This article was written by Jen Cassamajor.
Well, we can’t deny it any longer, we’re officially deep into the holiday season. As much as we love drinking too much champagne and staying in pajamas all day long, it does come with its yearly struggle. Do you see what I’m getting at ? Yep, gifts. Christmas is just around the corner and you still haven’t found all the gifts ? Lucky you, we’re sharing with you our best ideas and as the environment is always on our mind, they’re obviously eco-friendly !
Engraved jewelry for your favorite sister
Jewelry might be one of the most precious and intimate gifts you can ever get to someone you love. Is there something we wear more than our favorite piece of jewelry ? We love the idea that every time the person looks at their ring or necklace, they think about the one who specifically picked it for them. To make it even more personal, you can have it engraved. For that, one of our favorite sustainable jewelry brands, Monica Vinader, is a great option. The brand offers a large selection that can be engraved with a range of pre-selected fonts and motifs or with your own doodles and handwriting. Our favorite piece is probably the Siren Petal Necklace : a timeless and delicate necklace.
To discover some other jewelry brands we love : Ethical and Sustainable Jewelry Brands You Will Add To Your Wishlist
A beauty gift set for your mom’s selfcare Sundays
This one’s a classic. I mean, have you ever seen a Christmas tree without any beauty set under it ? There might be a reason for that. It is a great gift. It’s always nice to get new products to try and to enjoy. You’re basically offering self care on a silver platter to someone you love. And it’s even better when the brand is clean and ethical. Our recommendation ? Tata Harper’s gift sets. The brand has become a must when it comes to clean beauty as they only use natural ingredients and put a lot of thought into cutting on waste, all that while still feeling very luxurious. As for our selection, we feel like all moms should get to try out the Ageless Skin Set.
A second hand luxury bag for your bestie (or yourself)
The most sustainable option is often the most affordable as well. Buying second hand can be a way for you to offer something you might not have been able to afford when new. When it comes to luxury and designer pieces, it can even be a way to get your hands on old collections pieces or ones that were released as limited editions. It takes (a lot of) patience but you can find hidden gems when taking the time. Trust us, it’s totally worth it. You don't know where to look ? Let us introduce your new best friends to you : Vestiaire Collective, TheRealReal and Rebag. We also recommend you have a look at curated vintage Instagram accounts !
A zero waste starter kit for the one you never know what to get for
There is always one at the table. You know, that one person you love but who A) “doesn’t need anything” B) you don’t get to see that much or C) has already gotten themself THE single one idea you had. Well, how about giving them a gift that is at the same time original and useful ? A zero waste starter kit can be a great way to raise awareness on climate change in a playful way or to help someone who already feels concerned by the question to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. While some brands now offer zero waste sets, you can easily make your own kit by replacing things we use daily with eco-friendly options. Making it yourself is also the best way to adapt it to the person’s habits. This might help you : Easy Sustainable Swaps To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly.
The latest pair of eco-friendly sneakers for the stylish nature lover
Did you know you can now wear National Geographic sneakers ? The famous media has paired with the Brazilian brand Cariuma, known for its eco-friendly sneakers, to launch a pair. Designed to highlight two endangered species - the green turtle and the Madagascar gecko - it is made from a blend of organic cotton, sustainably sourced rubber, cork and recycled plastics. This model is a part of Cariuma’s Pair-for-Pair commitment : for every pair sold, the brand plants two trees in the Brazilian rainforest. For both men and women, this gift has everything to make any green fashion lover happy !
Our selection for the family’s book lover
Of course we had to put some books in that selection. It’s a classic gift but it never misses. As long as you pick the good one of course. Here are some books we’ve recently loved : My Body, Emily Ratajkowski’s - aka emrata - first book ; Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich, one of our favorite books about climate change and Le Jeune Homme by this year's Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Annie Ernaux.
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