Documented By: RIISE
If you think about it, Christmas shopping is truly wild. You spend the whole year minding your own business, going about your day, living your life, making well-thought-out decisions and (hopefully) not burning through cash. Then, BAM! Suddenly it’s December and you have 15 seconds to buy a unique, thoughtful present for every person you’ve ever met.
And while you’re trying to balance what your barista likes (other than misspelling your name) and your bank balance, there’s the little question of: what are the ethical implications of buying all this stuff?
For the other 364 days of the year, it’s not hard to make good consumer choices. You can support brands who care about people and the planet, don’t produce everything from petrochemicals or package their wares in swathes of plastic. But when you have to shop for everyone who ever replied with a heart emoji to one of your Insta stories, it can get tricky.
We’re here to tell you to chill. You’re not doomed to toss all your morals like wrapping paper this Christmas. The RIISE Gift Guides are filled with suggestions for everyone (and we mean everyone) in your life, with everything shoppable from the same destination.
Whether you’re ready to splurge, watching your coins, or are somewhere in between, we’ve got suggestions for parents, and pals. Be it a Taika Waititi-approved Kawakawa Balm for the skin expert whose routine contains (almost) everything or a pack of NICO socks for the co-worker whose name you totally haven’t forgotten.
So, sit back, relax and ponder the stuff that really matters. AKA, how do you ask Aunt Julie if she got a gift receipt?
Flavedo & Albedo