The annual Tending the Table Holiday Gift Guide is here! I’m excited to be sharing some of my favorite sustainable,  ethical and hand made products with you including some luxurious self-care items and a few of my go-to kitchen tools I can’t live without. I’ve also compiled a list of several non-profits who are doing really exciting and innovative work to promote sustainable and equitable food systems and lobby for better agricultural policy if you’d prefer to donate to a good cause. Happy holidays!


  1. Veja V-10 BMESH Shoes made from recycled plastic bottles, wild rubber and recycled cotton.
  2. Breville Milk Frother  to take your morning latte to the next level.
  3. Matcha Yuuwa from Stone Leaf Teahouse. Independently owned teahouse and tea importer in Middlebury, VT.
  4. Kika NY City Bag in tan. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.
  5. Totem Mug in crater white. Handmade in Berkely, CA
  6. The First Mess Cookbook by Laura Wright. My current favorite right now full of cozy plant based recipes.
  7. Stone Ring by Nicole Ringgold. Made in Winthrop, WA.
  8. Sarada Ayurvedic Remedies Tridoshic Body Oil. Candy for your skin.
  9.  Christy Dawn Marlow Jumper or anything from Christy Dawn. All of their dresses are made with reclaimed deadstock fabric that would otherwise go to waste.
  10. Lock Eat Glass Carafe. Perfect for storing homemade nut milks. Great shape, pours well and is easy to open and close.
  11. Redecker Copper Cleaning Cloth. A great substitute for disposable sponges. Long lasting and recyclable.
  12. Jem Organic Sprouted Hazelnut and Raw Cacoa Nut Butter. This stuff is crack. So freaking good.
  13. Kati Von Lehman Speckled Bowls. Handmade in Portland, OR. Also check out her hanging planters.
  14. Katherine Moes Wall Hanging. Handmade in the PNW.
  15. Weleda Everon Lip Balm. The only lip balm I’ll use.
  16. Hu Kitchen Chocolate Bars. Vegan and refined sugar free. My favorite is the Almond Butter and Puffed Quinoa.
  17. Manos Zapotecas Sky Diamonds Pillow. Fair trade home goods and bags hand woven using traditional designs and techniques in Oaxaca, Mexico. Empowering women and supporting communities through socially conscious commerce.


  1. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: Advocating for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
  2. Fibershed: Building a regional textile industry that supports soil health, clean water and social justice.
  3. Methow Conservancy: Protecting farmland and supporting Methow Valley farmers and their work.
  4. Quivira Coalition: Building a coalition of ranchers and farmers practicing regenerative techniques.
  5. Ecotrust: Reimagining a sustainable and equitable food economy.
  6. Point Blue: Using science to develop conservation solutions for working lands.
  7. Food Corps: Connecting kids to healthy food in schools across the country through hands on learning and school cafeteria reform.