The Giving Guide for 2023

December 05, 2023

The Giving Guide for 2023

With the holiday season fast approaching, there's no better way to express your love and care than through thoughtful and rejuvenating gifts that contribute to the well-being of your cherished ones. At WILLOWTREE, we've curated a selection of soul-nourishing presents that go beyond the ordinary. This holiday gifting guide is designed to bring joy, serenity, and a touch of self-care to those you hold dear.

In a world that often moves at a rapid pace, our wellness-focused gifts provide a moment of respite—a chance to indulge in the transformative power of self-love and mindfulness. Whether you're shopping for family, friends, or even yourself, our handpicked selection reflects a commitment to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit.

Here are our top ten picks for gifting during the 2023 holiday season:


1. Natural Body Care feat. Wonder Valley

In a culture brimming with hustle and bustle, there's something truly magical about the gift of indulgent self-care. Natural body care products, crafted with precision and care like those from our newest line Wonder Valley, offer a luxurious escape, transforming routine rituals into moments of serenity and bliss.

Why Wonder Valley in particular? They're potent, plant-based, and eco-consciously packaged. Besides smelling & feeling absolutely dreamy, they're our first line of body oils that's certified extra virgin olive oil-based. Just wait until your olfactory senses have the opportunity to experience their divine smells, and your eyes have the privilege of taking in their truly wonderfully designed packaging.

With testers available in-store for sampling, you may just have a hard time not picking some up for yourself too!


2. Sackcloth & Ashes Sustainably Made Blankets

Buy one of these gorgeous eco-friendly throws, and the company donates one to a homeless shelter. As if that palpable impact of philanthropy wasn't enough, their blankets really are a greener choice. Just how friendly are they for Mother Earth?

Well, Sackcloth & Ashes rescue fabric from the waste stream by gathering donated clothing and factory scraps. Those fabrics are shredded into fibers in a water and chemical-free process. Next, they're specially combined with colored fibers, voiding the need for toxic dyes. From there, it's spun into yarn and loomed into the luxuriously soft, immaculately designed blankets you can experience in our new upstairs retail space. 

There's a design everyone on your list is sure to love. And who doesn't appreciate a new throw for the couch or extra layer to add to the bedspread?!



Sling bags, fanny packs, travel bags, lunch boxes, slippers, and more, all made on recycled nylon and canvas fabrics in the cutest colors and prints, BAGGU has something functional and fun for any of your loved ones. 

Besides being devoted to sustainability in their designs, one of our favorite things about BAGGU is that they do limited runs on almost all of their designs, so you're bound to find something truly unique!


4. All Natural Candles

When the festivities end, it's still winter, and your loved ones will bask gratitude when that thoughtfully chosen, gifted candle warms their space and adds a cozy light to the darkest nights of the remaining nights of hibernation season.

We have an incredible selection of hand-poured, soy & coconut wax candles scented with essential oils from brands like Here Now, Shy Wolf, Mar Mar, Paddywax, and more that'll knock your socks off.


5. Yoga Accoutrement 

Waltz up our staircase, and step into a haven of well-being where the air is infused with the scent of tranquility and positive energy. Among those good vibes, you'll find a newly curated selection of yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, bells, and beyond.

Whether your giftee is a seasoned yogi or just beginning their movement journey, our sustainably crafted yoga prop selection is sure to enhance any breath-driven spiritual / physical practice. 


6. Wellness and Mindfulness Books + Cookbooks

Our shelves are adorned with a curated collection of health books, mindfulness guides, and cookbooks that will nourish the souls of your friends and family this giving season. 

Help them find peace in the pages of mindfulness books that guide them through the art of presence, meditation, and mental clarity. Gift a cookbook that celebrates the marriage of flavor and nutrition, ensuring that every meal is a delightful step toward a healthy body.

Whether they seek knowledge to fuel their wellness journey or inspiration to create nourishing meals, our wellness shop is a sanctuary where every book whispers the secrets to a balanced and fulfilling life. Help them discover the power of words to transform their well-being, one page at a time.


7. Intentionally Crafted, Healthy Snacks

Any foodies in your life?

They'd love a specialty chocolate bar from Golden Age Foods, Raaka, or Xocolate. Or perhaps a bag of award-winning, organic, sprouted nuts from Hummingbird. Or a selection of sauces, spreads, and seasonings like those from Kari Kari, Salish Sea Greens, and Wilderness Poets!

The possibilities are endless, and nobody does healthy specialty grocery quite like we can. Be sure to pick up all the goodies for your foodies here. *curated foods pair well with cookbooks!


8. Vessels with Personality

Drinking vessels are essential every day items that can, for many, be strictly utilitarian... but as items used daily, held tightly in hands and routinely sipped from, why not make these vessels an intimately personalized experience for your giftee?   

Mushroom-printed stainless steel water bottles, double-walled glass tumblers with built-in tea diffusers, handmade ceramic mugs, exquisite, recycled glassware, and teapot sets, we have just the thing for the tea-lover or water-guzzler on your list.


9. Berkey Water Filters

The Berkey Water Filter stands as a beacon of health, promising to elevate the quality of the most essential element of life – water. It's a gift that transcends the ordinary, offering the assurance of clean, crisp water free from impurities.

In a world where wellness is paramount, this thoughtful present not only quenches thirst but also serves as a daily reminder of your commitment to the health and happiness of those you hold dear.

An excellent offering to a young couple establishing their first homestead or anyone who is health-conscious.


10. WILLOWTREE Market Eco Tote

Made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibers, our eco-friendly "it's a vibe" totes are sure to become a staple in your gift receiver's life. 

Recommended for people who like to reduce their contributions to the landfill, WTM fanatics, and those receiving many a small giftie and need an easy way to transport them all!


No matter what and how you choose to give this holiday season, remember that the gift of your presence will always reign over physical presents! Have a happy, safe, and thriving holiday season friends.