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    thrifted outfit // skirt: thredup, jacket: value village, bralette: gifted

    I have been so inspired to do better this year. Instead of shopping on Amazon and big corps, I am committed to shopping small, local, female-owned, and BIPOC-owned this holiday season. I hope you’ll join me! With the way this year has gone, it is crucial that we support them more than ever. I will also be sharing a lot of my favorite sustainable-forward brands because that is very important to me.


    mcbride sisters wine paired with homemade charcuterie

    mcbride sisters // wine

    golde // matcha + skincare

    beauty bakerie // cruelty free cosemetics

    mented // cosmetics

    grounded // plants

    brave and kind bookshop // books

    inbooze // diy cocktail/mocktail kits

    rooted in blk co. // planters

    calm and cure candles // candle

    brown and coconut // plant-based skincare

    good girl chocolate // organic chocoalate

    corky’s nuts // organic walnuts

    blk + bold coffee beans

    blk + bold // coffee

    bright lights jewelry* // inspirational bracelets

    city sweats* // infrared wellness spa

    boon boona coffee* // coffee

    the shoppe seahurst* // misc. gift shop – local to seattle

    the zen succulent // plants, ceramics, misc. gift shop – local to raleigh durham


    handpicked lemons curated holiday gift boxes

    handpicked lemons* // intentionally curated handcrafted boxes

    dear survivor // jewelry

    stasher // plastic-free ziplock bags

    final // reusable and portable straws and utensils

    discount code: SayNoToSingleUse for 10% off

    meow meow tweet // zero waste beauty + skincare

    zero waste store // home

    girlfriend collective // activewear made out of recycled water bottles

    thred up // secondhand clothing + accessories

    $20 code with the link above

    nw bulk market // online farmers market

    el cholo’s kid // handbags

    ellie’s best // nut milk bags and misc. home

    discount code: kaleintheclouds for 10% off

    w&p design // food storage

    eco collective* // zero waste home

    out of the closet* // thrift shop

    simple living shop // sustainable shop, local to redding


    cocokind skincare products

    cocokind skincare // nontoxic skincare

    cocofloss // the best floss ever

    discount code: kaleintheclouds for 20% off

    araza beauty // nontoxic makeup

    primally pure // nontoxic skincare

    eco lips // nontoxic lipcare

    frank body // body care


    pacific candle co. // hand poured soy candles

    the little reason goods // handcrafted candles and body care

    dot bee co. // beeswax candles

    shakes and speares* // handcrafted pnw inspired gifts

    glasswing* // plants and misc. home goods

    sugar pill* // apothecary and misc. home goods

    retrofit home* // home goods

    fun stuff

    crokd // diy ceramic kits

    jot // ultracoffee (similar to a coldbrew concentrate)

    discount code: kaleintheclouds15 for 15% off

    kaman things // stickers and apparel

    movement the brand // ethically made clothing and accessories

    dancing for donuts // made to order tie dye

    the opal creative // polymer clay earrings

    miss meli mac macrame earrings, made to order

    miss meli mac // macrame accessories

    dknits etc // knit, crochet, and embroider goods

    roothie // handmade scrunchies

    robinson creative house // stationery

    shinnsparkle // intentional jewelry

    moon juice // adaptogens and wellness elixirs

    copina co. // plant-based collagen

    naoki matcha // matcha

    mother whale* // polymer clay earrings

    frankie and jo’s* // ice cream

    chateau ste. michelle* // wine

    coffeeholic house* // coffee

    atulea* // matcha


    rainy day picnics* // outdoor picnic set up

    justine hays creative* // photography

    candids by cass // photography (socal based)

    graze together* // charcuterie boards

    thistle // meal delivery service


    the lonely robot paper co*

    seattle ink and paper*

    other ideas:

    acts of service: cooking a meal for or together, cleaning the house, washing their car, asking “what can i do to help?” etc.

    gift cards to your local coffeeshops and restaurants

    digital art – there are lots of artists on instagram who do commission work, IE: megan john and the happy doodles

    supporting locals at farmers markets

    print out more recent photos and write about your favorite memories together

    shopping local bookshops

    cookbooks from black chefs

    i’ll take out the trash/wash the dishes/clean the bathroom coupons

    virtual personal training/group fitness classes, IE: lexi stelzer and moses yim

    adopting/fostering a pet from an animal shelter (obviously only if you have the means to)

    donating money to an organization they are passionate about

    * indicates local to Seattle, Washington

    Hope this inspires you to think outside the box with me! If we start early this year, we won’t have to lean on Amazon and big shops for the convenience. Let’s commit to doing better together.