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2021 Gift Guide: Better Living at Home

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COOL TO CONNECT This deck of 52 conversation and connection prompts are designed to make meaningful conversations feel easy and impactful! www.cooltoconnect.com

EARTH WATER Bottled in a fully reusable, infinitely recyclable can. 70% of aluminum cans are recycled globally, compared to less than 30% of plastic. To lessen the carbon footprint, Earth Group works with spring and glacial water sources throughout the world. Earth Water is bottled at the source which is fed by a mountain spring. The Earth Group is a social enterprise (and B Corp) that exists entirely to provide food, water, and education to children globally in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) helping fund school meal programmes globally. http://www.earthgroup.org

BEESWAX FOOD WRAP SETS Mind Your Bees’ beeswax food wraps have revolutionized zero-waste, eco-friendly food storage. They are the new kitchen essential. These wraps help reduce food and plastic waste in your kitchen, simply: Wrap it. Wash it. Reuse it! The Market Fresh print is inspired by the beauty and variety of local goods at farmers Markets. http://www.mindyourbeeswraps.com

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THE MAGIC BAG CAMOUFLAGE EDITION An extended (long) hot/cold compress with a rustic look that is ideal for those who love nature, the great outdoors, hunting and fishing. Do you love hunting or fishing, and also want to help your body recover faster after a long outing? The hot/cold MAGIC BAG compress provides completely natural pain relief. It also helps correct poor posture that comes from hunching over a computer. Available in the extended model which fits comfortably around the neck and in the pad model ideal for the shoulders or back. This MAGIC BAG can be used as a hot compress for relaxation or as a cold compress to reduce inflammation, heal bruises or relieve pain.

SMARTSILK’S SILK-LINED PILLOW These premium, hypoallergenic pillows are designed without chemicals, using all natural materials to ensure a luxurious night’s rest. Each pillow is made with the highest quality breathable material to keep you comfortable while you sleep. SmartSilk’s products are patented and Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ so you can sleep soundly knowing your health is protected in the cleanest environment possible. http://www.smartsilk.com

MRS. MEYER’S CLEAN DAY ORANGE CLOVE JAR CANDLES This Orange Clove scented candle brings together warm, spicy, and citrus notes for a truly unique holiday combination, and the recyclable glass candle jar makes it a great gift idea as well. All Mrs. Meyer’s candles are made from vegetable wax, soy wax, and other thoughtfully chosen ingredients. The lead-free cotton candle wick has a 35 hour burn time and provides fragrance while you clean or relax at home. http://www.mrsmeyers.ca

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SOLSTIC ENERGY A healthy alternative to popular energy drinks on the market. It is low-calorie, sugar-free, and packed with natural ingredients such as guarana, grapeskin, decaffeinated green tea extract, ginseng, and B vitamins. These ingredients provide stimulatory effects to help reduce fatigue, improve mental alertness, and provide an energy boost. http://www.naturessunshine.ca

PAPERLESS TOWELS & GIFT TAGS Made to replace paper towels, friendlier paperless towels are absorbent, machine
washable and compostable! They are soft enough to bath babies and strong enough to wipe muddy pet paws! They make a great gift for teachers, Secret Santas, new moms and more. Finish your gift with a friendly gift tag made from Canadian seed paper that can be planted indoors over the winter! – http://www.friendlierfootprint.ca

ALL NATURAL BATH & BODY SET This luxurious waterless and low waste bath and body gift set is the perfect gift for your mom or anyone looking for a sustainable self-care experience. The clean and concentrated natural Body Balm sticks help you, ‘Stick it to dry skin’ and are great for moisturizing on the go. Melt away stress in a bath with a perfectly moisturizing, dye-free bath bomb that smells amazing, won’t irritate your skin, or stain you or your tub. A nourishing lip balm finishes off this sustainable and mindful gift set. http://www.duckish.ca

HANDCRAFTED GIFT SET This thoughtfully curated gift box includes a wonderful spa escape with two bars of handmade soap in the aromas of Eucalyptus Spearmint and Luscious Lavender. Handcrafted items include a container of lemongrass-scented lotion and a lavender Bath bomb. This box is accented with handcrafted green vines. A wonderful and elegant spa gift package suitable for any occasion, created for individuals who are health conscious and
enjoy beautiful things. http://www.corksandbubbles.ca

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COTTON DRY BABY WIPES These dry baby wipes are perfect for baby’s (or your) sensitive skin. Simply wet with water or with your own solution, these durable wipes are made from 100% cotton and are fully biodegradable.

RAGLAN BAMBOO LONG SLEEVE SLEEP SUIT Nest Designs’ new long sleeve children’s sleepsuits may be the best choice for your child’s swaddle transition, as they’re made with breathable, eco-friendly materials including a unique bamboo blend with wool and Sorona® filling. They’re incredibly soft to touch, and they’re intended to be durable for children on the move!

BAMBOO SWADDLE SLEEP BAG A wearable blanket with easy-to-remove swaddle wings. The lightweight sleep bag is made with stretchy bamboo blended muslin, making it a great option for all seasons of wear, and it can be worn three
different ways!

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ACTIVATED CHARCOAL BATH BAR Experience a luxurious cleanse with Yardley’s Activated Charcoal bath bar made with bentonite clay. This bar will help leave your skin feeling clean, soft and moisturized while a hint of stimulating spearmint essential oil revives and energizes. – http://www.yardleylondon.com

GENTLE CHARCOAL ULTRA SOFT TOOTHBRUSH Designed with charcoal-infused bristles, this ultra soft toothbrush
helps gently remove surface stains for a clean that’s effective yet gentle on gums. Best of all, the handle is made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastic, and is recyclable through the TerraCycle collection program.

COCONUT LAVENDER ANTIPERSPIRANT This antiperspirant contains a wetness protection ingredient made from recycled aluminium (which was originally derived from natural mineral bauxite ore). The product also contains anti-microbial olive leaf extract, 100% natural fragrance and is free of artificial preservatives and animal ingredients.

LUMINOUS WHITE TOOTHPASTE Tom’s NEW! Luminous White® toothpaste with activated charcoal uses a natural whitening technology to remove surface stains that is also safe on enamel, fights cavities and is safe for everyday use. It’s made with biodegradable or mineral derived ingredients, plus water and contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.


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