Updated: May 5, 2021
While shopping for guys may not be easy, most would agree that shopping for women is much harder. Women tend to be very particular about what they want, and sometimes it feels like you can’t read their mind and figure out what they’d appreciate. You also try to avoid getting them anything too specific for fear that they don’t like the brand, type, or style of the product you chose, and their interests may fall into such specific categories that you might end up feeling that any present you decide to get is a step in the wrong direction. So if you’re confused as to what to get your female friends, family members, and/or significant others this holiday season, don’t sweat it, as we’ll be recommending you some of the top sustainable presents to get you started and narrow down your shopping list.
Gift Ideas for the Gals
Thinking about getting your gift recipient some nice clothes? Look no further than Alternative Apparel, a company that focuses on making clothes out of organic cotton and recycled polyester. Their processes are also fair trade and they ship their products using biodegradable bags, which means you can worry less about whether their workers across the globe are being treated fairly or about plastic being a significant part of their production practices and more about whether you want to buy your female friends, family members, and/or significant others a hoodie, t-shirt, jogging pants, or one of the other many items they sell in their collection.
The 7 Virtues Perfume
Want to get your female friends, family members, and/or significant others some nice perfume for special occasions? Check out The 7 Virtues, a company that makes a variety of perfumes using organic materials and fair trade practices. Their products are all vegan, cruelty free, hypoallergenic, and paraben-free, not to mention they also sell their perfume in various sizes from 50 ml bottles, to 11 ml rollerballs, and even 1.7 ml sampler sizes, which means you won’t have to worry about whether the perfume will suit your gift recipient’s skin and only think about which scent you’re going to get for them!
The Earthling Co. Hygiene Products
Another good gift to give your female friends, family members, and/or significant others are personal hygiene products from The Earthling Co.. Their shampoo, conditioner, and body soap products all come in the form of soap bars, which reduces the amount of plastic needed for packaging purposes to begin with, and their ingredients are all sustainably sourced. The packaging in which their products are shipped with are also made of materials that are compostable and/or recyclable, which means you can buy their products as gifts without feeling guilty about the impact the products might have on the environment.
Walk With Me Bags
Want to get your loved ones something stylish and eco-friendly at the same time? Consider buying her a bag from Walk With Me, which sells all sorts of minimalistic bags from your typical backpacks and shoulder bags to hand held purses. If you’re looking for more functional bags, they also sell pencil cases, document organizers, and pouches she can use to organize her office essentials. Walk With Me’s bags are all crafted from recycled leather and organic cotton, and are shipped in paper bags made entirely out of recycled paper. They’re also fighting against the bad practice of overproduction in the fashion industry by making their products when they are ordered, and they try to maximize the lifespan of their products by providing their customers with repair shop services to fix their products. What’s not to love about this brand?
True Botanicals Facial Care
Consider going with the reliable choice of getting your female friends, family members, and/or significant others some facial care products by True Botanicals. Not only are the ingredients for their products organic, ethically sourced, and certified safe, they are also packaged in either glass or aluminum to reduce plastic waste and minimize the impact of the packaging process on the environment. There are a wide range of products to choose from, including moisturizers, face masks, mists, and toners, so you’ll have a wide range to choose from and gift to your loved ones, all while maintaining your environmentally conscious stance.
These are just some of the gifts you could potentially give to your female friends, family members, and significant others, with the added benefit of protecting the environment at the same time! Or if you know where your gal’s interests lie and don’t need a generic gift to play it safe, you could always get them one of the presents mentioned in our Sustainable Gift Ideas blog post to incorporate their interests and sustainability into one amazing present as well! As always, if you want to learn more about eco-conscious holiday practices, ways to minimize your environmental footprint, or just environmentalism and sustainability in general, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, stay tuned for more blog posts, and follow us on Instagram @wellmadewrld !