Sustainable Gift Guide for your favorite modern hippie

Sierra Vandervort // December 04, 2020

The holidays can wreak havoc on the environment.

Excess buying, mountainous plastic bags and cheap drugstore pedicure sets – that we promise, no one wants – seem to fall from the sky. And if you’ve ever been on wrapping paper cleanup duty – you know how hard it is to get rid of everything. 

As a modern “hippie,” both self-proclaimed and externally named, I can’t help but cringe at all the commercial waste during a season that is supposed to be about gratitude and love. Buuuut on the other hand – ya girl still loves getting presents. Who doesn’t? 

Thankfully, the modern age has paved the way for many small, sustainably minded companies to step forward and change the game. From activewear made from plastic bottles to mail-delivered all-natural cleaning products – modern technology has the potential to help us offset the damage we’ve done to Mother Earth. 

But in order to do that – we have to champion and uplift the companies that are working to make a change. We have to support small, sustainable businesses. And we have to consume much more consciously. 

So maybe you find something from this gift list you’d like for yourself or for a loved one. Maybe you don’t – that’s also ok. What matters is that you do so intentionally and from a heart-centered place. 

So – happy shopping (or not). 


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Wolven – for the yoga hippie

We’ll take a stab in the dark and guess that your sustainably-minded sweetheart is also into yoga? If so – you’ve gotta check out Wolven. They’re an Instagram favorite, sustainable activewear company that is most notable for making their clothes from recycled plastic bottles. 

Perhaps most popular are their reversible, fractal yoga tops. Their geometric design and multiple styles are also perfect for festivals. Check out their best-selling bell bottoms too. Score!

MATE the Label – for the chic hippie


Let’s face it – who hasn’t spent most of 2020 in their sweatpants? With MATE the Label, you can do it in style, and while saving the planet. MATE is dedicated to creating the most eco-conscious, luxury leisurewear possible. They use 100% organic cotton with non-toxic, low-impact dyes. Easy on your skin, and the environment. Plus their chic design style is perfect for the minimalist in your life. 

Magic of I – for the witchy hippie

Whether you are a moon lover, a planning freak, a yogi, a witch, OR a complete noob, there is now a full-to-the-brim, magical guide that you cannot live without. The Magic of I Astrological Planner is perfect for your favorite modern mystic – vegan leather, astrologically based and just down-right pretty to look at. They’re also a small, female-owned company just trying to spread a little more magic. What’s not to love? Their 2021 planner just hit the shelves and is already a hit. 

Ilia – for the beauty hippie

Since 2011, Ilia has been pushing the boundaries and the industry of clean beauty forward. Each recipe is formulated with skincare actives & botanicals to help you put your best foot forward. With their tagline “wake up skin, makeup the rest,” their skin-centric approach to beauty is at the heart of everything they do. And personally, I die over their super serum skin tint.

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Grove Collaborative – for the homemaking hippie

Grove is committed to bringing you a bright and healthy home. They specialize in natural and low-waste cleaning, home and personal care products. You can support some of the finest creators in all-natural living, and even get zero-waste refills for all your basic home cleaning needs. They even offer a free Meyer’s Cleaning Gift Set with your first order

Neurogan – for the CBD hippie


Neurogan has been my go-to for CBD products lately. My favorite is the citrus-flavored full-spectrum oil. I damn near scraped the bottle clean when I was through with it! If you’re not into oils, they also offer chewable gummies, mints, and topical CBD products as well (their face cream is a game-changer!) Take 25% off your entire order with the code NORDIC25.

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Sierra Vandervort

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