Gifts of Hope - Your Gift, Their Future

Well Veda-goers, with the first snow upon us, it seems as if our brains can now begin thinking about the fast-approaching holiday season, and guess what?! Aveda holiday gift sets have arrived! This season Aveda went above and beyond, and we are so excited about the gift sets this year.  There is truly something for everyone, and we can almost guarantee that the loved ones on the receiving end will not want to return any of these gifts. There is an extra special touch added to this year’s selection, due to the way in which these gifts…give back, but before we tell you about the hope, let’s take a look at the gifts.

Ritual of Relief






Includes

  • 4.2 fl oz Foot Relief
  • 4.2 fl oz Hand relief
  • 1.4 fl oz travel size Foot Relief
  • 1.4 fl oz travel size Hand relief
  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory

Perfect for:

The extra moisture needed during winter months, smaller sizes are also great if you are traveling this holiday season.

Why we love it:

The Hand Relief and Foot Relief can pretty much handle the harshest of cracks and the driest of feet as well as hands. It smells amazing, sort of like "cake" as some of our team members say, and will leave your hands and feed feeling soft for hours.

Grounding Ritual







Includes

  • Soy wax candle with organic cassia, vanilla and ginger aroma
  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory

Perfect for:

Curling up next to a good book or movie during a cold evening.

Why we love it:

The vanilla and ginger aromas put a smile on your face, help you to relax and make you feel warm and full of joy. This is a favorite of Team member Lindsay.


Unearth Exhilaration








Includes

  • 250 ml Rosemary Mint Shampoo
  • 250 ml Rosemary Mint Conditioner
  • 200 ml Rosemary Mint Body Lotion
  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory

Perfect for:

Starting your day off right

Why we love it:

The rosemary-mint aroma really awakens your senses and helps you to feel invigorated.

Destined for Smoothness








Includes

  • 250ml Smooth Infusion Shampoo
  • 250 ml Smooth Infusion Conditioner
  • 40 ml travel size Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
  • 30 ml travel size Light Elements Smoothing Fluid
  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory

Perfect for:

Taming frizzy tresses

Why we love it:

The shampoo and conditioner helps create a strong base for smoothness and then finishing it off with the styling products will bring you to the smooth destination you were longing for. As Aveda says, “One smooth look, 12 smooth hours.”

Sensory Treasures








Includes

  • 250 ml Replenishing Body Moisturizer
  • 1 oz Lavender Fleurs Singular Note
  • 1.4 fl oz travel size Soothing Aqua Therapy
  • 8 ml travel size Chakra 4 Balancing Body Mist
  • Chakra Ritual Card
  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory

Perfect for:

A relaxing night in during long winter nights

Why we love it:

This gift set has all the ingredients for the perfect recipe to relax renew, restore and live well. A few drops of Lavender and 2 scoops Aqua Therapy in your bath, Replenishing Body Moisturizer afterward and a spritz of  Chakra Mist…put it all together and you’ll never want to leave the house again. This gift set is a favorite of team members Trindy and Missy.

Balancing Ritual








Includes

  • 1 oz Sandalwood Singular Note
  • 8 ml travel size Chakra 1 Balancing Body Mist
  • 40 ml travel size Foot Relief
  • Chakra Ritual Card
  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory

Perfect for:

When you are feeling slightly off kilter

Why we love it:

Everyone has off days, but your entire day doesn’t have to be full of awkward moments and uneasy feelings. This gift set will help you re-balance and feel in control again. The best part is…it can fit in your pocket…well not quite, but almost. This is a favorite of team members Tess and Elizabeth.

Follow the Sun








Includes

  • 50 ml travel size Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser
  • 40 ml travel size Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
  • 30 ml travel size Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque
  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory

Perfect for:

Getting rid of build up after swimming or protecting hair from the sun when skiing / snowboarding.

Why we love it:

For those of you that get your hair colored, you know how damaging these activities can be, and it’s nice to know that we can protect and cleanse our hair so we don’t have to feel so guilty about living our lives.

Shining Lip Trio








Includes

  • 3 mini Lip Shine (7 ml each)

Juneberry
Night Iris
Golden Prism

  • FREE GIFT OF HOPE certified organic cotton pouch with tagua nut embellishment

Perfect for:

On-the-go beauty

Why we love it:

These Lip Shines are small enough to easily fit into your purse and the colors are so universal, they look great on everyone. This git set is a great stocking stuffer and is a favorite of Manager Doreesa.

Now that we have shown you our amazing holiday gifts sets, I bet you are all wondering what the heck the FREE GIFT OF HOPE tagua nut accessory is. Welll, that's where the extra special part (tagua nuts) by women artisans in Columbia to earn income for better health care, better education, and a better life.


Aveda, in partnership with an organization called Hope for Women, “has completed the largest fair trade purchase of an organic sustainably harvested rainforest product in Columbian history,” (aveda.com) and each gift set purchase this holiday season really is a GIFT OF HOPE for hundreds indigenous people of Columbia as well as for hundreds of acres of Columbian rainforest. The boxes that the gift sets come in are designed to resemble the inside of a tagua nut, and are the perfect packages for your gifts.

Please watch this touching video on the people and rainforests of Columbia and you can help preserve their life and their land. After watching the video, leave a comment and tell us what  your favorite holiday set is or what you thought of the video.




“SMALL GIFT. BIG HOPE.”

Posted on November 19, 2010 and filed under Beauty.