Last Chance: Our Organic & Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide!
Posted Monday December 5, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
If you have any eco-friendly family members or organic-product loving friends on your holiday shopping list this year, buying them the perfect gift can prove to be quite difficult!
These individuals are very particular about the clothes they wear, the products they put on their skin and are adamant on using products that conserve energy and that can also be reused and recycled.
Rightly so though! We should all make conscious efforts to conserve energy, use products that are not harmful on our skin or to our bodies and, ehm, who doesn’t like pulling on a luxurious 100% organic-cotton sweater during the winter?!
So, go ahead and roast your chestnuts over an open fire surrounded by organic candles and feel free to cozy up in an organic cotton robe. We’ve put together a list of amazing organic and eco-friendly products for the earthy one on your list ranging from eco-jewelry to an energy conserving LED flat screen!
Gift ideas for women –
Virgin Wool Sweater from hessnatur.com $75: This sweater is perfect for the fashion conscious person on your list. It’s unbelievably soft, made of untarnished virgin wool, is unbleached and made with no synthetic dyes.
Indulgence Soy Candle from pevonia.com $28: Indulge your candle-loving friend with this all-natural vanilla and mandarin orange-scented soy candle. This particular candle is non-toxic, has 100% leadfree wicks, contains no petroleum based products and is 100% biodegradable – meaning you can create a spa-like atmosphere without the worry of inhaling any harmful ingredients.
Luscious Lips Berry Cream Trio from sukiskincare $28: For your organic beauty queen, spoil her with this luxurious all-in-one trio for lips & cheeks that also includes a fantastic lip repair butter. This trio is made up of omega oils & fatty acids, vitamin E, and bisabolols. Its rich velvety texture creates a dewy, sensual pout for lips and a beautiful, flush look for cheeks.
GreenKarat Eco-Jewelry: This company opposes diamond mining and believes in offering jewelry made from recycled precious metals. They offer a “myKarat” program, which allows customers to create their own jewelry from recycled precious metals (Varied pricing).
Holiday Sea Salt Wand from ahavaus.com $10: For the woman, who loves to bask in the goodness of a hot bath, give her the gift of sea salts. These 100% pure Dead Sea salts are scented with the natural oils of many safe and health-friendly ingredients.
Glowing Beauty Gift Set from elemis.com $85: If you know someone looking to revamp her lackluster, dull complexion, then you must give her this gift set! The gorgeous textures and aromas make caring for your skin an everyday pleasure – one that you truly will look forward to.
Sacred Essence Lotus-Rose from shankara.com $52: Sacred oils were traditionally used to uplift and expand awareness. So, for the girlfriend who is looking to unwind, relax and open her mind, you should consider giving her these sacred oils. They are free of chemicals, alcohol and parabens.
Cable Knit Cap & Hand Warmers Set from gaiam.com $28-$32: Give the gift of pure warmth this winter this this cap and hand warmer set from Gaiam. Both items are made of incredibly soft organic cotton – she’ll never want to take either one off!
Tibetan Mountain Temple Solid Perfume from pacificaperfume.com $9: Pacifica creates a variety of solid scents developed with natural coconut wax and organic soy that provide long-lasting fragrance. These solid perfumes are very practical and very affordable, which makes them great stocking stuffers!
GUNAS Neon 3 Purse from gunas.com $275: This must-have, vegan bag makes a great gift for your accessory-obsessed friend. Its striking color contrast and practical size makes it so amazing, you might just end up keeping this one for yourself!
Hair and Body Care Kit from collectivewellbeing.com $50: This uber-convenient, pre-packaged kit comes with everything needed for the head-to-toe fabulous jet-setter on your list. The kit is comprised of a weightless daycream, a night quenching cream, a corrective cleanser, a dry skin relief body butter, a shampoo and a quick-fix cleanser all wrapped up in a wonderful 100% organic cotton bag.
Gift ideas for guys –
Travel Kit for Men from pevonia.com $41: Hey, sometimes your man needs a little pampering too! Treat him with this masculine, chocolate brown Dobb kit and includes everything needed to achieve a close shave and fight early aging.
Men’s Shave Kit from b3products.com $85: This kit gives your man’s face a little shot of espresso in the morning! It includes a “grind” Coffee Face Polish, a “fix” coffee pre-shave oil, a “buzz” Coffee Shave Cream and a “chill” coffee aftershave soother. If hes feneing for a cup of joe after his morning grooming session, this kit comes equipped with a half-pound bag of organic, fair-trade b3 coffee in the raw.
Cotton Jersey Robe from Coyuchi $75: What man doesn’t love to come home after a hard day of woek, kick his feet up and relax? Um, none. All men love winding down after a day at the office so help them enhance their “me” time in a 100% organic cotton jersey robe! It’s perfect for lounging around while he watches all of his manly-man shows.
Wood iPod/iPhone Charger from Etsy.com by Swedish Guy Design $65: For your iEverything obsessed sweetie, get his this wood iPod/iPhone charger dock. This charging dock is made from a recycled wine barrel would be a great addition to any rustic, masculine decor.
Wooden Watch from weWood $119: This wooden watch is very unique and would make for quite the unexpected, yet welcomed holiday gift this year. Made from all natural wood, this watch is free of toxic chemicals and makes for quite the dynamic timepiece! Another wonderful aspect of this gift is that for each watch purchased, a tree will be planted!
PACT Organic Underwear from PACT $24: Ok, so guys really don’t like receiving socks or underwear for Christmas. However, he’ll be happy your sprung for these 95% organic cotton boxers from PACT. They come in a variety of designs and are uber-comfortable.
Herban Cowboy Cologne from Vegan Essentials $27.95: For the au-natural man in your life who loves to smell fantastic – we have the perfect cologne for him! Herban Cowboy offers a certified organic and vegan cologne for men with notes of sandalwood that make this a perfectly musky and masculine fragrance for everyday wear! The product’s packaging is also printed with soy ink and is biodegradable and recyclable.
Voltaic Converter Sports Backpack from verdantcomputing.com $199: This backpack is beyond perfect for the outdoorsy man in your life! It’s ideal for biking, hiking and all things “manly”. The Voltaic Converter Sports Backpack is not only made from recycled PET (soda bottles), but also generates 4 watts of solar power. It's perfect for charging up anything, yes we said a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g electronic in the wilderness – even his iPhone!
Nau Organic Jeans from nau.com $180: These killer jeans are made from organic denim and have an undistressed, modern look to them. They’re perfect for your fashionable man or are also a great way to subtly hint to your sweetie that he needs a style upgrade.
LED Flat Screen TV Toshiba SL417U from amazon.com $1,100: If your guy loves to be the host of Sunday “Funday” then you should spring for this fabulous flat screen. The Toshiba SL417U flat screen uses LED technology to surpass Energy Star standards. Experts claim that this TV will only cost you $15 a year to run (that’s almost a Christmas gift in itself!) You could also splurge for the Samsung D6400 series, which has bragging rights for 40% better efficiency than other LCD screens. Your man will truly thank you for this gift!