Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah… It’s this time of the year where even though you might fight this habit anchored in consumerism, you end up buying or making gifts to give to your love ones.
And every year it’s pretty much the same thing: You want to buy but you feel guilty about piling up more plastic at the bottom of the oceans, you don’t know what to buy and you get a gift card, or you give in and end up binge buying tons of useless stuff at the last minute.
So this year, like last year, please consider those gifts. They will help those who make them (entrepreneurs), the planet (products made from discarded materials), and human beings (you included).
Here is my top 4 choice!
Founded by fellow female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, Birthstone Scents is a brand of non toxic, vegan, hand poured candles that you can customize: For yourself, for your loved ones and even for your company as those make original end-of-year corporate gifts.
Because I want your shopping experience to be the best there is I negotiated a promo code just for you: LEBOOTCAMP15
To discover their collection and new arrivals go to Birthstones Scents
Why it’s a feel good gift: You support a woman’s company, you support a local business, you support non toxic, vegan and handmade products.
ps: Good thing mom does not read English because she is getting a few of those candles for Xmas!
Founded by a veteran (Marines) PTSD Bottles (Post Traumatic Smooth Design Bottles) is a quintessential planet-friendly and wallet-friendly gift source!
Raymond Lopez recycles bottles (usually from strong liquor) into amazing lamps! Don’t you love it when someones’ trash becomes someone else’s treasure?
I am getting one of those for my dad for sure.
To order contact him directly on his Instagram account PTSDBOTTLES
Why it’s a feel good gift: Repurposing used bottles helps the planet, making lamps helps keep Raymond’s brain focused. You support a veteran, who in turns reaches out to anyone struggling with PTSD.
Give the gift of wellness! Get a six-month coaching program or a private coaching session with me and either keep it for yourself (a little be of selfishness goes a long way) or to a dear one who needs to (re)learn how to eat better and move smarter.
Go to LeBootCamp.com to get the program of your choice
Why it’s a feel good gift: helping others (and ourselves) feel better is the best way to improve our health (be it physical or mental).
Founded by Stanford students, is a non profit organization that helps kids affected by homelessness. How? By giving them devices to bridge the digital vide.
Why it’s a feel good gift: Helping kids get access to knowledge using the very technologies they cannot afford. I mean, how can it not make you feel good?
Here is my super short list for this winter. I hope you will like it!