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Need some last-minute gift ideas for that earthy, crunchy weirdo in your life?
You know–the person who has more plants in their house than the actual outdoors, the person that insists on making everything from scratch, the person that definitely has at least three fermentation projects going at all times?
Consider this the 2020 PunkMed-approved guide for sustainable, good-for-you gifts that your people will love.
(Feel free to get me anything while you’re here.)
- Bamboo Cutlery Set – $7.97
I used to pack a bamboo cutlery set when I brought lunch to the office. While 2020 has me working from home, I still find this travel-friendly set handy when packing a picnic or stopping for lunch on the hiking trail.
- JUNIPER RIDGE All-Natural Aromatic Campfire Incense – Douglas Fir – $12.00
I had totally written incense off during college, because I associated it with the cheap scent of stoner bro’s dorm rooms. Plus, the smell gave me a headache. This brand has single-handedly changed my opinions of incense with it’s all-natural evergreen scents.
- The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes – $15.19
This book has been on my wish list ever since I saw Alexis Nikole of @blackforager make the author’s fermented cordial. Swoon! What better way to learn to identify the plants in your backyard than to bring them home to make a cocktail?
- Now Designs Floursack Kitchen Towels, Set of Six – $19.95
Confession time: I already own four sets of these floursack kitchen towels because they are the absolute best. Kitchen. Towels. Of. all. Time. These kitchen towels have turned me into the kind of person that has an opinion on kitchen towels!
- Gallon Glass Jars with Plastic Airtight Lid for Kombucha Brewing – $23.99
Move over sourdough bread, I’m lobbying for kombucha brewing to be the new haught quarantine pastime of 2021. (Just kidding, we can still do sourdough please.) It’s important your vessel has a wide enough mouth to fit the SCOBY and has an airtight lid to create all that delightful fizziness. This two-pack of gallon jars fit the bill perfectly.
- SmartSweets Fruity Gummy Bears – $25.19
These gummy bears are packed with fiber and only have 4 grams of sugar. They are the only candies that don’t make me feel sick after eating 12 bags in one sitting. Science, man–how do they do it?!
- Living Libations – Organic / Wildcrafted Seabuckthorn Shampoo – $46.00
I almost didn’t want to share this brand because it’s been my secret weapon for so long. Nadine Artemis, perfumer and owner of Living Libations, creates scents that stop people in their tracks. They bring their olfactory expertise to pretty much everything they make, including this all-natural shampoo I’ve had my eye on.
- ILIA – Natural Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 | Non-Toxic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Clean Makeup – $46.00
The ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint has been the 2020 beauty pick of the year for me. It’s the only complexion product I’ve ever used that has elicited a compliment on my skin from my partner. The truly innovative formulation leaves your with a glass-like dewy finish and has SPF to boot.
- TrueDark Daylights Grey Tortoiseshell Pro Blue Light Blocking Glasses – $59.25
Spending more time indoors staring at screens has increased the frequency and intensity of my headaches. Blue-light blocking glasses can help shield your eyes from the light that also affects your circadian rhythm and disrupts sleep patterns. Plus, this pair of glasses is cute!
- Maldon Salt, Sea Salt Flakes, 20 oz Resealable Tub – $67.56
Nothing says, ‘I know what I’m doing in the kitchen’ than a little salt box on the counter filled with flaky sea salt ready to be sprinkled over a juicy steak with your best Salt Bae flair. Level up your cooking game with flaky sea salt from Maldon.
- De’Longhi EC680M Espresso Machine Stainless Steel – $263.96
There comes a point in every man’s life when he must grapple with the practicality of bringing an espresso machine into the home. With coffee shops temporarily out of the picture, I’m ready to make oat milk lattes at home.