My Fair Gift Guide: 175+ Green Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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A Note from the Editor At My Fair Vanity, I write about ontrend style that is kind to the earth and the people on it, so you can rest assured that each and every item featured in this gift guide possesses one or more of the following ethical attributes: Made in the USA Fair Trade Organic Handmade Made in Europe Upcycled/Recycled Vegan When you choose eco-friendly or American-made gifts, our planet wins, laborers and artisans win, and you win, and you never have to compromise on style or quality. If you like what you see, I hope you’ll choose to share the eco-love by emailing, tweeting, and posting about this guide to empower your friends and family to give ethical gifts this year, too. Wishing you peace, love and joy, Rachel

Table of Contents From the Editor Editor’s Wishlist Gifts Under $30 Mom & Dad Host/Hostess Gifts Stocking Stuffers Toddlers and Tots Mad for Plaid Gift Wrap and Cards

Guest-Curated Guides Glitter and Gold City Girl {Made in NYC} Cutting Edge Style For the Yogi in Your Life Prints and Patterns

For More Sustainable Style Inspiration

Editor’s Picks Lydali, $32

The Sway, $725 at Kelly Wearstler $295

Kelly Wearstler, $125

Rag and Bone, $550 Net-a-Porter, $140

The Reformation, $107

Net-a-Porter, $24

Nordstrom, $40 Stella McCartney, $475

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Urban Outfitters, $175

Lydali, $32

Net-a-porter, $59

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Shopbop, $82 One Kings Lane, $215

Radiant Cosmetics, $22

Modavanti, $160

A percentage of the proceeds from this lipstick go towards fighting human trafficking.

Clarisonic, $99 Stella McCartney, $510

Mode Marteau, $75

Green Gifts Under $30

Lydali bangles, $24 *Take 30% off your purchases at Lydali for a limited time with code BRIGHTENBLACK

Nordstrom, $24 Journal, Nordstrom $12

Nordstrom, $20

Anthropologie, $14

Oh Little Rabbit, $20 for set of four napkins Timber Green Wood, $22.95

Lydali, $28

Lydali, $18 Organic Bubble Bath,, $10

Sephora, $26

Nordstrom, $19.99

Origins, $16

Nordstrom, $25

American Apparel, $20

Ten Thousand Villages, $12 Morpho Worx Ornament, $18

For Dad

Origins Shave Cream, $16

Nordstrom, $40

Made Collection, $32

Bonobos, $88

Charles Tyrwhitt, Handmade tie, $85

Leatherman Sidekick via Amazon, $32

Pendleton Camp Stool, $298 Filson coat, $320

Organic Licorice $37 for 15 packs

For Mom

The Reformation upcycled vintage fur scarf, $59

Origins Merry Moisturizers, $49.50

Nordstrom, $64

Eileen Fisher, $258 Kora Organics Rosehip Oil Net-a-porter, $48 Sephora, $18

House of Hackney, $114

Shopbop, $137.50

Lake Champlain, $13.50

For the Host/Hostess

Cheese Markers, $30

Neiman Marcus, $58-$175 Nordstrom, $36

House of Hackney, $49

Whiskey tumblers, $44 for set of four

House of Hackney, $29

One King’s lane (vintage) $69 Mirrored trays are the perfect bakcdrop for holiday candles and diffusers.

Kelly Wearstler, $695

Oven to table platter by Sparq, $65

Stocking Stuffers Origins Moisture Mask, $16 Blair Richie, $45 $38 for 12 bars

Need Supply Co. Soap, $18

I like to stock up on organic dark chocolate during the holidays– they’re the perfect “emergency gift” and everyone loves chocolate.

Thymes Eucalyptus Lotion, $23 It’s possible this is the best smelling lotion IN THE WORLD.

Journal, $16

Archipelago Scented Candle, $19.50

Magnets, $28 Open Heart Ring, $38

Bracelets, $9.50 for set of 10

Toddlers and Tots, $13.16

Yo Yo, $5.85

Made Collection, $37.50

Steerable Toboggan Green Cupboards, $119.99 Slinky, $4.25

Uncle Goose Wooden ABC Blocks, $36.95

Organic Edible Finger Paints, $29.99

Handcrafted Blocks by Uncle Goose from, $100

Turbo Flyers, 4-piece Set Made Collection, $50, $20.99

Beka Jumbo Art Pencils Green Cupboard, $25.99

Roundhouse Child Size Train Conductor Hat, $15.95

Solar-powered Cars, Green Cupboard, $80.95, $11.46 Amazon, $6.97

Mad for Plaid

Nordstrom, $19.50

Eco-wise wool pillow sham, Pendleton, $78

Ace & Jig for Of a Kind, $248

Charles Tyrwhitt, $89

Mode Marteau, $425

Nordstrom, $98 Love Cortnie clutch, $35

Etsy, $45

Charles Tyrwhitt handmade tie, $85 Public School, $370

The Reformation, $71

Edun at Avenue 32, $1050

Current/Elliot Shopbop $248

Eco-wise plaid blanket, Pendleton, $118 - $208

Dominique is the voice behind Let's Be Fair - a thoughtful lifestyle and beauty blog focused on fairly traded, ethically sourced and life impacting goods.

Scotch naturals nail polish, $15 Modcloth, $17.99

The Little Market, $38

Glass Terrarium, Connected Fair Trade $85 Infinity Ring, 4 All Humanity $15 Silverburst Vase, Ten Thousand Villages, $59

Glitter and Gold

Shop HDB, $70

Brass Letter Openers, Connected Fair Trade, $17 each

Modcloth, $26.99

Oxfam, $16.95 Raven and Lily, $22

31 Bits, $35

Alden is the founder of EcoCult, a website about all things sustainable in New York City and beyond, including local and organic food, authentic events, sustainable designers and non-toxic beauty.

Need Supply Co. Brass Nail shields, $450 Candlesticks, Joinery, $25 each

For the girl who really does have EVERYTHING, an engraved set of brass nails (like, for your fingers).

Sugar cubes Gift Set, Brika, $44

Chrisos + Chandi, $125

Need Supply Co., $110

CHIYOME for ANTHOM, $345 James Collaruso, $445

City Girl {100% Made in NYC}

D & I, $115 3D printed monogrammed cases for iPhone, HEISEL, $36 Between the Sheets, $175 each

Basader, $300, $115

This unisex, handmade bag from vegetable-tanned leather will surely last you the rest of your life. Just be aware that it is handmade to order, so you might not get it before the holidays. But the wait is worth it!

Design with Benefits, $150- $200

I Still Love You NYC, $45

spades + siLK is a socially conscious site. We delve into curated, editorial content on responsible, innovative and sustainable fashion designers, organic beauty and skincare products, exclusive interviews and industry trends.

K/LLER cuff, $380

Beklina, $220

Hui Hui, $297 Modern Vice, $398

Bruno Pieters for Honest By, $306

Ginger & Smart, $391

Royal Blush, $219

Cutting Edge Statement Pieces Tightly edited and pulled from the collections of up and coming sustainable designers from around the world, these pieces would make great gifts for any artistic, confident woman with bold, eclectic style.

David Peck, $385 Maiyet, $1,750

Feral Childe, $260 Thu Thu, $565

Mary Meyer, $294 Angel Jackson, $429

Coclico, $450

Suno, $795

Carissa Ciuca is a yoga teacher and studio owner who blogs about the myriad ways we can incorporate yogic thinking and actions into our daily lives. She also leads blissful yoga retreats in warm, balmy places such as Tulum, Mexico.

Yoga Socks, Made by Meg, $35

Lava Rock Meditation Bracelets, Gaiam, $42

Neshama Project Hamsa Necklace, $108 Vegan Cookie of the Month, $35/month

Manduka, $90

Organic Cotton Strap, Target, $9.95

The Neshama Project sources the hamsas from Israel and creates each necklace in LA. This gift gives twice, as The Neshama Project donates 10% of the proceeds from each necklace to your choice of two partner charities.

Fig and Yarrow, $18

For the Yogi in Your Life

Kim Michie Collection, $95

Ganesha print by Jessica Swift, $20

Cashmere Travel Wrap, $158

Lemon Basil Body Polish, $6 Bigelow Green Tea, $9.95

Satya Cuff, $228

Tomuno Yoga Mat, $62.99 Tomuno mats are made with rubber from rubber trees and contain no toxic PVC.

Aaryn West is the creative director of her own eponymous independent textile design studio. She curates textile and color inspiration from the realms of fashion and interior design, exploring everything from recent trends to vintage treasures.

Pixel and Hank, $20

Aaryn West tote via Society6, $22

Kristiana Howell Journals Etsy, $12.50 for three

Textile Arts Center, $75

Tea Towel by Avril Loretti $25 Nikki Strange "Flamingo in Flight" Fleece Throw Blanket, $50-$129

Prints and Patterns

Wood & Wilow Bowl, $39

Textile Arts Center, $20

Aaryn West via Society6, $15

Macrame Plant Hanger, $15 Poketo, $26

Eco-friendly 2014 Calendar, $33

Holiday Spirit Supplies

Upcycled Gift Bows $8 for 12, $24 for 10 boxes

Nordstrom, $8

Handmade Card $4 Handmade Cards $16.50 for 10

Nordstrom, $20

Handmade gift wrap, $14

Soy Candle, $20

Vintage glass ornaments, $125 for 12

Handmade Cards $18 for six

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