Sustainable Gift Guide: For the Ladies
- by Alden Wicker
- Nov 30, 2015
In my second holiday gift guide, I’m showing you little things you can get the favorite women in your life, whether it’s your amazing boss, your best friend, or your always-there sister. These beautiful and useful items will be loved and cherished – and score you some major brownie points.
Once you explain to her that alpaca is the new cashmere, your boss will really appreciate this soft, sustainable, and cozy kit for her frequent business trips.
She never knew the joy of a high-quality water bottle, until now. It keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot for 12. A year from now she’ll show up to drinks and say, “You know, I still use that amazing water bottle you gave me!” Plus, for every Wood Collection bottle sold, on your behalf S’well will plant a tree with American Forests.
Reusable totes are the fashionable thing now, to replace fussy purses, so help her get trendy. These totes are made from upcycled or natural materials, printed using eco-friendly ISO 14001 inks, and are produced at a fair trade-certified factory in India.
Because she is one. This solid brass necklace is made in the U.S.A. by a sister team of jewelry designers.
What? She hasn’t tried argan oil yet? You are going to change her life with this versatile and fair trade beauty oil, which she can use on her skin and hair for healthy shine.
It’s the ultimate lifetime sweater: light enough for layering, but warm enough for the cold winter, a soft knit with a subtle, unique tuck stitch pattern and heather detail, and with a slight boyfriend cut. Your recipient may or may not care that it’s one of the most sustainable and ethical sweaters on the market, but she can’t argue with the quality and beauty of it.
How can she rag on non-toxic makeup after she gives herself a super-sexy eye on New Year’s with this kit? She can’t.
Remind her to take some time to care for herself after the holidays are over. Rooted in the foundations of Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoke creates products using natural ingredients harvested seasonally through sustainable practices to enhance a conscious and holistic life. The Brahmi Rose Bath and Body Oil can be used on the body or placed in warm water for a calming ritual. Brahmi, known as the “herb of grace,” is an adaptogenic herb used in Ayurveda as a nerve tonic, rejuvenator, and stress reducer. Fresh rose petals and almond oil create a soft and beautiful fragrance while clarifying and moisturizing the skin.
This set makes a pretty gift for the classy as f*** lady. Ilia’s tinted lip conditioner comes in Paradise, a flattering orange, coral hue. And RGB’s Crimson color completes and class look. Both products are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and made in the USA.
This versatile alpaca hat is hand-knit by artisans in Peru. No lady can say no to its classic style.
She loves her coconut water. Level-up her health routine by gifting her this organic, 3-ingredient bath soak that’s made in the U.S.A.
Every girl secretly wants to learn how to knit. This beginner’s kit can have her turning out a cute hat made from domestic merino wool in less than an hour.