Seasons greetings! We are so excited to bring you the 2020 Think Dirty Holiday Gift Guide. Specially curated by the Think Dirty Team, so you can check everyone off your list in as little time as possible. Though the usual holiday cheer and excitement may be dampened this year, it’s a great time to show your friends and family that you’re thinking about them, and discover some new products along the way.
We love the opportunity to showcase some of our favorite products from the past year that have kept a smile on our face. We hope you can find something on this list that will bring you or a loved one joy! We have to take our joys where we can these days, and for us, one way to do that is through caring for ourselves and our bodies. Even the skincare-averse are sure to find something to love.
The Cool Yogi
For the friend who wakes up early to hit the mat (can’t relate), give the gift of clean, simple skincare. Also perfect for your hippie friend who is too cool for school.
Type:A Brands Fresh Rain + Bergamot Deodorant — The Innovator
An all-natural deodorant from a super-cool brand, that actually works. Their formula is sweat-activated and long-lasting, holding on through a hot yoga session so they won’t have to worry about re-applying.
Botanical Republic Double Cleansing Duo
Introduce the yogi in your life to the magic of double cleansing. The oil cleanser cleanses and balances, returning skin to its natural balance. It also allows the second cleanser to nourish the deeper layers of the skin, to leave complexion soft and refreshed.
Hey Honey Sweet Set
This set is perfect for becoming your best self, with minimal products. The first product in the Sweet Set is a Wild Berry & Honey Yogurt Recovery Mask, designed to revive tired skin. The second is a Watermelon Lip Balm, that hydrates and leaves a natural tinted finish that enhances your natural lip color. We love this duo for cozy at-home activities this winter!
Hey Honey Day & Night Set
For any skincare minimalist, give the gift of two simple serums that double as a makeup primer + nighttime moisturizing gel.
They do it all and then some. Give the supermom in your life more time to themselves, with gifts that make their many jobs just a little bit easier.
BLDG Active Skin Repair Active Hand & Face Antimicrobial Hydrogel
A germ-fighting, medical-grade antimicrobial in a spray formula for maximum convenience. BLDG’s formulas are safe enough to be used on your face, and they make formulas for little ones too. Say hello to your new fave sanitizer!
Branch Basics Premium Starter Kit
Revamp your home cleaning routine and eliminate all toxins with the Branch Basics Starter Kit. Their Concentrate formula does it all, and can replace all household cleaners with a DIY (but extremely effective) bottle for every room in the house.
Be Well Company Graceful Aging Face Kit
Like Be Well Company, we believe in graceful aging over anti-aging, because every age is beautiful. This Kit nourishes skin’s complexion with hydrating, protective ingredients, so the supermom in your life can glow from the inside out no matter what age.
The Skincare Addict
If you’re on our page, chances are these are products you may want to gift to yourself! These two products are packed with high-quality ingredients and nutrients, for the skincare junkies who have tried everything.
Qēt Botanicals Spot Serum for Acne & Skin Mishaps
Qēt Botanicals Hydra-Rose Eye Serum
Qēt Botanicals believes there is no space in skincare for any ingredient that’s not 100% safe and effective. The Hydra-Rose Eye Serum is formulated with botanical oils that nourish the delicate skin around the eye area. Their Spot Serum treats both outbreaks and the underlying causes to soothe irritated skin. This duo is sure to impress the skincare junkie with the highest of standards!
For the ones in your life who always push to make the world a better place, we gathered products from brands that are working hard to create waste-free solutions, or that donate a portion of their profits to good causes.
Soapbox Tea Tree Clean & Purify Shampoo
Soapbox Tea Tree Clean & Purify Conditioner
For every Soapbox product that is purchased, the company donates a bar of soap to someone in need, working with local soap makers when possible to increase sustainability. Plus, Soapbox’s formulas are simple and effective. We love both their shampoo and conditioner for those that enjoy a deep clean and an fresh scent!
Cleo+Coco Charcoal Deodorant — Sweet Surrender, Lavender Vanilla
Cleo+Coco are on a mission to reduce waste, creating a completely plastic-free deodorant packaging that can be recycled or simply biodegrade.
Mad Hippie Face Cream
Mad Hippie’s moisturizer is good for all skin types and full of antioxidants. The plastic packaging can be recycled (for free) through their partnership with Terracycle. Additionally, $1 from every web sale goes to conservation.
One Ocean Beauty Replenishing Deep Sea Moisturizer
This lightweight moisturizer is a Think Dirty Team fave, it packs a powerful punch with a blend of algae extract, collagen-stimulating proteins, and marine actives. A portion of One Ocean’s profits goes to Oceana, a global ocean conservation organization that works with governments to increase protections and change policies to protect our marine neighbors.
Always on the move from one project to the next, here are two gifts that will help the workaholic in your life stay organized and glowing.
W/O All Set
This TSA-friendly set is everything you need for a 30 day skincare routine. Perfect for traveling (for business or pleasure), and suitable for all skin types, this understated but effective set comes with a full morning and night routine.
Silk Therapeutics Eye Revive Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Tired eyes need extra TLC, especially for anyone spending the day in front of their laptop. Silk Therapeutic’s signature Activated Silk technology works with your skin’s own collagen to promote firmness, and combines with caffeine to reduce undereye circles.
The Date Night Ready
Whether dressing up for a Zoom or an in-person date, everyone deserves to feel like their best self. These 3 products help us along the way.
Rejuva Minerals Natural Eyeliner & Brow Pencil
Find your new favorite clean makeup at Rejuva Minerals. This pencil can be used to fill in brows or on your lash line to amp up any eye makeup look. It is also formulated without Mica or Titanium Dioxide!
Hey Honey Hands & Feet Set
Work can be tough on the hands and feet, and winter is no help. This Hey Honey set includes a Honey & Propolis Hand Cream, made for cracked and dry hands and elbows. The Walk the Walk Foot Cream is infused with odor-fighting essential oils that refresh your feet while moisturizing dry heels.
Abel Cyan Nori
Finally, a luxurious perfume crafted with high-end natural ingredients, free from chemical-filled fragrance ingredients and fillers. Cyan Nori is a universally loved sweet but salty musk scent.
The Small Business Supporter
2020 has taught us how important it is to shop local and support our small businesses. These are gift ideas to suit everyone, from some of our favorite small businesses.
Basd Seductive Sandalwood Body Lotion
Basd’s vegan products are inspired by strong women and made for everyone. This body lotion is a Think Dirty office favourite for its scent and moisturizing properties, and we know you’ll love it too.
Bella Vida Santa Barbara Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask
Founded in sunny California, founder and owner Erin Schmidt is dedicated to making her products as high-quality and eco-conscious as possible. The Glow Mask exfoliates, fights off acne, and hydrates. Let’s be real, we could all use a tropical vacation and this mask is like sunshine in a jar!
Province Apothecary Moisturizing Oil Cleanser + Make Up Remover
Province Apothecary Nourishing + Revitalizing Moisturizer
Toronto-based, woman-owned Province Apothecary might just become your new favorite skincare brand. Their oil cleanser will leave your skin feeling clean but never stripped. It is the perfect mix of natural ingredients with a luxurious feel. The Nourishing + Revitalizing Moisturizer blends organic oils with vitamins to feed your skin and help improve tone and texture. The two make the perfect set for anyone looking to step up their skincare routine with simple ingredients!
High-quality products for the sparkly ones who always want and deserve the best and brightest.
Codex Beauty Bia Day Cream
Codex Beauty Bia Facial Oil
Codex Beauty’s organic products are clinically-tested and made using the highest quality ingredients from sustainable sources. Their Bia Facial Oil is a light oil that seals in moisture, boosts elasticity, protects from environmental stressors. It even controls oil and refines pores! Pair it with the Bia Day Cream, and wave goodbye to winter skin. They also created their (recyclable!) unique packaging from renewable sugar cane.
All-vegan, all clean products for the animal-conscious ones in your life. You don’t need animal byproducts to make killer skincare.
My Soigne Flaxseed Gel
For all the curly-haired vegan friends, we present the My Soigne Flaxseed Gel. This gel moisturizes and provides a medium hold without leaving curls stiff or crunchy. It’s infused with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Magnesium, Copper, and Vitamin E to help with hair growth and strength.
Lo & Behold Naturals White Turmeric & Green Tea Eye Cream
This eye cream brightens, calms, and reduces eye puffiness with a handmade blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories like White Turmeric, Calendula, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera. Good for all skin types.
Coco Loco Coconut Oil Body Balm
Quality over quantity! A little goes a long way with Coco Loco’s Body Balm. Their grease-free formula retains moisture and keeps your skin smooth. Perfect for harsh winters and constant hand-washing!
Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum
Get longer, fuller lashes without a trip to the salon. Moon Boost strengthens your natural lashes with a blend of moisturizing extracts and oils. Just swipe the product on before bed and let the product work its magic overnight.
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