In Green Living‘s Sponsored Holiday Gift Guide, we compiled some of our favorite local businesses to help you narrow your gift search this season.
Corona Quartz Rare Halloysite Included
aka Mango Quartz from Cabiche
Unique to the extensively beautiful and quartz-rich terra of Boyaca, Columbia. Everyone who is re-awakening needs one. Activates the 7 and higher chakras, and accelerates our journey to all the planets and asteroids, and helps tap into the collective truth. These crystals are excellent to meditate with if you feel a strong calling to them. Blessed be – $25 and up depending on size at www.serenity-rocks.com.
Matcha Tea Set from MatchaKari
In 2007, Dr. Andrew Weil M.D. and André Fasciola fell in love with traditional matcha on a business trip to Japan. With a shared mission to expand the reach of the product—and to speak on its undeniable health benefits—the duo founded MatchaKari, with the hope of providing an experiential alternative to coffee and sugary drinks to American consumers.
MatchaKari is rooted in the belief that good matcha should be accessible anywhere in the world—and they maintain this belief by only importing products that meet the company’s standards for color, aroma, and flavor. Dr. Weil, a co-founder of the brand, prefers to start the day with matcha because he appreciates the matcha’s: Beautiful color. Aroma. Complex rich taste.
“Also, I like the ritual of drinking matcha. It is a relaxing and meditative time for me and I know I’m getting the health benefits from it,” says Dr. Weil.
Body Beautiful Spa Membership
At Body Beautiful Spa, wellness experts work to cultivate a carefully-crafted, one-of-a-kind spa experience that ignites the senses and prioritizes wellbeing. Through the Spa Membership, guests get a choice of 5 major member services with add-ons and special enhancements selections. Purchase the Spa Membership for just $49/month at www.bodybeautifulspa.net.
Activ Intimates Playette Bodysuit
As sexy as it is comfortable, Activ Intimates Playlette bodysuit is beautifully designed and thoughtfully made to love confidently—all night long. Modeled by Emily Ortiz. Photographed by Steven Fellheimer. Shop the Activ Intimates collection at www.activintimates.com.
The Spirit of a Winner: 31-Day Guided Wellness Journal
Win in 2021! The Spirit of a Winner: 31-Day Guided Wellness Journal is a self-empowering personal goals-tracker. A free get-started session with purchase at: www.thespiritofwinner.com or call 708.720.4327 to order.
Good, Clean Fun
Sapone Brothers Handmade Soap makes its luxury artisan bars of soap, beard balms, and body butters out of all-natural and pure ingredients like organic Shea butter, coffee grounds, and 100% pure essential oils. Some ingredients are sourced locally like organic tallow, organic raw honey, and sometimes craft beer!
These chemical-free, small-batch products are great stocking stuffers, party favors, and gift basket additions. The packaging is minimal and compostable, made of recycled brown paper and natural jute twine. The soaps come in 3 main sizes, starting at $10 for a bar, with bundle options available. To order, contact @saponebros (Instagram), Sapone Brothers (Facebook), email email@example.com, or visit www.saponebrothers.com. Products are also available through collaboration with primary soap model Kelly Cleland at www.kellyacleland4.com.
Arizona’s Children Association
Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health non-profits in Arizona. Founded in Tucson in 1912, AzCA provides services in all 15 counties to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth, and families each year.
Our children and families are particularly hit hard by recent events. In times of crisis and uncertainty, like COVID-19, one unforeseen incident can leave our families’ jobless, facing eviction, without childcare, and even hungry. In these difficult times, our families are turning to us for help.
Requests for basic needs (i.e. utility bills, food, hygienic supplies, educational materials, etc.) are coming into our offices daily. Our ability to fulfill the increase in requests for aid from our families is imperative to their survival. We can’t do it alone.
In these times of darkness, we have also seen light. Stories of success remind us that if we continue to work together, we can change the path for Arizona’s most vulnerable children and families – just like JC.
Eighteen-year-old JC was homeless when he joined our program for young adults previously involved in foster care. AzCA was able to connect him with housing and a mentorship opportunity. He now has the opportunity to build his employment skills and gain volunteer experience at a neighborhood church. Through donations and emergency funding, we were able to purchase his groceries and hygiene items needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the generosity of our supporters,
JC is now secure in his housing with his basic needs met. He is working toward his goal of employment and has enrolled in a post-secondary education program for welding.
Generosity from the community ensures that we can continue to further our mission to “Protect Children, Empower Youth, and Strengthen Families.” Statewide services include: Foster Care & Adoption, Kinship Support, Behavioral Health & Trauma/Crisis Response, Family Education & Support, Young Adult Services, and Family Preservation & Reunification.
Your gift is tax-deductible and may qualify you for the AZ Charitable Tax Credit. Learn more at www.ArizonasChildren.org.