Greetings, readers! As we venture into the month of November, many of you early bird holiday shoppers are already preparing your holiday gift list, maybe even checking it twice. With the festivities of Halloween coming to a creepy, crawly end and Thanksgiving just around the corner, getting a head start on all your holiday purchases is the best gift you can give yourself this year. If you’d rather be gobbled up by the abominable snowman than experience the terror of last-minute holiday shopping, you’re not the only one. What’s more, there’s probably a few people on your list that are particularly more difficult to shop for, due to their love for all things eco-friendly. Protecting the world and its limited resources is an important and applaudable cause, but more often than not, finding the right gifts for environmentally-aware pals and relatives can prove quite challenging.


     The holidays are a time for friends and family to come together, feast until buttons come loose, delight in shared moments of laughter, and embrace the spirit of giving. Oftentimes, giving is more rewarding than receiving. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Boxing Day, the joy and merriment that comes with shopping for loved ones should never be overshadowed by feelings of stress or anxiety. If you are already finding yourself overwhelmed, we just might be the Christmas miracle you were hoping for. In this article, we’ll go over 5 sustainable, environmentally-friendly products and gift ideas that are arguably greener than the Grinch himself.


Welcome to Colorful Colorado - Land of Sustainability


     One of the many perks of modern day shopping is that there are countless online stores to discover and explore from the comfort of your own home. We now live in a world where you can shop in your Frosty the Snowman pajamas and not feel judged about your questionable life decisions. We finally made it, people! If you’re like us and love supporting local, small businesses, online shopping is oftentimes the best way to find reputable companies that you will grow to know and trust. Thankfully, there is never a shortage of hardworking, passionate individuals who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that you have options for eco-friendly, sustainable products. In fact, there are plenty of environmentally-friendly companies here in Colorful Colorado that deliver amazing products without sacrificing quality.


1 - Pact Organic Clothing

     Our friends at Pact, Earth's Favorite™ Clothing, design and manufacture non-GMO organic cotton apparel for women, men, and children. Pact is based out of Boulder, Colorado, but their soft everyday apparel is made in Fair Trade™ Certified factories that strengthen communities, provide safe conditions for workers, and protect our precious planet. Not only is their clothing ethically made, but it is offered in a variety of fashionable, trendy styles that are certain to appeal to that special, eco-conscious fashionista in your friend group. Sustainability doesn’t have to be ugly! If you’re looking to impress this holiday season, be sure to check out their Channel the Flannel collection. Seriously, who would ever complain about owning too many flannels when flannel is life?


2 - Dante Perozzi Jewelry

     Dante Perozzi Jewelry, in Denver, Colorado, is your one-stop shop for that lovely lady in your life. Having studied, created and exhibited sculpture in Los Angeles, artist Dante Perozzi crafts handmade, wearable sculptures that uplift the wearer. Apart from the jewelry being exquisitely produced, Dante Perozzi Jewelry Studio, along with DPJ partner studios, commit to eco-friendly consciousness and practices. Metal scraps are repurposed and they put forth their best efforts to use recyclable paper products for packaging. When elegance meets environmental, it is truly a sight to behold! Look no further for that posh present for your precious person - A beautifully handcrafted set of Athena Hoop earrings from Dante Perozzi will allow your loved one to enjoy the finer things in life, but not at the expense of the environment.


3 - Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skincare

     Are you ready to get the skinny on skin care? Good! Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skincare is a locally owned and operated business with a shop in Longmont, Colorado. Their skincare line is made using herbs grown from their very own Colorado Aromatics farm. C’mon now, it doesn’t get more environmentally friendly than that! Founder Dr. Cindy Jones applied her expertise as a biochemist and herbalist to formulate sustainable skin care products that will make your friend’s and family member’s skin glow more radiant than a Colorado sunset. For your dapper gentleman, their Men’s Shave and Soothe Gift Set is an affordable and thoughtful purchase that includes shaving soap, coolness aftershave lotion, and knuckle balm.


     These eco-friendly and resource-efficient gift options are fantastic, but before you rush to grab your wrapping paper, scissors, and tape, let’s sniff out and uncover some other hidden gems for your holiday gift-giving endeavors. Our Luxe Intuition luxury wood wick candles and wax melts are the perfect gifts and just what you need to sleigh the season.


4 - Luxe Intuition Candles - Coastal Allure


     At Luxe Intuition, we offer an enchanting selection of ethically made artisan wood wick candles and natural wax melts. Our candles and wax melts are not only sustainable and environmentally friendly, but are handcrafted using the most luxurious ingredients. When it comes to choosing a gift that will ignite feelings of gratitude, candles are the way to go. We’d even wager that you’ll have more of a chance of spotting Santa Clause than coming across someone who doesn’t like candles. Now that we’ve covered how LIT candles are (yeah, we went there), we’ll introduce you to a couple of our in-shop favorites.


     Snowy days and winter wonderland displays are not for everyone. Others may not share in your excitement as the first snowflake of the year gently drifts from the opalescent sky. It never fails that, at the initial indication of frigid weather, several of your family members rush to book their yearly getaway to Hawaii. They long for nothing more than to dig their feet in the sand, sip on Mai Tais served with cute, little umbrellas, and breathe in the salty ocean air. Our Coastal Allure candle, with fragrance blends of lime, lotus coconut, and guaiac wood, is an aromatic recreation of an idle day at the beach. By gifting this island-inspired candle, your cherished relatives can escape to their tropical paradise right from their living room. Christmas in Hawaii never came so cheap!


5 - Luxe Intuition Candles - Moonlit Zen


     We all have that one friend who does it all: on top of working a nine to five job, they somehow manage to parent, coach the gymnastics team, and run a crochet club. From outward appearances, they may seem to have everything under control, but we can agree that everyone has a breaking point. Our Moonlit Zen candle will help your frantic friend transcend from chaos to a state of calm and relaxation. After a long, grueling day, they’ll be eager to retreat to their room, open a book, and indulge in the calming aromas of orange, magnolia, and anise. With hints of lemon, pine needle, and fir balsam, Moonlit Zen is also great for meditation, manifestation, and mindfulness. This holiday season, you can empower others by giving a gift that encourages them to slow down and be present in the moment.


Coconut-Apricot Wax - The Gift That Keeps Giving


     Here at Luxe Intuition, our candles and wax melts are created using coconut-apricot wax, a safer alternative to the mass-produced soy wax and toxic paraffin wax found in candles at most popular store chains. Coconut-apricot wax is not only organic, sustainable, and harmless to the environment, but it’s application allows for a longer, fresher burn for your candle. This high-grade luxury wax burns 80% cleaner than soy wax and is toxin-free. If this is your first time learning about coconut-apricot wax, we are genuinely happy for this opportunity

to inform you of all it’s wonderful, eco-friendly qualities and benefits. In knowing that there are health-conscious candle options available, you can now have peace of mind that your beloved clique and kinfolk will not be breathing in nasty chemicals that are detrimental to their respiratory health. Just remember, paraffin and soy wax: naughty - Coconut-apricot wax: nice.


An eco-FRIENDLY Farewell


     So, you’re finishing up your cup of peppermint hot chocolate and this article is drawing to a bittersweet end. Our wish is that you feel enlightened and less panicked about having to shop for environmentally-friendly presents. This holiday season, we don’t want you spending any time stressing when you can be focusing on what’s really important: togetherness, celebration, and love. We have provided you with 5 gift ideas that are guaranteed to pleasantly surprise your environmentalist friends and family members. At Luxe Intuition, we truly care about others, the environment, and you! Our coconut-apricot wax candles and all-natural wax melts are meaningful gifts for any occasion and our informative blogs are an easily accessible way to discover sustainable, healthy products. For now, we bid thee an eco-FRIENDLY farewell. Just as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer found his way through that foggy Christmas Eve, we hope you’ll find your way back to our website more than once!

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