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Unique Cruelty-Free Mother’s Day Gifts

Finding a Mother’s Day gift that’s personal, useful and gentle on the planet and animals too, isn’t always easy. So this year, we’ve hand-picked a collection of beautiful and unique gifts from some our favorite female-powered ethical brands. From organic and fair-trade to non-GMO and paraben free, eco-chic Moms will love these sustainable and cruelty-free Mother’s Day gifts.

 Orange Turmeric Chocolate Bar

Orange Pistachio Bar with Turmeric Infusion

Both indulgent and sustainable, the Element's Truffles turmeric infused chocolate bar is a treat that will delight even the most discerning purist.  Each truffle is handcrafted in micro batches and infused with superfoods to stimulate the body’s own antixidant mechanism and help delay aging. The chocolate is raw, dairy free, GMO-free, and includes no artificial sweetener. Moreover, 25% of the profits go towards supporting wholesome education of under-privileged children in tribal areas of India. This decadent gift is featured in the Movie Night gift box.

 Aenon Charcoal Mask

Activated Charcoal Mask

Activated charcoal is an ancient ingredient and has been one of the fastest growing wellness trends for those who seek a natural detox. And the paraben-free, phthalate-free and talc-free charcoal face mask from Aenon’s is a spa-worthy treatment that helps reduce redness and inflammation. Packaged in a grab and go packet that’s easy enough to tuck into your travel or gym bag for an exfoliating treatment anywhere, anytime. This gift is available in our Mini Spa Day gift box and in the online gift box builder.

 Mint Coffee Scrub

Mint Coffee Body Scrub

Named after two special grandmothers, Etta & Billie creates a farm-to-bottle sustainable skincare line inspired by a love of whole food and drink. For the mom who prefers showers, the mint coffee body scrub is the perfect mix of all natural ingredients, including refreshing peppermint, artisanal freshly-ground coffee and fair-trade shea butter from Africa. Unlike other body scrubs, this one is solid so you can use it in the shower! Design your own Mother’s Day gift with this item in our online gift builder.

Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate 

Turmeric Concentrate

For centuries, turmeric has been used in ancient wellness routines for it’s uplifting, purifying and balancing properties. With a delicate blend of freshly ground turmeric, fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, allspice, and lemongrass, your Mom can easily enjoy the healthful benefits of turmeric with an Ayurvedic-inspired golden latte at home. The exquisite turmeric concentrate is locally sourced and produced in small batches by Dona Chai.  You can find this gift in our Be Well curated gift box or our online gift box builder.

Botanical Facial Steamcertified cruelty free

Botanical Facial Steam

Formulary 55 is a company that stands behind sustainable standards.  As part of an eight-company coalition against animal cruelty, they promote a comprehensive standard for certified cruelty-free products. One of our favorite products, the botanical facial steam, is a vegan-friendly soothing medley of flowers and herbs made with organic witch hazel leaf, organic calendula, and organic elderflower. Choose the Botanical Facial Steam as part of our online gift box builder or find it in our bestselling Pamper Her curated gift box.

Unique Cruelty-Free Mother's Day gifts

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Finding a Mother’s Day gift that’s personal, useful and gentle on the planet and animals too, isn’t always easy. So this year, we’ve hand-picked a collection of beautiful and unique gifts from some our favorite female-powered ethical brands. From organic and fair-trade to non-GMO and paraben free, eco-chic Moms will love these sustainable and cruelty-free Mother’s Day gifts.

 Orange Turmeric Chocolate Bar

Orange Pistachio Bar with Turmeric Infusion

Both indulgent and sustainable, the Element's Truffles turmeric infused chocolate bar is a treat that will delight even the most discerning purist.  Each truffle is handcrafted in micro batches and infused with superfoods to stimulate the body’s own antixidant mechanism and help delay aging. The chocolate is raw, dairy free, GMO-free, and includes no artificial sweetener. Moreover, 25% of the profits go towards supporting wholesome education of under-privileged children in tribal areas of India. This decadent gift is featured in the Movie Night gift box.

 Aenon Charcoal Mask

Activated Charcoal Mask

Activated charcoal is an ancient ingredient and has been one of the fastest growing wellness trends for those who seek a natural detox. And the paraben-free, phthalate-free and talc-free charcoal face mask from Aenon’s is a spa-worthy treatment that helps reduce redness and inflammation. Packaged in a grab and go packet that’s easy enough to tuck into your travel or gym bag for an exfoliating treatment anywhere, anytime. This gift is available in our Mini Spa Day gift box and in the online gift box builder.

 Mint Coffee Scrub

Mint Coffee Body Scrub

Named after two special grandmothers, Etta & Billie creates a farm-to-bottle sustainable skincare line inspired by a love of whole food and drink. For the mom who prefers showers, the mint coffee body scrub is the perfect mix of all natural ingredients, including refreshing peppermint, artisanal freshly-ground coffee and fair-trade shea butter from Africa. Unlike other body scrubs, this one is solid so you can use it in the shower! Design your own Mother’s Day gift with this item in our online gift builder.

Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate 

Turmeric Concentrate

For centuries, turmeric has been used in ancient wellness routines for it’s uplifting, purifying and balancing properties. With a delicate blend of freshly ground turmeric, fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, allspice, and lemongrass, your Mom can easily enjoy the healthful benefits of turmeric with an Ayurvedic-inspired golden latte at home. The exquisite turmeric concentrate is locally sourced and produced in small batches by Dona Chai.  You can find this gift in our Be Well curated gift box or our online gift box builder.

Botanical Facial Steamcertified cruelty free

Botanical Facial Steam

Formulary 55 is a company that stands behind sustainable standards.  As part of an eight-company coalition against animal cruelty, they promote a comprehensive standard for certified cruelty-free products. One of our favorite products, the botanical facial steam, is a vegan-friendly soothing medley of flowers and herbs made with organic witch hazel leaf, organic calendula, and organic elderflower. Choose the Botanical Facial Steam as part of our online gift box builder or find it in our bestselling Pamper Her curated gift box.

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Female Founder Spotlight: Amy Rothstein

This post is part of our Women's History Month series, where we introduce inspiring female founders making waves.

What does it take to succeed in an industry that’s dominated by large corporations and mass production? For Amy Rothstein, the founder of Dona Chai, a small batch producer of masala chai and turmeric concentrate, a void in the market and a growing wellness trend provided her with a space to do exactly that.

Early on in life, Amy had a passion for food. As soon as she graduated from the University of Michigan, she moved to Colorado to work on a non-profit farm where she trained children how to grow and prepare their own food. A year later, Amy decided to deepen her knowledge of food and moved to New York to pursue a graduate degree in food studies at NYU.

dona chai

As a graduate student, Amy spent quite a bit of time relaxing and studying in local coffee shops. But she didn’t drink coffee. And this led her toward an important discovery—there weren’t many high-quality chai options, especially if you wanted those options to be locally sourced and made with real spices.

Amy’s love of food fueled her determination to fill this gap. Having never made chai before, she recruited her mother and her mother’s friend, a chef from India, and took on the monumental task of mixing innumerable spices in infinite combinations until she found just the right delicious, flavorful combinations. From those obsessive days in the kitchen crafting the best possible blend of flavors, Dona Chai was born.

How she named her company: Dona was the name of a creepy childhood doll owned by her Mom and is the first name that came to mind.

What we love: The gorgeous minimalist packaging for starters. But, the best part? A delicious, complex chai that you can make at home in mere minutes!

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate, a blend of freshly ground turmeric, pink peppercorn, ginger, allspice, lemongrass, and black pepper.

dona turmeric concentrate

Have you tried Dona Chai? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

 

 

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This post is part of our Women's History Month series, where we introduce inspiring female founders making waves.

What does it take to succeed in an industry that’s dominated by large corporations and mass production? For Amy Rothstein, the founder of Dona Chai, a small batch producer of masala chai and turmeric concentrate, a void in the market and a growing wellness trend provided her with a space to do exactly that.

Early on in life, Amy had a passion for food. As soon as she graduated from the University of Michigan, she moved to Colorado to work on a non-profit farm where she trained children how to grow and prepare their own food. A year later, Amy decided to deepen her knowledge of food and moved to New York to pursue a graduate degree in food studies at NYU.

dona chai

As a graduate student, Amy spent quite a bit of time relaxing and studying in local coffee shops. But she didn’t drink coffee. And this led her toward an important discovery—there weren’t many high-quality chai options, especially if you wanted those options to be locally sourced and made with real spices.

Amy’s love of food fueled her determination to fill this gap. Having never made chai before, she recruited her mother and her mother’s friend, a chef from India, and took on the monumental task of mixing innumerable spices in infinite combinations until she found just the right delicious, flavorful combinations. From those obsessive days in the kitchen crafting the best possible blend of flavors, Dona Chai was born.

How she named her company: Dona was the name of a creepy childhood doll owned by her Mom and is the first name that came to mind.

What we love: The gorgeous minimalist packaging for starters. But, the best part? A delicious, complex chai that you can make at home in mere minutes!

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate, a blend of freshly ground turmeric, pink peppercorn, ginger, allspice, lemongrass, and black pepper.

dona turmeric concentrate

Have you tried Dona Chai? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

 

 

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Female Founder Spotlight: Joan Shifrin & Catherine Shimony

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re shining the spotlight on inspiring female founders making waves.

Meet Joan Shifrin and Catherine Shimony, co-founders and co-presidents of Global Goods Partners, a social enterprise committed to provide marginalized women with the experience and training to secure a sustainable income by providing support and access to the U.S. market to sell their fair-trade crafts and products.

Global community development, human rights, and education have been central themes throughout both Joan’s and Catherine’s careers. Both women received an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and went on to work with various non-profit and community based groups prior to founding Global Goods Partners.

Peruvian Artisan

Immediately prior to Global Goods, Catherine oversaw more than 140 grassroots projects in 41 countries in her role as director of international programs at American Jewish World Service. And, Joan served as the director of community education and outreach at the Global Fund for Children (GFC), a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization that supports community-based education groups that expand opportunities for young people around the world. 

Together, these close friends are having a tremendous impact on not only the lives of each individual artisan, but the lives of their children and the larger communities as well. Since launching their not-for-profit company in 2005, Global Goods Partners, has touched the lives of more than 20,000 women artisans in some of the poorest communities inside the poorest countries around the world.

Inspired by: Bringing traditional products to the USA marketplace and seeing firsthand how excited the women artisans are to have their work appreciated.

What we love: Through a collaboration of their in-house creative team and the artisans, they combine the best of traditional craftsmanship with a modern, on-trend aesthetic.

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Knit Alpaca Stuffed Mini Bunny & Bear, made from soft Peruvian alpaca yarn and knit with lots of love.

alpaca knit bear

Woodland Friends Kid's Puppet Bag,  an adorable tote with three removable, felt animal finger puppets.

kids finger puppet tote bag

Have you tried Global Goods Partners? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

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To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re shining the spotlight on inspiring female founders making waves.

Meet Joan Shifrin and Catherine Shimony, co-founders and co-presidents of Global Goods Partners, a social enterprise committed to provide marginalized women with the experience and training to secure a sustainable income by providing support and access to the U.S. market to sell their fair-trade crafts and products.

Global community development, human rights, and education have been central themes throughout both Joan’s and Catherine’s careers. Both women received an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and went on to work with various non-profit and community based groups prior to founding Global Goods Partners.

Peruvian Artisan

Immediately prior to Global Goods, Catherine oversaw more than 140 grassroots projects in 41 countries in her role as director of international programs at American Jewish World Service. And, Joan served as the director of community education and outreach at the Global Fund for Children (GFC), a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization that supports community-based education groups that expand opportunities for young people around the world. 

Together, these close friends are having a tremendous impact on not only the lives of each individual artisan, but the lives of their children and the larger communities as well. Since launching their not-for-profit company in 2005, Global Goods Partners, has touched the lives of more than 20,000 women artisans in some of the poorest communities inside the poorest countries around the world.

Inspired by: Bringing traditional products to the USA marketplace and seeing firsthand how excited the women artisans are to have their work appreciated.

What we love: Through a collaboration of their in-house creative team and the artisans, they combine the best of traditional craftsmanship with a modern, on-trend aesthetic.

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Knit Alpaca Stuffed Mini Bunny & Bear, made from soft Peruvian alpaca yarn and knit with lots of love.

alpaca knit bear

Woodland Friends Kid's Puppet Bag,  an adorable tote with three removable, felt animal finger puppets.

kids finger puppet tote bag

Have you tried Global Goods Partners? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

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Featured Founder Spotlight: Anna Bond

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re shining the spotlight on inspiring female founders who are transforming their passions into entrepreneurial ventures.

Before becoming an internationally renowned designer known for her distinctive vintage floral illustrations, Anna Bond, Creative Director and co-founder of Rifle Paper Co., was busy designing friends’ wedding invitations and posters for her husband’s band out of the couple’s garage.

Always an artistic soul, Anna attained her bachelor’s degree in graphic design before venturing to Florida to work for a magazine. While passionate about design itself, she found herself inspired by the ability to create tangible connections between people using paper as the medium. Soon, their garage was overflowing with paper creations, leading Anna and her husband, Nathan Bond, to embrace her vision of a stationery company.

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Letterpress

Today, Rifle Paper Co. is a thriving stationery and lifestyle brand with over 150 employees and $22 million in annual revenue. With studio clients including Anthropologie, BHLDN, Martha Stewart Living and Penguin Books, Rifle has grown exponentially from a garage-based business launched in Winter Park, FL in 2009.

Recently, Anna was honored as an ADC Young Gun and made an appearance in the book In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney, while Nathan was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Despite the wild growth of her company and her dream, Anna has remained committed to designing beautiful and elegant stationery that helps people convey a thought, express an emotion, and share a moment.

What we love: Every product, whether it’s a desktop calendar, a postcard, or a notebook, is designed with intricate detail. From the paper, to the ink to the illustrations—each piece is a little piece of artwork to use, keep and share.

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Greeting Cards, foil stamping, letterpress, and beautiful illustrations for every occasion all printed on luxurious paper

Rifle Paper Baby Card

Pocket Notebooks, A pair of notebooks with intricate details perfectly sized to carry in your bag for capturing ideas and inspo on the go!

Weekly Meal Planner Pad, A weekly planner pad with a tear off shopping list!

Weekly Meal Planner

Have you tried Rifle Paper, Co.? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

 

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To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re shining the spotlight on inspiring female founders who are transforming their passions into entrepreneurial ventures.

Before becoming an internationally renowned designer known for her distinctive vintage floral illustrations, Anna Bond, Creative Director and co-founder of Rifle Paper Co., was busy designing friends’ wedding invitations and posters for her husband’s band out of the couple’s garage.

Always an artistic soul, Anna attained her bachelor’s degree in graphic design before venturing to Florida to work for a magazine. While passionate about design itself, she found herself inspired by the ability to create tangible connections between people using paper as the medium. Soon, their garage was overflowing with paper creations, leading Anna and her husband, Nathan Bond, to embrace her vision of a stationery company.

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Letterpress

Today, Rifle Paper Co. is a thriving stationery and lifestyle brand with over 150 employees and $22 million in annual revenue. With studio clients including Anthropologie, BHLDN, Martha Stewart Living and Penguin Books, Rifle has grown exponentially from a garage-based business launched in Winter Park, FL in 2009.

Recently, Anna was honored as an ADC Young Gun and made an appearance in the book In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney, while Nathan was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Despite the wild growth of her company and her dream, Anna has remained committed to designing beautiful and elegant stationery that helps people convey a thought, express an emotion, and share a moment.

What we love: Every product, whether it’s a desktop calendar, a postcard, or a notebook, is designed with intricate detail. From the paper, to the ink to the illustrations—each piece is a little piece of artwork to use, keep and share.

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Greeting Cards, foil stamping, letterpress, and beautiful illustrations for every occasion all printed on luxurious paper

Rifle Paper Baby Card

Pocket Notebooks, A pair of notebooks with intricate details perfectly sized to carry in your bag for capturing ideas and inspo on the go!

Weekly Meal Planner Pad, A weekly planner pad with a tear off shopping list!

Weekly Meal Planner

Have you tried Rifle Paper, Co.? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

 

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Female Founder Spotlight: Temy Klevens

We're excited to introduce inspiring female founders pursuing their dreams and making waves as part of our Women's History Month series.

To say that entrepreneurship means learning to thrive in the face of fear and failure is putting it mildly. For Temy Klevens, soulful creator of SEOULSCRUB, finding her inner warrior and overcoming fear of rejection has been a lifelong journey.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Temy was given up for adoption at the age of 5. And six months later she was put up for adoption again before being adopted by a loving family in Minnesota. Despite developing insecurities and a fear of rejection as a result of her childhood experience, she always dreamed of one day running her own business.

What started as an obsession with scrubs and skincare turned into gift requests from friends and family. Although receiving positive feedback was encouraging, Temy wasn’t quite ready to leave her day job to launch her own venture.

A recent trip back to her birthplace in Korea provided the inspiration to make the entrepreneurial leap.

While Temy recalls few memories of her birth mother, she does fondly remember their regular trips to the bathhouse. There, she learned not only the importance of taking care of your skin at a very early age, but also to cherish the time spent with loved ones and to make time to nurture yourself with self-care rituals.

While Temy embarked upon an unsuccessful journey to Seoul to find her mother, what she found instead were her superpowers and the courage to return to the United States to take a chance of pursuing her dream of building a business. Out of this soul-searching experience, SEOULSCRUB, a collection of all natural, handcrafted body scrubs inspired by mother-daughter lessons was born.

Temy’s Motto: "Nourish your skin, nourish your soul.”

What We Love: There is so much love poured into each and every 100% natural, organic, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly product.

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Peppermint Coffee Scrub, a scrub to awaken the senses and bring relief to tired or sore muscles.

peppermint coffee scrub

Creamy Coconut Himalayan Salt Scrub, rich in 84 trace minerals to buff away dead skin cells and purify the skin. 

creamy coconut scrub

Have you tried Seoulscrub? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

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We're excited to introduce inspiring female founders pursuing their dreams and making waves as part of our Women's History Month series.

To say that entrepreneurship means learning to thrive in the face of fear and failure is putting it mildly. For Temy Klevens, soulful creator of SEOULSCRUB, finding her inner warrior and overcoming fear of rejection has been a lifelong journey.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Temy was given up for adoption at the age of 5. And six months later she was put up for adoption again before being adopted by a loving family in Minnesota. Despite developing insecurities and a fear of rejection as a result of her childhood experience, she always dreamed of one day running her own business.

What started as an obsession with scrubs and skincare turned into gift requests from friends and family. Although receiving positive feedback was encouraging, Temy wasn’t quite ready to leave her day job to launch her own venture.

A recent trip back to her birthplace in Korea provided the inspiration to make the entrepreneurial leap.

While Temy recalls few memories of her birth mother, she does fondly remember their regular trips to the bathhouse. There, she learned not only the importance of taking care of your skin at a very early age, but also to cherish the time spent with loved ones and to make time to nurture yourself with self-care rituals.

While Temy embarked upon an unsuccessful journey to Seoul to find her mother, what she found instead were her superpowers and the courage to return to the United States to take a chance of pursuing her dream of building a business. Out of this soul-searching experience, SEOULSCRUB, a collection of all natural, handcrafted body scrubs inspired by mother-daughter lessons was born.

Temy’s Motto: "Nourish your skin, nourish your soul.”

What We Love: There is so much love poured into each and every 100% natural, organic, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly product.

Products we carry in our curated gift box collection:

Peppermint Coffee Scrub, a scrub to awaken the senses and bring relief to tired or sore muscles.

peppermint coffee scrub

Creamy Coconut Himalayan Salt Scrub, rich in 84 trace minerals to buff away dead skin cells and purify the skin. 

creamy coconut scrub

Have you tried Seoulscrub? Do us a favor and tell us what you love in the comments below!

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