The holiday season is one of the hardest times to cut down on waste. All the packaging from online orders, the packaging of the gift itself and of course, wrapping paper. But it’s doable, and with our gift lists you can keep your footprint small while still getting the perfect present.
The beauty lover in your life, whether they’re a skincare junkie, makeup artist or just taking care of their body, will be happy to find one of these clean beauty, low waste and natural products in their (recyclable!) gift box this year.
This is for the one who loves trying new products. RMS beauty is all about the glow from within, and doing it with organic ingredients. This set includes tinted lip balm, the user-adored Living Luminizer and a full sized tube of their Straight Up™ volumizing peptide mascara.
This hair masque is packed with all-natural ingredients sure to hydrate dry or damaged hair. La Tierra Sagrada owner Stefani Padilla says, “My purpose is to share the wisdom of plant medicine and help to educate others about how these sacred ingredients can heal and transform the hair.” Once they catch the scent of palo santo wood oil, bergamot seed oil and vetiver root oil, they’re sure to have their favorite gift.
This natural mascara is free of all the harsh chemicals most tubes contain. Owner Ere Perez creates products inspired by her Latin heritage, as natural practices in her family drove her to study nutrition and naturopathy. The “star” ingredients in this product help it to strengthen lashes, not destroy them. It makes for a perfect stocking stuffer or gift of it’s own!
Miniature collections are always perfect for the holidays- think of them as a sampler for the receiver. If they’re a fan of holistic therapies like aromatherapy, they’ll love trying out all 10 scents to find their favorite. What’s even better about this set is Aromatherapy Associates is a Certified B-Corp, so you can really feel at peace with this set.
Some of us aren’t quite ready to head back to the spas for a day of self-care, but this gift set brings the treatment home. This set includes the Horizon Glow soak, a green tea-charged, detoxifying bath treat, a gemstone facial roller and a silk eye mask for the end of the rejuvenating night.
A glossy caramel lip kit is perfect for the warm holiday looks your beauty lover will be making this holiday season. The classic ShineOn Lip Jelly is paired with an exclusive Milky Lip Jelly in Chestnut, so what are you waiting for? Snag this LA grown and made set now!
Another perfect trial set comes from Moon Juice, a company which believes in creating balance in your body through natural ingredients. Each 10-14 day bottle comes with its own benefits, including healthier hair, glowing skin and stress reduction.
Your resident makeup artist will love this finish powder trio. We love W3ll people for creating plant-powered products which last all day and are still healthy for your skin. With glowy shades for highlighter, blush or bronzer, these vibration powders are meant for all skin tones.
The active traveler in your life will be thanking you for this on the go set. It’s got everything they’ll need for makeup and skincare. A 70% plant-based makeup sponge, a rose gold eye roller, 4 reusable and organic cotton rounds, and a rose quartz gua sha stone. Whether they need something to keep in their day-to-day bag or something that keeps packing light, this is the gift they’ve been waiting for.
Good for all skin types, this skincare trio includes a cleanser, moisturizer and a mud mask. Containing ingredients such as papaya enzymes, and sunflower and jojoba oils, these products are made to glow. Your skincare junkie will be thrilled to try Kinships consciously packaged and cruelty free range.
Pholk Beauty is one of our favorites, and it will be your beauty lovers favorite, too, once they open up their Hibiscus Night Oil. This product is best for oily or combination skin types and targets hyperpigmentation. The simple ingredient list is only one of many benefits when it comes to purchasing Pholk Beauty products, so any product in their range is sure to be a score.
Anyone in your life who is die-hard about their skincare routine will tell you it’s not just about face, but body, too. That’s why they’ll appreciate the gift of this Goop dry brush, made of FSC-certified wooden handle and natural, biodegradable sisal fibers. Package this up in some recycled or biodegradable packaging, and this all-natural gift is good to go.
Planet-friendly + vegan color cosmetics made with 10 ingredients or less, Axiology uses nourishing ingredients including elderberry, hemp and plum oil in this set of three multi-use crayons for eyes, lips, and cheeks which is totally plastic free!
Wanting to do their part to improve the health of the planet, Axiology was determined to keep litter off the streets of Bali and employed local women to gather and re-purpose trash – turning it into packaging for their own products.
Heads up: This zero waste product appears small because it’s tube and cap-free but it’s the standard lipstick size at .12 oz. They come wrapped in paper and rest in a recyclable carrying case that’s made from up-cycled materials.
What happens when you combine the world’s most popular plastic-free hair ties with a super soft organic cotton ruched blanket? The most responsibly made Scrunchies in the world that will soon be an everyday staple in your wardrobe!
These gorgeous Scrunchies are made of just 2 materials: Fairtrade certified organic cotton and Fair Rubber Association certified natural rubber. They’re the epitome of accountable design in a soft, easy-on-your-hair package that is built to last in your hair but not in a landfill.
++GOTS & Fairtrade certified production facility that is a social-good business dedicating profits to local charities.
This cult-favorite formula features a blend of ethically and sustainably sourced, natural ingredients. This Ghanaian harvested Shea Butter is paired with cocoa and mango butters that aid in the formula’s rich and creamy texture that help to deeply nourish and condition the skin. The proprietary blend of fruit derived oils leaves the skin feeling soft, silky + smooth all day and night. The result- a body butter that does the body and soul good + keeps the ash away!
Shown here is the Lemongrass + Orange citrus blend. All are handcrafted in small batches and delivered to you in reusable glass jars.
Give a gift of discovery. This set contains 5 popular scents from Maison Louis Marie and no toxic or environmentally harmful ingredients.
no.02 le long fond perfume oil: a savory mixture of hinoki wood accord with notes of cedarwood and patchouli, with a strong amber character.
no.04 bois de balincourt perfume oil: a strong sandlewood scent
no.05 kandilli perfume oil: a tropical tuberose scent.
no.09 vallee de farney perfume oil: a woodsy, mineral scent with top notes of citrus accord from grapefruit, orange and black pepper.
antidris cassis perfume oil: a scent with a strong earthy base of white rose. Other great options are solid perfumes.
Best known for creating custom nails for fashion week runways, Priti NYC polishes are vegan, cruelty free and gluten free. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor, xylene, parabens, and TPHP and lead. These luxury polishes are fast drying, chip resistant, contain a UV inhibitor, and are extremely durable and glossy.
They also have an amazing Soy Polish Remover (not shown) A natural formula that contains no acetone, no carcinogens- and it really works!
Want more toxic free polishes? Check them out here.
Another great gift is this shadow palette filled with 4 pixel-perfect, pigmented vegan eyeshadows from KVD Beauty. Never tested on animals, this palette is also fully recyclable – the insert goes into plastic recycling while the exterior is a solid cardboard so goes with paper.
Give a gift that’s good for them and the planet. The bathroom seems to accumulate more single use plastic than any other room in the house! This hand wash and lotion provide great plastic-free alternatives to ease people into a lower waste lifestyle. The travel sized shampoo and conditioner are great for being on the road or giving Plaine Products a try for the first time. They can be refilled at home with a larger 16oz bottles. This set includes a 16oz hand wash and body lotion for the counter and TSA approved shampoo and conditioner travel size bottles in either a rosemary mint vanilla or citrus lavender scent. And more zero waste bathroom ideas here.
Okay, we were kind of on the fence about recommending a gift box subscription but this one is vegan, nontoxic, eco-friendly, organic and gives back to a charity –like our fave Farm Sanctuary. You can gift a single box or up to a 1 year subscription. If your friend or SO is a major beauty junkie this might be the ultimate gift!
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