We are delighted to present this year's Non-GMO Project gift giving guide!
This year, there's no shortage of ways to think outside the big box store — from crafty, DIY options to one-of-a-kind gifts from local vendors. And of course, there are many online options, including a wealth of BIPOC-owned companies (it's well worth the effort to seek out and support BIPOC-owned businesses).
Here are a few of our favorite items for the season.
For the non-GMO enthusiast 🦋
Is your loved one a proud supporter of the non-GMO movement? Help them show off their Butterfly love with this limited print Butterfly Biodiversity Bandana. Made from 100% certified organic cotton and eco-friendly ink.
Coffee & chocolate: Two great tastes that taste great together
Holiday gifts don't need to be glitzy — We love thoughtful gifts that brighten each and every day. Here’s an idea: Help the coffee enthusiast in your life upgrade their game with a french press! These practical, personal bean-brewers offer elegant designs and great-tasting joe.
You can bundle up by adding some Non-GMO Project Verified and Fair Trade Certified coffee beans and chocolate. Learn more about Fair Trade certification, including how we work together, here.
DIY and local are the bee's knees
Have you ever made your own beeswax candles? Beeswax naturally gives off a slightly sweet scent, equal parts delicate and comforting. Follow these online tutorials to turn Non-GMO Project Verified beeswax into unique, sustainable gifts. Or, leave it to the experts and purchase beeswax candles from local vendors in your area.
In the mood for something sweet? Try honey in its rawest form! Get Non-GMO Project Verified honeycomb for a gift to remember over the holidays.
Gifts for plant lovers (from minimalist to ambitious)
If you're already a plant lover, holidays are an excellent opportunity to share some plant joy with a friend. Create a trendy minimalist gift by sharing cuttings of plants you already have. Gift the cuttings in a simple glass container. Add extra flair with a handwritten note with plant care instructions.
Or create a world in a jar with a handmade terrarium. Gardening-under-glass provides access to a range of new plants and creative opportunities that couldn't thrive in normal indoor conditions. Plus, you and your loved one can pretend you're giants.
'Tis the season to be cozy!
Indigenous-owned company Indigo Arrows creates high-quality textiles based on timeless designs. Peruse the gift boxes or splurge on a unique family heirloom such as the Grandmother Moon Quilt.
You can search for Non-GMO Project Verified products on our website, here. Remember to support small businesses this holiday season, and check out craft fairs in your community. We wish you a very happy holiday season!