This year my gift guide is more like a collection of items I love, than a traditional guide. An uplifting spray from Poppy and Someday, a local tea brand that’s helping me combat the chilly fall weather, the softest handmade napkins, my favorite soaps (now in travel sizes), the scented oils I can’t get enough of and more. Each of the companies listed produce a whole range of other fantastic items as well, so give their sites a browse. In addition to the brands I'm including some great small shops that carry unique selections of local and artisans goods. Everything from smaller stocking stuffer type items, to beautiful treats to pamper yourself or that someone special.
Poppy and Someday - Marfa Moon Mist, a beautiful body + room spray to uplift the spirit. Notes of Frankicense, Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang, Lavander and Pinon Pine.
Sage & Stone - Dream, I love every one of these locally made teas, the collection includes 5 delicious blends + the attractive Eco friendly packaging makes them perfect for gifting.
Flora Poste - Flour Sack Shibori Napkins, these are the are the softest napkins and an absolute favorite of mine. They are a generous size so they get used for more than just napkins around here.
Parks Project - Yosemite shirt, give while giving back, to our national parks (maybe more important right now than ever before). A percentage from each purchase goes towards the preservation of this precious land. *this particular style is no longer available, but plenty of other rad ones are.
Juniper Ridge, White Sage and Cascade Forest body wash, if you have been following along with us than you know I’m obsessed with these soaps, 100% natural and scented by nature. The travel sizes are perfect for stuffing stockings. Also worth noting that 10% of their profits are donated to the Western Wilderness Defense.
Milk and Honey Goods - Bliss Kit, perfect little Eco travel kit, contains one wooden bowl, bamboo utensils, a Naturally dyed napkin (available in three color ways) + a canvas carrying bag. Great for camping or travel. * bag + napkin are USA made, bowl and utensils are ethically/sustainably made overseas.
Wildcare - Purple Majesty Lavender Hydrosol, this all natural skincare line makes some of my favorite masks and Hydrosols. Hydrosols or floral waters are a great way to refresh the skin and give it a little burst of nutrients + healing benefits straight from the plant. The line includes the lavender pictured, palo santo, lemon light, empress cypress, rosemary + bay and Ojai white sage.
Rowsie Vain - Rise/Shine and Cactus Flower No7 Body Oils, I love every product that I’ve tried from this skincare line but I’m especially fond of her body oils. They are super moisturizing and her blending of essential oils gives them unique and delicious scents. The pretty little bottles would make great stocking stuffers.
Dani Kenney - Orange Grove 1977, I love this rich Little body butter, the line also makes a great selection of natural home products and skincare dedicated to mamas + babies.
Tiffany Kunz - Light Balance ring, I love the simplicity of this ring, the feel of it on and the tampered band. The ring comes with and without stones, both versions are stunning (tip she also does custom pieces, but it’s getting close to the holidays so inquire with her directly about lead times).
Shops to browse
Merci Milo (for the kiddos)
Myrtle (currently having a huge moving sale)
Sankat (not a full store, but beautiful leather goods)
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Earth + Element (they also have a brick & mortar in Topanga Canyon, below image is of their ceramics)
Natural Feeling Spa (pampering, for LA area residents)
*Note some of the companies listed have been affected by the Southern California fires and are in evacuation zones, mainly those located in the Ventura County area. We know of one temporary shop closure so far, for Rowsie Vain (sending prayers your way Whitney) *shop reopened. In the mean time you can find her products in gift boxes from both Matriarch LA and Morning Light Gift Studio, as well as in store at Earth + Element. These markers could really use our support now more than ever, as everything is up in the air for them. I will notify of any further shop closures (or hopefully re-openings) and feel free to check the brands stockist pages to purchase through their vendors.