‘Tis the Season: Simply Inspired’s 2021 Holiday Gifts That Give Back Gift Guide
What inspires you to purchase gifts for those you love? This year, it’s more important than ever to be intentional about your gifting. Rather than supporting big box stores, join us in supporting small, supporting women artisans, and supporting companies with a mission to do good for their employees and the environment! We wanted to share a few of our favorite gifts that give back for this holiday season—as giving sustainable and kind gifts is our mission all year round!
Without further ado, let’s dive in our 2021 holiday gifts that give back guide!
For the Adventurous Spirit…
We all have a traveler in our midst. And every traveler needs a trusty tote! This 100% jute tote features a 100% cotton lining that is lightweight and ideal for carrying necessities wherever the world may take you.
For the Fashionista…
Any one of our alpaca or infinity scarves is the perfect addition to any outfit. They’re crafted in a way that helps them warm you up in the winter, but they’re light enough for multi-season wear!
For the One with a Sweet Tooth…
This sweet treat is organic and 100% made by the bees! You can eat it by the spoonful or spread atop a buttermilk biscuit. It also makes a special addition to any holiday charcuterie board.
For the Functional Friend…
This beautiful, handcrafted pouch is made with soft, yet highly durable felted wool. Each piece is unique, as our artisan partners in Nepal craft each one individually with love and care. These beauties are perfect for carrying everyday essentials in style. Plus, they help support Nepali families with each purchase.
Candles make any home a little more cozy. This one is made with 100% soy wax that’s hand-poured and scented with phthalate-free fragrance. Each candle is sustainable and made by wonderful partners here in the USA.
For the Self-Care Guru…
Give them a felted wool bee bag, filled with two self-care goodies we love: arnica oil and beeswax hand salve. Perfect for taking with them on the go to practice self-care anywhere! These bee-autiful bags are adorned with nature-inspired designs hand-stitched by our artisan partners in Nepal who are paid fair wages for their craft!
For the Tea Lover…
This wonderful gift set has all the staples for winding down stress-free the evening, cozied on the couch with a blanket. You’ll find a tasty caffeine-free tea, a honey-scented Bee Inspired candle, a jar of Orange Blossom Honey, a tube of Honey Lip Balm, and a Honey Lollipop. Pro tip: Make the tea and swirl the lollipop in it as a honey spoon!
The company that makes this tea uses natural ingredients and focuses on environmental education and bee education to ensure these buzzing beauties will be around to pollinate our world for generations to come. Grab them a Bee’s Knees
This charming, artisan-made 11K gold vermeil and sterling silver necklace is a beautiful way to show your mom you care. Whenever she wears it, she will think of your unbreakable bond!
For the Animal Lovers…
These cute and durable bags are the sweetest gifts for those who love our furry friends! They’re crafted sustainably in Nepal with only vegetable dyes and 100% felted wool—no chemicals here. Easy to tote around as a clutch, use as a makeup bag on the go, or gift to a little one to hold their toys!
For the Hostess with the Mostest…
Do you have a friend who always serves coffee or tea after dinner? Gift them this stunning, handmade in the USA, ceramic sugar and creamer set with a beautiful little bud vase that adds a perfect accent. The real treat? It’s dishwasher (and microwave) safe, so you’re not giving them the gift of extra dishes.
For the Messy Chef…
These 100% cotton flour sack towels are super absorbent for any kitchen messes! And they have fun sayings, too. Each towel is handmade, and screen printed with non-toxic ink by artisans in Asheville, NC.
For the Chocolate Fanatic…
Now the chocolate lover in your life won’t just be indulging in chocolate, they can integrate it into their self-care routine, too! This gift set includes a cocoa mask, body butter, body scrub, and soy candle. All are sustainably crafted and made in small batches on the East Coast, USA!
For the Newly Engaged Bride…
Every new bride needs a special place to keep her ring! We all know how easy it can be to lose track of those special keepsakes. But with a beautifully crafted, lead-free trinket dish in the bathroom and by the kitchen sink, she’ll never lose that special token of love!
For the Plant Parent…
There’s nothing our Nepali artisan partners can’t do! These beautiful hanging décor staples are each handmade at a woman-run production center where they meticulously weave these beauties for fair wages that support their families. You may need one for every room!
For Your Guardian Angel…
What better way to show the person who you consider your guardian angel you care than a set of felted wool angels to don their mantel all holiday season. We’ve named them Faith, Hope, and Love—all quintessential characteristics your guardian angels must have! Oh, did we mention they can also be tree toppers!?
For the New Mom…
Diaper bags can be chic too these days. Especially these beauties! It’s stylish, practical, and eco-friendly/ vegan—the trifecta of diaper bags! It even won a Mom’s Choice Award and a TTPM Best of Baby Award.
For the Littlest Loves…
Dolls provide immense benefits for a child’s development—girl or boy! Our collection of soft dolls for pretend play features diversity and inclusivity, so there is a new friend for everyone.
For the One Who Has It All…
We all have that one friend who has everything. So for them, give the gift of self-care that will allow them to indulge and treat themselves to something a little different, right in the comfort of their own home! This set incorporates French-milled soaps with essential oils and a luscious shea butter and cocoa butter lotion to nourish skin in the colder months.
For Anyone & Everyone on Your List…
There are some gifts that are just perfect for everyone, or they’re a great opportunity to treat yourself to get into the festive holiday spirit. That’s what we’re going to cover in this section of our gifts that give back guide!
Holiday Décor for Your Home
Share the nativity story with your little ones as a part of your holiday traditions!
Going for a White Christmas theme in your home? These beauties will look perfect in any room.
Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Have your kiddos put on a Christmas show with their stocking stuffers this year!
There’s something magical about the surprises that come with stacking babushka dolls.
Stocking Stuffers for Adults
The sweetest winter fruit makes for a luscious self-care set that will fit perfectly in any stocking.
Gift this together, or split it up into multiple stockings for your loved ones!
Holiday Entertaining Staples
In multiple sizes, these are perfect for serving snacks for an afternoon celebration or sides on the dinner table.
Make sure your guests are leaving joy and cheer, not stains on your coffee table!
Beautiful Tree Toppers for Every Style
If your tree has an animal or a white and silver theme, you need this little guy to watch wisely over your celebrations!
Donning his best holiday hat, Thor is a clever little guy who will make sure the reindeer don’t eat any of your presents!
To Trim the Tree
Okay, we’ll be honest—we couldn’t choose which ornaments to feature. There are too many beauties in our holiday collection! Browse the full collection to find one that has meaning to your holiday story.
The Holidays are Almost Here, It’s Time to Spread Some Cheer
We hope this has provided you with some sweet inspiration for ways to gift intentionally this holiday season. Our carefully curated collection of self-care gifts, home and holiday gifts, made in the USA gifts, and honestly, just generally fabulous gifts, were inspired by the makers and the stories behind every product. We can’t wait to share that with you to help spread holiday cheer this year! Happy holidays, friends. And happy shopping! 😉