Last year we featured a holiday gift guide by location (LA, DC, and virtual). This year, we’ve curated a list of some of our favorite gifts by recipient. All the recommendations touch on sustainability, clean supply chain, fair labor practices, and double bottom lines. See part one of the holiday gift guide here.
For the Beauty Lover: Products from Good Cubed
Good Cubed was founded by husband and wife team, Zachary Elliott and Nicole Barton. Attorneys by trade, they decided to take an entirely different route and started Good Cubed, because as lifelong animal lovers, they wanted to find a way to help make cruelty-free beauty more the norm and less of a niche industry.
Good Cubed’s mission is to give animals a greater voice while connecting you with lovely, effective, clean beauty products that are 100% Cruelty-Free.
We’re particularly into this Honey and Coconut Mask that features rose petals and lavender harvested from gardens in Northern California, as well as this Feed Your Do unisex hair product by Yarok, a brand that commits to the greatest positive impact on hair and scalp health with the least negative impact on the world.
For the Sophisticate: Indulgent Caviar Gift Sets from California Caviar Company
California Caviar Company is the first woman-owned and operated caviar company in the United States and it’s also one of the few to utilize sustainable and organic harvesting practices. By focusing on aquaculture, innovation and education, CCC is able to offer the finest caviar to discerning clientele around the world—with minimal impact on the environment.
To avoid straining her source, founder and CEO Deborah Keane only partners with premium farmers and purveyors who practice responsible fish farming techniques. The result of her fastidiousness is some of the most exquisite caviars from around the world, available all in one place.
Whether for a client or for another golf lover in your life, the On Par Caviar Set is both fun and ‘on par’. For the younger sophisticates, California Caviar Company also offers a Caviar Kid Gift Set that includes a matching child’s size shirt or onesie.
For the Fashionista: Apparel from Ecohabitude
Ecohabitude is a peer-to-peer marketplace designed to bring the accessibility of socially conscious apparel, accessories, beauty products, housewares, and other ethically created products directly to consumers. They are fulfilling the demand for transparency in products and provide a platform for consumers to easily discover and connect directly with makers of high quality, ethical brands. Ecohabitude support entrepreneurs and businesses – large and small– that are committed to social responsibility.
Nothing says fa-shun quite like this Venetian Paisley Mare with Maroon Signature Border Pocket Square by Sebastian Cruz Couture. It’s hand embroidered and made in the USA. Similarly, athleisure wear is here to stay and one way to make a statement is by rocking the Give Activewear Racerback Workout Tank and Performance Leggings. The line exists to end hunger – making this a gift that keeps on giving.
Starfish Impact doesn’t receive anything in return for highlighting these products and services. If you know of other great ideas for the holidays, or other social enterprises we should know about, let us know today!
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