Happy holiday season! ‘Tis the time of year to spread awareness, advocate for conscious consumerism, and spread the joy of local, artisanal, and ethical products through the spirit of gifting. Whether it’s for your loved ones, friends, or even yourself, consider giving gifts that have a lasting impact, match your values, and support local independent businesses.
This year, our holiday gift guide showcases items and experiences that are available to bid from SBN’s Sustainable Business Holiday Auction via 32 Auctions. Whether your loved ones, friends, or community members, are interested in food, fashion, business services, or anything in between, we have some great gift options to choose from. All items are donations from SBN members and supporters, with proceeds going towards our programming, education, advocacy, and financing opportunities for members. A few items will be live auctioned off at our Holiday Party at Triple Bottom Brewing on Wednesday, December 7 at 6 pm – which we’re excited to bring back in person after a three-year hiatus! Tickets are still available here.
See holiday gift items and experiences from SBN members and supporters below, and start bidding!
Riverwards Produce Gift Card with a bottle of Enzo Organic Olive Oil
Enjoy shopping for locally sourced food and other quality foods with this gift card! A bottle of Enzo Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in “Bold” is also included in the gift package. This taste will be robust with grassy, nutty notes complemented by subtle buttery notes with a bold, spicy, peppery finish.
Riverwards Produce provides unique quality ingredients to creative chefs and neighbors alike. We focus on sourcing local ingredients and “ugly” produce that may not make it to big-box supermarkets. Being located in Philadelphia, we have an abundant amount of local produce available to us between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We make sure the neighborhood gets to experience that abundance as much as possible.
Grant Blvd Gift Card
It’s time to refresh your wardrobe with some new ethically sourced, local, stylish pieces from Grant Boulevard! Use this $250 gift card towards new dresses, winter wear, and more!
Grant Blvd is a Philadelphia-based manufacturing start-up with a mission to construct sustainably sourced fashion while reducing recidivism and supporting formerly incarcerated women who have experienced homelessness in leading self-sufficient lives by partnering with local nonprofits and government agencies to create fair wage employment opportunities.
Design Consulting from Pixel Parlor
Use this large gift card to give your business a jump start in one of Pixel Parlor’s many services–web design, visual branding, web development, illustration, and more! Pixel Parlor’s expertise will help with all your web design woes.
In 2012, wife and husband team Jenn Richey Nicholas and Andrew Nicholas started Pixel Parlor, turning their wealth of industry experience and love of making things with people into a business. They knew from the beginning that success meant more than growing a profitable design studio. They wanted to express their commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility through their business practices, studio culture, and community involvement. Now, Jenn is leading Pixel Parlor into its next chapter as CEO. The studio continues to grow and attract a talented crew of creatives, designers, and artists who want to help clients make lasting connections with their audience and actively take part in a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Yoga Class Pack from Monarch Yoga
This five class pass to Monarch Yoga is the perfect way to take care of yourself throughout this holiday season. Monarch offers a variety of morning and evening classes so you can start or end the day feeling rejuvenated!
Monarch Yoga began as Fishtown Outdoor Yoga in June of 2020 with the goal of bringing outdoor movement, breath and connection to the Philadelphia area in a time when it was oh-so needed. What started as a hobby and a fun pandemic venture, turned into a vibrant, unique community that grew rapidly. Monarch Yoga opened it’s brick and mortar studio in Kensington @ 171 W. Berks in May of 2022. Classes are held in our heated studio, on the roof deck and at Sunflower Philly Park.
Coffee Lovers Basket from Philly Fair Trade Roasters
A coffee lover’s dream come true! This Philly Fair Trade Roasters basket includes three pounds of coffee, two tins of hot chocolate, two chocolate coffee bars, and a tee shirt.
Philly Fair Trade Roasters specializes in small-batch organic 100% Arabica coffee, roasted to order for maximum freshness. Our specialty grade coffee can be found at Philadelphia and suburban area cafes, restaurants, natural and small business food markets, boutique hotels, local food co-ops and farmers markets.
Offset Your Workforce for 3 Months with Carbon Neutral Club
Carbon Neutral Club lets companies embed climate action into company culture by measuring, offsetting, and reducing their workforce’s carbon footprint. Here’s how it works:
Carbon Neutral Club helps companies meet its climate targets by turning workforces into a climate movement.
Dermal Sérum from Protéger
Protéger’s Dermal Sérum delivers the same powerful results of prestige facial serums from your face down to your feet. Breathable and non-greasy, this ecoluxe formula evens tone, improves texture and leaves the skin radiant, bouncy, and fortified, with a smooth satin finish. Dermal Sérum is compatible with all skin types, botanically derived, non-GMO, cruelty free + vegan, fragrance free as well as EU and Health Canada compliant.
Protéger is the French infinitive meaning “to protect” and our mission is to protect our bodies as well as the planet. Protéger launched in 2021 and is proudly woman and LGBT+ owned.
Glass Pitcher with 2 cups + Gift Card from Remark Glass
Enjoy this beautiful one-of-a-kind pitcher with matching glasses and $50 gift card to use to add to the set or pick up a holiday gift!
Remark Glass was established in 2016 as our small team set out to change the course of glassblowing and design as much product from waste material as we can. By creating small batch home accessories from post-consumer bottle glass, we aim to build a more sustainable art form and manufacturing practice that simultaneously reduces glass waste on a local level.
Beer Variety Pack from Triple Bottom Brewing
Enjoy this surprise variety of Triple Bottom ales, lagers, and more!
Triple Bottom Brewing is a mission-driven craft brewery here in Philadelphia, PA. Their brewing style emphasizes balance, creativity, great flavor, and easy drinkability. They love a crispy pilsner, a velvety stout, and a piney IPA, and with a great collection of beers on tap.
Oyster Shucking 101 Tickets from Fishtown Seafood
Want oysters but don’t know what to do with them? This is the class for you! In the class, we will show you how to shuck oysters. This class is a demo and instruction only. You will not shuck an oyster in the class, but you leave with 18 oysters to take home! This is demonstration and informative and we will show you how to shuck an oyster. Class will be held at the shop located at 339 Belgrade Street.
Fishtown Seafood has all the essential items like oyster knives, Lemon Kosho, and Yuzu Kosho for sale at the store so you can enjoy oysters at home. A 5% discount is offered on all sales made during this class.
*Please note there are two separate oyster shucking class tickets from Fishtown Seafood for bidding. To see the other auction item, please see (and bid) here.
Cake Life Bake Shop Gift Card
Indulge your sweet tooth with this gift card to Cake Life! Choose from an assortment of cupcakes, cookies, and other goodies at this delicious bake shop.
Cake Life Bake Shop is an award-winning small-batch artisanal bakery. Proudly woman- and trans- owned. All baked goods from Cake Life are prepared using fresh, wholesome ingredients. Whenever possible, we work with local purveyors to source our food carefully and respectfully. All Cake Life employees earn living wages, as well as an annual raise and bonus. Did we mention we baked Beyonce’s birthday cake? Because it’s happened twice now…
Consultation and Cutting Board from Backyard Eats
This sixty minute consultation with a garden designer from Backyard Eats could help take you one step closer to the backyard of your dreams! the beautiful hand-crafted live edge cutting board will also be a great additional to any chef’s toolkit.
Do you love the taste of fresh, homegrown vegetables? Backyard Eats is here to help you get the most out of your garden. We provide planting and planning services to make sure you have a bountiful harvest all season long. Imagine harvesting tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and more from your own backyard! It’s easy with our gardening experts by your side.
Book Bundle from Local Author, Leah Franqui
This book bundle includes three novels to curl up with on the couch this holiday season! Enjoy America for Beginners, Motherland, and After the Hurricane. Brief descriptions of all three can be found below.
- America for Beginners recalls contemporary classics such as Americanah, Behold the Dreamers, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a funny, poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream through meaningful and unlikely friendships forged in unusual circumstances.
- Motherland is from the critically acclaimed author of America for Beginners, a wonderfully insightful, witty, and heart-piercing novel, set in Mumbai, about an impulsive American woman, her headstrong Indian mother-in-law, and the unexpected twists and turns of life that bond them.”
- After the Hurricane is reminiscent of Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt, Leah Franqui brings us an engrossing, deeply personal novel with a mystery at its heart as a daughter returns to Puerto Rico to search for her troubled father, who has gone missing after Hurricane Maria.
SBN Member Business Mystery Basket
Who doesn’t love a surprise? This mystery basket includes items donated by Ray’s Reusables, Circle Compost, Kitchen Garden Series, and Cake Life Bakeshop, Protéger, and more!
Glass Vase + $50 Gift Card from Remark Glass
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind vase, along with a $50 gift card you can redeem online or in person in the Remark Studio in the BOK Building.
Local Product Bundle from The Rounds
This bundle has a a variety of local favorite products from The Rounds! Snack on Philly Nuts Fiesta Pistachios, Christina Maser Salsa, Nutty Novelties Peanut Butter, and gummy bears. Relax with a Christina Maser espresso bean scented soy candle while sipping Bean2Bean coffee (whole beans included), and enjoy additional items including Franklin and Whitman body wash, a baseball cap, laundry pods and tote bag. A discount code for a month of The Rounds without delivery fees is also included.
The Rounds is a refill and delivery service of everyday products and essentials.
All items and experiences are currently for auction via SBN’s Sustainable Business Holiday Auction. The auction will last until Monday, December 12, at 5pm in which recipients will be notified of their winning bids. A selection of auction items will be available at SBN’s Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 7. Tickets are still available here.