Sometimes you just need the guesswork taken out of gifting. The holidays are an ideal time to share gifts with your family and friends that help them create a healthier home, practice self care or meet themselves in the kitchen with more joy and inspiration than before. It's also a great opportunity to support products from diverse makers and brands that are highly intentional about the health and sustainability of their products.
Shop our mini guides below to find Sway-approved cookware that's both beautiful and non-toxic, natural plant food for the green thumbs in your life, home health tech and a whole lot more!
For the self care savant
Prima: Chill Out Chews: CBD chews designed for relaxing. Prima is a Certified B Corp and has a transparent "clean commitment" for their formulations.
Nopalera: Cactus Flower Exfoliant: Inspired by the beauty of Mexico, Nopalera was founded by Sandra Velsaquez and is committed to using safe, natural ingredients.
Mount Lai: Jade Massaging Gua Sha Comb: A hand carved comb for scalp massage. Mount Lai was inspired by founder Stephanie Zheng's grandmother, who has been jade rolling and practicing gua sha for over fifty years.
Me-est Me Journal: "This journal feels like I'm being cradled in therapy." We'll take 20, thx. Female founded & LGBTQ+ owned.
For the homebody
Flourish: Organic Plant Food: This dropper of organic fertilizer is just what the plant doc ordered. Founded by two "plant ladies" who met on the high school science fair circuit.
Coyuchi: Organic Relaxed Sateen Eye Mask: Coyuchi is a Sway-favorite brand, and this eye mask is no exception to their stringent standards for production. It's made from GOTS-certified cotton and has earned MADE SAFE certification.
Awair: Element Indoor Air Monitor: In addition to other environmental factors, this device monitors volatile organic compound (VOC) levels in indoor spaces, so your gift recipient can take immediate steps to address it (like throwing open the windows or running an air purifier).
Yowie for Nordstrom: 32 oz. Bottle: Philly-fave shop, YOWIE, has eye-pleasing goods at Nordstrom for the holidays. This bottle is BPA-free and made from 50% recycled plastic.
For the magician in the kitchen
Our Place: Oven Pan: Our Place makes PFAS (per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances)-free pans, as verified by the Green Science Policy Institute. Bonus points for beauty!
The Complete Chinese Takeout Cookbook: One of the Washington Post's 10 favorite cookbooks of the year. Author Kwoklyn Wan based it on his experiences working for his father's UK restaurant.
Yiayia Next Door: Do yourself a favor and read the heartwarming story behind this cookbook. Perfect for sharing with soul friends during the holidays.
Caraway: Mini Fry Pan: Tiny pans come in HANDY. This one is also verified to be PFAS-free by the Green Science Policy Institute.