Many of you have said you’d rather buy eco-friendly gifts for your sisters, friends, moms, or teachers than for guys. So you ask – we deliver. Here’s another post on green gift ideas for the ladies.
These are all items I either have or have asked Santa to bring me this year, so I’m sharing with you. Feel free to post in the comments what you’re asking for or a category you think we’ve missed.
Recycled “Sula” Wallet by Keen
It’s a good thing Keen is a green company, because I’m borderline obsessed with their shoes and bags. There’s a good chance someone is getting this wristlet wallet for me (thanks, Mom!) to replace the not-so-sustainable wallet I got on vacation a few years ago.
Fashioned from repurposed fabric scraps, the zipped-clamshell design accommodates a mobile phone, lip balm, keys and currency while keeping cash and credit cards secure and organized. Check out the photos at the link to see how much it actually holds. Keen is also offering free shipping and a gift with purchase with every shoe order, and a guarantee that every order placed by 12/22 arrives in time for Christmas.
Silver “Morocco” Classic from TOMS Shoes
A fun twist to the classic styles TOMS is so well known for, the Silver Morocco blends Eastern influence with Western style. These shoes are vegan and with TOMS One for One Program, for every pair of shoes you purchase, a pair of shoes is given to a child in need.
Organic Cotton / Bamboo “Bliss” Tee
This beautifully soft tee is made from a silky blend of 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton. I love the amazing fit of this tee and how the bamboo keeps it silky black wash after wash.
Because it’s Fair Trade, you can feel as good as you look in this tee. It even comes with a karmic reward – Tees for Change plants a tree for every t-shirt you buy. (They’re also offering free shipping throughout December.)
Zulugrass Necklace / Bracelet
Since I read the stories of what the makers of Zulugrass are doing for women in Kenya, I feel such a strong connection to women I’ve never met, but who hand-craft these necklaces and bracelets from the grasses of their native land. Each 26″ Zulugrass Beads for Learning Bracelet has been designed by Maasai artisans to symbolize the bright futures of educated children. The Leakey Collection will donate 100% of their profits from the sales of these bracelets to pay for local Kenyan teachers’ salaries.
Eco Chic Upcycled Handbag
Made from aluminum pull tabs, this handbag totally makes a sustainable statement. Walleska’s ECOCHICC label stands for Ecologically Conscious Organization Celebrating Honoring Inspiring Creative Communities – products are produced from natural sustainable resources and recycled materials by artisans worldwide.
A super gift for the nature lover on your list. The ECOLogical calendar tracks each season with info on the stars, weather, tidal and lunar phases, natural history, and astronomy. With four panels – one for each season, this calendar might just make her the biggest Nature Know It All on the block.