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2019 B Corp Gift Giving Guide

This holiday season, you may be among those who are reconsidering the purpose of the holiday season and seeking to make a change in the way you give to loved ones. At Oliver Russell, we’re rethinking the one-time use wrapping paper, the Black Friday sales, the gifts that are destined to be regifted.

Rather than giving “things,” we’ve cultivated a list of gift ideas from B Corps far and wide that focuses on what we feel the season is all about – getting together, relaxing, and indulging in life’s little pleasures.

Check out our gift ideas under these experience-driven themes.

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United By Blue

This hand-poured soy candle smells fantastic and comes in a campfire- and stovetop-safe enamel mug that can be used in the log cabin this winter and at your campsite this summer. The rim and handle are double-dipped for extra durability, making this a gift that can handle your morning coffee and your evening cocoa.  Mountain Cabin Enamel Steel Mug

Bombas Socks

With their “one purchased = one donated” model, your heart can feel as good as your feet because for every pair of socks sold, another is donated to someone in need. Bombas has socks for all ages, and their lovely holiday gift boxes come with four vibrant and festive, extra-soft pairs.

Soapbox

There is nothing more indulgent than a hot bath on a cold winters’ eve – unless it’s a hot bath with the added boom, fizz and fragrance of the delectable bath bombs from our friends at Soapbox. Why not nab a full bath bomb kit and keep one for yourself while sharing the rest with others? Your nose, skin and spirit – not to mention your giftees – will thank you!

Frank and Oak

The coldest of winter days calls for snuggling up in soft and cozy sweaters. Frank and Oak offers gorgeous clothing, made from recycled and organic materials. They also offer a monthly subscription box, which is sure to delight the sartorial-conscious in your life.

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Uncommon Goods

The Night Sky Wooden Puzzle goes great with hot cocoa, fresh caramel corn, and a glowing fireplace. This unique puzzle with unconventionally shaped pieces is sure to intrigue friends and family of all ages to huddle around the table and solve it together. Because it is made from birch wood which stands the test of time, it’s sure to become a holiday tradition of its own for years to come.

Wanderlust

From online classes like Blissology to full-day festivals and retreats across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, give the gift of adventure with a Wanderlust event.

Burton

Get together and hit the slopes with your friends and family this season wearing Burton gear. One of the B Corp community’s newest members, Burton is committed to sustainability and has awesome snowboard options for men, women and children of all skill levels. From those just learning to board or those who have been hitting the pow for years, you can get outside, romp in nature’s playground and feel good about the business behind your board!

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A to Z Wineworks

From pinot gris to bubbly, this Oregon winery has something that is sure to delight even the snobbiest wine aficionados in your life. Invite them to share memories over a glass or sneak a can of bubbles into a stocking as a special treat.

Divine Chocolate

If you’re looking for a treat that is so spectacular, it just might be the most memorable gift given this year, try Divine Chocolate. Use a Semi-Sweet Baking Bar the star ingredient for your holiday baked goodies or stow one of their Luxe Bars in a stocking as a next-level surprise that will convince even the biggest skeptics that elves are real and chocolate is magic.

Rubicon Bakers

Kick your dessert spread up a notch and share these tasty treats with your family and friends around the holiday table or gift your host/ess with a special flavor from one of the nation’s friendliest bakeries: Rubicon. Employing people who need a second chance, Rubicon makes the tastiest desserts – including cookies, muffins and cakes of all types. They even have vegan and allergen-avoidant options. Rubicon products will bring a little wow to the party, the family table, or when shared between friends.

Have a friend or parent who insists on no gifts of any kind this season? Why not give back in their honor by purchasing carbon offsets or volunteering at a local nonprofit?

Happy Holidays from all of us at Oliver Russell!