Christmas will be here before we know it, and soon the anxiety of finding last minute gifts for friends and family will settle in (unless it already has). Sometimes it’s hard to know what to buy for the special people in your life, and it’s even more difficult to know what will make someone feel good while also doing good in the world. Well, we have made the process a little easier for you by rounding up a few of our favorite things – starting with green gifts for down-to-earth gals.
Here are some eco-friendly gift ideas that will bring joy to the gift recipients as well as the people who produced them!
A room isn’t quite as cozy as it could be without the warm flicker of a sweetly scented candle. Eco Candle Co.’s vegan soy candles would make the perfect gift for just about any woman in your life. The candles are handmade in Wisconsin, and come in all different sizes and scents, so you can find just the right one for that special gift recipient. $3 to $32 at Eco Candle Co. >
Made from recycled materials, Q&Q’s SmileSolar watches don’t even require a battery. The solar powered accessory can provide three months of battery life for every hour in the sun! They’re available in a range of vibrant colors and styles at an affordable price point. Q&Q even donates a portion of all proceeds to Table for Two, which provides school meals for hungry children in Africa and Asia. Check out our feature on Q&Q SmileSolar from earlier this year $40 from Q&Q >
This assortment of brightly colored hand-spun bamboo bowls will add a splash of color any room. Use them to show off fresh fruit, cozy up with a few bowls of popcorn this winter with a movie, or even use them to put your pretty jewelry on a display in the bedroom. $46 on Amazon >
Beautiful pieces transformed from Detroit’s peeling street graffiti, Rebel Nell’s unique rings, earrings and necklaces would make awesome gifts for the art loving, city-goer. Rebel Nell employs disadvantaged women from the city’s shelters to handcraft each piece, so they’re ingrained with a sense of the history and people of Detroit. All of this helps foster independence and personal success, so your purchase will help support others! Check out our feature on Rebel Nell. From $65 at Rebel Nell >
The perfect solution for small spaces, these gorgeous hanging terrariums will spruce up a dull corner or big window of any room. Handmade with recycled glass, they come in a variety of different sizes and are perfect for tropical and desert plants alike. Each container even comes equipped with industrial rope to complete the loft look! From $90 at Sprout Home >
Every traveling gal needs a great bag for weekend getaways, and this stylish bag from Krochet Kids is handmade by Peruvian artisans. The coolest part? They help provide a living wage to women in exchange for their handiwork, so that they can create a better future for their families. $99.95 from Krochet Kids >
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