Holiday Gift Guide: The Mindful

by Rona Berg


Our Holiday Gift Guide is a carefully curated selection that will not only delight the recipient, but you, too, can feel good knowing that you are supporting brands that are thoughtful and conscious of the impact they make on the planet. 



Stitch by Stitch


For anyone who loves to—or aspires to—knit, the We Are Knitters new Remix Collection Kit comes with everything that’s needed to craft the easy and beautiful Serengueti

Snood, a mix of organic cotton and wool. $44; weareknitters.com

Eye Eye


Eye pillows filled with organic, dried lavender and rice, wrapped in beautiful Belgian linen, in the perfect weight to lean in on the shape of the face. Each is one of a kind and artisanally made. $48; clothandkind.com

Wellness Retreat


The special Wellness Retreat Set by Lather (celebrating its 20th this year!), with frankincense and sandalwood candle, muscle ease bath salts, muscle ease gel, lip balm, quiet night pillow mist and more, is the perfect gift for spa lovers! $81; lather.com

Flicker and Flame 


The new holiday scents for Dani Naturals candles—White Pine, Winter Pear, Warm Spice—are intoxicating and evocative of the season. Non-GMO, 100 percent soy wax, essential-oil fragranced and vegan; plus the company donates to women’s shelters and kids’ programs. daninaturals.com

Meditate


How many times has someone extolled the benefits of meditation and you are just sitting there thinking, “I don’t know where to start?” This slim volume by Patrick J. Harbula, DD, is the ultimate beginner’s guide. $15;

barnesandnoble.com

Super Natural Slippers


These cozy slip-ons are designed in Switzerland and made in Nepal by traditional methods, with natural wool and 100 percent natural rubber bottom, and the company, Baabuk, is B corp-certified.

$79; us.baabuk.com

Tree of Life


These beautiful Tree of Life earrings, symbol of a fresh start, are available in silver and silver dipped in 24k gold vermeil, and handmade by the design team at Beksan Designs, a sister team inspired by their Turkish and American heritage. $65; beksandesigns.com

Tea Time


This tin of Turmeric Ashwagandha Latte by Vahdam is a calming, healthy and well-balanced brew, perfect for a time-out with a lovely cup of tea. $15; vahdam.com

Sleep Easy


Give the gift of a good night’s

sleep, with Brooklyn Bedding’s

tencel, bamboo, or the new GOTS certified, 100 percent organic sheets. $90 and up; ecosleep.com

Float Like a Butterfly


Created by gifted  massage therapist Neyda Figueroa, this face mask is not only beautiful, it stimulates acupressure points, relieves headaches, smooths wrinkles, improves circulation, unblocks sinuses and reduces inflammation. Filled with ground basalt, and based on vibrational therapy, just 20 minutes a day and you will float like a butterfly. $75; wiingsbyneyda.com

Each Day Counts


Rituals for Every Day (Abrams), by sisters Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips, is a precious guide to slowing down and savoring small moments: light a candle on a winter morning, practice meditations while the coffee brews. $20; abramsbooks.com

Dreamy


This Women’s Solstice Organic Nightgown, made of 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton, feels incredibly soft, and it’s not only amazing for sleep, but the roomy cut makes it so comfortable to wear around the house. Made in a factory that recycles 98 percent of its wastewater.

$58; coyuchi.com

Mini Moonstone


Harness the energy of the moon with the

Brass & Unity mini moonstone bracelet, with

brass fittings. $45; brassandunity.com

Ritual Wellness


The ODE from McEvoy Ranch Ritual Wellness Kit for Health comes in a beautiful Buddha-inspired case, and includes a candle, moisturizer, tonic, body oil and more, in a garden blend of verde, ylang ylang and grapefruit. $68; mcevoyranch.com

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