With just about a week until Christmas, many of us are sprinting to complete our holiday shopping, and some have yet to start. Well, you’re in luck because we are here to help. While earlier this month we talked a lot about reducing your carbon footprint through conscious consumerism, this article will guide you in selecting the right sustainable gifts for everyone on your list— baby, brother, best friend. There are even eco-friendly giving ideas for your four-legged friends.
Our focus is always giving that will have the biggest impact on reducing waste to zero whenever possible. That includes eco-friendly gifts like plants, bamboo, and hemp-based products or even a gift card for the teenager whose taste may be evolving. Sustainable giving might mean reusing or “upcycling” by shopping at the local antique or thrift shop. It could mean giving the gift of food sustainably farmed and produced, and it especially means gifts with sustainable packaging or no packaging at all.
Sustainable Gifts, Gift Bundles & Stocking Stuffers
Sustainable gift-giving might seem like a challenging prospect but can have a tremendous impact on climate change as consumers. It bears repeating that the production of electronics, household goods, and clothing contribute to the carbon footprint in complex and overwhelming ways. So, being mindful of what we buy and where we shop matters. Here are just a few of the eco-friendly gifts that we offer at Kaya Hemp Co. Let us guide you in your journey to sustainable giving.
FOR THE SUSTAINABLE GARDENER
Garden in a Bag: Grow fresh herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruit in a windowsill or any sunny spot indoors year-round directly in the leak-proof bag! Choose from 5 herbs or flowers.
Garden Essential Gift Set: Wrapped and ready to go, this sustainable bundle includes:
• Forged steel pruning scissors
These forged carbon steel utility shears can be used in the garden, kitchen, office, or studio. Thanks to their simple yet useful symmetrical design, they can be used by both right and left-handed craftspeople. Although they were traditionally known for pruning small shrubs, we have found they are useful for nearly every task, including cutting weed cloth, harvesting herbs and flowers, and cutting twine.
• Garden Twine Dispenser
Keep your twine clean and your potting bench looking great! This metal dispenser holds a full-size ball of twine (included!) and has a built-in cutter, so you don’t need to remember any scissors.
• Seed Saving Envelopes (Set of 6)
Perfect for storing and organizing your seeds for the following year—with places to write all the vital information and a handy self-sealing flap.
Hemp Sun Hat: Fun and funky hemp crocheted sun hat with a wide brim great for gardening or riding your bike to market! A wire in the brim allows you to style it as you want and keeps the brim wide for the best sun protection! All are natural hemp.
The Resilient Gardener: Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for organic gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields―resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine. In the last half of The Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs.
GIVE THE GIFT OF SCENT
Some of our customer favorites for eco-friendly giving include incense, candles, and essential oils. Scents connect with people in intangible ways and lasting memories are made. Choose from our diverse selection of scents and applications.
Essential Oils and Roll-ons: These singles and blends from Plant Therapy come conveniently pre-diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil in a roll-on bottle. Their ingredients are flawlessly sourced and their certified aromatherapists are involved in every step of product development, from start to finish.
Hand-made smudge pots and incense holders: Choose from four earthy colors, Natural, Charcoal, Sage, Terracotta, and pair with Palo Santo Bundles or Sea Witch Botanicals Aromatherapeutic Incense. All handcrafted in the USA.
Candles: These elegant yet rustic candles are hand-poured in a beautifully hand-crafted concrete vessel with colors choice in natural or charcoal. Available in two all-natural essential oil scents with a choice of 6 stamped antique metal word charms (namaste, blessed, warrior, forever, believe, dream—or snowflake charm) wrapped in hemp twine and thread. Eco-conscious gift box included!
- Indica Kush & Violet Resin: Bright floral resins, a hit of kush with a hint of spice—perfect for the Holidays!
- Cannabis & Agarwood: Exotic woods, seductive amber with a hint of seductive hemp—perfect for cozy nights and lazy days!
BATH & BODY BUNDLES
Our eco-friendly bundles are beautifully handcrafted, wrapped, and ready to go. We carry sustainable gifts for both men and women including:
Gift Boxes for Him:
- Beard Grooming Kit: Boar Bristle Brush, Double-Sided Peach Wood Comb, and White Canvas Bag
- Shaving Soap Tin & Beechwood Brush: Shaving Brush by Omega (made in Italy). Shaving Soap Tin is specifically formulated for shaving.
Beard Oil & Beard Balm: Bawston & Tucker Beard Oil: All-natural protective oils, coconut, jojoba, and hemp seed blended with essential oils like tea tree, orange bitter, and peppermint. Bawston & Tucker Beard Balm is crafted with all-natural protective oils with added Shea butter to nourish and moisturize your beard and skin.
Gift Boxes for Anyone and Everyone:
Kitchen Essentials Zero Waste Gift Box: Perfect for the conscience consumer friend or family member. This perfect addition to your Zero Waste Kitchen includes:
• Bamboo & Hemp Scrub Brush
• Canary Clean Bar for Kitchen and Bath
• Cedar Soap Dish
• Loofah Dish Sponge (3-pack)
Ritual Essentials Gift Box:
• 2oz Ritual Sand (New Moon White)
• 2oz Resin Incense (White Copal, Piñon, or Frankincense & Myrrh)
• 4 Shoyeido Charcoal Tablets
New Baby Gift Box:
• Organic Booty Balm
• Natural Bristle Baby Hairbrush
• Chewable Charms Wood Teether Ring
Sleep & Focus CBD Mint Gift Box
Each Lucent Botanicals mint is specifically designed and blended to provide a highly targeted effect. Precise doses allow you to calibrate the strength of the effect you’re looking for. This special bundle includes Focus for daytime and Sleep for nighttime.
• Serving Size 1 Tablet (1 calorie)
• Servings per Container 40
• 10mg CBD per tablet
Sustainable Giving is a Joy to the World
We also have gifts for your canine friends and that voracious reader. Check out our eco-friendly products for pets and our library to find books on nature, sustainability, wellness, Hemp and CBD, and Sustainable Gardening and Cooking. We even have a selection of beautifully illustrated books for babies and kids.
So, as you are doing your last-minute shopping or just getting started, we encourage you to make mindful choices for sustainable gifts and eco-friendly giving. As a conscious consumer, you will make a positive impact on climate change while providing joy to those you love.
If you need more guidance in finding the perfect sustainable gift for that hard-to-buy-for someone in your life, come in and see us at Kaya Hemp Co. or shop online before it’s too late to ship for Christmas!