The Thoughtful Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

Have you started your holiday shopping? 

If you want to avoid crowds or hours of searching for the perfect gift online, then it’s time to take a peek at our gift guide for 2020! You’ll find something for everyone on your list from unique brands that you likely won’t find at the mall.

Shop by category for loved ones based on interest: 

Every company on this list has been hand selected by KOR Shots for a variety of reasons — whether it’s their sustainable business practices, one-of-a-kind products, social enterprise work, or eco-conscious items — so we know you’ll find the perfect present in our gift guide. 

Best of all, you can know your hard-earned cash isn’t just going to a big-box store. Plus, our comprehensive guide makes it easy to shop for everyone at once — just click the links below to start ordering.

Happy shopping! 

The Eco-Conscious Shopper

Eco Brush & Floss Set, $24.99 

Net Zero Co.

toothbrush set

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With this eco-friendly oral care kit, you give the gift of fresh breath and reduce environmental waste. Given that 1 billion toothbrushes are thrown away every year in the U.S., you can feel good gifting this set knowing each piece is crafted with biodegradable materials. Plus, you can share this DIY toothpaste recipe that uses activated charcoal when you give this bamboo toothbrush set.

Why We Love It: One reviewer said this set has you covered for an entire year’s worth of flossing and brushing! Cheers to that. 

Block Printed Recycled Bag, $25 

Field Study Clothing 

cloth field bag with circle prints

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Check out Field Study’s recycled canvas bags, perfect for groceries, books, kids’ toys, or anything that needs totin'. This gift is perfect for the shopper who always loves to have reusable bags on shopping trips! Best of all, it’s washable. The bag’s fabric is hand block-printed with designs handmade by the owner of this Oklahoma City-based slow fashion shop. 

Why We Love It: This one-woman shop creates a slow-fashion option, which means all items are made locally, mindfully, and sustainably. She repurposes and uses found fabric whenever possible.

Beeswax Wrap, $19

Bee Lovely 

bees wax

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Some people will always pack their lunches. And for those people this holiday season, you can give them the gift of these beautiful — and reusable — beeswax wraps. They can wrap up their favorite snacks, sandwiches, and leftovers with these lovely wraps made with beeswax, pine rosin, organic jojoba oil, and organic cotton cloth.

Why We Love It: This zero-waste idea makes it easy to get rid of single-use plastic wrap!

Reusable Glass Coffee Cup, $21.95

Earth Easy

 glass coffee cup

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Give the caffeine lover in your life their daily pick-me-up in this 12-ounce reusable glass coffee with a colorful built-in thermal silicone sleeve. These non-porous borosilicate glasses are dishwasher and microwave safe. Choose from 10 different color options and know your gift recipient is covered by a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, too! 

Why We Love It: No need to use throwaway coffee cups. Opt for this eco-friendly option instead! 

For The Foodie

Kombucha Starter Brewing Kit, $34.99 

Joshua Tree Kombucha  

joshua tree kombucha kit

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This starter brewing kit is ideal for the person in your life who is always making their own creative kitchen creations. In this kit, your favorite foodie will find everything they need to start brewing their own kombucha right at home, including the SCOBY! Beginners will find easy step-by-step instructions on how to get started.

Why We Love It: Kombucha is a great source of probiotics which can improve gut health! 

KOR Shots Gift Card, $22.50+

kor shots gift card

KOR Shots

A KOR Shots gift card is perfect for the health-conscious foodie you know to give our shots a try. Our organic shots contain unique, healthy ingredients like acerola cherries, Cordyceps mushrooms, baobab powder, ginger, and more. If your gift recipient falls in love with our shots, you can gift them with a membership for their birthday or next major holiday! 

Why We Love It: We love making our cold-pressed, organic shots with unique ingredients. Not only do our shots contain healthy ingredients that are good for your health, but they’re tasty, too! 

Foodie Dice Seasonal Dinners Pouch, $24 

Two Tumbleweeds

dice in a white bag

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What’s for dinner? With these dice, there’s no more trying to figure out what to whip up for mealtime. These dice make for an excellent standalone gift or a stocking stuffer. Based on the 200+ reviews, it’s a safe bet these are a winner for the foodie in your life.

Why We Love It: Two sisters on Etsy created these Foodie Dice & Mixology Dice to keep mealtime interesting by creatively solving the “what’s for dinner?” question that all households face daily!

Snack Gift Box, $30.95 

Women’s Bean Project

snack mixes on a wooden background

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This box is perfect for snackers who are always on the go but want that extra bit of nourishment. Packed with six delicious snack options — including some sweets — all items are made with clean ingredients. Best of all, this snack box is made of 100% post-consumer recycled material and shipped with nearly zero plastic. 

Why We Love It: This non-profit organization is a social enterprise focused on helping women find employment and change their lives. Trudy makes these boxes. Read her story here. 


Mediterranean Medley Gift Set, $22

Servv International

oil and spice set

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Offer a little taste of the Mediterranean with this beautiful oil and spice set. Bread lovers will rejoice when they open this gift. Inside the handmade jute pouch from Bangladesh are a bottle of organic olive oil and a jar of za'atar spice mix from Israel. 

Why We Love It: Each item in this gift set provides employment, a fair wage, and social benefits to disadvantaged artisans and farmers globally. 

For The Beauty Queen

Lip Balm 4-Pack, $16

Pretty Frank.

set of four lipbalm on white background

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Pucker up! This 4-pack of lip balms will keep lips supple throughout the winter months. These four lip balms are all handcrafted in Austin, Texas, and include coconut lime, unscented, orange creamsicle, and vanilla peppermint. We bet the lip balm lover in your life will want to keep all four on hand at all times.

Why We Love It: Pretty Frank. uses eco-friendly packaging as often as possible. That includes these lip balms which are packaged in plastic that is BPA-free and recyclable.


Nourish Body Lotion, $54.99 

Plant People

nourish body lotion

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Give the gift of hydration and softness this season. If you know someone who always keeps lotion nearby, this whipped lotion in a pump bottle is the best gift for them. With 10+ potent botanicals — including 300 mg of hemp cannabinoids — and 1% Hyaluronic acid, this vegan and non-GMO lotion soothes dry skin and stimulates collagen production, too. 

Why We Love It: This CBD lotion is organic, vegan, non-GMO, paraben, and sulfate-free. Plus, with every product sold, Plant People plant a tree in partnership with American Forests, a non-profit. 


Bath Bomb Flight, $52

The Little Market

set of four bath bombs

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For the days that require a good long soak in the tub, this bath bomb flight will be waiting. These bath bombs are handcrafted by artisans at Musee Bath in Mississippi. Choose from 3 different flights with each one including four bath bombs with scents like lavender, rose, chamomile, and lemon balm. Each flight comes packaged in a handmade recycled materials gift box created by artisans in India.

Why We Love It: No two pieces are the same as every item is handmade. This means you’re giving a truly unique gift!


For The Nature Lover

Plant Lady T-Shirt, $23.95

Nine to None

green t-shirt with text plant lady on white background

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Help your favorite green thumb showcase their love of plants with this adorable cotton t-shirt. They’ll love adding this to their wardrobe, especially since it’s perfect with shorts or a pair of jeans to head straight out to work in the garden.

Why We Love It: With over 18,000 sales, this Etsy seller based in Chattanooga, Tennessee crafts super-soft t-shirts with fun sayings for everyone from lawyers to dog moms and everyone in-between.


Bliss Garden, $27 

Lula’s Garden

succulent pot

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Succulents make for the best desktop decor. This one has a polished look that makes any desktop look sophisticated whether it’s a standalone or grouped with other office plants. Plus, it comes in a self-sustaining gift box that makes this gift simple to just open and enjoy immediately. 

Why We Love It: Each garden on the Lula’s Garden website is hand-planted in Los Angeles using locally-grown succulents. The company also supports organizations dedicated to improving communities around the world by providing access to safe drinking water.

 

Pressed Flower Nightlight, $25

Wildflower and Fern Co.

night light with flowers

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Nature lovers will adore bringing the beauty of pressed flowers into their home. Each night light is created with 100% real pressed botanicals and showcases “living art” with a beautiful, natural glow. 

Why We Love It: Because every night light is crafted with real flowers, each one is unique in style, texture, and color, showcasing the intricate details only nature can provide. 


Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit, $28.97

MyOrganicals

herb kit

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This gift is really a great fit for anyone who loves nature or cooking — or both! Bring the taste of the outdoors inside with this herb growing kit that features 4 types of culinary herb seeds. Give the gift of organic thyme, basil, parsley, and cilantro that are simple to maintain no matter the size of living space. Just add water!

Why We Love It: MyOrganicals is a veteran and family-owned small business focused on creating safe, sustainable products. Plants are also certified organic by NOFA NY, Certified Organic LLC.


For The Animal Lover

Be Kind to Animals T-shirt, $16.95 

Murphy Clothing Co Shop  


be kind to animals t-shirt

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The animal lover in your life will appreciate this bold t-shirt statement. Best of all, it’s unisex and has six different color options, too. Nothing like a comfy tee to lounge about in while cuddling all the animals! 

Why We Love It: We’re big animal lovers around here, so anything that supports our animal friends, we adore. 

Cat Lover Planter, $14.95 

Meow 3D Store 

cat planters with succulents

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Cat ladies will go wild over this adorable planter that’s been featured on sites like Buzzfeed, shut up and take my money, and Etsy. Created from biodegradable plastic, each cat takes between 5 to 7 hours to make, ensuring a high-quality, purrfect gift for your favorite cat lover.

Why We Love It: Each cat planter is made to order and hand painted. You can pick your own succulent type to plant in this adorable planter. Not a green thumb? Use it to hold pens or other small office supplies! 


Pet Portrait Necklace, $19.99 

MignonandMignon 

pet portrait necklace

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Pet parents consider their pets family. Whether their favorite fur baby is still with them or has crossed the rainbow bridge, this necklace allows them to keep their pet close to their heart. Style options include gold, silver, and rose gold to suit all tastes.

Why We Love It: These are the perfect sentimental gifts handcrafted in Los Angeles, California. We love how the artisans exact the likeness and capture the personality of each pet based on a single photo!


Vegan Box of Treats, $19.99 

Pure Earth Pets 

vegan dog treats

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Keep Fido and his favorite owner busy playing and enjoying treat time with this box stocked with vegan dog goodies. Pooch owners and pups alike will be delighted by the healthy options, including carrot medallions, sweet potato treats, peanut butter petal pops, and a bouncy dog ball. 

Why We Love It: Around here, we appreciate vegan ingredients and love that this company found a way to incorporate such healthy ingredients in a gift box for fur babies.


For The Kiddos

Under the Sea Puppet Bag,$30

Global Goods Partners 


felt wool bag with sea creatures

Photo Courtesy of Global Goods Partners 


This felted wool bag comes with three adorable finger puppets —  the octopus, clownfish and shark — to keep little ones entertained any time of day. This beautiful zippered bag is guaranteed to become any toddler parent’s favorite item to take on-the-go. 

Why We Love It: Each bag is dyed, cut, and stitched in Nepal and lovingly handcrafted with care. Plus, we love that Global Goods Partners (GGP) is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women as a non-profit social enterprise.


Fire Plane, $14.99

Green Toys 

fire plane

Photo Courtesy of Green Toys 


Let little ones take the pilot’s seat with this sweet little bathroom toy. This 100% recycled plastic toy fire plane makes bath time that much more fun for tykes. It’s also easy to clean and dishwasher safe, making it simple to keep clean for tons of bathtime fun.

Why We Love It: We adore this product in particular because a portion of the product’s proceeds supports fire relief in the company’s home state of California.


Weather Watch, $54.99 

Tender Leaf Toys 

wooden weather board toy for kids

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This toy turns fun into a learning experience, too. Help little ones learn about rainfall, wind speed, temperature, and seasons with this classic wooden weather board. Parents can let their littles be weather reporters for the day with the board’s daily “what is the weather like today?” This unique board also includes a 4-season board insert to teach children of all ages how the various seasons can have typical weather patterns.

Why We Love It: Tender Leaf Toys are all brought to life by a designer before being created into handmade toys with raw wood. Each piece is hand-painted, assembled, and checked. Plus, for every reclaimed tree used, a new one is planted by the company.

For The Wee Ones

Book & Mini Wooly Gift Set, $60

Blabla

doll and book gift set on white background

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This set comes with a high-quality hand-picked cotton doll and matching book. Add reading to your baby’s nighttime routine as a bonding opportunity. This duo also comes in a reusable cloth Blabla bag to keep the book and doll in for safekeeping or for repurposing! 

Why We Love It: Each doll created by Blabla is hand-knitted by an artisan with 100% natural fibers. Plus, the company has worked with the same artisans for the last 15 years to provide fair trade wages.

 

Sophie the Giraffe, $25  

SOPHIE LA GIRAFFE

Sophie la giraffe gift box

Photo Courtesy of Sophie La Giraffe

 

Have a teether on your hands? This flexible teether will soothe baby’s gums while also providing a sensory delight with its squeaker. It’s also easy to grip, making it easy for your little one to hang onto while gnawing away. 

Why We Love It: Because it’s going into baby’s mouth, it’s made with food paint and 100% rubber to ensure baby’s safety. 

 

Animal Rattle, $9

TimberToys

TimberToys wooden baby rattles

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Let your wee one shake these adorable rattles to their heart’s content. Each rattle has a smooth, natural finish, ensuring it’s safe in your little one’s hands. Because of the beads and shape of the rattle, it stimulates baby’s awareness as they grasp, shake, and twist this exciting first toy.

Why We Love It: These are easy to chuck into a diaper bag because they’re so small. Plus, each beautiful rattle is made with non-toxic paint.

What are some of your favorite brands that are sustainable and dedicated to positive business practices? 


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