This Local Holistic Dr Has A Gift Guide For The Green Living Fans On Your List

Natural medicine and Green living have made it into the mainstream and for good reason, more and more people are paying more attention to their diet, using essential oils, more natural products, etc. Rhode Island has no shortage of locally made, organic, or natural gifts for the person in your life who loves holistic living. Here are some of my favorite shops and products.

 Jordan’s Jungle

Have you seen their new location? Still in the same mill at the end of North Main Street (technically in Pawtucket), their new space is much bigger but your December visit still feels like a mini-vacation to a tropical location without the airport hassle. They have a HUGE selection of amazing and colorful air plants and containers to put them in - so you can make a truly unique DIY gift even for the most black-thumb person on your list. For the crystal lover, they have some beautiful specimens of Amethyst, Citrine, Pyrite and more, and the owner told me he expects to expand their selection.

Evolve Apothecary  

Your stop for green beauty in Providence is well stocked with so many incredible gifts! Check out their huge selection of aromatherapy diffusers for the essential oil lover, men’s shaving and skin care products, and beautiful 2 in 1 candles with soy and coconut waxes that are actually a candle and nourishing skin lotion. Really? Yes!!! These candles smell great with all natural scents like French Fig and Amber, Moroccan Teakwood, Lily, Rose & Grapefruit, and more.

Breathing Space Spa

A reiki facial gift certification would be the perfect gift for literally anyone on your list. Abby is a skin care genius and her new spa space on Waterman Street in Providence is a luxurious escape in the middle of the city.


Stock is “stocked” with all kinds of beautiful gifts for the foodie in your life. They have gorgeous wood Gratitude cutting boards and locally made probiotic Kombucha by Luluna Kombucha on tap. You can pick up a large-ish jug for that locavore craft brew lover on your list and maybe a couple of great glasses to make a local and healthy gift.

Emerging Energy Acupuncture

We not only offer gift certificates for massage, acupuncture, and herbal consultations (for dermatological problems), but we have a retail section filled with a well curated selection of healthy living products including green skin care products, gemstone jewelry (including acupressure bracelets for nausea and anxiety), aromatherapy blends, natural palo santo incense sticks, and gorgeous plant based dry skin brushes. You can find some of our selection at our etsy shop. Patty J readers get 20% off on Etsy with code PattyJ!

Have a happy and healthy holiday!

More About Dr Dilks

Dr Mary Claire Dilks is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, owner of Emerging Energy Acupuncture in Providence (RI), and she has been named Best Of RI (for "Best Inner Healing"). Visit her at