Although the focus of the holiday season shouldn’t be on material possessions, there is something so lovely about giving and/or receiving a thoughtful, beautiful gift. Letting someone know that you appreciate him, or that you’ve been thinking about her, is important and doesn’t have to be expensive.
Many of the brands we support are small, local artists who make their goods by hand, so we’ve kept sustainability and ethical production in mind, as well price, while we compiled this list of items we love.
Here are a few of our favorite products this season to inspire you!
There’s something so relaxing about looking at the moon’s phases. Why not have it on your wall all the time?
Yeah, it’s an expensive candle, but…so pretty! And the fragrances are out of this world.
A touch of Stine Goya’s patterned edginess with the clean sculpted lines we love from Kahler.
Shout it (and drink it) loud & proud! There’s a host of descriptors, including Optimist, Activist and more.
Printed in dark grey type on untreated light grey paper… I guess that this must be the place.
Perfectly designed, perfectly fitted so you can sit with your thoughts. Plus, 5% of all profits from the rest of 2016 will go to ACLU Nationwide.
Wool & the Gang supplies the pattern & all the goods you need to knit or crochet your own items (or you can buy ready-to-wear). Great for those who would like to learn these crafts!
The ideal size, this suitcase can charge up to two phones and looks sleek in the process.
Customize your own lightbox with Copenhagen-based neon lighting company sygns. This is a great addition to your office or home; the light boxes are particularly cool because you can change them whenever you like!
A design classic from one of Denmark’s best watch brands.
Gender neutral, sleek and comfortable. Need we say more?
A gorgeous, simple ring with an unexpected silhouette.
Lounge the day away, but look chic doing it.
A classic red in luxe packaging by organic & cruelty free luxury makeup brand Kjær Weis, this is a color you can wear all year long and looks great on every skin tone.
A percentage of proceeds from each sale of this brand go towards providing clean drinking water to underserved communities.
Two gently fragrant gel washes – one to pick you up in the morning and the other to lull you to sleep (once you’re out of the shower) at night. For those about to rock, morning or night, there’s the GET IT ON body wash.
The best pies all around the world!
Find about about the cities you love, whether you live in them already or just want to visit, with these beautiful guides.
Everything (okay, 500 things…) you never knew about Copenhagen.
An honest, funny and lovely book about becoming yourself, with a focus on beauty, fashion and design.
This reboot by Mike Waid and Fiona Staples is well-worth checking out, whether you’re buying for a kid or yourself (hello, monthly nostalgia!). They can ship internationally.
Jessa Crispin’s book for frustrated creatives is illustrated with the Rider deck. Perfect to gifts as a set.
250 grams of high-quality, fair trade coffee at your door every month. Perfect for coffee aficionados!
Add to your cocktail for a little something extra; plus, they look great on your bar cart.
Danish liquorice balls in ball baubles? What’s not to love?
For the Kids
Stylish and minimalist for the parents; tactile and fun for the kids. Win-win!
Charming and unbreakable, so your meal looks and feels nice.
If you’d rather show your gratitude by donating to a fantastic organization (in your own name or in someone else’s), check out Kiva Microloans, who allow you to select microfinance options for small business owners around the world.
Did we miss your favorite gift for this holiday season? Tell us about it!
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