2023’s Gift Guide that’s Good for People and Planet (Sustainable & Non-Toxic)

2023’s Gift Guide is here, to help you with sustainable and non-toxic ideas to shop for everyone on your list! These are all items that I personally love, am planning to gift, or are on my own wishlist. Each considers health and safety top of mind – for people and the planet. With lots of options, you’ll find something worthy of gifting to everyone on your list with 2023’s Gift Guide!

2023's Gift Guide Pin

2023’s Gift Guide

You’ll notice a lot of Beautycounter in my lists. It’s what I personally use and love and will be gifting. They are a certified B Corp, dedicated to people and planet before profit. And their sustainability efforts include recycled and recyclable materials as well as carbon and water neutrality. Plus, when you shop Beautycounter with me, you’re supporting my small, woman-owned, family-run business – thank you!

If you choose to buy anything from Beautycounter and choose me (Stacy Toth) at checkout, I’ll be sending you a special printable as gratitude that you can include in gift giving. It will explain a little more about where the gift comes from: the heart. And how it is better for people and planet.

Here are the 2023’s Gift Guide lists you’ll find below:

  1. Stacy’s Top 5 Favorite Things
  2. Mental Vacation (Top Book Picks)
  3. Must Haves for You or Your Bestie
  4. For the Impossible to Gift (In-Laws)
  5. The Best Hair tools & products
  6. Teachers & Hosts (Budget-Friendly Gifts)
  7. Amazon Favorites & Stocking Stuffers

Stacy’s Top 5 Favorite Things

2023's Gift Guide Top 5

  • Kindle Scribe is on HUGE sale and has been on my wish list – read books and switch over to the audio version seamlessly while also making notes in the text, or writing your own documents and notes just like paper. Will save infinite trees! Suggested reads are in the Mental Vacation section below.
  • Sleepie Tie has become my go-to MUST have tool, especially combined with dry shampoo. I’m able to go nearly a week without washing and waking with magically beautiful hair without ANY tools or products!
  • Rothy’s rarely has sales, but this time of year you can get some great deals. While I wear Rothy’s all the time, it’s been a while since they made the list. Their slippers have been my favorite for years and are currently $40 off with code SLIPPERS40. I also highly recommend their new Casual Clog, it has been my daily go-to this fall. (this link also gets you $20 off)
  • Honeylove LiftWear Cami is the gift you can give yourself this holiday season. Quit underwire and get a support tank that gently compresses to smooth under your shirt while also providing lift without spillage. Adjustable straps keep pressure off shoulder and neck. It’s truly magic and going to Honeylove.com/WHOLEVIEW will get you up to HALF OFF sitewide in November while supplies last.
  • Beautycounter Holiday Sets, including the Good Scents Hand Cream Trio – I’m splitting this set up and gifting it to all the teachers and service providers in my life whose hands are surely in need of some TLC. (sitewide sale 11/13-25/23)

Mental Vacation (top book picks)

2023's Gift Guide Mental Vacation books

In the last couple of years, I’ve gotten back into reading and have so many books I can recommend! The gift that someone gave me of a good book sparked a passion in me that was just what I needed coming out of quarantine and feeling a bit lost. If you have a book lover in your life, or someone who you think would enjoy a good escape for a mental vacation check out these favorites from things I read (and loved) this year.

Here are some great 2023’s Gift Guide ideas:

I’ve linked all these books and more I recommend here.

2023’s Gift Guide Must Have for You or Your Bestie

2023's Gift Guide Must Haves

  1. Rothy’s rarely has sales, but this time of year you can get some great deals. While I wear Rothy’s all the time it’s been a while since they made the list. Their slippers have been my favorite for years and are currently $40 off with code SLIPPERS40. I also highly recommend their new Casual Clog, it has been my daily go-to this fall. (this link also gets you $20 off)
  2. Puori has become my go-to supplement brand after extensive research; everything is tested and performs. I love that their collagen doesn’t include unnecessary fillers but DOES have added Vitamin C which helps your body naturally synthesize it properly! I also take their Omega 3, Magnesium and Vitamin D as well as add the grass-fed whey protein to my smoothies. Quality isn’t cheap and feels like a splurge, so take advantage with code WHOLEVIEW for 20% off sitewide.
  3. All Bright product line is especially ideal when pairing with Puori‘s Collagen for glowing skin
  4. Honeylove LiftWear Cami is the gift you can give yourself this holiday season. Quit underwire and get a support tank that gently compresses to smooth under your shirt while also providing lift without spillage. Adjustable straps keep pressure off shoulder and neck. It’s truly magic and going to Honeylove.com/WHOLEVIEW will get you up to HALF OFF sitewide in November while supplies last.
  5. Beautycounter Holiday Sets are all 20% off through 11/25/23, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but the best luxury for you or a friend would be the new CLEAN Eau de Parfum set or the Polish & Plump Facial Trio which includes 3 of the absolute bests that will last a LONG time and work with nearly any current skincare routine: Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm, Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream, and Reflect Effect AHA Smoothing Mask. Get the whole set for less than the price of a full size mask!

For In-Laws & Those Who Are Impossible to Gift

2023's Gift Guide Impossible to Gift
  1. I discovered On in my sneaker review series, and they’ve since become a staple for casual and athletic wear. I was thrilled to discover a pair for hiking at my local discount store. A pair of these with a folder of local trails and trips would be so romantic or special for a loved one! Matt and I have have that as our 2024 goal.
  2. Sugar & Silk Body Set is the one item I bought the most of – to gift and to keep for myself. The Sugar Buff in Rosewater is scrumptiously delightful rich in Vitamin E to nourish skin as it is exfoliated. Then apply the rosewater Luminous Hydration Body Oil after shower and on any dry areas. The lipids will penetrate through the skin’s layer’s to reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier and keep you hydrated longer. It would be fantastic paired with the loofah and dry brush tools in the Amazon section!
  3. Kindle Scribe is on HUGE sale and has been on my wish list – read books and switch over to the audio version seamlessly while also making notes in the text, or writing your own documents and notes just like paper. Will save infinite trees!

For Achieving the Best Hair with 2023’s Gift Guide

2023's Gift Guide Best Hair

  1. Shark HyperAIR Hair Dryer was the one birthday gift I asked for, and I have been LOVING it; more energy efficient and better for my hair!
  2. Sleepie Tie has become my go-to MUST have tool, especially combined with dry shampoo. I’m able to go nearly a week without washing and waking with magically beautiful hair without ANY tools or products!
  3. Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand has an inverted barrel to achieve the coveted “beach wave” look. I’ve been using mine near-daily since early 2019 – nearly 5 years, making it the longest lasting tool I’ve ever used. Sometimes eco-friendly and sustainability is about long-lasting quality to avoid buying multiples.
  4. You cannot go wrong with Vegamour anything, but the dry shampoo is tested for contaminants (no benzene) and formulated with essential oils and CBD. It is the BEST I’ve ever used – clean or not! And the bamboo scalp massager helps blend it in with great lift at the root.

For Teachers & Hosts (Budget-Friendly Gifts)

2023's Gift Guide Teachers & Hosts

  1. Everyone loves a thoughtful mug (especially with gift card), especially paired with the Oat Latte lip jelly from the Main Squeeze Lip Jellies.
  2. Hands down the best idea: Good Scents Hand Cream Trio – teachers and health care professionals probably have hands that are raw from washing and sanitizing. Learn more about why these are especially great here.
  3. And honestly, anyone who likes to host or teach will appreciate Bananagrams. Our family’s been playing this game since the kids could read and I often catch them playing one another on their own! And there is 100% zero waste packaging!

Beautycounter Holiday Sets are all 20% off through 11/25/23, so you can curate your own little gift sets and then keep the GWP for yourself! There are lots of 2023’s Gift Guide options for you:

    • Hand creams make a great hostess gift, you pair it with a local soap or Body Butter! (3 gifts each set)
    • Main Squeeze Lip Jellies make great gifts paired with a hand cream (I always have both in my purse!) or items of similar name (Confetti, Sugarplum, Oat Latte, Lollipop, and Sorbet, 5 gifts each set)
    • Charcoal Cleansing Bar is the perfect “lump of coal” for your stinky teens or to get a laugh from a friend
    • and my favorite from the holiday sets this year: Lashes & Lips Makeup Duo, a mini Think Big mascara (ironic, yes) and the mood-ring for your lips, Transformer Sheer Genius – a full size conditioning lipstick that changes colors to your specific body temp and pH, and includes a gift bag so no wrapping!

2023's Gift Guide Budget Gifts

2023’s Gift Guide Amazon Favorites & Stocking Stuffers

2023's Gift Guide Amazon Faves

I’ve saved all my favorites from Amazon, perfect for gifts and stocking stuffers, on my Favorites List Here. In addition to those listed above, some others include:

You can find all of our recommendations here: Amazon Favorites

If you’re interested in what we’ve recommended before, check out our 2020, 2021, and 2022 gift guides! Finally, I hope this list inspires you to shop with people and planet in mind while also making your shopping experience just a little easier!

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