As the 2020 holiday season approaches, despite the sadness and frustration of the past few months, we still believe this time of year can be as joyful as ever! For some, spreading joy starts with finding friends and family just the right gift. And when it comes to gifts, we love to support small, female-founded and Black-owned businesses! However, we know holiday shopping this year can bring a number of challenges on its own, from tighter budgets to limited in-store shopping. To help you get started, we found +12 wonderful gifts so you can start ticking each person off your list.
For the Eco-Friendly Fashionista
We’ve always believed that style and sustainability can go hand in hand. When we came across these upcycled brass hoops from Raven and Lily, we knew they had to make our holiday gift guide! A modern take on the classic hoop, these earrings are a chic staple that anyone would enjoy.
For the Cozy Queen
Looking for something to keep your loved ones warm and cozy? Our collaboration with Anthropologie includes a snood, beanie, scarf and mittens, knit by hand using deadstock yarns. Each piece makes a statement on its own, or can be combined as a matching set!
Photo Credit: Anthropologie
For the Beauty Guru
These days, indulgence is all about the little things. Gift your friend this luxurious coconut milk bath soak. Not only is it the best for dry winter skin, but Herbivore products are made from organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients, and are never tested on animals.
For the Book Worm
As momentum continues to grow for the Black Lives Matter movement, we feel it’s so important to continue to educate ourselves. That’s why we’ve included Austin Channing Brown’s book, I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness in our holiday gift guide. Digging into the uncomfortable conversations, Austin eloquently writes about America’s failed attempts at racial justice and workplace inclusion.
For the Crafter
Craft emerged as a focal point of our quarantine experience, bringing back our love for making things by hand – and embroidery has quite literally sewn together a new piece of The Endery’s sustainability journey! Our Deadstock Mending Kits are perfect for making repairs or adding a touch of embellishment. Whether your friend is a seasoned stitcher or new to darning and embroidery, this kit will make an excellent gift.
For the Home Chef
If you're trying to find a unique gift for those who are most at home in the kitchen, there are so many options that are both chic and green! We love Swedish dishcloths for their versatility – a sustainable alternative to paper towels, they can be washed and reused hundreds of times. When you need to cover a bowl or repackage a piece of cheese, beeswax wraps can replace foil and plastic wrap. Taking snacks on the go and storing things for later in the pantry or freezer, reusable silicone bags will help reduce your plastic bag waste.
For the Coffee Lover
Sometimes, you just need a cup of coffee. For the coffee lover in your life, this hand thrown, stoneware pour over is the perfect addition to their caffeine routine. Purchase the matching mug and a bag of your favorite coffee for an adorable present.
For the Girl On-the-Go
Everyone has that friend who seems to constantly be on the move, whether it’s traveling for work or taking care of their family – maybe it’s even you! If this year has done anything positive, it has pushed us to slow down and take stock of what truly matters. Part of that process is mindfulness. A mindfulness journal can help make each day a little more calm.
For the Homebody
For the friend who's perfectly content to just stay home, a cozy blanket is a thoughtful way to show how much you care. The throw blankets made by Zuahaza are 100% naturally dyed, organic cotton and are available in a variety of colors and sizes. This special gift not only looks and feels amazing, but is handmade by a collective women artisans from Colombia.
For the Friend Who Has Everything
Friends who like to shop are the hardest to shop for! When you think they already have everything, something personalized adds that extra special touch. Cuyana leather tote bags are made in a women-owned factory in Turkey and are Leather Working Group Gold certified, meaning the leather is produced with the highest sustainability standards.
For the Friend You Just Want to Hug
This year has been difficult in so many different ways, for everyone. And unfortunately, at a time when we may need it most, a simple hug is out of reach. While nothing can replace a proper squeeze, we hope a warm and cozy sweater from our Alpaca Series will be the shippable substitute!
For When Only Words Will Do
A handwritten note can be the best gift of all. So what better than a set of hand designed cards? Skip the trip to CVS – these holiday cards come with a variety of festive greetings on the outside, but are blank inside for your own personal note. Plus, posting them in the mail helps support the USPS!