The older we get, the more we value our friendships.
Friends are the family that we choose, so this holiday season, let’s spoil them with the sort of presents we’d love to get ourselves! All of the gifts below were thoughtfully selected to reflect what’s important to us, from sustainable groceries to useful pieces of handmade art you’ll want to see every day. There’s something for everyone here!
1. Hive makes sustainable grocery shopping easy.
Hive Brands connects people who want to “shop their values” with brands that live those values. All of their packaging is recyclable, and the company is committed to maintaining a low carbon footprint. You can have everyday items like groceries and household goods delivered right to your door, and you can be sure your purchase will make a positive impact!
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2. Be KIND to the ones you love.
KIND is a healthy snack made from real fruit and whole nuts, so you can feel good about munching one of these when you’re on the go. In fact, the company’s mission is to “make the world a little kinder one snack at a time,” and they’re doing that by driving social change using a not-only-for-profit® business model. In other words, eating KIND bars lets you be kind to your body and be kind to the world!
With their new subscription service, your BFF can enjoy a box full of their favorite KIND treats every month. Choose a pre-selected box or build your own! As a special treat, InspireMore readers can click here to receive 20 percent off single purchases and first subscription orders when they use the code INSPIREMORE. Valid through 12/31.
3. Tahmina teas are luxurious and delicious — and they make a huge impact.
Stumped about what to get your socially conscious (and tea-loving) friends? Tahmina has you covered! The WOC-owned brand is on a mission to build ethical markets for conflict affected communities. Tahmina teas feature saffron from Afghanistan that empowers Afghan women and farmers, and all proceeds will be donated to on-the-ground relief efforts in Afghanistan.
With Tahmina’s Saffron Tea Trio, your loved ones will get to try all of their teas, including their Saffron Chai Black Tea Blend, Saffron Rooibos Herbal Tea Blend, and Saffron Sencha Green Tea Blend. Get the Saffron Tea Trio here.
4. Thousand Fell offers the sustainable shoe we’ve been dreaming of.
Thousand Fell’s new fully circular sneaker is redefining what it means to be sustainable. These comfy, stylish kicks are made using coconut husk, natural recycled rubber, aloe vera, sugar cane, castor bean, palm leaf fibers, and recycled plastic bottles. They’re odor and stain resistant and durable. Plus, you can feel good about wearing them because not only are they made from recycled materials, but they’re also 100 percent recyclable!
When you’re done with them, just take them to one of Thousand Fell’s 14,000 recycling locations to turn your old shoes into new ones. To reward you for taking part in the circular economy, Thousand Fell will give you $20 toward your next pair when you recycle your old Thousand Fell sneakers.
Click here for a 30 percent off sitewide discount! Just use the code GIFT30 at checkout.
5. Try Atlas Coffee Club for the coffee drinker in your life.
Give your friend a gift they’ll look forward to opening every single month. This subscription service delivers coffees from around the world to their doorstep. They’ll even roast it according to preference! Click here to receive 50 percent off your first order with code INSPIRE50.
6. These cookies are Nunbelievable!
Nunbelievable is a mission-based baked goods company. Their artisanal baked goods are made from the highest quality, non-GMO ingredients with zero preservatives or artificial flavors. Not only that, but for every cookie sold, Nunbelievable donates a meal to someone in need through their network of partner soup kitchens. They have set a goal to donate 1 million meals by 2022!
Your gift will help them get there! Click here and get 15 percent off with code INSPIREMORE15.
7. Personalized friendship necklaces bridge the gap when you’re far away.
Let your long-distance bestie know you’re always thinking of them with these sweet personalized charm necklaces. You can select your states, names, or any other meaningful words. Click here to get yours.
8. A customizable pottery mug your coworkers won’t dare to borrow.
Handcrafted with love, these stylish mugs are the perfect vessel for that morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea break. Click here to pick one out for all your pals.
9. These custom scented soy candles and wax melts are heavenly.
Each mason jar candle and wax melt package is hand-poured from 100 percent soy wax. These candles have no additives like Phthalates, which are basically plastic, so all you’re getting is pure, delicate scent and no chemicals.
Click here to pick the perfect clean fragrances for your friends.
10. This wooden salad bowl with wooden salad hands is practical and fun.
These handmade wooden bowls and hand-shaped tongs are useful, and they’ll make a fun conversation piece at your next dinner party! Click here to get a set.
11. Blown glass ornaments are delicate and classy.
These gorgeous baubles are hand-blown and will add sparkle just about anywhere you place them. They’re also offering a buy 2, get 1 free deal, so you can grab one for yourself, too! Click here to see the options.
12. Custom coordinating T-shirts for your friend group.
Talk about squad goals! These tees are comfortable, and you can add your very own personal message. Perfect for bachelorette parties or your next girls’ night out! Click here to check them out.
13. Warm and cozy alpaca wool socks.
These are the perfect gift for a friend who likes to hike! Alpaca wool is a warm natural fiber that keeps your feet cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. The more you wear them, the softer they get! Click here for color and size options.
14. Sheepskin slippers are so unique and comfy.
Why get them the same slippers everyone else has? These handmade shoes are made from leather and sheep wool, and no two are exactly the same. Click here for slippers they’ll never want to take off!
15. Gorgeous hand-marbled wine glasses that are almost too pretty to use.
These stunning hand-marbled wine glasses come in sets of four. Each one is unique! Click here to pick your favorites.
16. Hand-made wooden cutting board from Vermont.
These wooden boards are perfect for charcuterie, carving, and serving all those delicious holiday snacks. Each one is hand-crafted from locally sourced hardwood (maple, cherry, and walnut) in Manchester, Vermont. Click here to pick your favorite.
OK, who else is planning to give these gifts to your friends… and maybe pick up a little something-something for yourself, too? Don’t worry — we won’t tell!
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