Where in The Story of Santa Claus does it say anything about consumerism? And when did GIVING become shrouded in commercials and Black Friday sales? Tell me, how did all this consumer-targeted hype infiltrate our sacred traditions?
Maybe I’ve been asleep for years–or out riding my bike, or snowboarding, or something …
At Kate’s, we’re upsetting the trend of hasty holiday spending and bringing the meaning back into gift giving. We believe that reviving mindful shopping ups the Christmas magic meter. Gifting purposeful and thoughtful items bought from companies that mimic your values just makes things nicer (and who doesn’t need a little nicety this time of year).
Our #ThinkBigBuySmall gift guide contains products you won’t find in big box chains. Rather, we sourced items from independently-owned, like-minded, regional brands. So if someone on your list savors gourmet sweets, needs sustainable footwear, or likes unique goods that give back, buy off our list instead of trolling Amazon.
Make The Chronic part of your loved one’s morning ritual. Better than the hippie highball, this coffee is sourced consciously and roasted in Idaho. Stop into Jackson Whole Grocer or Fitzgerald’s Bicycles to grab a sack. (Pairs well with Salazon Chocolates, “The best salted chocolates you can get,” claims Kate).
Part of the Jackson Hole uniform, Give’r “branded” gloves are handmade, water sealed, and ready for wear. Customize them with your giftee’s initials to make sure they’ll never get nabbed off the bar counter. And Give’r gives back! A percentage of their annual proceeds goes to 1% for the Tetons.
If you want to be like Kate (or know someone who does) stuff this hat under the tree. As a Klim ambassador, Kate receives constant compliments on her Snow Cadet hat. This Idaho company’s women’s apparel isn’t designed off the men’s chassis either. If you know a feminine lady who shreds, look not further for her outfits.
“No Snow. No Ski.” is the Soul Poles reminder. That’s why their bamboo ski poles are made from a sustainable resource and with limited emissions. We like the Protect Our Winter version, offering a double philanthropic whammy. Ten dollars from every pair of these eco-friendly, retro-inspired poles goes to POW.
No ski flask is complete if it’s not full of a local libation. Marketed as “WHISKEY THAT KNOWS WHERE IT’S FROM,” Wyoming Whiskey’s aperitifs are crafted with corn, wheat, and barley that’s grown only in Wyoming. Couple that with pure Teton water sourced from a massive, underground, limestone aquifer and you’ve got an unrivaled gift for any connoisseur.
Every year at Outdoor Retailer, the Kate’s crew stops by the teeny Po Campo booth to talk to Maria and marvel over her new patterns. Her designs make bike commuting a breeze with bags that segue from bike to shoulder with STYLE. Maybe we’ll get Kate the Pilsen Bag for her hot yoga outings. Easy enough, cause it’s available locally at Garage Grown Gear. Shhh. Don’t tell her!
Chocolate has met it’s match with Missy J’s. The PB & J Cup has no refined sugars, no caffeine, no GMO’s, and no preservatives or trans fats. Better yet, theses allergen-free desserts work for almost any diet. If you have a friend who’s sweet choices are restricted, drop a Missy J’s into their stocking.
I swear I saw Kate wear her Pakems to the office …. These packable apres ski shoes were invented by an on-the-go mom who tired of tromping around in her ski boots. They also make for great camping shoes, slippers, and dog walking footwear. Each pair of Pakems has a positive intention printed on the inside, reminding you to begin your day with an intention so that the positive energy will carry over into everything you do.
Naawk’s paraben-free skincare line is a must for any mountain or water enthusiast. Their minimalist line of products incorporates nut oils, beeswax, and vitamin E for a comfortable application and natural feel. No lathering up with chemicals here, folks! Buy this gift for the health conscious people on your list. Made in the USA.
Um, what’s garam masala? Well, if you haven’t tasted this Indian spice blend containing cinnamon and cardamon tones, then sample it by gifting your friends! Olomomo Nuts commits to developing a fair and healthy supply chain that supports both people and planet. Plus, their nuts are addicting! Get your own bag …
Oh, BTW, Kate’s bars make good stocking stuffers too!