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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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