With all the events and busyness of the holiday season, it can be a challenging time to try and maintain a clean diet and lifestyle. However, since we all want to look and feel our best, especially for those holiday parties, it’s more important than ever to try and maintain a healthy and toxic-free lifestyle -something we firmly believe in at Emani. We believe that a clean, healthy lifestyle should include the gifts you’re giving to those you care about.
Luckily for you, we put together a list of five gifts ideas for all the names on your list. From clean beauty to earth-friendly favorites, there’s something for everyone.
1. Healthy treats
The holiday season is known for all the sweet and delicious foods...a lot of which are not the healthiest things you can put in your body. Instead of loading up on sugary sweets this Christmas season, you can help promote health and wellness for those on your list with the gift of healthy eating.
Put together a gift basket of some organic, low sugar snacks. Dark chocolate, nuts or winter fruits like oranges and pears would make great additions. A set of organic herbal teas can also help soothe the unavoidable stress of the holidays - it might make a good gift for yourself too!
2. Safe replacements for single-use plastics
The rise of single-use plastics is one of the biggest concerns facing our environment (and our planet!) today. Think about all the non-compostable disposables you encounter during the day. People get their coffee-to-go in a styrofoam cup and they bring their lunch to work in plastic bags, not to mention all the plastic bags from daily shopping...it’s all too much. Not only are these plastics bad for the health of our planet, they can be bad for our health too. Certain plastics release harmful chemicals over time. Your best bet? Avoid them as much as possible.
Luckily, there are so many reusable replacements that are easy to work back into your everyday life. And the best part? They make really thoughtful gifts! A set of insulating travel mugs are great for the frequent coffee or tea-drinker in your life. Metal straws or bamboo cooking utensil sets are great gift ideas. Are you an aspiring Etsy crafter? Stitch some reusable shopping totes to gift to friends - everyone appreciates something handmade!
3. Clean beauty
The holiday season is a great opportunity to give gifts that will make people feel confident and beautiful. When choosing a gift for someone you care about, you want to make sure it will make them feel good and cause them no harm. No one wants to give their friend, mom, grandmother, sister or niece a beauty product that is full of harsh chemicals that may irritate their skin.
If there’s a major beauty lover on your shopping list this year, why not gift them their own specially curated Emani beauty kit?
Try picking up a primer or a few of our Eyeshadow Trios or Mosaic Blushes. They make great stocking stuffers and since they will work for a variety of skin tones and completions, they’ll really work for anybody on your list. A few of our vegan brushes would also be a much- appreciated present for any beauty maven to open up. You can even try one of our ready-to-go kits like the Lux-Lip Collection. It includes both a hydrating lipstick and one of our top-selling lip shine glosses. Whoever you gift it to, they’ll be so happy to have new products to play with - and you’ll feel good knowing that it’s all clean and healthy.
4. Safe Housewares
Did you know that common housewares can be a major source of toxins in the home? It’s something that most people don’t really think about. Furniture, children’s toys and textiles like blankets and pillows can be loaded with compounds that can seep toxins into your home and family.
Thankfully, there are lots of safe, clean and healthy options out there - and most make wonderful gifts! Anybody on your list would love to get a set of organic sheets for their bed or plush towels made from clean and responsibly-sourced fibers for their bathroom. Hey, any excuse to relax during the holiday craziness right?
5. A donation
When stuck for ideas, a donation in someone’s name will always be appreciated. It’s also the perfect gift for that someone who has everything… Since it’s non-material, you’ll never have to worry about anything harmful making its way into your loved one’s home. It’s also an amazing way to help support a message of clean, toxin-free living.
Hopefully, these suggestions sparked some gift ideas for you and confirmed that it is possible to embrace a clean and healthy lifestyle, even during the holidays.
What clean beauty products are topping your shopping list this season - and your wish list too?