CompletEats x 2019 GIFT GUIDE
The holiday season is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about holiday gifts for your friends and family. But what do you get the person who has everything? We’ve compiled some of our favorite things in our holiday gift guide to inspire your giving spirit this season. Whether your friends and family are into skin-care, hair, make-up, travel, or food, we’ve got a little something for everyone on your list.
If you know someone who has a sweet tooth but prefers to steer clear of artificial sweeteners, a bottle of Just Date Syrup will be a welcome surprise. Perfect to use in for overnight oats or your next batch of zucchini bread, Just Date Syrup might just become a pantry staple for the vegan foodie of your friend group.
Created by modern women for modern women, Goldmine Adaptogen Powder will help your body resist the negative effects of everyday stress with natural herbs. Add to a cup of hot water, your favorite smoothie recipe or your morning cup of tea for an instant boost.
This is the gift for the person in your life that loves to get first pick at the local farmers market on an early Saturday morning. Stylish, lightweight and can carry up to 40 lbs, is it zero-waste at its most chic.
4. Stasher Bag
Speaking of zero waste, Stasher Bags are an excellent gift for anyone just starting out on their zero-waste journey. These plastic-free storage bags are reusable, freezable, and dishwasher safe.
We all are pretty used to sweet treats during the holiday season but CompletEats has the limited-edition Peppermint Cacao Chip Holiday cookie for your gluten-free vegan friends. Not only is it a great stocking stuffer, but it is also a great option to bring for your coworkers in the office.
I’ve been a huge fan of Klean Kanteen since I bought my first insulated water bottle in 2014. Not only do they come in a multitude of colors, but they also keep cold drinks at a stable temperature for 24 hours. I’ve tried out many of their products, but their classic water bottle would make any outdoors person on your list smile.
There is always one person in a group that prefers to use straws to drink their beverages and that person needs stainless steel straws on their person. Keep some in the office, some in a backpack, some in a purse and some in the utensil drawer at home. Reusable stainless steel straws are the best investment to reduce plastic use on a daily basis.
8. Keep Cups
I’m a big coffee and tea drinker in the morning on my way to work and one of the best presents I’ve ever received was a Keep Cup. I’ve had my own 12 oz. Keep Cup for almost three years—a huge testament to its durability. With a variety of different colors and sizes, you’ll have plenty of options for your coffee and tea aficionado.
For the traveler with wanderlust, a reusable travel kit is an excellent stocking stuffer. Buying tiny versions of essential toiletries is no longer required thanks to TSA approved leak proof silicone tubes. Your travel friend will thank you for one less thing to worry about before their next big trip.
10. Kitsch Hair Ties
No snagging on hair, no painful dents on your wrists and holds a perfect ponytail? Sold! They are one of the best things to buy for under $10 on Amazon. These Kitsch hair ties are an everyday essential. Any person with long hair can appreciate the thoughtfulness of having a hair tie at all times.
With five-star ratings across the board, these will be a sure knockout as a stocking stuffer. These reusable cotton rounds boast soft texture made from bamboo fibers with a use equivalent to 2,000 cotton rounds! If you are afraid of washing them and losing them to the washing machine, not to worry—they come with a laundry bag to calm your fears.
This is an excellent gift for the person in their life that loves taking care of their hair. Instead of using heavy towels to wrap their delicate locks post-shower, microfiber hair wraps dry hair, without creating excess frizz, especially for those with curly hair.
Besame Cosmetics is taking a retro spin on zero-waste makeup with its Black Cake Mascara. Instead of mascara in a plastic tube, Besame goes back to basics with a 1920s inspired tin container and brush applicator. Don’t forget to reuse the adorable tin for some makeup blotting sheets later on.
By: Jazmine Velasquez