Family feet on sofa for holiday family gathering

6+ Sustainable Gift Ideas for Quality Family Time this Holiday Season

There are lots of reasons to get together with family this time of year and we are sharing ideas to keep them coming back all year long.

It's a wrap

Ethically handcrafted blanket from Ecuador

Game day, fall hikes, picnics; no matter what the climate, ethically crafted blankets are a great way to stay warm, lay out a feast, or just snuggle.


I could sit here all day

Organic cotton natural dyes Better Together lumbar pillow

Keep pillows around so no matter where someone sits they can relax and be comfortable. Show you care with organic cotton and natural dyes.


Snacks for the masses

Sustainable and ethically crafted large acacia wood chip n dip tray with white ceramic dish

Chip N Dip never goes out of style and this acacia wood tray with ceramic dish is a great crowd pleaser.


Stacking tables

Spread these sturdy sustainable wood tables around the living room for family to use wherever they are and stack them up at the end of the night. 


Space saving ottomans

When plus one becomes plus five pull out these beautiful handcrafted ottomans so everyone feels welcome.


Zero waste disposables

Sustainable and ethically crafted palm leaf disposable plates

Don't spend your time washing dishes while everyone else is singing karaoke.  Palm leaf disposable plates, bowls and utensils are durable, healthier than plastic for you and the planet and keeps you enjoying the fun.


Eco-friendly gift wrapping

Eco-Friendly Natural Jute Love Gift Bag

Carry your gift easily in a reusable jute bag that you can use all year long.


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