Ethical Gifts for Every Woman In Your Life
The holidays are around the corner! The lights they are a’twinklin, your pants they are a’stretchin and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is playing on repeat. It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. Unless of course, you still have gift shopping to do.
Buying presents for people is one of my all-time favorite activities. It’s a puzzle! It has to be something specific to them, specific to our relationship, and most importantly align with my values of treating the planet and the people on it with respect. That’s a tall order.
I love getting people gifts so much...
...I'm doing an extra special giveaway extravaganza for you, my dear readers!
(details at the bottom of the post and on my Instagram)
But back to the blog at hand. In case you’re not a crazy person who keeps lists all year of potential gift ideas like I do, I’ve created a handy list for you.
Here are my top 6 ethical gifts for every woman in your life.
The Beauty Buff
For those women who always want to try the latest beauty products, the bi-monthly subscription box from Botanic and Terre is a perfect fit. Each box contains 4 full sized natural and cruelty-free beauty products to make you look and feel your best.
The Accessory Queen
Try a statement piece from Sseko Designs. Their effortlessly chic pieces instantly glam up any outfit. Not only are their pieces gorgeous, Sseko provides employment and scholarship opportunities to women in Uganda who are working to pursue their dreams and overcome poverty. If you purchase through my link now through January 9th will help will help these women earn extra bonuses scholorships!
Every yogi needs fun leggings but did you know most leggings are made from what is essentially plastic? No bueno. Grab a funky pair from Yoga Democracy. Their wide waistband is incredibly flattering and their techno fabric keeps you cool during sweaty workouts. Best of all their leggings are made from 78% recycled PET and non-toxic dyes. Now there’s something to feel zen about.
What woman doesn't fall into this category? We all have so many things to do in a day and if you’re like me you often find yourself short about 3 hours and 4 hands. I can’t give you more time, but The Tote Project can give you an extra hand when you need it. Their inspirational totes fit in your purse so you always have one in case of an emergency, but they’re beautiful enough to carry on their own. These fair trade totes are sewn by women in India who’ve freed themselves from sex trafficking. 20% of their profits are donated to two wings a non-profit focused on helping survivors of human trafficking in the United States pursue their dreams.
The Outdoorsy Gal
The more time you spend outside the more you have to pamper your skin. For the woman who loves to play in the sunshine snag the Ultimate Skin Care Essentials Set from Hand In Hand Soap. It has everything she needs to pamper her skin, a full-sized bar of soap, a full-sized sugar scrub, and a luxuriously moisturizing full-sized lotion. For every set purchased Hand In Hand donates 3 bars of soap and 3 months of clean water to a child in need.
Jumping into eco-fashion can be daunting. Where do you even begin? The Ethical Fashion gift box from Bead and Reel is the perfect way to start your ethical fashion journey. Full of organic, fair-trade, vegan goodness your loved one will go from eco-curious to eco-activist faster than you can say “the fashion industry is one of the world’s largest polluters”.
And now...drumroll please...it's giveaway time! If you're drooling over these gifts head over to my Instagram. I'm giving one lucky winner the first 5! Yup, that's almost a $300 value! Take care of your shopping list or keep them for yourself. I won't tell Santa!
Photos: Anais Ganouna
Necklace: Sseko Designs