November 12 2020
Looking for gifts from BIPOC-lead small businesses? That's over 30% of the brands we carry, so safe to say that we got you. Sit back, relax, and don't worry about doing the legwork to be a conscious consumer-- that's our job. Yours is just to get lost in what's cute, fun, and would make the right gift for your mom, sister, nephew, dad, boss, partner, father-in-law, dog, or whoever else you're shopping for this holiday season. We put together this gift guide (and like, soooooo many more) to make drilling down by budget, personality type, or space a whole lot easier.
You can find our ultimate collection of gifts from small Black, Indigenous, and POC-lead brands below, but we thought we'd pull out all the stops and show you some of our favorites first.
Looking for our master gift guide for all budgets, styles, situations and personalities? Click here!
TBH, it was hard to narrow this one down, and we've got so much more in wellness and body care specifically, but we wanted to serve you cozy home vibes in this gift guide.
Let's kick things off with the coolest candle we've seen all year-- it's no secret that sculptural candles have been on the rise, and we've seen blob, cube, and abstract candles all over Instagram. This one, however, is made with eco-friendly wax and not fossil fuel derived paraffin wax, unlike its counterparts. That's good enough for us, but it's also a stunner, and stands taller than you think. In fact, it's more than just a candle-- it's a legit art piece. We hope you're as excited as we are about opening this one come Christmas morning, should you be celebrating.
While we're talking cozy home, we'd be remiss to not point out our favorite holiday gift idea of all time, the Grownup Beanbag. Think of it as the adult-in-quarantine version of the fun kiddie chair (which, by the way, is full of microbeads and weird synthetic filler we don't love), but it gets even better. This beanbag wants you to *actually* fill it with beans. Real beans! Heirloom beans! Walk, don't run, to the nearest specialty grocery store, and get yourself two $$$ bags of Rancho Gordo beans to pour inside this puppy. Folks will come over to your house (maybe again someday) and they'll be like "what a cool pouf you have there!" and you have the opportunity to clear your throat and let them know firmly that it is a *beanbag* and it is filled with only the finest of heirloom beans, quarantine's most beloved shelf stable pantry staple. (Try saying shelf stable pantry staple five times fast.)