About Micaela

Micaela Preston is a marketing and communications consultant specializing in natural, organic and eco-friendly products and the health and wellness space. Micaela is available as a social media manager, green lifestyle writer, public speaker, brand ambassador and marketing manager.

Greener, Safer, Better Gifts for Gals

Greener, Better, Safer Gifts for Gals via mindfulmomma.com

Buying gifts for the gals in my life us usually pretty easy for me. I love to search for the perfect thing….usually something special and indulgent, although I’ve been known to give practical gifts too. If you are looking for gift ideas for a special gal in your life, consider one of these unique products. Each one was chosen because it is either better for the planet (organic, recycled), better for you (safer ingredients) or helping others in some way (fair trade, small business owners, made in USA).

(Mindful Momma is a member of a number of affiliate programs, meaning if you make a purchase, a small commission goes to support our work – at no extra cost to you of course!)

1. Grains & Honey Facial Set 

The perfect pampering gift for a hard working girl! Gentle foaming grains made from organic quinoa and fruit enzymes combine to make a wonderful daily cleanser. Mix in some lavender and chamomile infused honey to create an indulgent facial mask. An organic facial shammy completes the set. Handmade by Board and Batten on a farmstead in Lake Country, Florida. $54


2. Organic Cotton Tote

A girl can never have too many bags. This one’s handmade from artist designed, organic cotton canvas and printed using low impact dyes. It’s plenty sturdy and has 2 interior pockets for all the goodies we gals carry around. Most items are 1 or 2 of a kind but there are many beautiful prints and styles to choose from! $38


3. Inner Peace Perfume

Lotus Wei makes the most fabulous perfumes! Made using pure, natural flower essences, these perfumes have the power to shift your mood and physiology. This particular blend of lavender, vetiver, geranium and allspice will help shift you out of high levels of stress & overwhelm and transport you to a calmer, more content space. Who doesn’t need some inner peace around the holidays? $45


4. Cashmere Pashmina

These gorgeous scarves (pashminas) are handmade in Nepal out of 100% cashmere and dyed using natural colors. Synergy Organic works with with a community in Nepal to provide fair wages and secure employment for women, even allowing them to work from home to better provide for their families. The pashminas are super soft and come in a bunch of pretty colors and patterns. $69


5. Nest Egg Necklace 

Perfect for the mom on your list, this sweet necklace combines sterling silver and copper clamshells that protect your choice of up to four semi-precious Peruvian opal “eggs”inside. Hand crafted by artist Trudy James in San Diego. $70


6. Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm

I’m always a fan of multi-tasking products and this balm from Mullein & Sparrow is a beautiful example. Provides lip protection with a rosy tint or a flush of color to your cheeks. Made in Brooklyn, NY in small batches using organic ingredients. Perfect for travel or stashing in a purse for quick touch ups during the day. $22


7. Recycled Wine Bottle Bracelet

You’ll be doing good in more ways than one when you purchase on of these pretty, handmade bracelets. Not only will you be supporting an independent artist in Atlanta, GA, but also an awesome effort to recycle! Eco Glass Studio takes empty wine bottles and turns them into stunning, glass beads, which become the centerpiece of their gorgeous jewelry. Choose from green (my fav), blue, yellow or whatever color wine bottles they happen to collect! $35


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Beat Winter with Better Skin Care from Acure

Better winter skin care from Acure via mindfulmomma.com

Winter started awfully early this year and I noticed a change in my skin right away. It's drier all over but especially my hands and face. Fortunately I've got Acure in my corner. One of Acure's skin care experts worked with me to pick out the best products to hydrate and replenish my skin during these colder, drier months (which sadly … [Continue reading]

Stay Warm in Style with Pavepara Wings Arm Warmers

Pavepara wings arm warmers via mindfulmomma@yahoo.com

As we transition (reluctantly) to the chillier half of the year, it's time to break out the warm accessories. Not many of us have arm warmers in our bag of tricks, but we should. Whether you are taking a walk on a cool morning, heading to the gym on a chilly day or simply sitting at your desk trying to keep your fingers warm so you can … [Continue reading]

Try Healthy, Natural Products with Ecocentric Mom

Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box via mindfulmomma.com

  Let's face it, there are lots of intriguing eco, health and wellness products out there but you're not likely to try them unless they've been recommended to you in some way - either through a friend, a magazine or a blog. Am I right? So a subscription box might be the perfect solution. Plus who doesn't love to get a box … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Microfiber Spa Collection from ebody

ebody spa collection giveaway via mindfulmomma.com

Thanks to e-cloth for sponsoring this giveaway post! Anyone up for a spa day? OK, how about a spa day without the spa? No need to leave home! Grab your favorite non-toxic bubble bath and listen up for a chance to win a set of luxurious, microfiber mitts and towels to help make your home bathing experience spa-worthy! The Magic of … [Continue reading]