Gifts That Give Back | A Holiday Gift Guide

gifts that give back

The holiday season is all about spending time with your loved ones and giving back to those around you. This holiday season, Simonson’s Salon and Spa showcases a few gifts that give back both globally and locally.

When you shop at Simonson’s, whether it is for yourself or your loved ones, you not only help support your neighbors and our local, family-owned business but you also help support your local community!

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Kevin Murphy Ocean Waste Plastic

Kevin Murphy
Your favorite hair products just got better as the first-ever beauty brand to use reclaimed Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) as the packaging for their products. Kevin Murphy is doing its part to help save our ocean with an estimated 360 tons of plastic saved from our oceans each year with this initiative alone!


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Papillion Marketplace
Keeping families together is their mission. This artisan brand provides orphan prevention through job creations, helping at-risk mothers and fathers in Haiti with job skill training, health benefits and the means to provide for their families. Simonson’s carries artisan-crafted bracelets and earrings made from recycled cereal boxes and Haitian clay, as well as cosmetic and travel bags, ornaments and more!


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Revitalash Cosmetics
The founder of Revitlash created this revolutionary serum to help his beloved wife feel beautiful during her fight with breast cancer. As a year-round supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness, research & education this brand does its part to revitalize the natural beauty and inner spirit of all who use it.



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Thymes Fragrances
What is more holiday and Minnesotan than a Frasier Fir? With every purchase of a Frasier Fir fragrance, whether that is hand cream, all-natural cleanser, hand soap, diffusers or candles, Thymes Fragrances plants a Frasier Fir tree in an effort to support Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest. Another benefit, this brand is local to Minnesota!


This miracle hand and foot cream are made right in the Twin Cities from all-natural ingredients such as 16% beeswax, flower extracts and more. From April 1st, 2017 to April 1st, 2018 over 54% of Minnesota’s honey bee colonies disappeared. As an avid-bee supporter, BeeSpa does its part to encourage and promote Minnesota bee populations through hive sponsorship, bee rehabilitation and so much more! When you gift BeeSpa’s Ultra Moisturizing Hand & Foot Cream you are also doing your part to help support our Minnesota bee’s!

Naturally Dyed Goods

Naturally Dyed Goods
This Minnesota mama & maker is doing her part to help reduce the textile industries’ effect on our waterways by using all-natural plants and ingredients to dye and stain her small-batch gifts. With 100% cotton and silk hair ties, eye pillows, organic teething rings, cotton scrunchies and so much more to offer, Naturally Dyed Goods finds most of their plants and ingredients from local Minnesota gardens, yards and pantries! Made right in Minnesota too!