Pick Thoughtful Stocking Stuffers and Gifts This Christmas

a shopping guide for products made by certified b corps

At Groota we have continued to feature brands with impressive quality and socially responsible practices. Here are all the certified b corps available to follow at Groota, their current promotion before Christmas*, and their stellar products. Pick thoughtful gifts for your beloved ones this Christmas. Let’s support business that make our planet a better place to live.

Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. For more information click here.
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Christmas Daily Deals | Walmart, Costco, Nordstrom, and more

Groota 12 Days of Deals

Still have shopping to do before Christmas? Wonder which stores continue to offer deep discounts after Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Don’t worry. We’ve selected some popular brands running Christmas daily deals for you. In addition, we also include links to their daily deal newsletters.

We’re updating them daily! So, come back and check new deals everyday!

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My Beauty Shopping List Of Sustainable, Ethical, Vegan and Cruelty-Free Brands

emerging ethical beauty brands and products

I know, the title is a mouthful. The word ‘sustainable’ or ‘ethical’ is pretty vague. To make things easier, the products and brands on my list are with one or several certificates: Certified B Corp, not tested on animals, and many of them put 100% vegan promise on the websites.

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My Sustainable Shopping List to Reduce Plastic

sustainable shopping list: my favorite products to replaced plastic

One of my new year resolutions in 2018: come up a shopping list of sustainable brands and ethical brands. After I start searching for products, I found that many certificates fall into ethical category: BPI Certified Compostable, Certified B Corp, cruelty-free, fair trade, and so many more. Looking at my house (well, more like looking at my trash), the most impactful actions I could start with are: reducing single use plastic and using products made with recycled materials.

We all know those tricks: bring your own water bottles, bring your shopping bags, and so on. I did all those, but I want to do more with the power of purchase decisions. The main criteria to pick the products are:

1. affordable price
2. easy to get (at least available online and ship to USA)
3. reputable certificates
4. most households use them everyday.

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Cool Recycling Programs and Recycling Information You Should Know About

recycling information

Buzz words at Instagram and searches these days are: vanlife, speed cleaning and declutter. Simpler lifestyles are taking off. When I started to get rid of old and unused stuff, recycling is a big part of the process. I wrote about retailers giving rewards for those who recycle old garment in this post. Now here are other cool recycling programs and recycling information you should know about. Continue reading “Cool Recycling Programs and Recycling Information You Should Know About”

Is Your Kid A Bookworm? Cheap Online Bookstores You Should Know About

discount childrens books

Children’s books are expensive! To make things worst, my kid is a bookworm. Find cheap children’s books is a priority. I started to search cheap online bookstores, and discovered many great ones. Here are websites that sell books at cheaper price (usually cheaper than Amazon). Some of them focus on used books, and others offer both used and new. I also include some newsletters that you should subscribe to. They provide great information on limited time deals, even free downloads, of books. Continue reading “Is Your Kid A Bookworm? Cheap Online Bookstores You Should Know About”

5 Shopping Websites Moms Should Know For Quality Goods with Cheaper Price

baby shopping websites all moms should know

People keep telling me raising kids is expensive. It’s very true. Since I became a mother, my monthly budget increases more than 150%: diapers, baby wipes, daycares, and children’s books! Why are they so expensive? To save a few bucks I constantly monitor promotions from retailers, and try to find online alternatives.  Here are my favorite baby shopping websites that I think every mom should know for baby clothes, books and household products. Continue reading “5 Shopping Websites Moms Should Know For Quality Goods with Cheaper Price”