Like it or not, shopping season is here. Who else finds it challenging to buy for everyone on your list while still sticking to your eco-minded values? Thank goodness for gift guides geared toward people like us!
A Non-Toxic Shopping Guide
Each holiday season, Women’s Voice for the Earth puts together a Non-Toxic Shopping Guide to help people make safe and responsible choices without taking away the fun of gift-giving. The guide includes non-toxic gift ideas as well as tips and resources for safer, more sustainable products. This year they asked me to put together a section on DIY gifts, which you might know, I have a thing for.
Here’s what you’ll find in the guide:
Baby Products by Jessica Iclisoy from California Baby
Kids Toys by Alicia Voorhies from The Soft Landing
Personal Care Products by Sherrell Dorsey from Organic Beauty Vixen
Home Products by Elizabeth Wasserman from True Goods
Clothing & Accessories by Shona Quinn from Eileen Fisher
Fitness Tips by Erinn Morgan from WomensMovement.com
DIY Gifts by me!
There’s a related Pinterest board too, with even more ideas!
Women’s Voices for the Earth
Women’s Voices for the Earth is a national non-profit that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that harm women’s health. They do this by advocating and educating in order to change consumer behaviors, corporate practices and government policies. If you are inclined to make a year-end donation to a valuable organization that works hard for women’s health, I highly recommend this one. Donate online in any amount you choose.
My biggest downfall is getting caught up in the holiday shopping mindset and buying things I don’t need or don’t make sense. My advice? Make a list, start early and beware of window shopping! Hopefully these along with some of my other Mindful Shopping Techniques and the Non-Toxic Gift Guide will help you make better choices this year.
What are your favorite sources for non-toxic holiday gifts?
(FYI – I donated my time to Women’s Voices for the Earth and was not compensated in any way for this post.)
Photo credit: Gemma Garner via Flickr