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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

JUNIPER and YU

Posted on November 06 2019

As the holiday season nears, we not only want to help make your life a bit easier, we also aim to make your holiday shopping more personal, thoughtful and meaningful.  From sustainable brands to Fair Trade and everything in between, we've thoughtfully curated our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide just for you.  Let the season of giving begin!

 

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Small Stoneware Dash Mug | $39

 minimalistic white and tan mug set

 

Add the finishing touch to anyone's coffee experience with a set of minimalistic ceramic mugs from Sandbox Ceramics. Carefully handcrafted in Oregan, each item is handmade and one-of-a-kind, varying slightly in size, shape, and pattern.  These mugs are super unique and make a great gift for just about anyone. 

 

Mallory Sun Pendant Necklace | $38

 

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Give a gift of courage and hope with this dainty Mallory Sun Necklace from Fair Trade Winds, a small family-owned business committed to supporting artisans from developing countries that are socially and economically marginalized. The purchase of this necklace equals the cost of one week of food for a woman at the Starfish Project shelter, an organization that helps restore hope and freedom to exploited women in Asia.

 

'Let Me Sleep' 100% Silk Eye Mask | $19

 

Satin navy sleep eye mask with the words "Let me Sleep" written across the front

 

Add a touch of luxury to your bedtime ritual with this 100% High-Grade Mulberry Silk sleeping eye mask.  It makes the perfect gift for those who desire restful sleep without any interruption.  Interior pitch-black paneling blocks out distracting light to ensure you get a good night's rest.  An adjustable elastic strap ensures a comfortable fit for all head sizes.  Soft and foldable, it's easily portable for those who seek quick respites through meditation, relaxation or power naps throughout the day. It's a great travel companion too!

  

Socks That Help Dogs | $14.95

 

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Dogs are woman's/man's best friend for good reason.  If you know a dog lover who loves comfy socks then this is the gift for them. Made with organic cotton, these subtly patterned socks from Conscious Step is the perfect complement to any outfit.  Each pair of socks donates to a local dog shelter around NYC. Conscious Step even has a subscription program called the Conscious Club: One pair delivered every month. Each pair supports a different cause and provides a different impact.

 

The Island Teaspoon | $8.24

 

 

How playful are these tropical Island Teaspoons? Made of solid cast brass, these whimsical little spoons are perfect for sweet treats, afternoon teas, yogurts, drinks and more. They're even great for kids to use at home! 

  

 

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Conscious Coconut | $28

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Traditionally crafted in small batches in Thailand and the Philippine Islands, this 100% USDA organic, Fair Trade Certified™, virgin, and cold-pressed coconut oil is the all-in-one natural remedy to nourish the mind, body, and soul.  Packaged in an adorable 8 oz. jar, it's a miracle moisturizer, hair de-frizzer, teeth whitener, makeup remover in a bottle.  This oil makes the perfect gift for the coconut fanatic in your life.

  

Aila Nail Polishes | $14

 

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With so many harmful chemicals that are lurking in traditional nail polishes, it's no wonder companies like Aila are taking a stand in creating healthier alternatives.  Aila has a gorgeous line of vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free nail polishes that are free of the most commonly found potentially toxic chemicals in nail polish.  It's a great alternative to traditional nail lacquers, while still providing beauty and function.  You can learn more about their ingredients here. 

 

Botany Beauty: Firming Face Cream | $55

 

face cream in a long plastic pump bottle with gold trim and clear cap

This rich, hydrating moisturizer uses five superior antioxidants that work synergistically to repair cell damage and neutralize the free radicals that cause aging.  It helps increase the appearance of firmness, tightens the skin, and the natural anti-bacterial qualities of the moisturizer help brighten your complexion - ultimately giving you the appearance of an even skin tone.  Great for skin of all ages and all skin types including skin concerns of dull, dry skin, fine lines/wrinkles and mature skin.

 

 

Genuine Rose Quartz Facial Roller | $35

 

pink rose quartz roller with gold hardware

 

A luxurious rose-quartz roller is the perfect gift for any skincare maven. With anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties naturally found in rose quartz, this hand-carved gemstone roller will help rejuvenate your skin on a cellular level.  The action of rolling rose quartz on the skin helps calm redness caused by acne, minimize the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, increase lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness and detoxifies the skin.

 

Hey Now Lip Sheen | $22

 

deep berry red lip stain balm in a glass jar

 

Debut a festive lip color this holiday season with this sultry and seductive deep berry lip stain. Made with raw Manuka honey, nourishing organic virgin coconut oil and organic blackberry fruit extract, it'll leave your pout with a "just-bitten" look. 

 

  

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Healthier Together: Recipes for Two--Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships: A Cookbook  | $12.52

 

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 Image source: The Chalkboard Magazine

 

Those who eat healthy together, stay together. Written by Liz Moody, her health-minded cookbook is all about nourishing your mind, body and soul. It features more than 100 flavor-packed recipes that are mostly plant-based, gluten and dairy-free. Her book is designed to be prepared with a partner or friend so grab a book and start cooking! 

 

 

Calming Adaptogen: Ashwagandha Ginger | $35

 

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This warming chai-spiced herbal tonic mix from Moodbeli helps alleviate stress, support physical and mental stamina, balance the immune system, support the nervous system, promote restful sleep, and improve memory.  It contains ginger, cardamom, and cassia cinnamon to help the body eliminate toxins, lower blood sugar and cholesterol, and provide antioxidants to the body.  This wellness treat is a great, natural way to reduce stress levels and protect the immune system during the hectic holiday months.

 

 

Aroma Diffuser, Dark Wood | $69.99

 

 

dark brown wood essential oil diffuser

The Aroma Diffuser will add stylish pizzazz to any home. The dark wood design gives it a more rustic look and will cozy up any space. With a little water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, it silently releases an alluring fragrance, creating a pleasant and inviting environment in your home or office. 

 

Stress Relieving Tulsi Tisane Tea | $40

 

black tea tin with dried loose tea leaves

 

When the holiday hits, stress and burnout can be an inevitable side effect of the season.  A great way to reduce stress naturally is to sip on ayurvedic tulsi tea. Known as the "Queen of Herbs", tulsi is a powerful tonic that helps environmental, physical and emotional stressors.  Once brewed, allow yourself to quietly sit back, take a pause, and sip away into serenity until you feel whole again. 

 

 

 

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Simple Walnut Spoons | $26+

 

brown walnut spoons and cooking utensils

 

We didn't know that kitchen tools could look THIS gorgeous. This Simple Walnut Spoon Collection is hand-carved by artisans in Morocco. The nature of the wood and variations make each piece solely unique. The darker wood stains less, patinas over time, and will be your ‘go-to’ serving and cooking tools.

 

Striped Marble Tray | $60

 

striped marble tray

 

Crafted entirely from marble, this non-porous, striped tray is the perfect accessory for someone's home entertaining needs.  It can be used as a cutting board or serving tray for your guests.  It's easy to clean, functional, and brings refined style to your entertaining space. 

 

Natural Floor Baskets with Pom Poms | $48 - $106

 

natural baskets with white pom poms

 

Super functional and playfully sophisticated, these jute baskets from the Little Market will help you organize in a flash. Jute fibers and sturdy handles ensure strong construction, making this storage option a favorite for years to come. Made by artisans using sustainable materials, each purchase empowers artisans at Matr Boomie in Bangladesh.

 

Black + White Gold Plated Measuring Cups | $36

 

handpainted abstract black and white measuring cups

 

These stylish, handmade nesting measuring cups from Holistic Habitat will add a dose of sophistication and charm to anyone's kitchen.  Each cup has a unique pattern that's been painted by hand and the rims are beautifully lined with gold.  When you purchase from Holistic Habitat, they give back 15% of those profits to those in need. 

  

Streamlined Cheese Knives, Set of 3 | $24

 

gold brass colored cheese knives set

 

This beautifully crafted serving set will make a statement on any tablescape. Made of hand-forged stainless steel, each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.  This set is versatile and casual, making it very suitable for any occasion. 

 

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