Today is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to the very heart of what makes eco-friendly living so important. There are a number of great deals available today, which not only support local, small businesses but also offer the opportunity to purchase gifts that are environmentally friendly. Shopping local, small businesses supports a friend, family member or neighbor. Spending money locally keeps the revenue within the town, rather than across the nation and ultimately in the deep pockets of a corporate CEO. Buying gifts from the neighborhood salon or restaurant affords these business owners to reciprocate and say yes when the Boy Scouts or the local little league come in and ask for a donation.
Check out these gorgeous upcycled lit glass bottles, made from discarded wine, champagne, liquor and IPA beer bottles. The different colors of glass shine beautifully when illuminated from inside by a strand of Christmas lights. And, Saturday 11/28 and Sunday 11/29, these environmentally conscious gifts are 50% off. A tiny, family owned shop devoted to local animal rescue, this ecologically sound business is a fun one to support. Catch more deals on their Facebook page at Brighter Possibilities.
Need a stocking stuffer that even the most vegan animal lover will enjoy? Try Hurraw! Lip Balm. With flavors that cater to nighttime chapped-lip healing, to tinted black cherry lip balm; these pocket-friendly, flat shaped lip moisturizers are hydrating without feeling cakey, gloppy, too shiny or overly perfumed. They’re all-natural, gluten-free, vegan, raw, fair trade and organic! The coconut version tastes and smells like fresh, creamy coconuts. At about $4 each and with free shipping on Amazon, everyone on your list can receive this great gift.
Is the gift recipient always on the go? Three phenomenal companies are offering discounts worth checking out. EcoJarz turns any mason jar into a travel cup with the addition of their patented silicone lids and glass and metal straws. Enjoy 30% off this weekend with the coupon code located on their Facebook page. Cuppow provides mason jar lovers with cups that fit inside, doubling the ability of the jar from a mere tote to an all-in-one container with dipping sauce, yogurt with granola, strawberries with whipped cream, cheese and crackers and more. Offering 25% off and free shipping, plastic despising friends and family will greatly appreciate this thoughtful combo. Looking for a glass straw with a little more pizzazz? Try Strawesome with free shipping through Cyber Monday and support a family who cares about more than just the bottom line.
Pair any of the above items with Mason-re’s silicone cozies to instantly turn a mason jar from a cold-loving beverage holder to a hot coffee keeper. Their gift set is comprised of a sampler pack which includes the first ever childproof mason jar lid. This is a gift that any parent would love to have as an option for pharmaceutical medications or other items that are hazardous to children such as small parts for machinery; nuts, bolts and screws. The lid is made of FDA Polypropylene that is 30% re-purposed flax fiber which would otherwise be treated as industrial waste, burned or plowed under.
No one can resist the comforts of bath and body products and the ever luxurious B. Witching Bath Company has a list of sale items that is sure to please. Additionally, with a $100 purchase, the company is offering free shipping. Don’t miss the 100 Roses collection, which provides an experience like a walk through an imaginative secret garden saturated in blooming roses. Kiss My Face is also offering free shipping on orders over $50. Shopping on their site is stress-free, with a functional filtering system for everything from gluten-free and vegan to no artificial fragrance. Don’t miss their Grapefruit and Bergamot hand cream, at $8.95 it’s a great gift under $10 that everyone can use.
Looking for a practical gift for the coffee lover on your list? Look no further than Backyard Beans. This small-batch coffee roaster is family-run, fair trade, organic, small batch and sustainably minded. Pair their full flavored, absolutely delicious coffee with a lid and cozie above for a thoughtful, eco-conscious gift that will be a delightful and thoughtful holiday memory for days to come. Send one to yourself and one to a friend with their free shipping offer this weekend.