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.