with 100% organic cotton.

11. Honest Beauty Daily Radiance Duo - $42.99:  Meet the skin-illuminating power duo for face and under-eyes.

12. Nailmatic BB Nail + Polish Set - $18: Plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free + dermatologically tested. 7-free = no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, parabens, xylene or camphor.

13. Honest Diaper Duty Set - $49.95: Stylish and super functional, with this cleverly designed bag, you’re good to-go! Gjenmi Mother Earth Rainbow Necklace - $550: Proud to support this female-owned business and awesome Honest mama. Handcrafted in LA with conflict-free stones. KOTN Henley Dress - $25: Ethically crafted with Egyptian cotton using direct trade practices.

 

New Parents: They have a lot on their plate! From practical to pampering, make their lives easier with stuff they’ll actually use (like a nap).

1. Honest Diapers + Wipes Bundle - $79.95/month:  Save time and money with our convenient Diapers + Wipes subscription. Plus. get early access to our limited edition prints!

2. Krochet Kids Intl. Woven Wall Hanging - $50: Handmade in Uganda.

3. Cink Bamboo Tableware Gift Set - $29.95: Crafted with natural bamboo material + corn fiber. BPA, PVC and phthalates free. Food safe approved in accordance with EU Framework Regulation (EC). Top-rack dishwasher safe.

4. Lovevery Subscription - Play Kits - price varies:  Thoughtful developmental activities with playful, modern vibes for every age and stage, all at your doorstep.

5. Honest City Backpack - $149.95: Stylish and super functional backpack for all of life’s essentials.

6. Honest Mini Diaper Cake - $39.95: Our super cute (and custom made) diaper cakes make the perfect baby shower gift.

7. Hello Fresh Meal Plan - starting at $7.49:  Feel blessed, not stressed. Save yourself time and energy with their convenient, quality meals and yummy options delivered directly to your door.

8. Charlie Crane LEVO Rocker - $289: Made with wood produced in sustainably managed forests.

9. Maha Living Good Vibes Smudge Kit - $15.99: Sustainably harvested.

10. Honest Twinning Moments Gift Set - $34.95: The ultimate in sharenting: matching accessories for you and your babe.

11. Little Market Baby Gift Set Classic - $90:  The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. Stuffed Bear is handmade by female artisans in Peru with sustainably harvested alpaca hair. Moccasins are handcrafted in Kenya. Gift box is handmade from recycled materials in India.

 

Guys: Girls do run the world...but not without the support of the amazing men who have our backs. They deserve all the love.

1. Pair of Thieves Mega Soft Boxer Brief - $20

2. Honest Twinning Moments Gift Set - $34.95: The ultimate in sharenting: matching accessories for you and your babe.

3. KOTN pleated pants - $75:  Ethically made with Egyptian cotton using direct trade practices.

4. Beis Passport and Luggage Tag Set - $38:  Purchases support UN Foundation Girl Up to empower and educate girls around the globe.

5. Maha Living Shungite Pyramid - $56:  Shungite can help strengthen the immune system, assist with metabolism, detoxify your physical and mental body.

6. Maha Living Shungite Button - $10.95: This natural stone is known to help absorb EMF emissions from electronic devices.

7. Veja Esplar Leather Shoe - $120: Designed using wild-harvested rubber from Amazon rainforest + lined with organic cotton.

8. Beis Carry On Roller - $198:  Purchases support UN Foundation Girl Up to empower and educate girls around the globe.

9. Outerknown Blanket Plaid Shirt - $148:  Crafted with 100% organic cotton.

10. Parker Clay Mesa Cord Tacos - $24:  Made in Ethiopia with fair trade and pay practices to support and empower women.

11. Nisolo Andres All Weather Boot - $288: Handmade in ethical, family-run factory in Mexico.

12. Parker Clay Presidio Laptop Sleeve - $88: Made in Ethiopia with fair trade and pay practices to support and empower women.

13. Everlane Bomber - $88: Made with recycled polyester + PFC-free water resistant finish.

14. Pair of Thieves Dad + Kid Sock Set - $16: This special edition twinsie set is available for both Mom, Dad, and kiddos! Twinning is winning

15. Tentree M Destination Mountain Jacket - $214.40: Ethically made in Bangladesh with 100% recycled polyester + 100% recycled Primaloft insulation. 10 trees planted with every purchase.

16. Allbirds Wool Runners - $95:  Low carbon footprint. 100% PCR polyester shoelaces and 90% recycled cardboard packaging.

17. Garnet Hill Washable Cashmere Sweatshirt - $199:  Supports a commitment to a more ethical supply chain. Amour Vert Sutro Crewneck Sweatshirt - $88:  Made in LA with 100% organic cotton.

 

Women: For these, I picked gifts that my homegirls would love. I’m always looking for special inspiration to empower them.

1. Aurate Gold Link Necklace - $250: 100% recycled gold. Made with fair business practices using sustainable production to offset carbon footprint.

2. Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Mock Neck Sweater - $255:  I love this female-owned business for making fewer and better more stylish than ever.

3. Everlane Tread The Trainer Gum Sole - $98: 100% offset carbon footprint.

4. Luna & Rose St John Medallion Necklace - $179:  1% of annual sales donated to charities.

5. Gjenmi Mother Earth Eclipse Ring - $385: Proud to support this female-owned business and awesome Honest mama. Handcrafted in LA with conflict-free stones.

6. Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzle - $115:  Low carbon footprint. 100% PCR polyester shoelaces and 90% recycled cardboard packaging.

7. Cuyana Classic Shoulder Bag - $325:  I love this female-owned business for making fewer and better more stylish than ever.

8. Little Market Margarita Gift Set - $68: The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. 2 Clear Margarita Glasses are handmade by artisans at Rose Ann Hall Designs in Mexico. 2 Banana Coasters are handmade by artisans at Sustainable Threads in India. Gift Box is handmade from recycled materials by artisans at Craft Boat in India.

9. Amour Vert Jade Slip Dress - $168: Designed with 100% recycled rayon.

10. Causebox Socially-Conscious Monthly Subscription - $49.95: Products support women and female entrepreneurs and focus on community-focused, ethically made, environmentally conscious, impact-driven products.

11. PDPaola Aisha Collection Alia Gold Earrings - $48 

12. PDPaola Aisha Collection Salma Gold Earrings - $55 

13. PDPaola Aisha Collection Giselle Earrings - $85:  Purchase supports Afrikable, a non-profit committed to enabling women in Kenya with fair-trade work, education for workers’ children + sexual and reproductive rights protection.

14. Honest Beauty Holiday Rouge Lip Color Trio - $29.99:  Our three fave shades to go from holiday partayyy all the way through Valentine’s Day date night — because now is the season to go rich with your lips!

15. Everlane The Day Glove Slip-On Flat - $115

16. Little Market Wine Gift Set - $94: The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. 2 Clear Stemless Wine Glasses, handmade by artisans at Rose Ann Hall Designs artisans in Mexico. Heart Bottle Stopper is handmade by artisans at Roots of Creation in South Africa. Hand-poured Candle is made by the women artisans at Prosperity Candle in the United States. Gift Box is handmade from recycled materials by artisans at Craft Boat in India.

17. Nailmatic glitter polish in gold, rose gold, midnight blue - $12: Plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free + dermatologically tested. 7-free – no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, parabens, xylene or camphor

18. Maha Living I Am Rejuvenated Wellness Kit - $29.99:  Sustainably harvested + handpicked.

19. Amour Vert Recycled Leather Biker Jacket - $298: Ethically made in India and Thailand of recycled leather from vintage garments. Lining designed with recycled PET bottles.

 

Boss Babes: The powerful women in your life deserve to look and feel their best. Help keep them going with gifts they’ll definitely use.

The powerful women in your life deserve to look and feel their best. Help keep them going with gifts they’ll definitely use.

1. Little Market Soaking Salt Flight - $84: The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. Custom soaking salts are hand-mixed by young mothers at Bright Endeavors. Gift Box is handmade from recycled materials by artisans at Craft Boat in India.

2. Coclico Wills Heels - $350:  Crafted with locally sourced materials in Spain.

3. Maha Living I am Grounded Detox Kit - $74.99:  Sustainably harvested.

4. Nisolo Ava Ballerina Flat - $128:  Handcrafted in ethical factory in Mexico.

5. Nisolo Noemi Belt - $44: Handcrafted in ethical factory in Peru.

6. Honest Holiday Rouge Lip Color Trio - $29.99:  Our three fave shades to go from holiday partayyy all the way through Valentine’s Day date night — because now is the season to go rich with your lips!

7. Nisolo James Oxford - $150:  Handcrafted in ethical factory in Peru.

8. Cuyana Zippered Satchel - $295:  I love this female-owned business for making fewer and better more stylish than ever.

9. Reeta Tie Neck Top - $58: Crafted in the USA from sustainably harvested beechwood, carbon neutral process, with no pesticides, herbicides or insecticides.

10. Nailmatic Pure Plant-Based 2-in-1 Base + Top Coat - $12, Nailmatic Diana Pink Beige Pure color - $12,  Nailmatic Marilou Brick Red Pure color - $12,  Nailmatic Marilou Grace Deep Red Pure color - $12, Nailmatic Brune Deep Purple Pure color - $12:  Plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free + dermatologically tested. 7-free – no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, parabens, xylene or camphor

11. KOTN Essential Lightweight Twill Shirt - $65: Ethically made with Egyptian cotton using direct trade practices.

 

Your Mama: I like to use the holidays as an opportunity to remind my mama why she’s #1 (and a great grandma, too). Go all out for yours this year because she deserves it.

 

1. Rothy’s Knit Nightfall Chelsea Bootie - $145: Made from repurposed water bottles.

2. Aurate Mini Medallion Necklace (for engraving) - $250:  100% recycled gold. Made with fair business practices using sustainable production to offset carbon footprint.

3. Little Market Deluxe Spa Gift Set - $165:  The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. Sugar Scrub is hand-blended by young mothers at Bright Endeavors in the United States. Soaking Salt is hand-blended by young mothers at Bright Endeavors in the United States. Soap is handmade by women who are transitioning out of homelessness and working with MADE by DWC in Los Angeles. Bath Bomb is handmade by artisans at Musee Bath in the United States. Candle is hand-poured by women artisans at Prosperity Candle in the United States. Small White Ceramic Tray is handmade by artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco. Glass Jar is handmade by artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco. White Ceramic Cup is handmade by artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco. Gift Box is handmade from recycled materials by artisans at Craft Boat in India

4. Amour Vert Machete Exclusive Tortoise Lou Cuff - $78:  Handmade in Georgia using cellulose acetate, a natural, renewable material and eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials.

5. Cuyana Wool/Cashmere Wrap Coat in Black - $345: I love this female-owned business for making fewer and better more stylish than ever.

6. Luna & Rose Signature Gold Tube Hoops - $67: Artisan-made with 1% of sales donated to environmental causes.

7. Honest Beauty Clean Glow Skincare Essentials - $49.99:  Our bestselling skincare staples in one ready-to-gift (or treat yo’self) starter kit.

8. KOTN Relaxed Cardigan - $85:  Ethically made with Egyptian cotton using direct trade practices.

9. Little Market Curated Love + Light Gift Bag - $46: The Little Market creates adorable gift sets with a purpose all year round. Love & Light Reusable Gift Bag is handmade by female artisans at CORR - The Jute Works in Bangladesh. Candle is hand-poured by female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States.

10. Lord Jones Heavy Duty Chill Balm - $75:  Cruelty-free. Formulated without formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sulfates, synthetic dyes and synthetic fragrance.

11. Cuyana Two-Tone Baby Alpaca Scarf - $125:  I love this female-owned business for making fewer and better more stylish than ever.