Let’s deck the halls with sustainable, #goodvibesonly gifts that bring joy to the world (and to every being on it). Nice to the animals, nice to this planet, and nice to the lucky ladies (and gents) on your gift-giving list!
To put together this guide, we started with a few must-haves:
Completely zero-waste, and always memorable, these unique, vibration-raising experiences last forever in her mind (and add no clutter to her life)!
Always fun and often illuminating, a tarot card reading is something she might not book on her own, but may love nonetheless. It’s an experience she’ll remember and she might even get some answers she’s been looking for. The gift of fun and clarity – definitely high-vibe, and positively zero-waste.
Doesn’t an uninterrupted hour of blissful relaxation sound like an amazing gift to you? Float tank devotees love the experience for slowing down mind chatter, creating calm, and boosting creativity. And if nothing else, it’s an hour of stress-free silence all to yourself – a gift we could all use more of.
Great gifts are things you might not buy for yourself, but that you’d love to receive nonetheless. An aura reading is just that – a totally nonessential yet enriching and fun experience. If you’re thinking ‘what is an aura?? - it’s the magnetic energy field that surrounds every living being. In an aura reading, the reader will look at the colors and shape of your aura to decipher your emotional state, energy blockages, and your overall state of being. You usually get a photograph of your personal aura and a write-up explaining what it all means!
Whether you’re buying for your beauty-obsessed bestie, your self-care-starved mom, or you’re just treating yo-self, you can’t go wrong with a crystal-infused, glow-enhancing, completely clean & vegan eyeshadow palette! Ok, we’re maybe a little biased, but seriously – it’s sustainably packaged instant joy.
HOW TO CHOOSE: Every palette has its own energy, look, and vibe. To make your decision easier, we’ve put together a little summary of each palette. If you still can’t decide, read our blog, ‘The Perfect Palette for Your Sun Sign’ and choose based on their zodiac sign!
Or, if they're a crystal-lover: choose based on the crystal infusions in each palette.
The holy-grail, all-in-one, ultra-pigmented palette of your dreams. It’s super versatile, breathlessly romantic, and works overtime with shades that double as highlighters, blush, and even eyeliner! No matter your skin tone, eye color, or eyeshadow skill-level, you’ll fall in love with this consciously curated selection of shades.
Crystal Infusion: Rose Quartz
Sadly, this palette is sold out at the moment, but it returns in mid-December so keep your eyes on your inbox!
This palette is for the bona fide beauty gal in your life – the one who’s not afraid of the deep, dramatic, and decadently jewel-toned. Every shade has a little (or a lot) of shimmer, sparkle, metallic, or duo-chrome glitz. No mattes, no subdued shades, just rich, ultra-vibrant drama. And for extra inspiration: share our blog on creating 3 different Crystal Grid Gemstone Palette looks with her!
Crystal Infusions: Diamond, Topaz, Amber, Sapphire, Amethyst, and Tourmaline
A versatile mix of matte, metallic, shimmer, duo-chrome, and satin shades, it's the all-in-one, wear-anywhere palette that can do naturally subtle or seriously striking. With shades that double as highlighters, blushes, and eyeliners, it’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants a year-round sun-kissed glow (even in the dead of winter).
Make it extra easy for her by sharing our 3 golden-hour looks to create with the Summer Solstice Palette! #oneanddone
Crystal Infusions: Amber, Topaz, and Ruby
The goldilocks of palettes, the Amethyst Crystal Gemstone Palette is versatility AND drama. A universally flattering palette that’s lavish and regal, and at the same time, bright and mystical. It’s daytime subtlety, and nighttime drama all wrapped into one royal-colored, cosmic collection. It’s for the gal who loves her neutrals but isn’t afraid of some inky, sultry drama. And if she loves purple, this ode-to-purple palette will stir up her soul!
Share our three Amethyst Crystal Gemstone Palette looks with her for extra inspo!
Crystal Infusion: Amethyst
These makeup bags are consistently sold-out for good reason: they’re gorgeous, vegan, and made with only eco-conscious, non-toxic materials.
We love this line of organic, crystal-infused nail and skincare products. The cuticle oil, made with only certified organic natural oils, will give your nails an instant dose of health, and it even promotes nail growth! The entire line is made with sustainable glass packaging, and one percent of their profits are donated to 1% For the Planet, a fantastic organization we also support at Āether Beauty.
You know what’s so fulfilling? Looking through your closet and knowing that not only are the contents gorgeous, they’re good to the planet and to the people who created them. Down below are a few sites we love for sustainable and vegan clothing, scarves, shoes, bags, and jewelry you can gift to your girlfriend (or yourself!)
Made of recycled plastic water bottles, old fishing nets, and colored with only OEKO-TEX certified non-toxic dyes, these leggings are a sustainable gal’s dream. And what’s better (and so important in the sweatshop-laden world of fashion), they’re made in an ethical facility where workers receive fair wages, free lunches, and health insurance. Love your leggings, and love the ladies who make them.
Made with only certified organic, super-soft cotton and non-toxic dyes, these sweaters, tanks, leggings, and tees are everything #goodvibes. And most importantly, they’re made in only fair-trade certified facilities and Pact offers ways to reuse or recycle your old clothing and other fabric items.
Probably the most well-known sustainable clothing brand, Reformation is a great (albeit slightly pricey) site for feminine, trendy-but-wearable clothes and accessories. The one caveat: they do use animal products like alpaca wool, recycled cashmere, and leather in some of their items. However, many items are made from innovative plant-based fibers like Tencel, which comes from Eucalyptus trees. What we love about them: 15% of all items are made from recycled vintage clothing, they take great care to reduce production waste, recycle clothing scraps, and offset their water usage and carbon emissions.
Made with organic, eco-conscious materials like hemp, recycled organic cotton, recycled plastic water bottles, plant waste, and sustainably sourced wild rubber, these sneakers are the real deal. And what we love the most: they are truly fair-trade – paying fair prices to producers and ensuring fair wages, ethical treatment, and benefits to workers. Not every shoe is vegan, but there are many vegan options to choose from.
Each beautifully soft, luxe scarf is signed by the woman who made it. Just type her name into the site and you can read about (and thank) the talented maker who made your beloved new item. These women live in poverty-stricken areas and often come from a very difficult past – this company offers these ladies creative work at a fair wage.
Vegan, and handcrafted locally in Los Angeles, every shoe is made-to-order from recycled textiles. Though they’re on the pricier side, they may be worth the splurge for their incredibly unique, ultra-mod designs that truly stand out.
Made from stunning raw gemstones and eco-resins, these statement rings help soothe your stress, align your energy, and energize your spirit. Each natural gemstone has slight variations so every ring is truly one-of-a-kind. Handcrafted in SoCal, each piece is infused with healing reiki energy.
These gorgeous vegan bags are manufactured in ethical facilities and made from recycled, upcycled, and vintage materials wherever possible. They’re always PVC-free and are constantly experimenting with new materials for greater sustainability. And best of all: they’re seriously stunning.
Nothing says love like handcrafted goodies that come from the heart.
Give the gift of thoughtfully chosen inspiration and entertainment. Show how well you know them and take the thought out of their drive-home playlist. It takes a bit of research and time to put together, but it’s a unique, zero-waste way to help boost their mood.
Sweet snacks that are good for everyone – the gift receiver, the animals of the planet, and you (because you’ll be snacking on the cookie dough while you make it of course)! Our favorite vegan baking go-to: Chocolate Covered Katie. Her recipes are not only vegan but also secretly healthy! All the more reason to snack while you bake ;)
Why not combine the healing powers of crystals with a zero-waste, super-aesthetic glass water bottle that helps save plastic waste from the landfill? This sustainably designed stainless steel and glass bottle encases a gorgeous, quartz or obsidian crystal that infuses your water with its healing energy. High-vibe, earth-friendly, and just plain gorgeous – check, check, check!
Though we love the feel of a hardcover book, an e-book has its zero-waste charm – no need for storage, and less weight in your bag. Audible also gives you the first book free so you can get their e-book collection started right away!
Nothing is more life-giving and sustainable than a plant. You are quite literally healing the environment by returning more oxygen into the air. And it just feels great to be surrounded by nature (even scaled-down, potted nature). Use a reusable pot to make it truly zero-waste and look for a low-maintenance plant that’ll last and last.
Happy gift-giving beauties! Hopefully this guide makes checking off your list merry and bright. Wishing you a joy-filled (almost) holiday season!
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New Moons are a time for recharging, resetting, and planning for the month ahead. It’s a time of new beginnings and direction changes. With Capricorn in charge this month, we’re inspired to #makeithappen, achieve our goals, and lay the groundwork for our future.
In our new face-half-covered life, why not kick up the shadow drama a notch, get creative and maybe a touch theatrical (even if it’s only seen by you)? Keep reading for 10 of our favorite Amethyst Crystal Gemstone Palette looks – our Amethyst-infused, deliciously regal, ode to the color purple.