MOTHER NATURE & SANTA ARE V GRATEFUL
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and in between sips of Hot Buttered Rum and holiday party planning, we’re hitting up the internets HARD to get all of our last minute shopping done. But what’s an eco-minded gal to do when lots of the gift options out there aren’t exactly kind to our environment? Hit up our Eco-Friendly Gift Guide, of course! If you love Mother Earth as much as you love your friends and family, you’ll really dig this list of prefect presents (at every price point) that cause minimal environmental impact but will still dazzle and delight the lucky recipient.
On a budget? Check out our Under $50 Gift Guide, and check everyone off your list!
Article courtesy of by CHLOE. Chef Contributor, Lauren Kretzer.
Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover – $119.00
This super warm pullover fleece comes in Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s sizes and is made from 51% recycled Polartec polyester fleece that is
“bluesign approved” (aka made with methods and materials that conserve resources and minimize impact on people and the environment).
CUTE-ENSILS!!!!! Perfect for the person who loves takeout, but wants to minimize all of the plastic that comes with it, this cute little utensil set will eliminate the need to grab a disposable fork, knife, spoon and even chopsticks every time you sit down to a convenience meal.
We’d be hard pressed to find a chocolate lover that wouldn’t go crazy for this huge 1 lb., 35 piece box of handmade vegan chocolates by Lagusta’s Luscious. Lagusta’s is a totally vegan business that uses 100% post-consumer recycled paper and packing materials. All of their chocolate is organic, fair trade, and out-of-this-world delicious.
Venice Candle – $22.00
This plum, vanilla and amber scented candle is made with sand-poured soy wax in a 100% recycled glass jar. Better yet? It’s made in Los Angeles by women who are transitioning out of homelessness, so your purchase helps to empower these individuals to make a living for themselves and their families.
Have a friend who is essentially keeping Starbucks in business? Gift him/her this reusable coffee sleeve to help cut back on the waste produced by disposable cardboard sleeves. They’re handmade in Kenya from 100% cotton and come in a variety of fun patterns.
Equal Exchange Organic Love Buzz Coffee – $8.99 for a 10 oz bag
What’s better than a reusable coffee sleeve (see above)? A delicious bag of whole bean organic, fair trade coffee from an eco-minded, socially responsible company.
For the glam girl, gift this vegan holiday set from Vapour, complete with Aura Multi Use (in Whisper) and Velvet Lip Gloss (in Deva). Vapour is one of the more eco-friendly makeup companies out there, using solar and wind power in their lab, offices and warehouse. They also look to reduce waste whenever possible, including by packaging their products in recyclable aluminum and using product boxes made from recycled paper printed with vegetable ink.
Matt & Nat Triplet Crossbody Bag – $90.00
We are loving this totally versatile vegan crossbody bag from Matt & Nat. Matt & Nat uses eco-friendly materials in its product design, including recycled nylons, cork and rubber. All handbag linings are made from 100% recycled bottles!
Happy Habitat Recycled Cotton Throw – $160.00
Anyone would want to snuggle up with this supersoft throw, made from 80% recycled cotton, right here in the USA!
Reformation Pajama Set in Nairobi – $98.00
Getting a new pair of stylish pajamas is pretty much the best thing ever, and this set from Reformation is produced with sustainable methods and materials in Los Angeles.
Recycled Wetsuits Yoga Mat -$79.00
The yogi in your life will love this premium yoga mat made from recycled wetsuits. Once its yoga days are over, the mat itself can be recycled, as well.
FJALL RAVEN RE-KANKEN backpack – $90.00
The iconic Fjall Raven backpacks now have an eco-friendly version! We love the Re-Kanken style, which comes in a variety of colors and is made entirely from polyester recycled from plastic bottles.
Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson – $17.00
If you know someone who is trying to significantly reduce their eco footprint at home and in general, this essential guide is packed with tips, guides and suggestions on how to do just that.