Happy holidays, Loves! 2020/21 was a strange year, right? We've weathered another full calendar year of the trials and tribulations of running a small business in pandemic conditions. We've also been overwhelmed by your support and have lots to be grateful for. Like, really grateful. Our Green Kiss shoppers supported and bolstered us this year like no other. We saw a considerable increase in self care packages, thoughtfully curated and purchased for your friends and loved ones. (Our community Rocks!). In the spirit of self care, I've compiled a list of our most coveted best-sellers to take the guesswork out of your holiday shopping. Need a gift sooner? Send a Green Kiss Gift Card instantly by email!
Be well. Be merry. And thanks for supporting local!
Megan Johns, Founder & Owner
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For YOUSeaweed Detox Bath
While you've been busy caring for everyone around you - wearing masks, scrubbing hands, staying home - have you been taking care of yourself? My all-time favourite pick-me-up to promote self care is our Seaweed Detox Bath. I use this product when I feel a cold coming on; it's like the body version of oil of oregano; it helps to reset the body and ease cold symptoms, and it's packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals - so it works best when you get the steam going.Viva Organics Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask
While in the tub, try one of our bestselling sheet masks. A soothing addition to your bath, delivering treatments into your skin to target a variety of needs. My favourite is the Viva Organics Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask which can be bundled, or purchased individually. I love it for the way it hydrates my skin, but also because it has straps that hook onto your ears to keep it in place. It hooks on so well that I've even wrapped presents while wearing one!
Favourite Stocking Stuffers
Put your feet up, Santa! Here are our favourite goodies you won't find at the North Pole:
Green Kiss Lip Balm
We formulated this all-natural, vegan mint lip balm and we are so dang proud of it! This balm smooths over the lips, providing them with moisture and preventing cracking, dryness or flakiness. This balm can also be applied to stubborn dry spots like cracked heels or dry elbows. You'll want one in your purse, your car, at your desk ... I could go on.
These treatments are a crowd pleaser and, - (pro tip!) - individual masks fit perfectly into your Christmas cards, without needing additional postage.
Gua Sha Tool
This facial massage tool is part of an ancient Chinese practice to promote blood flow within the skin. We carry two stones; jade to promote tranquillity and good luck, and rose quartz to symbolize love and encourage positivity and light. I like to store mine in the fridge and use it as a cold compress while applying my serums. Buy it individually, or in this mini gift set - the perfect little pick me up for yourself or a friend! Not sure how to use the gua sha tool? Check out this tutorial.
These pillowy-soft facial cleansing sponges start firm and soften when wet, and are the perfect size to tuck into a stocking or two. They are antibacterial and work to draw out excess oil, bacteria and detoxify your skin.
For the Teacher in Your Life
Plume Face Mask
Teachers have been trying their best to instruct through masks for months now. (What ROCKSTARS!) Help them out by gifting these incredibly soft and comfy Plume masks designed for all-day wear.
Healthy Hands Kit
Show those hands some love with this collection of our favourite green beauty products to keep your hands healthy and nourished! Included in this gift is our gentle Green Kiss Apothecary Hand Sanitizer Spray made with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and hand-poured in Victoria, BC.
For Our Superhero Frontline Essential Workers
Kaia Naturals The Vitamin Cleanse Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths
For our essential frontline workers, give the gift of wellness. These large bamboo fibre cloths contain multivitamins and soothing plant-based oils that break down dirt and grime from your day and help prevent irritation around the mask line. I've received a lot of feedback on how nice these are to use mid-shift to remove bacteria, while providing a nourishing layer of vitamins and nutrients without drying alcohol. Shop in three quantities, 10 pack, 20 pack, and 30 pack.
Skwalwen Botanicals Kalkáy Wild Rose Yarrow Bath Salts
Gift a bath soak that renews body and spirit. This relaxing wildcrafted blend of rose and yarrow flower powder contains calming and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe sore, tired muscles, perfect for our exhausted frontline workers in need of some deep relaxation.
My Daughter Fragrances Honey Bath Soak
This was one of our best sellers last Christmas! So many of our GK mamas (and grand-mamas!) love adding this deeply hydrating honey bath soak to their bath rituals. With exfoliating properties, this soak leaves skin baby soft and silky.
Karité Shea Butter Hand Cream
This lightweight, non-greasy, hand cream was made with love by three Ghanaian sisters who were searching for a natural skin moisturizer that resembled the raw, unrefined shea butter they grew up with in West Africa.
Josh Rosebrook Herbal Infusion Oil
Dads need self-care too! My partner Hayden LOVES this multi-use infusion oil. It acts as a facial moisturizer, but is also loved for face shaving! The active anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich herbs work together to nourish and protect the skin while helping to slow signs of ageing skin. It's a real hit with the men - we even have some of our delivery guys hooked on it too!
The High-End Hippie Active Bar 3-in-1
This natural non-stripping 3-in-1 bar can be used as a shampoo, body wash and shaving bar. Great for those looking for a versatile, high-performance, all-in-one product. The invigorating aroma of peppermint and eucalyptus will leave you feeling energized and fresh from head to toe. This bar also comes in a travel size.
For the Grandparents
Indie Lee I Recover Mind + Body Gel
This natural aromatic gel provides thermogenic comfort to sore, strained and overworked muscles and joints. With its gentle warm-to-cool feeling, the Arnica, Pepper and Pachouli relieve tension and relax the body while Eucalyptus and Menthol oils revitalize worn-out joints. Great for aches and pains!
Green Kiss Limited Edition Holiday Spice Soap
This handmade, all-natural bar soap in 'Holiday Spice' is a warming blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and orange. Pair with our Urban Spa Slatted Wooden Soap Dish designed to get the most out of your soap.
For your Bestie(s)
Fitglow Beauty Lip + Lash Duo Kit
This limited-edition Good Lash Mascara and Lip Serum duo from Fitglow Beauty is formulated with powerful plant actives to heal and nourish the delicate lip area and brittle lashes. I love this multitasking mascara because it conditions lashes with Vegetable Collagen and Horsetail Plant extract, to promote lash health and encourage lash growth! This duo is the ultimate answer to clean healthy beauty.
Glow Jar Beauty Grapefruit Body Scrub
I love this fantastic female-led Victoria-based company (oh hey, Jamie)! One of her bestsellers is this sumptuous body scrub, featuring mineral-rich Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, and packed with detoxifying magnesium to support natural circulation in your skin. With its refreshing grapefruit aroma and softening vitamin E, it ensures your body is left silky smooth.
Come Clean Cosmetics Exfoliating Mitt
It's no secret this mighty little mitt is one of my favourite items in the entire store! By simply submerging your skin in water (or taking a hot steamy shower), it's revolutionary fabric blend works to slough off dead skin cells, promote collagen production and create a smooth, even skin tone. Used for centuries in European and Turkish bathhouses, this mitt visibly lifts off dead skin revealing renewed skin underneath. It's one of those products that you come back to again and again! Here's to thoughtful gifts for your pod.
For Your 'New To Natural' Friend
Give the gift of a Green Kiss Glow with these 'works-for-everyone' basics.
Glow Jar Beauty Gentle Gel Cleanser
I love how this cleanser effectively cleans the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
Glow Jar Beauty Dewy Moisture Mist
This perfect moisture-rich natural facial nourishes and supports your skin's natural moisture barrier, and helps to boost the delivery of your serums and creams.
Viva Organics Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
A natural facial serum that stimulates collagen production helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, this product is a cult favourite for youthful skin seekers and is one that can be added to any existing skincare routine.
Viva Organics Daily Glow Moisturizer
A natural vegan face cream that is fast absorbing and deeply moisturizing. The hyaluronic acid and mango butter duo found in this cream provides just the right weightless hydration.
Viva Organics Amaze Exfoliating Gel
If you know, you know! This incredibly satisfying magical exfoliating gel truly lives up to its name because, honestly, it's amazing! It treats blackheads, rosacea, acne, and blocked pores while minimizing visible age spots, scarring, and fine lines. With its unique combination of ginseng and aloe vera, the gel heals, calms, and repairs damaged skin. And you get to see dead skin cells balling up at the surface of your skin! ... if you're into that.
For Your (Totally Exhausted and Absolutely Crushing It) New Mom Friend
100 Percent Pure Organic Coffee Bean Eye Cream
This product ... is a must. An organic eye cream that is both anti-inflammatory and caffeine-rich from green tea and coffee. It de-puffs under-eye bags while increasing circulation to brighten under-eye dark circles. Pair with our Consonant Reusable Silicone Eye Mask to increase the efficacy of the product.
Kaia Naturals Overnight Dry Shampoo
What new mom has the time and/or energy to wash their hair?! This all-natural dry shampoo removes oil and uses activated charcoal to detoxify odour build-up while you snooze the night away. With no aerosol gases, synthetic fragrances, talc or sulphates it boosts volume and prolongs the time between hair colourings. Comes in Blonde or Brunette.
Fitglow Beauty Eye Brightening Kit
This 4-piece kit naturally awakens and revives tired-looking eyes with a targeted treatment routine that will combat stubborn dark circles, puffiness and under-eye dullness. The Eye C Firm and Correct+ Eyebright two-step brightening routine is loaded with Active Extracts, Caffeine, Peptides and Pomegranate, for a bright, smooth and lifted look. Enhance the look of bright eyes with the Vegan Eyeliner Pencil in Brightening Beige and the trusted Good Lash Mascara for fuller, longer and healthier lashes.
For the Tween in Your Life
100 Percent Pure Shower Gel
This hydrating body wash has a deliciously rich lather that gently cleanses, refreshes and soothes the skin. These uplifting shower gels come in nine different succulent scents to transform your shower into a tropical oasis; a healthy alternative to the many synthetic fragranced body washes out there.
100 Percent Pure Cherry Lip Balm
This yummy all-natural cherry flavoured lip balm is deeply hydrating with a blend of organic oils to soften dry lips.
Blume Hug Me Deodorant
I love this fragrance-free all-natural deodorant that effectively addresses perspiration and odour. Its gentle formula is made with baking soda, coconut oil, and probiotics, and doesn't leave marks on your clothes.
For the Teen Struggling with Acne
Blume Glowy Skin Bundle
Our prayers have been answered! Give the gift of clear skin with this glowy 3-piece skin bundle from Blume. With two of their bestselling products and a jade roller for added absorption, this set will assist in clearing and plumping unhappy lacklustre skin. Use the creamy Daydream face wash to gently cleanse skin before applying the Meltdown acne oil to any problem areas. Finish with rolling the jade roller in upward motions over the skin to promote blood flow and lymphatic drainage. I store this tool in my fridge for added 'de-puffing' benefits.
For Someone in Your Life Going Through Radiation and Chemotherapy
CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion
Last year, I saw firsthand the adverse side effects of cancer therapy treatment as my grandma and a close friend went through radiation. CV Skinlabs is backed by scientific research and a team of leading holistic chemists, dermatologists, toxicologists, and doctors. This natural skincare line is formulated to repair, hydrate, and calm. CV Skinlabs is also great for sensitive skin, medically treated skin, and skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, and inflammation. I've been selling this line for seven years and have seen amazing results.
For the Makeup Enthusiast
Fitglow Beauty Lip Colour Serum
These award-winning lip serums have serious staying power. Each shade provides the perfect brush of colour, with a non-sticky gloss finish. They're more than a lip colour, they're a transformative treatment designed to hydrate, repair and strengthen the lip moisture barrier with plant ceramides and vegetable collagen to repair cell structure, increase lip volume and fight the visible signs of ageing. Spoiler alert! - they're addictive!
100 Percent Pure Pretty Naked Eye Shadow Palette
This palette offers a luminizing powder, for use on cheeks and eyes, a pink powder blush and three eye shadows, all housed in a pretty (and functional) little package!
Eyes That TOK - Lash Enhancing Mascara
This cult classic mascara is vegan, lash growth-promoting, and semi-waterproof. Formulated to condition and strengthen lashes with Horsetail Plant and Pea Protein, lash growth is promoted and breakage is minimized. This mascara FLIES off our shelves, (thanks, Jillian Harris!). Shop individually, or in a bundle and save.
For the Globetrotter
Gift these carry-on approved goodies to your friend on the go.
Indie Lee Clarity Kit
This is the perfect trial-sized set to introduce yourself or your loved one to Indie Lee natural skincare. It features Indie Lee's top products from her Clarity line, including the Purifying Face Wash, COQ-10 Toner, and the Active Oil-Free Moisturizer. The Purifying cleanser uses java plum and orange to clear skin of excess sebum as well as gently exfoliate while fighting acne-causing bacteria. Follow that with a spritz of the COQ-10 antioxidant toner to refresh and tighten pores and top with the Active Oil-Free moisturizer to calm, hydrate and rebalance your skin. Achieve healthy glowing skin, the Indie Lee way!
CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm, Trial & Travel Size
This award-winning, all-natural balm is a true cure-all, helping to heal the most chapped and irritated skin. A favourite among celebrity makeup artists, this little powerhouse is great for eczema, scars, lips, and cuticles, on the go. I never fly without it.
The Perfect Sunscreen by Consonant Skincare, Trial & Travel Size
Headed somewhere sunny? (I hope so!) ... and by sunny, I mean ... everywhere, ski hills included. This effective, broad-spectrum, tinted, 100% natural and mineral-based SPF 30 sunscreen in a trial and travel size sneaks perfectly into your beach bag or ski jacket. Shop 15ml or 50ml. Up, up, and away!
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