The Holidays are here and so are a number of green gifts for women. From organic to recycled presents, there’s something eco-friendly for every lady on your list.
Indulge her senses with natural aromatherapy candles. Soy wax – unlike petroleum-based paraffin – is renewable, cleaner-burning and less harmful to the environment. The Cobalt Glass Cozy Home ($15.99) has the spices of the season and a reusable container. Way Out Wax also has amazing gift sets.
Be Good to Your Mother (Earth) Natural Cotton Tote Set– $20.00
This Tarte gift set combines two wonderful things: lip products and reusable totes. Three natural lip sheers packaged in recycled aluminum tubes are accompanied by a versa-stylish tote. Sure to charm teens, twenty- and thirty-somethings alike.
Sock Monkey Mittens – $20.00
These adorable recycled mittens will warm a woman’s hands and heart. They’re made from upcycled upholstery fabric and printed using water-based inks. Great for teens, twenty-somethings and whimsical women of all ages.
Reusable Water Bottle
SIGG bottles are sleek, durable, and fantastic for femmes on the go. They offer a convenient, eco-friendly and stylish alternative to plastic. The 20 oz. Classic Traveler in Red ($21.99) and 34 oz. Taj Mahal Violet ($24.99) are just two of the many color and size combinations.
Mayapple Designs Mother Earth Earrings – $28.50
For green, sustainable jewelry, look no further than Mayapple Creations. They sculpt unique earrings from recycled sterling silver and use Fair Trade recycled glass beads. These beauties make wonderful presents for women of any age.
Bamboo Pashmina – $39.99
Supple and soft, pashminas work as scarves or wraps for a variety of ages and occasions. These Naturally Knotty ones are made from resilient bamboo – Earth’s fastest-growing plant – which produces tons more oxygen than its equivalent in trees. Their chic reusable bamboo container makes them even more sustainable gifts.
Protect Our Earth Glasses – $40.00
These green glasses are reborn from recycled wine bottles. Their sentiment – “Protect Our Earth,” written on each one in four languages – is as beautiful as they are. For every set purchased through December 31st, 2010, UncommonGoods will give $4.00 to the World Wildlife Fund.
Coffee Starter Kit Gift Basket – $48.00
Any java junkie will love Higher Grounds organic, Fair Trade coffee. Grown ethically, without damaging chemicals, it’s something she’ll feel good sipping. The kit includes a french press and a stainless steel travel mug.
Organic Cotton Robe
From the simple luxury of this inviting terry bath robe ($59.99) to this fun and flirty BrittaWear Space Cowboy Pink and Lime kimono-style number ($78.00), there’s an organic robe for every age and style. Organic cotton is grown without insecticides and pesticides, so it’s healthier for the planet and the wearer.
The Daily – Black and Silver Candy Wrapper Handbag – $138
A perfect purse for your favorite green glamor girl. Made from repurposed candy wrappers, roomy and especially apt for gals in their 20s and 30s. Ecoist also plants a tree for every bag they sell, so your gift gives two ways.
Choose sustainable gifts and make it a green Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for yourself and the women you know.
Ian Dickinson, The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing. Natural Environment Blog
Allison Serrell, Bamboo leads green revolution…” San Francisco Chronicle.
Cara Smusiak, 10 Reasons Soy Candles Are Better for Your Holiday Feast. Planet Green
Organic Cotton. Wikipedia