As you work on your naughty and nice lists for the holidays, consider an HEC Green Business for gifts that are nicer to the environment and our planet.

Ambre Blends makes a line of natural and organic skin and body care products for men and women. Sign-up for their email updates from Ambre Blends and follow them on social media to learn about their various holiday promotions.

At Afterglow Market, every brand is required to adhere to their rigorous standards for the well-being of people, the planet and animals. Shop online or in their Carmel store for the men and women on your list.

BRICS’s (Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station) mission is centered on sustainability, giving back to Indy, and training youth. We love their vegan ice creams! Send a holiday e-gift card to the ice cream lover on your list.

Classic Cleaners lists good occasions for their gift cards – and we’ll add the holidays. Who doesn’t love a practical gift?

Give the gift of peaceful, plant-based skin care with Frangipani. Their products are certified cruelty-free, handmade, vegan, and gluten-free.

For the furry, four-legged friends on your gift list, there’s Purrfectplay. They’re a dedicated, small brand of pet toy makers, crafting with vintage sewing machines and durable natural fabrics/wools. All toys and bedding are handmade in their scent/smoke free Chesterton, IN workshop. Purrfect Play truly cares about this little thing they do: making safe, fun, sustainable pet toys!

The Rejoicing Vine is the ultimate destination for sparkling wine enthusiasts and lovers of nature located in northwest Indianapolis. Get festive with friends at the winery or give the gift of a Sustain Your Sparkle Wine of the Month Club (or other items from their store).

Sea Salt & Cinnamon is a vegan bakery and eatery inviting people into compassion for others, themselves,
and the animals we share this planet with. They are located in Muncie, and they offer delivery in Muncie, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. Gift cards are available in-store and online.

Silver in the City offers a nice selection of sustainable gifts, as well as lots of Indiana-made and -themed gifts. Search for sustainable, eco, green, and local items online, or at their Mass Ave. or Carmel stores.

Foods Alive offers organic, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free products from Angola, Indiana. Send a variety pack or a gift card so the recipient can select their own healthful goodies.

Sun King Brewing has both beer and gear for your holiday shopping. We’re always a fan of an experience gift, like a brewery tour or a beer/spirits tasting.

Just Goods is a shop focused on gifts that are made by folks who are fairly paid and using the most eco-friendly materials possible. Shop online or at the Purple Porch Co-op in South Bend.

Of course, you may also make a gift to HEC in honor of someone. Simply complete the donation form, including the “in honor of” checkbox and the recipient’s name, and we’ll let them know you were thinking of them while supporting HEC’s mission.