These eco-friendly gifts are made with recycled materials and ethically sourced ingredients.
If the holidays can start to feel a little uninspiring to you, maybe it's time to rethink the types of gifts you're giving (or asking for). If you really want a new running jacket, for instance, then we've found one made from recycled plastic bottles; if you have a friend who can't live without chocolate, then wrap up the delicious bars we found that are made with all natural, locally sourced ingredients. Holiday malaise, be gone!
Everlane The Cotton Crew
For sophisticated workwear and weekend basics, Everlane has you covered. The brand spends months searching for the best factories around the world, then builds strong personal relationships with factory owners to ensure their integrity to maintain ethical practices (think fair wages, reasonable hours, and a healthy environment). You can never go wrong gifting a basic tee (tuck it into denim or your favorite skirt), and we’re loving this striped update.
This hydro garden system from UncommonGoods is designed from a repurposed wine bottle and can harvest organic herbs indoors year-round. The clever design allows sunlight to filter throughout, which creates the perfect environment for her herbs to grow. This mini-garden comes ready-to-use with soilless growing mix, wool wick, plant nutrient, a cork coaster, and seeds.
Prana Pillar 7/8 Legging
Prana—a brand that's Fair Trade-certified and part of the Fair Labor Association—uses organic cotton and hemp, recycled wool, and recycled polyester (such as from plastic water bottles) to make some of our favorite yoga wear. Case in point: this supersoft, compression stretch jersey legging that will allow for total freedom of movement in her barre or yoga class.
Nisolo Elayna Sneaker
If you're after smart, durable leather shoes, look no further than Nisolo. The company responsibly sources their leather from tanneries that are committed to the ethical treatment of animals (always byproduct of the meat industry) and have eco-friendly waste disposal systems. For their shoe production, Nisolo employs ethical factories and works closely with small, independent artisans to help grow their businesses and production capabilities. This olive leather sneaker is the perfect fall and winter shoe to kick around the city or go to and from her workouts.
Columbia Women’s Outdry Ex Eco Jacket
This eco-friendly jacket boasts waterproof, breathable fabric made from 100% recycled content, 21 plastic bottles to be exact. Complete with an adjustable hood, sleeve cuffs, and pockets, this jacket is the ideal gift for the outdoorsy and green explorer in your life up for the most weather baring adventures.
Korres Wild Rose Radiance Gift Set
With four bestselling Korres products, including Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser and Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, plus Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening 24-Hour Moisturizer and Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil, you are basically stealing your way to glowing skin. An added bonus: all of Korres’ products are made with natural ingredients, making this the perfect gift for any glam girl in your life—including you!
Awair: Smart Air Quality Monitor
The Awair smart air quality monitor keeps track of the air around you by measuring many factors. Best of all, it’s easily customizable, meaning you can set it to inform you about the things you care about. Whether that’s allergy concerns, sleep quality, or productivity, the LED display will show you anything you want to know, and the downloadable app allows you to customize and interact with it even more.