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Handpicked for the Holidays: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Mom, Dad, kids, grandparents, teachers, neighbors and more! We’ve got gifts for absolutely everyone on your list. Read on for ideas and inspiration.

Kitchen

We paired up with one of our favorite home brands, west elm, to create a collection of sturdy — and pretty — cotton kitchen goods. Each piece is made in Guatemala from a unique 100% cotton-blend thread created by The New Denim Project, an operation dedicated to developing supply lines for upcycled denim. As part of our joint effort to alleviate poverty in Guatemala and around the world, $1 of the purchase price of each item benefits Whole Planet Foundation®, which funds microcredit loans in communities that supply Whole Foods Market® with products. Shop for more items from this partnership with The New Denim Project westelm.com/wholefoodsmarket.

Home

Thistle Farms Candles 
Lavender & Lemon (Gratitude), Frankincense & Ylang Ylang (Strength), Fresh Pine (Home), Geranium & Citrus (Hope)

Handmade soy wax candles made with 100% cotton wicks to burn with no residue.

Thistle Farms Room Sprays
Lavender & Lemon (Gratitude), Frankincense & Ylang Ylang (Strength), Fresh Pine (Home), Geranium & Citrus (Hope)
Home scents made with Aura Cacia essential oils make wonderful host gifts with an empowering message. Thistle Farms is a community, sanctuary and social enterprise led by women survivors 
of trafficking, addiction and prostitution. It also provides housing, recovery support and education with the message that love is the most powerful force for change. Each room spray or candle purchase directly benefits the women who made it.

Paddywax Yuletide Holiday Candles
Pomegranate Cedar, Tangerine Clove, Balsam Fir, Fir & Peppermint Leaves, Wassail or Juniper Citrus

Soy candles are hand-poured into food-safe enamelware that can be repurposed once the candle is finished burning.

Whole Foods MarketTM Mason Jar Soy Candles
Cranberry & Fig, Iced Balsam
or Sweet Peppermint

Merry holiday fragrances to scent the home in festive glass jars.

Aura Cacia Essenial Oils
Bring home a variety of scents, soothing to invigorating, for diffusers and do-it-yourself moisturizers and body scrubs.

Kids

PBS KIDS Aurora Plush Animals
Exceptionally detailed animal pals — including endangered species — are ready for hours of play and sweet cuddles! Made with no PVC or phthalates by a global leader in high-quality plush toys. All Aurora toy-manufacturing facilities are third-party audited for labor and production practices. PBS KIDS applies all net proceeds from your purchase of their toys toward its mission of building knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity to empower children for success.

PBS KIDS PlanToys
Smooth, durable toys made from a revolutionary composite featuring rubber wood from mature trees that no longer produce latex. Created by a leader in responsibly sourced materials for children’s toys, and crafted with non-formaldehyde glue, water-based dyes and organic color pigments in a factory powered by renewable energy.

Whole Foods Market® is donating 1% of total sales from these toys to Whole Kids Foundation®, a nonprofit with a mission to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.

Handmade Ornaments

Crafted Peru Ornaments
Give a gift that can adorn the tree for years to come. Each colorful and intricately carved ornament supports traditional artisans in Peru.

Global Girlfriend Ornaments
Each ornament represents fair working conditions and an economic opportunity through social enterprise for the woman who makes it. Your purchase benefits these artisans and supports aid in their countries of origin — earthquake recovery in Nepal, rural enterprise development in Haiti and employment in remote villages in Kenya.

Apparel

Global Girlfriend Handmade Scarves
Each colorful scarf represents fair working conditions and an economic opportunity through social enterprise for the woman who makes it.

Feelgoodz Handmade Slippers 
These comfortable, durable slippers feature a natural rubber sole, recycled cotton and polyester lining, and handwoven Hmong fabrics sourced from the Binh Thuan weaving community in Vietnam.

 

Bath

Whole Foods MarketTM Mini Bath Bomb Trios
Rose Petal, Muscle Soak or Lavender Vanilla
Fun and fizzy bombs infuse tubs with fragrance for a relaxing bath experience.

Whole Foods MarketTM Jumbo Bath Bomb
Orange Vanilla, Lavender Flower
 or Ginger Honey
 
Extra-large bubbling bombs with star anise, lavender buds or gold flakes for special spa-inspired baths.

Whole Foods MarketTM Deep Moisture Hand Cream Trio
Cardamom Tea, Sugar & Orange
 Spice and Blackcurrant & Fig
 
Made with argan oil and olive oil, these ultra-rich hand creams soothe and soften.

Every Man Jack Cedarwood Body Kit 
Deodorant, Body Lotion and Body Wash 
Treat your favorite dude to a handsome toiletry bag and a set of body care essentials in a warm, comforting cedarwood scent.

Soap

Pacha Lump O’ Coal Soap 
Those who have been nice all year
 still deserve a little coal...in the form of three bar soaps made with activated charcoal powder.

Pacha Seasonal Blend Pack 
Citrus Spice, Lump O’ Coal, Frankincense Myrrh and Frasier Fir
 
Give someone special a trio of festive soaps featuring scents of the season made with essential oils, plus a facial bar made with activated charcoal powder. Each Pacha soap purchase provides soap for someone in need,
plus career opportunities for men and women in developing nations.

Pacha Seasonal Blend Pack 
Citrus Spice, Lump O’ Coal, Frankincense Myrrh and Frasier Fir
 
Give someone special a trio of festive soaps featuring scents of the season made with essential oils, plus a facial bar made with activated charcoal powder.

Whole Foods MarketTM Men’s Soap Trio 
Sandalwood, Verdon and 
Patchouli Leather
 
Big triple-milled bar soaps made with moisturizing shea butter and embossed with a clever moustache.

Beauty

Trilogy Bare-Faced Beauty
Limited-edition kit features Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm and Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+, plus a Hydrating Mist Toner, all in a cotton pouch.

Mineral Fusion Majestic Eye Palette
One-stop kit for all skin tones provides five neutral eye shadows in matte and shimmer shades for endless eye looks—plus brow powder, an eye pencil in black and a dual-ended brush.

Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples
Creamy trio of shades made with coconut extract to soothe and soften skin. Perfect for glam gals on the go! Highlight eyes, lips and cheekbones to add a moonlit shimmer or sultry glow to any skin tone.