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18 Online Stores Where You Can Get All Your Eco-Friendly Presents + Discounts!

I also got you some discounts! Scroll down to see them. 

Sure, I could make you a gift guide full of eco-friendly, sustainable, fair trade and ethically produced Christmas gifts. But you know what I think is much more useful? Sending you straight to the source.

Did you know there are several online boutiques that stock nothing but sustainable items? That you could literally buy anything off their website, from $10 nail polish to a $700 necklace, and it would live up to your high standards for materials (organic, recycled, non-toxic, sustainably sourced) and production (fair trade, ethically made, carbon neutral, local)? That you could find something beautiful and ethical for your mom, dad, sister, brother, brother-in-law, grandmother, bff and lover, within the space of an hour?

Oh yes, it’s possible. Don’t take my word for it–go look for yourself, and check this chore happily off your list! Here are  my favorite places to buy holiday gifts.

My criteria: All ethical or sustainable wares, a variety of price points, items that will please several different people on your list. 

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For classy, timeless pieces, Kaight is the place to go. If you live in NYC, head over to the store on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. If you don’t you can shop online too, of course. Plus: Kaight is giving EcoCult readers a whopping 20% off any purchase with the code ECOCULT until 12/31. 

It has: Women, beauty, stocking stuffers.

Best for: The loyal best friend.


Lila Mae

The emphasis on this adorable site is on a curated selection of items handmade in the U.S. You can actually sort by state, which makes it the perfect place to showcase treasures from your home state, or introduce your recipient to a local maker from their state. Plus: Lila Mae is giving EcoCult readers 15% off any purchase with the code ECOCULT. 

It has: Women, men, kids, home, beauty, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your cousin

Modavanti discount


This site has a truly vast collection of trendy clothing, accessories and beauty, all of it ethical and sustainable of course. And with the very recent launch of the men’s store, you now can truly find something for everyone there. Bonus: Modavanti is offering you 10% off your order with the code ECOCULT. 

It has: Women, men, beauty, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your glam girlfriend, your dapper gentleman.



This is pretty much ethical and sustainable gift central. It’s both curated and abundant, with perfectly packaged handmade beauty, delicate jewelry, beautiful home items, and foodstuffs fit for the best gift basket ever. They even now produce a catalog that you can flip through online, or order a paper copy of.

It has: Women, men, beauty, kids, home, stocking stuffers, seasonal decor

Best for: Mom



For the classiest people in your life, head to this online store for ethically-made items with a backstory. Find versatile, classic, and heirloom-worthy clothing for men and women, plus objects for the home.

It has: Women, men, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your older sister, boyfriend


ABC Home

You know this conscious store for their breathtaking rugs and furniture, but did you know they have a huge selection of jewelry, beauty products and small kitchen items as well? You don’t even have to blow your budget–go as low as a deceptively gorgeous handblown bud vase for $8.

It has: Women, seasonal decor, beauty, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your boss or mentor

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Orange Harp

To busy for all this? Get your Christmas shopping down while you’re waiting at the doctor’s office. Orange Harp is a shopping app that carries sustainable, handmade and conscious brands–with new ones being added all the time. Bonus: Use ECOCULT to get 10% off any item on Orange Harp until Dec 30, 2014.

It has: Women, men, beauty, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your aunt



There’s a finely curated community of American crafters on this new website, where the aesthetic skews simple yet refined. You can even buy someone you know a class on making upcycled children’s clothing or sustainable jewelry design at Madesmith Academy.

It has: Women, men, kids, beauty, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your bestie

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Abe’s Market

Abe’s market has pretty much every non-toxic personal care product on the market, plus fancy giftable food stuffs, pet gifts, and cool home items in all price ranges. Make it your go-to for stocking stuffers.

It has: Women, men, kids, pets, beauty, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your dad, your brother, your uncle



Head to this website to find sophisticated, finely-crafted, fair trade goods from across the globe. There are luxe gilded coasters, gold and Swarovski bangles, fluffy stuffed animals, crisp button downs, and warm coats to peruse–and they all look so nice, your recipient’s reaction will likely be, “This is fair trade??” (Examines closer.) “Wow.” Need proof? Nanette Lepore is curated a wish list for them.

It has: Women, men, home, kids, stocking stuffers

Best for: The hostess



So cute, so twee, so pretty! This large online store features items from a large list of U.S. makers. Basically, every single thing is giftable–art, jewelry, accessories and kids stuff.

It has: Women, men, kids, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your sister



California cool reigns supreme in this boutique full of ethical and sustainable fashion. Oh, and there are quite a few pretty things for the home and stocking as well!

It has: Women, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your cool college friend


Connected Artisans

The key word here is covet. You’ll covet the jewelry, the dishes and the accessories. Only go here if you have a strong enough will to avoid blowing your entire gift budget on yourself!

It has: Women, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your sorority sister


Moorea Seal

In this pretty shop, you can shop by theme (jewelry, accessories, home) or you can pick a cause that is near to your recipient’s heart, like animals, children, environment, health, or women’s causes. A percentage of each sale goes to a charity connected with that cause. For example, right now if you buy in the environment category, 7% of proceeds from the sale goes to Semilla Nueva, which develops locally-led farmer education programs to rebuild the soils, improve nutrition, increase income from crops, and improve the food security of Guatemala’s rural poor.

It has: Women, home, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your colleague


Young & Able

Give your recipient something she’s never seen before, and find it at Young & Able, a new online store that features emerging designers from the NYC area. And if you want to shop in person? They’re doing it big with a pop-up shop that goes through December 21st at 345 Broome Street in New York.

It has: Women, stocking stuffers

Best for: Your hipster friend


The Little Market

Even if you’ve never been Lauren Conrad’s biggest fan, you have to admit she’s got pretty good taste. And her fair trade store proves it, with classy and pretty items sourced from all over the world.

It has: Women, home, kids, seasonal decor

Best for: Your grandmother

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This Brooklyn store is the very picture of wabi sabi, with muted, quiet, cozy style by emerging makers and designers. If the fashion is out of your price range, get your hands on a household item so beautiful your recipient will treasure it until they die.

It has: Women, men, home

Best for: The family friend


Spirit Beauty Lounge

For luxurious and non-toxic beauty, stop by this online boutique. You’ll find gift sets, stocking stuffers, and haute creams that will make the beauty buff in your life squeal.

It has: Women, stocking stuffers.

Best for: Secret Santa with the girlfriends



This online marketplace literally has everything. That’s because it’s sort of an eco-friendly Etsy, with all types of sellers showcasing everything, including jewelry, gowns, knit hats, bow ties, bags, briefcases, watches, furniture, decor, art, kid’s clothing, toys, nail polish, scrubs, and much, much more. The only drawback is that there is no curation, so the sheer amount of stuff you have to sort through to get to the good stuff might be overwhelming.

It has: Women, men, kids, home, beauty, stocking stuffers

Best for: Anyone!

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