Hey, Check This Out! December 2018

This month we’re highlighting a few suggestions to help with your holiday gift shopping list.


NOW Solutions Bamboo Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

This modern bamboo diffuser is BPA-free and utilizes high-frequency ultrasonic electrical vibrations to create an ultra-fine mist. This diffusion method doesn’t utilize heat, which maintains the essential oil’s integrity and holistic properties. It’s a great solution for homes with kids or pets—cool steam, no heat, no risk of burns, automatically shuts off. Just add a bit of water, 5 drops of your favorite essential oil, and enjoy!

P.S. This diffuser lists for $49.99 on the company’s website but it is just $39.99 at the co-op!

Jelina Chocolatier Dark & Milk Chocolate Snowmen

This box of three happy chocolate snowmen is such a sweet stocking stuffer! Crafted by renowned chocolate makers in Quebec the dark chocolate and milk chocolate snowmen are all filled with smooth caramel. A little gift that will make anyone smile.

Evolution Crystal Salt Lamps

Beautiful Himalayan salt lamps are so inviting, creating a warm ambiance to any home. These unique lamps are made from beautiful pink Himalayan salt that is mined in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. The natural color of a salt lamp creates the lovely orange pinkish glow. Proponents of these lamps believe they improve your air and mood—reducing stress and anxiety. A salt lamp may be just the perfect cozy gift for a stressed-out friend to help them relax, unwind, and get their glow on.

Find out more about Evolution Salt Company here.

Holland Homestead Goat Milk Bath Bomb

These wonderful little holiday bath bombs make great stocking stuffers! Anyone popping one of these handcrafted fizzy bombs into their hot bath this winter will be in for a relaxing and skin-nourishing treat. Made with goat’s milk from the Holland Homestead herd in Hillsborough, NH, all of the products from Rebecca Holland leave your skin naturally moisturized.

Rebecca’s products have become so popular in this region that she won the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneur of the Year award this year—recognizing the contributions that her company makes to the community along with the skills, practices, and passion that Rebecca brings to her craft.

African Market Baskets

These baskets are beautiful and smart! From holding your groceries or taking supplies to the beach to organizing your kid’s toys or using purely as décor, these make a gift anyone can use. And each purchase of a fair trade basket makes a huge impact on the lives of the weavers and their families.

The baskets are made in Bolgatanga—the largest town in the Upper East region of Ghana and very close to the edge of the Sahara Desert. Basket weaving has helped bring much-needed income to the villages surrounding Bolgatanga. The traditional skill which has been handed down from generation to generation provides employment to mostly women. An average of two baskets a week can be woven by a woman who also has household chores, firewood collection, water collection, washing, and the care of her children to tend to each day.

African Market Baskets founder and CEO, Steve Karowe works directly with the artisans and visits Africa regularly to meet with the weavers and hold town hall meetings where he solicits feedback and listens to concerns and needs. He works with each weaver’s group to ensure that products are being made to the highest quality and design standards. And, he oversees Every Basket Helps™ goodwill projects with the goal of reducing poverty in the region.

EcoJarz PopTop

Here’s a great stocking stuffer for your eco-minded friends and family. This stainless steel lid and silicone plug can turn any regular mouth canning jar into the perfect container for water, juice, smoothies, and so much more! The FDA-grade silicone plug makes a tight seal, ensuring that not a drop is lost. And I mean really seals it— throw the jar in your bag, turn the jar on its side, upside down, not a drop spills out! And while you can sip your drink straight from the hole in the lid, the coolest part of the silicone plug is the little space on the side to hold your reusable straw! It’s never been easier to reduce, reuse, and have a merry green holiday!