Nourished Journal

Conscious Gifting

Nov 09, 2023

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There seems to be a lot of talk about conscious gifting this time of year... but what exactly is conscious gifting? And why should we be thinking about it?

Caring in sharing

Conscious gifting means we stay away from impulsive purchases, shopping last minute and buying presents purely for the sake of gifting. No, on the contrary, it means we put a lot of thought into the gifts we select for our loved ones. It is all about taking the time to consider what present would fit the receiver’s values and wishes best. This way gifting is more an act of slowing down and finding enjoyment within the selection process as opposed to rushing through stores and checking gifting of our to-do list.

Hop on, we are happy to help

Conscious gifting is at its core a mindful practice and therefore asks a different way of approaching gifting season than you might be used to. Maybe you would love to put more thought into your purchases, but simply do not know how or where to begin. That's why we have created some tips that could help you along in your conscious gifting journey:

  1. Obviously start with choosing who you would like to buy presents for and make a wish list.
  2. Stop unnecessary guesswork by asking your people directly what they wish for, need, value and care about. If they don't really know what they want, consider buying a giftcard of their favourite store. Surprise, we also offer gift cards for different budgets ;)
  3. This leads me to the next point. Think about how much money you would like to spend and pick a deadline for your shopping activities. Running on a tight budget?
    We offer a carefully selected list of gift ideas under 50 or 20 euros.
  4. Once your goodies are in, you can consider eco-wrapping for a change. This means that you use old newspapers, cut up magazines or that you wrap your presents in a lovely patterned fabric or headscarf. 
  5. Now coming on to our final tip, which is probably also our favourite one: it is not so much about what you give that matters, but the intention you put behind the gift that makes all the difference! So do not forget to share your story after you have given your gift. People love to feel valued.

Taking it seriously

When it comes to purchasing gifts, most of us don’t realise that we vote with our dollar. With every purchase we make we say YES to not only the product but also to the brand's philosophy, production & manufacturing methods, labour, ingredients, marketing, EVERYTHING! So this festive season, let's all say YES to the businesses who prioritise sustainable, fair trade, toxin-free, cruelty-free, natural products.

It is our mission to create a one-stop home for conscious beauty & lifestyle brands & products. We encourage transparency & ensure you can trust we have done the hard work researching these things, so you don't have to. Nourished makes conscious shopping & gifting easy for you, and great for the planet.

Get inspired

Find yourself browsing through our extensive supply of clean beauty and lifestyle products, but are unsure of what to choose? Let us help you! We have made a sustainable shopping guide with five beautiful products that we know are loved by many of our customers. Love the guide, but find yourself looking for more personal advice? You’re always welcome! Do not hesitate to send us an email, chat or dm on instagram, we are so happy to help you in your conscious gifting journey. Let’s do it together!

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