Conscious Holiday Gift Guide



Brand: Live Vessel

Price: $80, $35


Acera is morphing technology and aesthetic, and bringing us fashionable travel mugs - and massagers -  we can use for years to come. They have a patented tourmaline anion technology which helps improve the quality and taste of your drink. The tourmaline-crystal glaze acts as a natural filter helping to keep your water fresh {like a natural sweet spring}, while the double-wall heat insulation technology protects your hands from heat. And for the personal massager,  by pouring either cool or hot water you can help reduce inflammation, decrease joint stiffness, relieve muscle spasms, increase blood flow, lead pain relief, affect soft tissue injury & increase the extensibility of collagen tissue! I'm sure there are a few people on your list who wouldn't mind seeing this in their stocking. 


Brand: Manos Zapotecas

Price: $199

*use code sustainablychic for 20% off your entire purchase*


Featuring a Zapotecas diamond design, this lightweight backpack is ideal for your everyday busy life. For my techy friends, it can fit a 13" laptop or notebook! I've always loved this brand for their vibrant, beautifully-woven panels - the talent and heart behind each piece totally shines through. They even use natural dyes from plant, animal and mineral sources, like nuts & flowers, cochineal bugs & indigo. Manos Zapotecas was founded by Shelley Tennyson, who saw an opportunity for the weavers of Oaxaca when she was volunteering with a microfinance non-profit in 2009. Today, they employ over 50 weavers in Oaxaca! 


Shop: Accompany

Price: $6

*use code SAVETHEWINO for 20% off this bag*


Because we all know a few people who wouldn't mind receiving some wine... A present inside a present, this gift bag is not only great for holding a bottle, it also gives back! Made in Kenya by Ubuntu Made, each purchase helps support the artisans of the Maai Mahiu community where profits go towards their philanthropic health and education programs.  An ethically-edited fashion site, Accompany is merging stye and sustainability in an amazing curated collection of clothing, accessories and home goods. It truly is 'global curation at its finest'. This online shop has the most unique mix of products each holding their own story and purpose.



Price: $85

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A necklace that evokes energy of love and transformation, this mala was mindfully handcrafted in the heart of Peruvian Amazon. It looks great worn by itself or paired with a few other pieces you already have in your jewelry box {the more the merrier during the holidays, right?!}. The Tsirentsiki Seed provides protection, and attracts wealth, new beginnings & infinite potential. The green symbolizes growth, renewal, harmony, fertility and it is associated to healing powers & balancing emotions. It also allows us to love and nurture ourselves & one another. Each NINTAANZI necklace is made fairly by indigenous Ashaninka artisan women, and 20% of sales are donated directly to programs helping the environment, sanitation, education, children and women well-being in disadvantage communities in Peru. 


Brand: Sharon Z Jewelry

Price: $175

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When fine jewelry becomes adventurous...

The cool vibes radiating off this piece aren't only due to its aesthetic, but its green background. Handmade in San Francisco from recycled sterling silver {yeah, pretty awesome, right?!}, the Tiny Spear Necklace is made for anyone who likes subtle jewelry with a conscious twist. The designer, Sharon Zimmerman, loves to create modern jewelry unique in its understatement. Describing her designs as, "clean and simple, yet distinctive and playful", I find it the perfect fit for a capsule & minimalist wardrobe. Her attention to detail, quality & sustainability, are setting her apart from the rest. Oh & did I mention she is a member of Ethical Metalsmiths?! 


Shop: Green Orchyd

Price: $55

*use code sustchic20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


This versatile wallet can be used as a wristlet or a clutch! And good news for iPhone Plus users, your device fits easily in there with all your cards and cash. Inside, there are two compartments - a large one for your bills and the other with four slots for cards. The interior is a fun bright orange, and the entire piece is cruelty-free & vegan. Green Orchyd is an online retailer that houses many sustainable & eco brands {Canopy Verde - the maker of this wallet - being one of them}! They even carry products for men and children, so it's a great place for one-stop shopping. 


Brand: Mayamam Weavers

Price: $22, $38, $42

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Made for the traveler, these lovely woven travel cosmetic bags come fully lined {yes, waterproof!} and in an array of colors. The jewelry rolls have one long and two small satin lined zippered pockets, two slip pockets and a tab to hold your rings that secures with a magnetic snap. They are even tied up with a vegan cord. Mayamam Weavers are based in Morriston, NJ & are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation. The artisans use weaving techniques of Mayan culture to create their accessories and home goods. The cooperative making up Mayamam Weavers was founded in 2008 in Cajolá, a Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala. 


Brand: Kakaw Designs

Price: $210

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A bag roomy enough {chic, too} for your weekend getaway! Made fairly in Guatemala with natural dyes, hand woven textiles & genuine leather, this duffle is going to carry with you trip after trip. Even the interior is so well-done! You get all the space & organization you need with two convenient outside pockets, two medium inner pockets, and one large inner pocket. Kakaw Designs partners with traditional weavers and artisans to produce accessories out of repurposed materials and new handwoven textiles. They work to create economic opportunity for these women so they can continue their craft and support their families.


Brand: Eye Heart World

Price: $38

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A tote bag inspired by the legacy of  Harriet Tubman, each purchase sponsors resources for trafficking victims through the Rose Home. This tote is different from the usual ones you come across - it's sturdier, roomier & full of hope. I absolutely love the inside slogan which reads: "Because I hold this bag, a young lady holds onto freedom. Because I fill this bag, a young lady is filled with hope. Because I talk about this bag, a young lady finds her voice. Because I carry this bag, I carry the cause". What a beautiful reminder every time you take this out! Eye Heart World was founded to take action against human trafficking, and through fashion they are able to raise awareness and help victims of trafficking. 


Brand: Encircled

Price: $148


The most versatile pants on the market, the Dressy Sweatpants can change hem lengths and work for several different occasions {like travel, work, home, errands.. you get the picture}. Encircled chose to use a lightweight Modal fabric in order to blend in with your usual office attire while being relaxed enough for the home. It even comes with a secret little pocket on the waistband for putting little extras when you don't feel like carrying a purse. Plus, they come in 4 different colors! Encircled is a Canadian based sustainable clothing brand who creates for the stylish traveler {& your everyday busy body!}. They want you to be able to travel light while looking effortless at the same time.


Brand: HOPE MADE in the World

Price: $96


Made fairly in Peru from superfine alpaca, this cozy sweater is going to be your next best friend. The oatmeal color and minimalistic design make it easy to pair with your existing wardrobe. I wish you could feel how soft it is {when my friends give me a hug, they can't believe it}! HOPE Made in the World is here to help us transition into a more conscious wardrobe, starting with the essentials. They are serious about where their fabric is sourced, and have  been certified under the Child Labor Free mark which ensures every step of the manufacturing process is free from child labor and holds high ethical standards for the workers involved.


Brand: in2green

Price: $130

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A one size fits all, this seasonless poncho is made from 75% recycled cotton & 25% {mostly recycled} polyester. It's the perfect weight for all year, and washes easy {you can just throw it in your wash machine}. Better yet, it's made right here in the USA! Besides this natural, earth-toned hemp color, you can find the poncho in 5 other shades - all great colors to add into your wardrobe. in2green has been known for their luxury USA-made throws and accessories since 2008. They collaborate with local designers and knitters, and use only eco-friendly materials like organic cotton & recycled yarns. 


Brand: Pamut Apparel

Price: $86

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With a beautiful screen printed nature-inspired design, the Grace Top is handmade in North Carolina from 100% organic cotton. It has sweet added details with a curved chest pocket and tie keyhole back closure. It's an easy top to gift since it comes in only two sizes, and can fit a variety of body shapes. Each piece from Pamut Apparel is made in small batches in Raleigh, NC with USA organic cotton. All of their prints are uniquely hand designed by local artists, and dyes are always low-impact. They even believe sustainable fashion should be cost conscious & available to everyone. Therefore, their prices are extremely fair for all the love that goes into creating the garment! 



Brand: We Love Eyes

Price: $38

*20% off all We Love Eyes products for Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend*


Your eyes can only stay so beautiful if you take care of them - that means not going to sleep with all that eye makeup on! It can be a tough task getting the stubborn eye liner & shadows off, but We Love Eyes makes it easy. Truly one of the best eye makeup removers I've ever tried, this set is made to remove makeup in the safest, healthiest way possible. It also works to improve contact lens comfort & helps prevents eye infections. Their products only use natural & non-toxic ingredients so you can feel totally confident about using this around the most sensitive part of your face! 


Brand: Marc Skid

Price: $20, $29

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Sustainable underwear that saves the world?! Yes, please! The coolest part about these men & women undies is you get to pick the charity when purchasing {$4 per pair is donated}. With the hipsters, I chose the charity Project C.U.R.E. which  is the largest provider of donated medical supplies & equipment to developing countries. For Travis's boxer briefs, we went with which empowers families with access to safe water & sanitation. And it gets even better... each pair is made with organic pima cotton {yeah, they are super comfy} and the elastic band keeps 1 plastic bottle out of the landfill. These underwear truly 'marc' everything off our conscious list. 

{don't mind the 12 week baby bump :P}


Brand: Karton

Price: $79

*use code KARTON-CHIC for 10% off your entire purchase*

Thinking outside the box...

Can you believe these great little cubbies are made from 100% recycled cardboard? Super easy to put together and quite sturdy, these Elements are making organization unique & eco. What's so fun about these pieces, you can stack them or use them individually depending on how you want to decorate. They are actually pretty large so big books and vinyl records can easily fit. Just think how simple your next move will be - no heavy lifting! Besides the Elements, you can basically furnish your entire apartment from beds to desks with their designs. Who knew we could find such affordable furniture that checks all the boxes off our sustainable list?! 


Shop: Agathos Athleisure

Price: $90

*use code CHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


100% opaque, 100% chic, these urban leggings are everything your active body has been looking for. They have UPF protection, a subtle sheen, a high-waist band to flatter, and are one of the best eco alternatives when it comes to activewear. Made from Econyl® yarn, you can feel confident knowing these bad boys are made consciously & with post consumer and post-industrial waste. You can find them at Agathos Athleisure, an online marketplace for activewear brands that are ethical, sustainable, fair trade, organic, or philanthropic. They want us to look good from yoga class to farmer's market all the while shopping guilt free! 



Price: $328

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with Single Reversible Strap & Accordion Bow...

Inspired by the incomparable Maya Angelou, these kitten heels are one of the first shoes ever to be made by repurposed apple peels! Yes, you read that right - apples :D It's more durable & breathable than leather. Who would of thought we could do this!? The heels come with straps and bows to accessorize freely, and you will be happy to know the custom cushion & memory foam insole makes wearing them for a long period of time easy peasy. The blue shade couldn't have come at a more perfect time of year, either! Plus, VEERAH is a women-led company, and they work to empower women all over the world through their #VEERAHwarriors and education scholarships.


Brand: GlobeIn

Price: $60


The perfect gift for the entertainer, the Savour Box features a hand painted spoon rest & salt & pepper shakers from Palestinian Territories, a wooden spice bowl from India, and a sea salt basket OR handwoven palm leaf basket. The spoon rest & shakers adorn a gorgeous hand painted pattern great for any kitchen. Couldn't you see yourself entertaining with those?! GlobeIn is a monthly subscription box connecting us to remote artisans all over the world.  It's a wonderful way to learn about other makers, crafts & culture! Each box comes with a detailed pamphlet telling you about every product, where it is made and who you are supporting. 


Brand: Under the Canopy

Price: $50, $40+, $20


So much coziness in one post! Under the Canopy has been in the game of bringing conscious consumers quality, organic and fair products since the beginning. The Kimono Robe is made with Fair Trade Certified Organic Cotton, and comes with an attached belt and a patch pocket. The percale sheets are made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, and they are also Oeko-Tex Certified, meaning no toxic chemicals, heavy metals, or bleaches were used in the dying process. & now my pregnant self can't stand how adorable this baby blanket is! Made with 100% organic cotton muslin, this aztec print swaddle blanket is perfect for girls & boys. Under the Canopy is probably one of your best bets for affordability & sustainability in home goods so I highly suggest you check them out for yourself & your loved ones! 


Brand: Duckfeet

Price: $280


These boots are made for the winters & adventures! Made with super soft & warm 100% shearling wool lining, eco-friendly & water-resistant terracare® leather, and  a natural Italian crepe rubber, the Århus are sourced & produced entirely in Europe. What's so cool about their design, you can stand up or fold over the collar {I love the fold over look!}. Because of the materials chosen & how well the boot is made, this pair will last you year after year. You can even replace the sole to add more life on! Oh & did I mention these are unisex?! Duckfeet only uses veggie-tanned leather & the best natural materials in order to bring you the best quality shoe possible. 



Brand: Tribe Alive

Price: $80


Have you seen a better looking e-case than this? Just the right fit for a tablet, e-reader or small laptop, the Portfolio Case is handmade in Haiti with veggie-tanned leather. The little brass button closures add a chic little touch, don't ya think? This could even be a great gift for your artist friend who always likes to carry around a sketch book.. Tribe Alive is a lifestyle brand helping raise women out of poverty all over the globe through gorgeous handmade clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories and home goods. They have partnered with talented artisans in Guatemala, Haiti, India, Honduras, & Fort Worth, Texas, and provide each worker with fair-trade wages, a  safe working environment & the power to choose their own future. 


Brand: Lakeshore Dry Goods

Price: $24

*use code SCHIC15 for 15% off your entire purchase*


The t-shirt towel that dries your hair, lessens frizz & avoids damage. It's probably the most practical towel you will ever need if you have long hair! Each towel is made from GOTS Certified Organic Cotton {with low impact dyes}, and is incredibly lightweight & soft. It's a t-shirt type fabric with great stretch retention, too. You can find them in two sizes, 24x40 & 19X35. Plus, they are made right in the US {Detroit}! You can choose from a ton of sweet prints, but something about the pears and holidays that have me sold... maybe it's that one song...


Brand: The Light Candle

Price: $20-25

*use code CHIC for 15% off your entire purchase*


Okay, I've found the best smelling candles ever! No lie, I don't think I want to light anything else in my house now that I've smelt these beauties. All candles are hand-poured from small batches in Greensboro, NC, have a 35-60 hour burn time, are made from 100% soy wax and come with an eco-friendly cotton & paper wick. The essential oils & fragrances are all responsibly-sourced and premium-grade. What's so beautiful about these candles {besides their low carbon footprint}, 10% of the profits provide relief aid, education, and food for Syrian refugees. Plus, Society B {where you can find these candles} donates an additional 10% of your purchase price to the charity you choose at checkout. 


Brand: Ananda Soul

Price: $124, $28

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An ethical brand radiating compassion, love & peace, Ananda Soul is home to some of the prettiest jewels in responsible jewelry. The Tear of Joy Ring is made with an aquamarine, a powerful stone to stimulate psychic powers and increasing awareness. It aids in a link between our intuition and conscious mind. The Dream Bracelet gives you a special little reminder throughout the day to ‘reach’ for your dreams & cherish the blessings in your life. It is handmade by the moms at the Light of Hope Foundation where they are able to support themselves & their children in an empowered life off the streets.


Brand: FashionABLE

Price: $178

*use code CHIC for 15% off your entire purchase*


Another great find from yet another amazing brand on Society B's online shop, the Mamuye Tote is your new favorite everyday bag. It's large enough to carry everything you need for a busy day, and has a small pocket so the little things won't get lost. FashionABLE is an empowering brand out of Ethiopia that is working to reduce extreme poverty by creating job opportunities for women. They understand women put so much into their communities and families when they are given the chance to thrive. Fun little fact - each product is named after a woman who made it! & don't forget, Society B will allow 10% of your purchase to go towards a charity of your choice at checkout!! 


Brand: Beastly Threads

Price: $70, $100

*use code CHICBEASTLY for 25% off your entire purchase*


Beautiful patterns and lovely color combinations are hand blocked and screen printed on eco-ethical textiles. The scarves & home decor support wildlife and habitat by donating a portion of proceeds to different environmental organizations. The Honeybee Scarf is made from organic cotton, and was designed in Brooklyn, hand block printed by artisans in Bagru, India with natural, non-toxic dyes, and then cut & sewn in the USA. For every purchase, $10 will be donated to Natural Resources Defense Council who is working to reverse the decline in honeybee populations. The Green Faux Pillow {also produced similar to the scarf} supports the efforts of Amphibian Ark, an organization working to ensure the survival of amphibian species. There are wonderful gifts to give your animal-loving friends!


Brand: Newly

Price: $98

*use code Chic20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


Can you believe this blanket is made from 100% recycled material? Actually, all of Newly home goods are created with 100% recycled or repurposed materials. How awesome is that?! This blanket is so incredibly soft, too {it's a blend of 51% recycled cotton & 49% recycled plastic bottles}. Cool fact - each blanket uses 12 plastic bottles and saves 2250 gallons of water! Plus. the process to create them uses no chemicals and near zero CO2. I'm always cold so I have a great collection of blankets, and  I must say this is coziest of them all {literally just awoke from a nap with it!}. Pretty great that it's reversible, too, right? 


Brand: Fazl Socks

Price: $18.80


Not only are these the coziest socks ever, they are providing care and jobs to women and children in India. A social business dedicated to working alongside women & children in need, Fazl Socks donates 50% of their profits to orphanages AND creates fair jobs.  For each pair sold, you are helping provide orphaned and destitute children in India with food, shelter, education, and clothing; along with sustaining jobs for the ladies who knit their socks. It's a great 'give back' gift for everyone on your list since they make for women, men & kids! And I love Fazl's 3 H's of production - Handmade. Himalayan. Happy Ladies :)


Shop: Joon + Co.

Price: $128

*use code sustainablychic30 for 30% off your entire purchase*


I may have found the most flattering, comfy dress of all time! Made by Groceries Apparel out of tencel and organic cotton, the Evalina Dress hugs you in all the right places {even if you have a little baby bump like me!}. It’s the perfect elegant party dress for the holidays! Find this number at Joon + Co, an online shop featuring modern style with a conscience. You will love shopping on their site because they break down conscious products to a T. Each product will be labeled with a little logo for the following categories: Vegan/Animal Friendly, Fair Trade/Transparent Pricing, Community/Diversity, Sustainable & Local. How great is that?!


Brand: Live Vessel

Price: $80, $35


Acera is morphing technology and aesthetic, and bringing us fashionable travel mugs - and massagers -  we can use for years to come. They have a patented tourmaline anion technology which helps improve the quality and taste of your drink. The tourmaline-crystal glaze acts as a natural filter helping to keep your water fresh {like a natural sweet spring}, while the double-wall heat insulation technology protects your hands from heat. And for the personal massager,  by pouring either cool or hot water you can help reduce inflammation, decrease joint stiffness, relieve muscle spasms, increase blood flow, lead pain relief, affect soft tissue injury & increase the extensibility of collagen tissue! I'm sure there are a few people on your list who wouldn't mind seeing this in their stocking. 


BrandVictoria Road

Price: $135, $34

*use code VRCHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


Can you picture yourself wearing this to holiday dinner? I can so this is definitely my go-to dinner dress for the holidays this year! Its sweet bohemian vibe goes wonderfully with this season.  The print is beyond stunning, and is accented with an embroidered border {& don't forget to pair it with the upcycled headband - or wear it with jeans & a sweater}. Inspired by the vibrant cultures of Pakistan and India, co-founders Megan Brosterman and Shannon Grewer sought out to create a socially responsible fashion brand which supported sustainable economic development. Victoria Road is bridging cultures across the world through sophisticated designs for women and little girls. They work directly with designers in emerging markets, and have even opened up their own workshop in Lahore, Pakistan.


Brand: Urbana Sacs

Price: $10+

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From planters to makeup holders, these sacs are super useful - not to mention, adorable, too :D So what is the washable paper made from!? It's made from a variety of virgin pulp fiber blends and recycled felt, and manufactured through cultivation rather deforestation. You are able to shape them like clay, and use them time and time again. Plus, every Urbana Sacs product is sustainably-crafted in LA, and the prices are beyond fair making it tempting to stock up. They also make great gift bags! What's more practical than wrapping something up and placing it in one of these? For your eco friends, place a plant inside and you're good to go! 


Brand: Thread Tales Co.



Made from a blend of 30% cashmere & 70% wool, this gorgeous wrap is total luxury, and is hand woven by artisans in Nepal. Truly a special gift to receive {& give} this holiday! The quality is absolutely on top, and this is another one of those products I wish you could feel through the computer. Based on traditions and culture, Thread Tales Co. is putting purpose back into fashion. Sustainability is at the core of their business, and they love to utilize the best in natural fibers like; Lotus, Cashmere, Merino, Cotton, Linen, Camel and Yak wool. Their philosophy will speak to any conscious shopper: "Wear Something That Means Something. Buy Less, Wear it More."


Brand: Mable

Price: $9+


You should just go ahead a pop one of these into everyone's stocking ;) The easiest sustainable switch anyone can make - plastic to bamboo when brushing. Not only are Mable's {self-standing} bamboo toothbrushes biodegradable & chic, they give back to our communities, too. For every toothbrush purchased, one is given to a U.S. child. What's also great about Mable is their subscription program that allows you to sign up to be sent a new toothbrush every few months. This is great for me because I always forget to change on time, but they have my back {or should I say teeth?}. Mable recently launched a Kid's version & more color options, too, but what's better than red and green during this time of year?! 


Brand: Darzah

Price: $189


The Ecru d’orsays are beautiful yet practical flats hand-embroidered by refugee and low-income women artists in Palestine. I’ve been wearing these a ton over the last few weeks so I can assure you they are as comfortable as can be! Cool fact: Darzah means ‘stitch’ in Arabic, and this non-profit, ethical brand features Palestinian “tatreez” embroidery. This art form has been around for centuries, and has been passed down from mother to daughter. Besides celebrating this stunning traditional art, Darzah works to create economic opportunities for refugee & low-income women artisans. Now, that’s a pair of shoes to feel good walking around in!


Brand: Plumen

Price: $200


Plumen creates designer low energy lighting & boy does it light up my life.  Not only are these lightbulbs energy efficient, they are a work of art. Our home has the Plumen 003 Dimmable LED Pendant Set, which is probably the coolest light I will ever own. I definitely plan to stock up on their lightbulbs in the future! How can you not say yes to 25,000 hour lifespan?! While this bulb is a bit of a splurge, they have a ton of reasonably priced smaller bulbs you can easily fit into your home {with the vintage vibe filaments to make your place extra cozy}.