When I turned the calendar over to the month of April, I realized that there are some big occasions on the horizon. From Easter to Mother’s Day to both high school and college graduations – there seems to be something going on for everybody. And the list of spring and summer weddings grows every week as people try to get caught up after lost time during the pandemic. It feels like my list of gift-giving occasions is one for the record books. You might think I’m panicking at the thought of having to locate and budget for so many gifts, but you’d be surprised to hear that I’ve already got a plan in place. It will save me both time and money while giving me feel-good vibes from purchasing quality products that are environmentally friendly. That secret weapon is the website Brandless.com.
What is Brandless?
One of the main goals of Brandless is to give you wellness that’s within reach by providing easy access to high-quality products that are affordable. They create products with a purpose that aren’t packed with questionable ingredients and mystery chemicals. They have products that range from skincare and beauty items to kitchen utensils, blenders, and even travel gear. Basically, they have something for everybody on your list, whether they’re starting a new life together or graduating into the next stage of their life.
With that in mind, I settled in to make a list of upcoming events and started looking at the available products that will dazzle and delight the recipient. It didn’t take long to find what I was looking for, and my job was made even easier seeing that they have a 100-day return promise if the item isn’t loved, and even better, they have over 7,000 5-star reviews on their site. I’m a big proponent of listening to real customer feedback for guidance, and this certainly provided it.
With that, here are the gifts I selected and why I think they’ll be one of the favorites received.
6 Gifts for 6 Special Occasions
Quality Knives for my Culinary Cousin
My twin cousins are set to graduate from high school in a couple of months, and one of them has set her sights on culinary school. She’s done a concurrent enrollment program and has gotten a jump on her education, and one of the things she mentioned over a spring break visit is that she needs the proper tools for her trade. The Chop Chop 10-piece knife bundle definitely fits the bill because it includes a variety of knives, a sharpener, a carving fork, and it even has an acacia wood in-drawer knife block.
While I expected to pay a bundle for this bundle, I was pleased to see that it was marked down to only $45. The value and quality are obvious, and I’m certain this will set my cousin off on the right foot.
We’ve all realized that it would be difficult for my twin cousins to go off on their own for the first time. While one sister is going off to culinary school, her twin has elected to take the college route but is headed off across the country. Knowing that they’re going to miss each other dearly, I thought it would be appropriate to give her a gift that would make traveling easy.
While on the brandless site, I found the Eco-Friendly Travel bundle, which includes a set of two checked luggage suitcases, a foldable backpack, four packing cubes, and even a travel pouch to keep her odds and ends organized. This will make it so much easier to travel when she comes home, and the reviews rave about the durability of the suitcases, which is definitely a plus when checking bags– especially for a college student on a budget.
A Magnificent Mother’s Day Gift
My mom is the kind of person that takes care of everyone before she thinks of herself. I try to make Mother’s Day the ultimate exception for her. Most years, I seek out a massage or luncheon with all of our family, but this year, I decided to get her something she could use on more than one occasion. The vast array of amazing beauty and wellness products on Brandless made it hard to decide, but ultimately I couldn’t pass up the Brilliant Beauty Activator.
It does double duty to deeply clean and gently exfoliate the skin while lifting and toning to give a more youthful appearance. I was truly impressed by the number of settings – there are over 100!! – so that my mom can personalize it to suit her exact needs. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I saw that it comes with a free grapefruit facial scrub, a rosewater facial toner spray, and a beautiful cosmetic bag.
Graduation Isn’t Just for High Schoolers.
In addition to the pending high school graduates on the list, my niece is slated to finish up her degree as well. I’ve been in the position of having to start my life (and career) off with very few home goods, so I have an idea of what she’ll both want and need. When I graduated, I didn’t realize that one of the best gifts I received was a blender because it’s functional and fun. I’m a bit of a health nut, and my blender allows me to make up a wide assortment of smoothies and pre-workout drinks, and I’ve also hosted quite a few girls’ nights that featured margaritas and memories.
The Pro Blender from Brandless will last my niece for years to come and is affordable, so it won’t bust my budget while shopping for gifts. Now I’ll just have to find my favorite daiquiri recipe to include with it!
Here Comes the Bride and Groom
My dear friend from college is set to get married in a few weeks, and it’s time to get down to business as far as finding a gift that she’ll love. She and her beau actually met at a dinner club for singles, so I’d like to find something that will be meaningful as a gift while also being functional. I can’t think of anything better than a cookware set that they can use to cook together and start stocking up the kitchen in their new home.
When I saw the six-piece stainless steel cookware set on Brandless, it was exactly what I was hoping to find. The pans are designed for all cooking surfaces, from gas to electric, so I don’t have to worry about what kind of appliances will be in their new house. Just the idea of eating a meal with them in their future life warms my heart, and my excitement for their pending nuptials is increasing every day, especially since the stress of finding a great gift has been lifted.
Staying Healthy So You Can Enjoy the Festivities.
Finding the perfect gift for the important people in your life feels good, and it’s wonderful to think of their happiness and the joy that will come with the events associated with the celebratory event. But all of the running around and fitting into fancy dresses and celebrating can wear a girl out, especially during the cold season. So, I decided to be proactive and build up my immune system before all of the festivities even began. My research told me that apple cider vinegar could help support a healthy immune system, enable better digestion, aid in weight loss, and reduce belly fat, so it seemed like the obvious choice for staying healthy.
However, I’ve used it in recipes before, and let’s be honest – it’s not very tasty. So, when I found the apple cider gummies on the Brandless site, I jumped at the chance to try them out and was pleasantly surprised by their tasty flavor that’s derived from natural cane sugar (vs. artificial sweeteners). Thus far, I’ve dodged any colds, and my stomach is feeling better than it has in years.
If you’re like most people and have a range of events on the horizon, this is the year to stop stressing out about finding the perfect gifts. Brandless makes it easy by providing high-quality products without the expensive price tag a name-brand product will cost you. You’ll also love the free shipping for purchases over $40 and the feel-good attitude of the company overall. With a focus on making it easier for people to take better care of themselves, their families, and the planet, it’s a company you can get behind and feel good about. Now, get out there and enjoy your family and friends – it’s what makes everything worth it.