This holiday season, think eco-friendly gifts for a sustainable holiday!
The Last Straw
So chic! This special up-cycled bespoke painted canvas case comes with two biodegradable bamboo straws and cleaner, making for a great stocking stuffer with a sustainability twist. $15 at www.rubyfariasdesigns.com
Cosanti Windbells are made one-by-one, with molten bronze being poured by hand and intricately organic designs being carved into silt-cast ceramic bell forms. They make using the same time-honored traditions for over 50 years. Today, the beauty and artistry of Cosanti bronze and ceramic Windbells ring in the breeze throughout Arizona and around the world. You can visit and tour their foundries and ceramics studios to experience Cosanti Windbells first-hand. Starting at $35 at www.cosanti.com (Paradise Valley) and www.arcosanti.org (Cordes Junction)
Burn Candle Company was born in the heart of Arizona and designed to reflect Phoenix’s eclectic mid-century uptown neighborhood with a clean, minimalist aesthetic and a broad spectrum of scents for any taste. It is an Arizona-based boutique candle company that hand-pours soy wax candles with one goal in mind—to give you and your loved ones a great sensory experience at a reasonable price. $24 at www.burncandles.co
Perfect for busy people who also want to reduce plastic waste, Fit N Seal is a reusable seal that pops onto any plastic bottle to convert it into a convenient, user-friendly sippy, straw or sports top. Not only is it spill-resistant, BPA-free and super convenient, but think of all the plastic bottles that can be reused to reduce plastic waste. $9.95 plus shipping at www.fitnseal.com or www.amazon.com.
Give the gift of CBD. These deliciously indulgent 15mg CBD gummies are available in a refreshing green apple flavor or relaxing pomegranate. Each bag contains 5 gummies. $10. Gummies also come in 30 count ($45) and 60 count jars ($90). www.kayahempco.com
Pick Up The Beet
Trying to stay healthy during the holidays? Beet Kvass is the go-to tonic for a probiotic power punch and a nitric oxide pick-up, giving you energy and boosting your immune system. $10-$15 You can find beet kvass and gourmet krauts from Garden Goddess Ferments at all Arizona AJ’s Fine Foods and the variety of health food/practitioner shops listed at GGFerments.com, as well as at various farmers’ markets. $10-$1.
This Organic Cotton Mini String Bag from Eco-Bags Products is made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. It’s light, easy to stow away, exceptionally soft and expandable, and makes a perfect go-to tote for your lunch, daily essentials, or to complete your look. Plus, these zero waste bags have been called the new “it” bag by Vogue. All ECOBAGS® are made in accordance with fair wage, fair labor, and SA 8000 standards for both environmental and social responsibility. All dyes are non-toxic and AZO free. $11.99 at www.ecobags.com
Caraway Home is a direct -to-consumer, high-design, non-stick and non-toxic cookware set designed for the home chef with a genius built-in storage system. Offered in a stunning neutral color palette of navy, sage, peracotta, cream and gray, Caraway is sold in an all-in-one set and includes 10.5in Fry Pan (shares lid with Dutch Oven), 3QT Saucepan with Lid, 6.5QT Dutch Oven With Lid, 4.5QT Saute Pan With Lid. $395 at www.carawayhome.com
hülyahome adjustable memory foam pillows are produced without ozone depleters and other bad stuff (PBDEs, TDCPP, TCEP flame retardants, mercury, lead and heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates CPSC, or CFCs). The pillows are also hypo-allergenic and dust mite-resistant. Filled with up-cycled premium memory foam, hülya pillows adjust to your personal comfort level for that perfect night sleep. $39.99 at https://hulyahome.com
Made from one of the world’s most sustainable and fastest growing plants, each MamaP bamboo toothbrush color denotes a charity to which the company donates a percentage of sales. MamaP is also a member of 1% for the Planet. Non-toxic painted handles. $7 each, $30 for 5 (adult), or $18 for 3 (kids) at www.mamap.life or www.amazon.com
The Face Halo Original is a dual-sided, reusable makeup remover that ticks all the boxes: effective, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and cost-efficient. It’s simple, it’s quick, and each pad replaces up to 500 makeup wipes. The Face Halo pads can be machine washed up to 200 times and are perfect for travel and on-the-go cleansing. $22 for a pack of 3 at www.facehalo.com
Cultivated from the sustainable botanic fibers of the beech tree (known as the softest fibers on earth), Bleusalt’s full-length, extra-wide Wrap, is eco-friendly and instantly elevates any outfit. This piece is the luxurious alternative to giving the gift of cashmere but arguably even softer and without the cashmere price tag. $150 at https://bleusalt.com
Seven colored stones represent and support the seven chakras, helping to balance the energy centers of the body in this new Chakra aromatherapy bracelet from Goddess Garden. Porous lava rocks capture and carry the scent of pure essential oil blends, while genuine stones offer energetic properties. The stones and oils work in tandem to enhance one’s mood and reinforce one’s intentions. $14.99 (bracelet) and $9.99 (blends) at www.GoddessGarden.com