By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
All I want for Christmas is . . . An end to climate change, progress regarding inclusion and equality, an advancement in human rights, fair labor practices in the workplace, respect for women, a world we can live in without harming animals, oh, and world peace. I know, I know, call me idealistic . . . I am well aware that my desires are unreal, but I have to believe in hope and the possibility of something positive at this time of year. The truth is I can’t save the world, but in my quest to make it a better place, I can recommend incredible gift ideas that are kind to humans, animals and planet Earth.
I think all we all want (or need) for Christmas in these current times is to feel good. For me that means giving special gifts to those I love, which have been thoughtfully made without hurting our environment. It’s been a tough few years and the last 12 months have been especially challenging, but now as I embrace the holidays in the spirit of love, making giving and joy a priority, all I want for Christmas is an eco-chic, sustainable holiday, celebrating the people, planet and animals I love.
This lush, Champagne Fox Faux Fur-Trimmed Shawl makes a luxe style statement that will turn heads. Chic yet versatile, this vegan wrap looks as good over jeans and a sweater on a chilly morning walk, as it does on a glam night out over an lbd and heels. This cozy layer of animal-friendly luxury is the ultimate outerwear for vegan fashionistas, who are serious about their style and their ethics.
This limited edition, clean Complexion Set includes full sizes of the Soft Focus Finishing Powder that sets blurs and softens shine, the Lady Bird Multi-Stick - a neutral rose, creamy wash of color for cheeks and lips, a mini True Skin Radiant Priming Serum - a silicone-free primer that helps smooth, firm, and protect, as well as a vegan Finishing Powder Brush with an FSC-certified wood handle for seamless blending. Everything a complexion needs to look and feel alive, these non-toxic, cruelty-free makeup essentials nourish skin and our environment with every wear.
Handcrafted in Normandy with clean, 100% plant-based wax, the Siberian Pine Gift Set is a gorgeous trio of seasonally-scented candles. Candied Ginger, Winter Rose, and Smoked Wood evoke the spirit of the holidays with warm, spiced aromas in festive glass votives. Stimulating pine tree helps soothe and support the immune and nervous systems to reduce anxiety and create an ambiance of joyful wellness, giving the gift of elegant illumination and stress-free holiday vibes.
Designed by Minnie Lane's founder, Mimi, whose brand focuses on helping women look and feel their best, this Fizzy bracelet is crafted in 14k gold-plate over brass and inlaid with natural white Topaz gemstones. Scattered across a polished dome surface inspired by a beautiful, starry night sky, your favorite lady is sure to shine in this elegant piece of eco-chic bling.
This clean, vegan bundle is all a body could ask for and features Body Serum - a blend of pure botanicals that deliver moisture, while repairing and firming skin leaving it silky, soft and vibrant, and Body Radiance - an ultra-luxe blend of flower waxes and nourishing oils that impart radiance, and soothe, smooth and hydrate. Produced in small batches without petroleum, lanolin, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and fragrance, and vegan and cruelty-free, this is a nurturing gift of healthy skin with a natural, radiant glow.
A duo of eco-luxe, clean skincare essentials featuring anti-aging, powerhouse Elixir Restorative Face Oil - a potent combination of 100% plant-based oils promoting cell turnover and collagen production, and delivering silky-soft and skin, and Tinted Lip-Oil Balm in Stella - the perfect pink shade for any skin tone, made with antioxidants and nutrient-rich ingredients that moisturize, hydrate and nourish. Formulated without talc, parabens, fragrance and nanoparticles, this vegan and cruelty-free beauty duo gives skin and lips radiance, making the lady in your life naturally glow.
These stunning boots produced with vegan leather give new meaning to, “These boots were made for walking.” Persephone takes elegant, cruelty-free footwear to another level with its killer heel and accented beading. For any serious fashionista - vegan or not - these boots might not literally be made for walking, but they were made for making a statement and turning heads. Fiercely chic, any girl can stand tall knowing that she’s not walking all over the animal kingdom to look fashionably fabulous.
Gift a gift of glamor with this Iconic Eye Kit from the ultimate glamazon, Lisa Rinna. Created for all occasions, Smoke Show features a Diamond Noir Eye Crayon, a jet black Lash Out Mascara that conditions as it lengthens, curls and gives big volume, a Smokey Quad Eyeshadow Palette, and a full-length, two-sided applicator brush. This clean, non-toxic eye kit provides a flawless finish, is PETA-certified cruelty free and 100% vegan, meaning no bunny suffered for the gift of glamorous eyes.
$42 & $50 USD
With its starry glow and soft aroma, this limited-edition, touch-activated diffuser creates a cozy holiday vibe. Paired with the Good Cheer Festive Diffuser Blend Collection, which features five plant-based, seasonal diffuser scents including Peppermint Twist, Deep Forest, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cabin Cozy, and Ginger Snap, this gift will bring good cheer and a peaceful ambiance to any celebration.
Give the gift of deeply hydrated, nurtured and fortified skin with this clean Holiday Aqua Duo Set, featuring Chronos Aqua Auto-Replenish Gel Hydrator - a gel-cream that intelligently repairs hydration levels, promotes instant moisture, and stimulates self-hydration. Partnered with Chronos Aqua Plumping Bio Hydrating Serum with Fevillea prebiotic and triple hyaluronic acid, skin’s layers are quenched, filled and the appearance of lines and wrinkles reduced. Formulated without parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petroleum, this vegan, cruelty-free hydration duo is good for all skin types and a natural warrior in the fight against aging, like a fountain of youth in a holiday gift box.