The holidays are approaching and I’m feeling cautiously celebratory. However, if you’re like me, you’ll be more conscious than ever where you spend your hard-earned dollars for splurge-worthy holiday gifts. I’m planning to gift practical, high quality pressies, with an eye on sustainability. These environmentally conscious shopping choices are not only better for our planet, but are usually better for the wallet in the long-term.
Picking out perfect gifts for friends and family is one of the best parts of the holidays. I’ve put together a list of 7 splurge-worthy holiday gifts I love and use, that will hopefully offer ideas for everyone on your list.
Disclosure: Some of the companies in the Holiday Gift Guide provided products to review. All opinions are my own.
The elegant Down Jacket from Cotes of London will keep you toasty warm, yet it’s super light and made from the highest quality sustainable products. This brand is founded by females who care about our planet. All of the down products are made with a Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and products are shipped in environmentally friendly bags.
The Chelsea A-frame Down Jacket is 100% high denier down proof and DWR nylon, and 90% of the down filling is part of the RDS (Responsible Down Standard). The chic A-frame flatters all body shapes and the petrol color of this beauty is classy and gorgeous.
These beauties are a splurge-worthy holiday gift that will only get better with age – simply exquisite. The heel height on these Eaglet Heeled Suede Booties is perfection, and the buttery soft oiled suede will age beautifully. The all-leather sole and lining molds to your foot like a glove, making them the perfect boot for the city. I love how this bootie hits the ankle at the perfect spot making them flattering to wear with dresses and trousers. I love that when you purchase from this female founded company, you are also purchasing for a cause. For every pair of Beek shoes sold, they donate one day’s worth of meals to a child in need.
CozyEarth is the king of sustainable bamboo bedding, but did you know that this brand also makes soft and sustainable loungewear? These super soft bamboo joggers and shorts are the perfect gift for anyone. They are naturally hypoallergenic and toxin-free and just like CozyEarth bedding, all products are ethically produced and they are our go-to travel loungewear. Like all Cozy Earth products, their loungewear comes with a 100 night trial period. If you decide you don’t like it you can return for a full refund – it’s as simple as that!
Cozy Earth clothing is buttery soft and luxurious, and if you’re looking to upgrade your comfy clothes you can use code: SAMANTHA40 to get 40% off your purchase.
Viski makes refined, functional bar tools and glassware for home mixology enthusiasts, and they are my go-to brand for gifting cocktail lovers. I love ordering an Old Fashioned when I’m out, but have never had success recreating it at home… that is until now. Viski offers everything needed to create this timeless cocktail that’s sweet, bitter and will always be a classic. The elegant Double Old Fashioned tumblers are made from durable lead-free crystal. The design is classic, elegant and feels so luxurious in your hand.
These tumblers are perfectly complemented by the Old Fashioned Kit with premium ingredients to ensure your drink is equal parts smooth, simple and scrumptious. The Viski Old Fashioned Kit includes: 32 oz. Old Fashioned Cocktail Mix, 10 oz. Orange Twist in Syrup, 11 oz. Bourbon Cherries,and Sword cocktail picks. Simply add the whiskey or bourbon of your choice to enjoy this classic cocktail in the comfort of your own home.
The finishing touch is a perfectly oversized ice cube to melt slower and slow down the dilution of your cocktail. The Viski Whiskey Ice Cube Tray With Lid is a flexible silicone tray that makes six 2″ ice cubes. The best part is the fitted silicone lid that allow easy stacking in your freezer to avoid those sloppy spillages from a regular ice cube tray. You could even use this tray to freeze juice, herbs, and more. Viski offers everything needed to serve your guests sophisticated cocktails with their bartender approved barware and glassware that’s delivered right to your doorstep.
When I share with you that award-winning GrandeLASH enhancing serum and GrandeBROW enhancing serum is magical, I honestly pinky swear that these products WORK! And they work quickly.
Within 3 weeks of consistently using these serums they enhanced my lashes and brows creating longer looking lashes and fuller looking brows. The cherry on top is the GrandeMASCARA infused with a peptides, natural waxes and panthenols for the most gorgeous NATURAL lashes around. This mascara is clump free and so easy to remove, preventing lash breakage. This limited edition set includes all these of these FULL size award winning products, and at only $95 (with a value of $165) you’ll want to snap this value set up for your holiday gifts while supplies last.
You’d have to be living under a rock if you’ve missed the charcuterie board hype. The plethora of gorgeous butter boards, nutella boards, burger boards and more filling social media feeds are exquisite. However, at the base of these culinary masterpieces is a stunning wooden board. Barn Street Designs offers an array of custom cutting boards, and the best part is you can personalize them for any occasion. These boards make lovely personalized holiday gifts to impress everyone (including yourself!) which will be at the heart of the kitchen making memories for years to come.
Mersea is one of my favorite brands, their clothing is absolutely perfect for travel. This beautiful Tulum Ruffle Top is made of a lightweight fabric that feels lovely on your skin, and the gathered collar is perfectly adaptable for any occasion. It’s incredibly versatile allowing you to wear it on your shoulders to be more casual, or off your shoulders if you want to be a little more fancy. The delicate ruffled sleeves and deep Azul blue are simply lovely and I personally think that navy is the new black. However, you are covered either way since this gorgeous piece comes in black, azul and sunset, and is perfect for any occasion.
I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.