This holiday season give the gift of green! Whether it’s the women, men, or pets in your life you’d like to give something special to, here are a few helpful ideas to getting you started on a greener path!
1) WOMEN / GIRLFRIEND
Aromatherapy candle set: $16.95 Candles are always a safe bet for gifts. And with these, you can’t go wrong! Not only are made of a pure soy blend, they are hysterical in their names and what each candle’s purpose is and will surely bring a smile to any receiver!!
The Co-dependent Candle - Must light both wicks for full aromatherapy effect.
The arousal candle - Even the romantically challenged will have trouble screwing this mood up.
The Chill Out Candle - Having a problem unwinding, mellowing out or just shutting up?
The Therapists' Choice Candle - If your moods change faster than you can light a match, this self-diagnosing layered candle will help keep you on track.
The Quick Fix Candle - Cheaper than a sports car - more spiritual than a bottle of Jack.
The Placebo Candle - Your problems are of your own Making. This non-therapeutic candle is all you need.
The Wedded Bliss Candle - Aromatherapy for those who can share the same soul without ever feeling cramped for space.
The Panic Attack Candle - Aromatherapy for general fears of job loss, computer viruses, blind dates and WMDs. Check out Green Feet for more!
•Noon Solar – $412 All the collections at Noon Solar are inspired by the need to rethink the way things are made, and what they are made with. Each material used in their bag are specially chosen for its longevity and its ability to biodegrade. The other materials, such as the hardware and the solar panels can be reclaimed and reused for many generations of bags. Not only is it roomy, but solar panels on one side can power up a cell phone, PDA or iPod in minutes, saving on energy use. Made from vegetable tanned and dyed leather with an interior of organic hemp and cotton hand-dyed with natural pigments.
•Eco Skin – $230.00 Okay, this is one of my favorite NEW Green Designers. This specific dress is perfect for any friend, or yourself, where size does not matter! The Tiger’s Eye wrap dress from EcoSkin can’t miss: the go-anywhere style looks good on anyone, nipping in a waist here, slenderizing hips there, and making even the A-cups among us look decidedly voluptuous. I will have more to say when spring comes on this site. But if you are going anywhere tropical, GO here to check out their AMAZING bamboo dresses.
•Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry - $575.00 Melissa Joy Manning jewelry is hand made in her Oakland, California studio. Her work is eclectic and modern. Using gold, silver, semi-precious and precious stones and found objects, her line blends traditional and modern jewelry by utilizing unconventional materials to create meteoric pieces, and all is inspired by nature! SPLURGE : limited edition prong set black druzy earring-14 karat gold.
•Green Starter Kit - $65.00 Have a friend that’s not really green and not really sure how to start!? Give her this amazing starter kit, complete with a green guide, a reusable coffee mug, a reusable shopping bag, an energy saving compact fluorescent bulb, a bamboo cutting board, all natural hand soap, and a bamboo box to hold your stuff! Visit The Green Perspective website. They have other great starter kits including ones for your kitchen, the office, and for mothers!z