10 Self-Care Gifts From Sustainable Brands (2023)
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Nothing says appreciation like self-care, and these gifts inspire us to slow down, take a minute, and indulge ourselves and our loved ones with a small act of kindness. From upgrades to your traditional self-care fare (think mindfulness games and intimate care) to unique experiences (long weekend in a tiny cabin, anyone?), these are some of our favorite ways to rest, relax, and rejuvenate.
1. Intelligent Change Mindful Affirmations
Best For | Mindfulness seekers
Price | $30
Lifestyle wellness brand Intelligent Change is literally changing the game when it comes to creative ways to help you feel your best, each and every day. Their Mindful Affirmations cards use positive psychology to help you focus on life’s opportunities and joys while retraining limiting thoughts and beliefs. These cards are a simple and meaningful gift that, with consistent use, can render a truly positive impact in someone’s life. The original deck covers a wide range of topics like love and confidence, but you can also choose from decks with specific focus areas like finances and health!
2. Maude Intimacy Essentials
Best For | Solo & couple intimacy enthusiasts
Price | Starting at $26
Self-care is more than just seeking ways to indulge and relax; it can also be a time to discover ourselves on a deeper, more intimate level. That’s where Maude comes in. The brand’s affordable and thoughtful massagers, oils, and intimate care products are crafted and designed to deliver pleasure in the healthiest and safest ways. Our item of choice is the Shine Organic Personal Lubricant that’s made with organic aloe vera, is hypoallergenic, and FDA-cleared. Formulated without fragrance, it’s also moisturizing and residue-free to work with, as desired.
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3. Wooden Spoon Herbs Magic Magnesium
Best For | Herb & supplement enthusiasts
Price | $26
Magnesium is a mineral that’s deficient for many, which is why Wooden Spoon Herbs Magic Magnesium can be a great choice for getting those levels back in check. Sourced from the sea, this magnesium is not like most as it contains all 72 trace minerals the body needs to function, and is gentle enough to take on an empty stomach. Made with vegan, gluten-free, and organic blue spirulina giving it a beautiful blue hue, you’ll experience higher energy levels and overall improved vitality. Plus, it tastes like a refreshing lemonade, making it the ideal way to start or end your day!
4. Bare Hands The Dry Gloss Manicure Kit
Best For | DIY connoisseurs
Price | $42
If your nails are in need of some TLC, the Bare Hands Dry Gloss Manicure Kit is your answer. This at-home nail care set comes with everything for strengthening and shining your natural nails for the healthiest beds and cuticles. Each kit comes with a glass and mineral blend polisher (which binds keratin cells on your nails) and nourishing cuticle oil made from jojoba and sea buckthorn oils. It comes gently wrapped in a vegan leather case which is the cherry on top of this stunning and functional gift.
5. LARQ Drinkware
Best For | Gym goers
Price | Starting at $30
LARQ’s collection of premium drinkware options is stylish and sustainable. With the option for a twist top, swig top, or flip top based on your preference, all options are sleek and durable with double-wall vacuum insulation to help keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12. The food-grade electropolished stainless steel inside each bottle is nontoxic for peace of mind, no matter the temperature. If you have a larger budget, we also highly recommend LARQ’s PureVis™ series: the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle (read our editor’s review here). Leak-proof hydration just got that much easier.
6. Getaway Tiny Cabin
Best For | Adventure seekers
Price | Varies by location and availability
Whisk your loved one away for a long weekend with Getaway in one of their signature tiny cabins for an immersive experience in Mother Nature. Located about two hours outside of many major US cities, these romantic rentals are the perfect place to cozy up together and well, get away from it all. (If you have a furry friend as your favorite third wheel, you’ll love that these cabins are dog-friendly!)
7. True Botanicals Skincare
Best For | Older adults
Price | Starting at $24
One of the best forms of self-care is nurturing our skin, and True Botanicals takes the lead in offering clean and clinically-proven skincare. Each formula uses bioholistic skin science to support aging skin, while including natural scents for the ultimate invigorating ritual. Ingredients like ayurvedic chebula (a highly bioactive and broad spectrum antioxidant) and low- and high-weighted hyaluronic acid deliver protection and hydration to the skin. Each True Botanicals product is MADE SAFE® certified using regenerative farmed ingredients to help fight climate change. It’s great for your skin and even better for our planet.
8. Canopy Humidifier
Best For | Sleep lovers
Price | $150
Take your nighttime routine to the next level with Canopy’s Bedside Humidifier. Easy to use and dermatologist approved, this two-in-one humidifier-diffuser combo hydrates rooms of up to 500 feet while dispersing essential oils at the same time. The benefit of using this smart device is more than just hydrating the air – it also combats mold, moisturizes skin, improves dry nose and mouth, and enhances overall sleep (learn more in our review). 83% of users noticed less skin dullness and irritation with use. With results like that, we’re on board! This humidifier makes a wonderful gift for those who are looking to catch those quality Zzzs.
9. Loop Earplugs
Best For | Students
Price | $60
Loop Earplugs are like no other you’ve used before. Controlled by a single switch, you can shift between Engage, Experience, and Quiet modes based on your needs. If you’re especially sensitive to high volumes in unexpected environments, these earplugs are essential as you can manage your ideal volume with ease. Loop features 17–25 dB of coverage and has certified hearing protection for your safety. They are also reusable so you can make the most of them! Those in need of convenient quiet time will be reaching for these innovative earplugs day in and day out.
10. hai Smart Showerhead
Best For | Eco-conscious individuals
Price | $200
The shower is often the number one place in our homes where we waste water, and hai has a solution for that. The Smart Shower Head is a Bluetooth-powered sustainable shower system that helps you offset your carbon footprint by tracking your water use. Through a quick and easy installation and a free smart app, you can optimize your shower experience with customizable LED lights that indicate when your shower reaches the perfect temperature, and when you’ve reached your target water limit. You can even save up to 30% on your water bills with this intelligent WasterSense certified system!