Do you want to give a more practical and sustainable gift this year? We’ve created several gift guides that will make your holiday shopping more accessible than ever. Whether you are shopping for your mom, sister, grandmother, girlfriend, or wife, we make sure to only list products we genuinely believe are making a difference in the world and treating the planet and makers the way they should be - with love & respect.
What makes a gift sustainable?
We look for several things when deciding if a product should be listed in our sustainable holiday gift guides.
1) What is the gift made out of?The gift we add must be made from eco-friendly materials that are easy on the planet. 2) Who made the gift? The maker behind the item is just as important and should be compensated fairly for their time. 3)Does the brand implement sustainability within its entire business? We don’t want surface-level eco-friendly products; we want brands who genuinely care about sustainability and enforce it throughout their business wherever they can - from shipping to giving back. 4) Is the gift practical & something they can use for many years? We’ve all been given gifts we could have done without, but we find every gift we add to these lists are practical and going to be loved for a very long time.
A gorgeous gift for a special woman in your life, this curated gift box comes with a handcrafted basket, a pair of dainty hoop earrings made from recycled solid gold, soothing bath salts, a hand-poured coconut wax candle, a handmade and sustainably-sourced white sage smudge stick, and a gorgeous abalone dish which is sourced as a byproduct of abalone farmed for food.
All of these pieces are sourced from minority and woman-owned businesses, artists, and farms. Plus, all shipping for these gift boxes will be offset by CarbonFund. You can read more about why we love Washed Ashore here!
We love Azura Bay and their collection of eco-friendly, ethical, and body-positive undies, loungewear, and activewear.
This reversible bra is made in Los Angeles, USA out of GOTS certified organic cotton, non-toxic vegetable dyes, and a touch of spandex for fit. It's great for lounging, casual everyday wear, or for light workouts like yoga.
code: SUSTAINABLYCHIC15 for 15% off regular-priced items until Dec. 25th
This is a great idea for your colleague, mother-in-law, or new homeowner. With Prosperity Candle’s popular Arden candle and air-purifying greenery, this gift set will brighten up anyone’s home or office.
Prosperity Candle is B Corp brand and each candle is poured-to-order by a woman artisan who is a former refugee building a new life for herself and her family in the United States.
Plus, they make gifting easy: you can add your message in the cart and they will include a card with your package. Pricing information is never included.
This is a great gift idea for the woman in your life who loves classic, timless fashion. The Didi clutch mini is handcrafted in Los Angeles out of luxurious vegan metallic black Piñatex® and can be used as a clutch or a shoulder bag.
The inspiration for Svala’s name comes from Iceland, where the founder, Helga's, mother is from. Svala means swallow in Icelandic; the swallow bird is a symbol of love, loyalty, freedom, and hope in many cultures.
The lady in your life doesn’t have to give up sparkly jewelry just because she cares about sustainability!
Lab grown diamonds are much more ethical and easy on the environment. (And yes—they’re still REAL diamonds!) These ones from Stefano Navi are handcrafted to order in the U.S.A. They are of extremely high color and clarity, and always hand selected to make sure they are beautiful and brilliant.
Pricing for these earrings range from $95 to $3K, so you can find something that fits your budget! Plus, they come with free 30-day returns and a lifetime warranty.
These aren’t your standard undies! Not only are Huha’s underwear made from soft, breathable, and eco-friendly TENCEL fabric, but they’re also infused with soothing, naturally anti-microbial mineral, zinc oxide to promote vaginal health. To boot, they have a full, supportive lining (which is Industrial design pending) for ultimate comfort.
These luxurious towels are inspired by nature and available in assorted colors and patterns, like natural sea fan, coral, seashell, and sand ripple.
Woven by some of the finest towel weavers in Portugal, these eco-friendly bath and beach towels are made out of 100% organic cotton. They are tested and certified free from more than 300 harmful substances by the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, and are GOTS certified. You can get them in 3- or 6-piece set bundles.
code: SUSTAINABLYCHIC20 for 20% off for your purchase
Sewn ethically in Portugal out of eco-friendly TENCEL and organic cotton, this soft midweight crewneck sweatshirt is perfect for everything from stay-at-home weekends, road trips, running errands, zoom calls, and more.
Comfy but also stylish, it has all the comfort of a sweatshirt but the effortlessly put-together look of a crewneck! It comes in. a wide range of sizes, from XXS to 4XL.
This beauty is sustainably made with lead-free, nickel-free, brass and opal. It rests at the throat and makes for the perfect layering piece.
Iron Oxide is a trusted sustainable brand you can find on Made Trade - one of the largest ethically shopping destinations online. This brand creates timeless jewelry by starting with a simple wax model carved by hand. They use recycled metals like silver and brass and ethically sourced or synthetically produced gemstones and crystals. They are also a woman-run and woman-owned company out of Washington state.
This gift is perfect for the goal setter in your life. This wellness planner lets you prioritize the important activities and includes a six-step personal Self-Care Plan. This plan allows you to track/plan your meals, mood, glasses of water, hours of sleep & exercise routine! Other great features include the daily gratitude prompts, start and end self-assessments, a health symptom tracker, and monthly self-care challenges. It is also open-dated, so they can start using it any time of the year. The planner uses FSC certified paper and a linen cover and is 100% Made & Designed in Los Angeles.
If you've been reading this blog for a while now, you know how much I love a versatile product, especially when it comes to accessories. This watch has interchangeable straps and so many to choose from! So whether you want to dress things up a bit with the rose gold mesh or go casual with a fun printed recycled PET strap, this watch is for sure made for anyone.
Not only are these watches consciously made with the planet in mind, but they thought about our wallets and budgets too - straps go for $36!
If you have an entertainer on your hands, then I’m sure she would love the glassware from Obakki! Every piece of glassware is unique and has been selected with the greatest care, and is made entirely by artisan hands in Italy and Japan.
Not only do they offer some of the most beautiful products I’ve ever seen, but they also go above and beyond to ensure the things we enjoy are supporting sustainable livelihoods for the talented people behind them. There are so many incredible artisans all over the world, and this little space on the internet has blended some of the best altogether for us.
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This post contains affiliate links, and is sponsored in part by Bursera, Washed Ashore, Azura Bay, Zambeezi, Prosperity Candle, Svala, Stefano Navi, 100% Pure, HuHa, Affina, & Hernest.
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