Is the woman in your life concerned about the environment? Does she try and purchase products that are natural, organic and eco-friendly? Here are some unique and eco-friendly gift ideas for Christmas that she will love!
If she tries to avoid driving and rides her bicycle around town or to work, a European market basket from http://www.cynthiastwigs.com/ is ideal. The most difficult aspect of riding a bike to the store, is trying to bring all of those groceries back. These baskets make it much more convenient. They are made of the highest quality grade willow with metal reinforcement to give it strength and durability to carry heavy loads. You can even use the basket to carry a 20+ pound dog! Cynthia’s baskets are designed to fit American bicycles and have built in hooks so that you can drop it right onto the handlebars. You can easily remove the basket to take it into the grocery store so that you don’t have to use paper or plastic bags! This gift is not only practical, but it is a very cool product.
Does she love aromatherapy products but not all of the chemicals or alcohol ingredients that many of the products are made of? Try http://www.essance.us/. All of their products are free of alcohol, synthetics, and phtalates, and they are vegan and eco-friendly. After using the products, she can even return the used bottles to Essance so that they can be recycled! Choose from organic skin care products, aromatherapy kits, massage oils, scented comfort pillows and more.
How about a very unique photo album from www.ForestCityPhotoAlbums.com? If she loves to take pictures, and would like a special way to present them, these albums are ideal. They are all beautifully handcrafted items made by master artists. The albums are eco-friendly and made from non-endangered plants and plant parts, all renewable source material. Some of the materials used include dried tropical leaves, such as lillies, recycled rice-bamboo paper, hibiscus, as well as sea shells, coconut buttons, kava, banana, lotus and more. These albums are truly pieces of art.
For a luxurious gift, consider Green Earth Bamboo (http://www.greenearthbamboo.com/Bamboo-Bedding-Clothing-Baby-Bath-s/229.htm) . These bamboo sheets are more comfortable then 5,000 thread count Egyptian cotton and they are eco-friendly!
Does she practice yoga? Environmentally friendly yoga mats are available at http://www.jadeyoga.com/store/home.php. Every time a yoga mat is purchased, the company will plant a tree, giving back to the earth with every product.
Three Stone Steps, http://www.threestonesteps.com/about/, travels the globe to partner with fair trade producers and individual artisans. Here you can find some especially unique, yet durable, hand bags.
Owner and artist of Paloma Pottery, Nicole Whitney, has discovered a way to combine broken recycled glass in her pottery pieces. It creates a unique crackle glass surface that sparkles and reflects light, “enchanting the eyes with its intriguing depth of colors and and textures.” Here you can find jewelry, ornaments, dinnerware, candle-holders and more. Go to www.palomapottery.com to view all of the available products.
Nava Natural, http://www.navanatural.com/home, offers a professional line of products made from natural ingredients from the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea has a “unique micro-climate that contributes to the high salt concentration, 32% salt in comparison to the 3% in the ocean. These products are created with unique minerals found in no other sea in the world.”
At www.natrabliss.com, they offer soy candles made from soy wax. Soy wax lasts 50% longer than paraffin candles, and these are perfect for the environmentally conscious as they are 100% natural and no petroleum is used. Candles make a great gift!
Last but not least, take a look at www.looptworks.com. The company re-purposes abandoned materials into meaningful, long lasting and limited edition products. The company aims to rid the world of waste while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet! They offer a variety of women’s clothing, including jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, dresses and more.
With any of these ideas, you’ll please the woman in your life as well as our earth!