Dec 12, 2017 | Green Living
Green Living Holiday Gift Guide
You made your list and checked it twice, but now you realize there’s something you forgot to get. Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered! Here’s our round up of unique, eco-friendly gifts that will please anyone on your list and make you feel great about giving.
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The Pela Phone Case ($35)
This phone case is 100% compostable and free of lead, cadmium, BPA and phthalates. They are made of a proprietary blend of Terratek Flex and Canadian Prairie flax shive (an annually renewable by-product of the flax oilseed harvest in Canada and is typically burned down at the end of each season.) Pela Cases are designed to protect your phone and formulated to reduce waste on our planet. In addition to all of these benefits, Pela is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet – that means they donate at least 1% of their sales to environmental non-profit groups. Learn more here.
B Factory Beeswax Food Wraps ($18)
Mompreneur Margaux Murray wanted to cut down on her use of plastic wrap so she started making these reusable food wraps using organic cotton and organic beeswax from Quebec. The blend of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil creates a durable wrap that works much better than plastic in covering dishes, as well as wrapping food like avocados, cheeses, fresh herbs, cucumbers, bread, melons and more. Your food will remain fresher longer with the antibacterial properties of beeswax.Available at City Canteen in Toronto.See B Factory’s full product line here.
Skin Care by RAH Man ($15 – $31)
RAH Inc. was founded in 2015 in response to a need for more natural self-care products for BOTH women (RAH) and men (RAH Man). RAH products are sulfate and paraben free and are scientifically formulated, tested and quality controlled by a special team of doctors and biochemists. The ingredients are sourced from all across the country and everything is made in Canada. With RAH and RAH Man products you will find the perfect balance between clean and luxurious. The RAH Man’s skin care line includes a beard oil made with 10 rich oils, a tea tree oil facial cleanser and a rose water toner. The RAH Man hair care line includes a shampoo and conditioner using black seed, which is great for combating hair loss.Check out the full RAH product line.
Soft Cricket Treats & Cookie Jar from WilderHarrier ($39)
These dog treats are made from whole crickets that are dried up and ground into a fine powder. Raising crickets requires about 12 times less resources than the production of beef, mostly in terms of water and feed, making these treats incredibly sustainable. Known as cricket flour, this powder is a superfood, full of important nutrients like Omega-3, which are hard to find in most animal protein.Click here to buy.
Soup Girl Gift Pack ($20 – $35)
Combining her passions for healthy eating and food sustainability, Jennifer Clark developed her dry soup mixes with the aim of creating healthy, delicious, vegan foods that are suitable for busy lifestyles. For the holiday season, consider a custom Soup Girl gift pack. Available with 2, 3 or 4 soups, the gift packs are beautifully assembled on a natural wooden base and tied with seasonal ribbon.Click here to order.
Aura Readings by Rose Aura ($30 for photo and reading)
Aura readings have been used throughout the ages as both a healing and learning practice and as a way of bringing balance to one’s life. During the 1970s, aura photography became popularized thanks to the creation of the aura camera, a device able to capture the mystical spectrum within us all.
Rose Aura proudly uses this highly-specialized camera to produce mobile aura readings for those looking to reveal their inner spectrum. The printed photo also makes beautiful wall art. Click here to book your reading.
Essential Oil Mists from Cardea AuSet ($34-$40)
Cardea AuSet is a Canadian brand that was dreamed up along the southern Ontario Greenbelt, where it’s possible to observe the changing seasons of nature and the power of renewal. Ensuring products are as natural as possible, Cardea AuSet uses pure essential oils, hydrosols, minerals, and plant-based ingredients that are GMO-free. These beautiful mists are crafted for daily use to promote mental clarity, awareness, and calmness, allowing you check-in and reset.For more info, click here.
Dr. Remedy’s Enriched Nail Care (Nail polish: $17)
Dr.’s REMEDY offers over 40 gorgeous shades of vegan-friendly nail colour along with nail care products such as base coat, topcoat, cuticle care and a nail hydration. Each product is infused with a special blend of ingredients selected by Dr. Cirlincione and Dr. Spielfogel, two board-certified practicing Podiatric Surgeons based in New York.
This blend includes: wheat protein, tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and lavender. Dr.’s Remedy products do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor or phthalates or DBP and are a great alternative to traditional nail polish. Check out their full line here.
Eva’s Gift Catalogue ($20 – $250)
If you are looking for a way to give back, consider something from Eva’s Gift Catalogue on your behalf or in honour of a loved one. Purchase a meaningful and practical gift for youth experiencing homelessness, such as personal hygiene supplies or transportation to a new job. BONUS: Get a free e-card with every purchase!Learn more here.
Wishing you a happy holiday season! We’ll see you at the Green Living Show April 6th – 8th, where you can see all of these and 350 more eco-friendly companies!