The more I read about consumerism and the wastefulness of the holidays, the more I want to abandon all the gift-giving hullabaloo. But, I have a three year old, so at the same time, these are the best Christmases! Though, unlike my upbringing where our living room was wall-to-wall gifts when my brothers and I came down the stairs on Christmas morning, I am opting for a small haul filled with thoughtful gift giving and intentional wishlist-making. I am making an effort to shop small and local when possible, and have a preference placed if the company gives back or makes their products sustainably. The items on my list below are a combination of all of the above. I already own everything I need, so my wish list is made of special items I have been coveting for months, but have not bought myself, because I know my mom and husband are always looking for the perfect gift for me.
Organic Linen Bedding - The bedding equivalent of our European linen garments. There is nothing better than sleeping on luxurious sheets.
Do Good Tote - You can never have too many shopping totes, especially if it’s as cute as this one!
Frida Linen Top - One of my favorite pieces in the new collection. I love the square neckline and this top is the perfect dress up/dress down garment.
Cold Brew Coffee Maker and Carafe - I have been striving to generate less waste with my coffee drinking habit, so this to-go cold brew coffee maker is the perfect solution.
Handmade Ceramic Vase - I love shopping small on Etsy and finding shops I love. This vase is made by hand with love and would look fabulous anywhere in your house.
Oakmoss + Leather Simply Curated Candle - A local Grand Rapids favorite, these soy candles are made here in Michigan, 100% phthalate free and burn for 60 hours.
Minimalist Wood Candlestick - Another handmade Etsy find: this set of candle holders will look amazing with my holiday decor and will transition easily to my everyday style.
Organic Linen Block Printed Blanket - Our ecologically sourced linen is taken to the next level when we collaborated with textile artist, Brie Moblo of BMo Textiles, to make one-of-a-kind throws.
Cooking Class - Cashing in on the experiential gift giving, I added a cooking class to my list. It’s a lovely date night that is fun and different and ends with plenty of food and wine.