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Grady, Founder,

Lulu Frost’s Corkboard Double Brooch Necklace From Lulu Frost’s “Bond” collection, named affectionately after 007’s infamous Bond Girls, designer Lisa Salzer merges structured masculine brass mesh with a feminine, detachable rhinestone brooch, circa 1920, made from all vintage found objects. - $600.00

Organic by John Patrick’s Pink High Waisted Short Get a leg up on drab winter fashion with Organic by John Patrick’s hot pink highwaisted shorts. Gift these unlined shorts, made in the USA, with a pair of warm tights. - $395.00

Kathryn Bentley’s Snake Signet Ring Kathryn Bentley designs her jewelry to be heirloom pieces, that can be passed down for generations. The Snake Signet Ring is handmade using the lost wax technique with 18k gold, cobalt blue enamel, and white and black diamonds. - $4,940.00


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Loup CharmAnt’s Short Nightie Top and Bloomer Set New York City-based Loup Charmant offers laid back lingerie made with 100% organic cotton. The playful nightie top and bloomer set, detailed with ruffles, are light and comfortable, and can be worn year round. - $145.00

Rogan’s Torch Gloves For frequent texters and typers, New York-based Rogan has fingerless gloves that double as armwarmers. Available in lightweight heather brown Alpaca linen blend, the downtown-style mits can be worn scrunched down or pulled up. - $95.00

Study NY’s 4-Way Wool Jacket From the master of versatile and multifunctional fashion is designer Tara St. James’ wool blend convertible jacket with coconut shell buttons and a detachable panel, that can be worn as a shirt, hooded jacket and dress. - $275.00

Swedish Hasbeens’ High Heeled Jodhpur Swedish Hasbeens are the must-have footwear for any trend-setter with seasonless style. These boots are made with vegetable tanned leather and sustainably-grown lime tree and are available in a range of colors, from bubblegum to green.

Ciel’s Flotsam Giant Cable Scarf From Ciel’s luxury knitwear collection, is an oversized Cables Scarf; available in undyed, natural shades of Cream or Silver Grey and hand knitted in the Andes Mountains with organic Baby Alpaca.

- $334.00

- $247.00

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Pezzack, Beauty Director, Coco Eco Magazine

Gifting those you love doesn’t have to cost the earth one way or another. Here are a few of the things I’ll be giving this holiday season – all reasonably priced and all designed to consider the impact on you and the planet. Enjoy!

Zoya Nail Polish – Carrie Ann You can’t beat a bottle of fabulous red nail polish for your glam girlfriends and this one from Zoya with its pink/gold metallic in a scarlet base is statement making; plus the price makes it a great stocking stuffer. - $7.00

Peacock Republic Chai Tea Latte Hand Soap

Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow – Earthly Calm Unbelievably luxurious in both packaging and formulation, this new organic makeup collection makes for a super special gift that will sweep your favorite girlfriend off her feet. The compacts are modern and classy, but what I really love is that they’re refillable and designed to last a lifetime.

This stylish collection of eco-luxe soaps utilizes organic herbs and pure essential oils for a moisturizing clean you won’t soon forget – nor will those you gift it to. Chai Tea is my fave for the holiday season with a sweet, slightly spicy nose that smells just like a cup of its namesake. - $14.00

- $44.00

Farmaesthetics Elixir Because there’s no dropping dead when the parties are in full swing, this chlorophyll-infused, vibrant green bath potion dubbed a ‘spa in a bottle’, will help rejuvenate and recharge the batteries of those you love with pine, menthol, eucalyptus and more. - $31.00


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No More Dirty Looks Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt, have written a must-have book that reveals the truth about your beauty products and provides a guide for safe, clean cosmetics. Smart, informative and funny, it’s a brilliant read for all the women you care about. - $14.95

Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers Handmade in Japan using a 300 year old technique, these blotting papers are not only beautifully and thoughtfully designed, they’ll remove any traces of shine without disturbing your makeup. They also come in a nice, big sheet size so one is all you need. - $12.00

Simple Sugars Scrubs – Cranberry What’s so delicious about these scrubs is that they use 100% natural ingredients and actually smell like the real thing. The right mix of oils vs sugar polishes skin to perfection and leaves it beautifully scented. - $13.95

This Works Black Spice & Cedar Candle There’s nothing like a redolent scented candle to provide the perfect mood for some escapism, and this one is just right for the holiday season with opulent notes of cedarwood, cinnamon, clove and orange. - £20.99

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GIFTS FOR HIM Selected by: Gary

Kingsnorth, Editor-in-Chief of

Izzy Lane Izzy Lane is a British knitwear designer who is passionate about sustainable fashion. Izzy specializes in using wool from the Wensleydale and Shetland sheep who would otherwise be sent for slaughter. The cloth is also woven in ancient Victorian mills which have been in use for more than a century. - £295.00

Monsieur Poulet T-SHIRT Monsieur Poulet is a quirky French brand with a collection of funny t-shirts inspired by the temple of French good taste. The collection of sweats and t-shirts are colourful and use illustrations from some of the coolest artists in France which are made from organic and fairtrade cotton. - £25.00

Riz boardshorts Riz boardshorts is an exciting new label of beautifully designed, tailored boardshorts that are made from 100% recycled and recyclable polyester and come in an array of unique and sophisticated patterns. - £75.00 each

Trousers London

Trousers London create an exclusive series of designs in organic denim. The aesthetics and 3D proportions of the designs are largely influenced by architectural design methods and the branding is a reflection of tradition and workmanship, the limited edition screen print t-shirts are made from 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton. - £85.00

Kyuku’s bath & body care Kyuku’s shower gel, body scrub and moisturiser don’t just look great, they smell amazing and just so happen to be fantastic for your skin too. Based around the elements – earth, wind, fire and water – each set has its own distinctive scent and is designed to tackle different needs using anti-oxidant-rich botanical ingredients. - £17.00 each


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Christopher Raeburn Parachute Hoodie Christopher Raeburn produces innovative, ethically and intelligent designs using re-appropriated military garments each item is hand stitched and remade in England into innovative and interesting designs for both men and women. - £190.00

Kuyichi denim Be inspired by Kuyichi denim, an innovative collection of denim in some of the coolest, contemporary styles. As well as caring for the environment, the farmers and the workers who are the people behind the denim, you can now look good and feel good in these innovative, contemporary styles. - £66.00 and up

Prophetik The coolest ethical brand, worn by the Kings of Leon and sources materials in America and Canada, using organic cottons, hemp, and recycled fabrics like Greenspun which is made with recycled bottles and all the dying is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. - $92.00 and up

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GIFTS FOR THEM Selected by: Nicole

Landers, Founder and CEO, econnect grp.

Limited Edition Fern Duvet Cove Your home is your sanctuary, so spruce up your bedroom this season for him and her with Amenity’s organic Limited Edition Fern Duvet Cover. It comes in 4 unique colors jtust right for her or his different moods- peacock, cocoa, grey and celery.. They are made in Los Angeles and only using eco-friendly dyes onto 300-thread count certified organic cotton. Bring the beauty of nature into your bedroom. - $330.00 Queen - $395.00 King

BABYCAKES NYC Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Welcome BABYCAKES NYC, a bakery that delivers all over the US whose all-natural, organic and delicious treats are free from the common allergen ingredients: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. Whether for him or her, order some of their yummy, fresh vegan cupcakes, from red velvet to chocolate to every flavor in between right to your door. A dozen (delivered) will set you back less than $50 and makes the tastiest gift any time of the year.  We promise you will be remembered! - $38.50 to $43.45 per dozen

LED SAMSUNG 3D 9000 Series he ultimate his and her gift this season is the latest LED TV from SAMSUNG, the 9000 Series is a 3D 1080p LED HDTV that even has the slickest accessories, sold separately of course. So one can purchase the slimmest cinema quality energy star 3D HDTV and the other can bring home 2 pairs of the ultimate in 3D Active Glasses from Samsung. Now with your eco-efficient TV viewing experience you’ll both never leave home. - $4,999.99 46 inch screen - $199.00 3D Active glasses (2 pair)


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Izip ZUMA Cruiser The Izip ZUMA Cruiser, electric bike for him or her is the coolest alternative to a traditional beach cruiser. This is a true 500-Watts of “Power on Demand” in a sleek retro styled package, which will excite him. This hybrid bike utilizes a patented technology of a unique Electro-Drive propulsion system. The range is up to 20 to 30 miles at an average of 20mph. Old School style paired up with a modern ebike technology designed for a relax, uber comfortable, laid back ride on your weekend cruise. An awesome commuter bike too. - $1,899.00

Arbor Snowboards for her and for him You can both be seen and be green together on slopes this winter. The snowboards are made with bamboo and are extremely versatile in a variety of snow conditions. Arbor is all about replacing environmentally harmful materials usually used in making action sports gear with functional ecologically safe ones. So whether you are a novice or beginner or when there’s two feet of fresh snow, Arbor makes a snowboard just for you. And great performance to boot! - $545.00 Element RX - $445.00 Push for Her

SodaStream Turn tap water into delicious carbonated water and soda. In 30 seconds you can have the freshness and convenience of homemade soda while protecting the planet. No more lugging plastic bottles or even recycling them! A SodaStream starter kit comes with Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker, 1 60-liter Carbonator, 2 Carbonating Bottles, 2 SodaMix flavors (your choice when ordering). - $109.95

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GIFTS FOR HOME Selected by: Deana

Bracken, Founder/CEO Green With Glamour

Grounding Ritual Candle Aveda Every holiday season, Aveda releases a special edition soy wax candle in one very special fragrance.  For 2010, the candle “de la saison” is Grounding Ritual, an aroma infused with certified organic essential oils of cassia, vanilla and vetiver in a 100% reclaimed amber glass container.  It’s a sweet & spicy delight! - $26.00

Cozy Bottle - Esque Studio

A piece of Esque will always impress! Handblown in their wind-powered, Portland studio, this sweater-bedecked bottle is sexy, luxe and statement-y.  A wonderful gift for that stylish friend or family member who has everything (and great taste). - $900.00

Vetiver Root hamper Global Exchange A hamper may be an unexpected gift, but this Fair Trade piece from Indonesia is also a stylish stress-reliever. A great gift for anyone, the subtly fragrant vetiver root will wash away worries while chicly holding what needs to be washed. - $64.00

Floating Tamburil Slab Coffee Table - Rotsen Furniture This gorgeous table is my big ticket pick this season. It’s insanely gorgeous and will work in just about any living or work space.  Crafted from fallen trees in Brazil, the Floating Tamburil table will last a lifetime - both in style and quality - and will stop all passersby in their tracks. - $3,150.00


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Calendar Wall Sticker - Ferm Living I’m in love with anything that makes me more organized...especially when it’s really clever and great-looking.  Who wouldn’t love calendar wall stickers?  Dorm room, home office, kitchen wall... anywhere!  Use with a bit of chalk and save some serious paper. - $127.00

Suzani Recycled cotton throwIn2Green I received my 1st In2Green the a few years ago and it still looks brilliant...which is quite a feat considering the seven rescued animals that cozy up to it daily.  Let’s just say, it gets washed a lot.  The colors are still vibrant, the knit is still super soft and the various styles are so chic! - $135.00

Don’t Be a Flake Recycled Gift Wrap - Fish Lips Paper Designs I absolutely LOVE to wrap gifts and with chic, 100% recycled holiday paper, I can happily continue to wrap guilt-free!  The Fish Lips paper quality is so sublime and the designs are so adorable that I find gifting rolls to friends is lots of fun and always received with a smile.  - $8.00 a roll

Amber & Balsam perfume box  - Hammocks & High Tea So much of the Holiday experience is fragrant-driven and it’s not necessarily realistic to have goodies baking around the clock.  This brilliant and beautiful number is perfection for any home!  The laser-cut, recycled paper decorative box is filled with 100% Certified Organic Amber & Balsam herbs, florals, and essential oils. - $30.00

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Björk, Founder of & Coco Eco Magazine NY Editor

Ceramic To-Go Cup & Sleeve How many trips to the corner coffee shop does a New Yorker (or Angeleno) make in a day? How many paper cups are wasted as a result? Too many! That’s why all your friends should have this handy porcelain version with them at all times. Add a reusable cup cozy and make all their coffee breaks guilt-free! - $16.00 Cup - $7.00 Sleeve

A Perfume Organic Perfume Those of us who live in big cities get exposed to way more airborne toxins every day than we would like. Why add more? This certified organic perfume is made in NYC and contains none of the usual toxic suspects (which in regular perfumes, there are way too many of!). - $65.00

Recycled Leather Ottoman Any city girl needs to kick up her feet after a long day of running around in heels. This cool cube ottoman is made using scraps from the making of ReMade USA’s handbags, which in turn are made from old leather jackets. Double recycling-points! - $275.00

Jade Yoga Natural Rubber Mat Yoga is the exercise of choice among stressed-out urbanites; it clears our minds and strengthens our bodies. But what about the mat? Unlike those synthetic ones, this natural rubber mat is not slippery nor smelly. Namaste. - $64.95


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Crystal & Bullet Earrings A pair of these gorgeously bad-ass earrings made from crystals and used bullet casings will make any girl feel more like a warrior. From Etsy-seller savagesalvage (made to order). - $26.00

Local Honey Eating honey made from pollen collected in your vicinity helps with allergies. In NYC, we can finally buy legal local honey (beekeeping was legalized just this year). It’s the yummiest medicine ever, and who doesn’t like honey? - Prices very

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Seed Bombs Seed bombs are the weapon of choice for urban ecowarriors. Because all those empty lots where condo development has stalled just need something green growing on them. Make sure you choose the right one for your region — there’s Pacific Northwest, East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, Dog & Cat Friendly and, simply, herb. - $7.00

Handbag Hook How much do we hate being stuck holding our bag in our lap because there are no hooks underneath the bar? A lot! This clever thing can be carried in the bag or used as a bracelet. Never let your friends’ bags hit the dirty floor again, they deserve better. - $19.99

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Joaquin, Founder & CEO,

Tamasyn Gambell

Make Love Not Trash Safari Wing Tote

- $140.00

Transition beautifully from plane to meeting to party with one of Tamasyn Gambell¹s luxury silk scarves. The silk is produced by women in India and helps fund physically disabled and disadvantaged families.

- £45-£90

My “Make Love Not Trash” Safari Wing Tote has kept me flying high from Scotland to Fiji. And fellow passengers seem smitten as well.

Vers Earphones Create new memories with a soundtrip to your trip. The new earphones from Vers are available in sustainably sourced wood or bamboo and offer an impressive in-ear passive noise cancellation design that blocks 90% of surrounding sound and 100% of boringness. - $49.99


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Nau fluent doc This sleek, 100% recycled polyester wallet keeps travel papers, passports, and various currency organized. - $65.00

Laura Langley Eco Sleep Eye Mask Sweet dreams are made of these. Layers of sublimely soft bamboo and organiccotton aren’t just a pretty face. The smart adjustable straps ensure comfort for beauty zzz¹s on the go.


- $20.00

Perfect for doing a quick yoga session in a hotel room (far lighter and more compact than a mat), the grippy organic cotton socks have genius patented non-slip soles and toes. - $15.00

Damascena Travel Set Daily skin essentials in packaging fit for a queen. I keep the Rose Water & Face Crème with me at all times to combat dehydrated traveler’s skin. - $30.00

Gorilla Flip Flops from MINK Shoes Despite the primate reference, Mink’s Gorilla flip flops are skinny, comfortable and super chic. Perfectly packable and handmade in Italy, I don’t leave home without them. - $125.00

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GIFTS FOR THE Eco Luxe Lover Selected by: Felicia

Rangel, Contributing Lifestyle Editor, Coco Eco Magazine

Green Bracelet The Green Bracelet is made from genuine malachite with a natural rough diamond. Twenty dollars or more will go towards The Diamond Empowerment which is a non-profit international organization with the mission to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource. - $125.00

Macbook Air Apple makes the industry’s greenest notebooks and the MacBook Air is the latest Mac notebook to achieve EPEAT Gold status and meet Energy Star 5.0 requirements. Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. Mac notebooks contain no brominated flame retardants, are PVC-free and are constructed of recyclable materials. - $999.00

Urban Zen Jersey Wrap Dress in Black Donna Karan’s environmentally conscious line Urban Zen is a ready to wear collection. Made of stretch wool and cashmere this classic jersey wrap dress can be worn in an infinite amount of ways. Use your imagination and the possibilities are endless. - $995.00

Salvatorre Ferragamo Blue Inlet Eco Tote Bag Using a nontoxic tanning technique and dyed using tannins extracted from tree bark this blue leather with black leather trim tote is versatile, easy to maintain, and eco-friendly. It has a feminine design perfect for a day or night filled with casual elegance. - $1,390.00


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Yasmin and Jazmin Black Tethered Hoops The Yasmin and Jazmin black onyx and pave diamond earrings from their newly launched Tethered Collection embodies unity, commitment, and love for our environment. Reminding us that we are all one sharing this planet. Feel inspired as you help the global community when you wear these. Coco Eco readers receive a 5% discount. Password: Coco Eco - $320.00

BMW Hydrogen 7 Series The BMW Hydrogen 7 is the world’s first production-ready hydrogen vehicle. The engine in the Hydrogen 7 is capable of running on gasoline or hydrogen, and produces 260 hp. It will accelerate from 0 to 62.1 mpg in 9.5 seconds and has the ability to run on both gasoline and hydrogen giving a range of more than 400 miles. - Available upon request

Melissa + Jean Paul Gaultier Stiletto in Black The Melissa + Jean Paul Gaultier stiletto is made from 100% recyclable plastic crafted from technologically-engineered injected thermoplastic that easily molds to feet for the most comfortable fit around. They’re hypoallergenic, odorless, fashionably chic and sustainable. - $260.00

Xetum Tyndall White Dial Watch This unisex watch is carefully crafted with naturally tanned straps and Italian cork lining. The leather tanning agents used are derived from vegetable compounds instead of chrome compounds blending modern aesthetics and environmental responsibility. - $1,395.00

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Coco Eco Magazine is an online eco-chic magazine celebrating sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity, and culture. The Coco Eco Red Hot & Gre...


Coco Eco Magazine is an online eco-chic magazine celebrating sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity, and culture. The Coco Eco Red Hot & Gre...