In my world, I’m surrounded by a good number of granolas. The crunchy, green, hippie friend or family member who eschews traditional gift options, instead looking for something a little more conscious. Eco-conscious, socially conscious. You know: the good stuff that makes this world a better place.
If you’re not a “Black Friday” kind of shopper (vomit), here are a few awesome gift ideas I’ve come across for that granola person in your life (or maybe for yourself!).
Please note: I was not compensated or influenced in any way to include these items – I just really like them.
Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Hippie Friend
- Handmade textile jewelry - like this gorgeous emerald crochet necklace. Nothing says “I know you” like a handmade Etsy gift. This artist has some really beautiful crochet and fabric-based pieces that don’t swing too far off the “wear it to work” charts – a perfect balance for your eco-conscious lady friend. There are many more to choose from as well – just do a search for textile jewelry. Cost: $26.00
- Essential oil diffuser and some oils or blends. This is a great gift, really for anyone, but especially for the hippie on your list. A great diffuser from Puzhen or even a decent diffuser like those sold here or here will tell your friend you value their health and wellbeing. Throw in a few blends (like this awesome holiday blend or this cold & flu prevention blend) to make it a complete gift. Cost: $60-100 depending on the oils and diffuser you choose.
- Handmade garden markers. Staking out herbs and veggies in the garden or kitchen with these adorable little markers (made of recycled copper) makes growing your own even that much more enjoyable. There are many to choose from, but be sure to get your friend a few that you know he/she will be able to reuse often (common herbs and vegetables, or those you know he/she grows a lot of). Stay away from the obvious (tomatoes!) – they’re not necessary. Cost: $10-30 depending on the size of the set and shipping.
- Succulents. They’re hip, they’re hippie, they’re easy to make and/or buy, and, well, they’re as green as can be because they’re plants. You can browse Etsy for the dozens (maybe hundreds?) of succulent arrangements like this one, or just head to your local nursery and find an assortment. Cost: $15-50 depending on the size, complexity and shipping needs.
- Unique or interesting pint glasses. My crunchy friends (hipsters and geeks alike) tend to love craft beer. Great beer is best enjoyed from a unique or interesting pint glass. Give your friend a set of cool pint glasses (like these bicycle glasses) or beer mugs to add to the collection they’re already got, most probably lifted from the bar and sporting the logos of some of their favorite beers. Cost: $8-50 depending on the size of set and shipping.