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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide: What to get the eco-conscious queen in your life


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It’s gift-giving season, and we’re getting into the spirit with a present for you: a curated selection of wellness-inspired picks for everyone on your list. We’re taking the “what should I get her?” anxiety out of the holidays, and pretty much guaranteeing your BFF/family member/co-worker/[insert giftee here] will be healthier, happier, and awesome-er as a result. Consider it your gift-giving mic drop.

From your bestie who inspired you to switch to all non-toxic beauty products to your co-worker who totally puts your recycling habits to shame—if you have a woman in your life who’s basically on a personal mission to save the world, this holiday shopping guide is for you.

With gifts that run the gamut from all-natural fragrances (shout out CLEAN Reserve!) to up-cycled yoga mats and fair-trade chocolates, you’ll find something that meets even your most meticulous eco-friendly friend’s standards.

Scroll down to see the editor-curated picks the earth-loving woman will heart.

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CLEAN Reserve fragrance in Blonde Rose, $95

From the sustainably sourced Spanish oak caps to the fragrances themselves, every facet of production of CLEAN Reserve perfumes is made with its environmental impact in mind. So each time your friend gets a whiff of this edgy floral scent (with notes of rose, peony, and warm sandalwood to create a totally unique yet amazing blend), she’ll be reminded of her commitment to clean beauty—and of her awesome friend who bought it for her, wink wink.

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Girlfriend Collective Monroe Bra, $48

This zip-front sports bra is in such high demand it’s almost always sold out. Made of post-consumer polyester (sourced from recycled water bottles), the super-supportive activewear must-have brings a whole new meaning to BYO water bottle to spin class.

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eco-conscious gift guideBack To The Roots Garden-in-a-can Herb Set, $25

For the girl stuck in a studio apartment, this windowsill kit lets her bring a bit of the outdoors inside. The soil contains special technology to prevent overwatering (and, ahem, plant-killing), so she’ll never need to buy overpriced grocery store herbs again. The best part? If she shares a #shelfie of her indoor garden, Back To The Roots will donate a set to a classroom of her choice.

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Ode to Clean wipes kit, $20

Heralded as so non-toxic you could eat them (though we can’t vouch for their taste) these plant-based wipes are the all-natural solution to any spill. They’re made from just water, plant starch, and a plant-derived version of hydrogen peroxide, which makes them both compostable and safe to use on even sensitive skin. So yeah, they’re legit.

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Allbirds Women’s Wool Runners, $95

She’ll be nature-friendly down to her toes in these lighter-than-air kicks, made from sustainably sourced New Zealand merino wool (and absolutely no synthetics). Plus, they also take about 60 percent less energy to produce than your typical sneaker.

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Avocado Green Pillow, $79

This non-toxic pillow will be her new favorite snuggle buddy. The certified organic cotton cover is filled with sustainably harvested natural latex and Kapok fibers (a vegan alternative to down), and she can customize the amount of stuffing so it’s exactly as plush as she wants.

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eco-conscious gift guideCLEAN Reserve Rollerball Layering Trio, $10

This trio of scents (which includes Blonde Rose, Sueded Oud, and Warm Cotton) takes the confusion out of fragrance layering. She can wear them on their own or mix and match to create her own signature (and non-toxic!) scent. Plus, it comes in super cute holiday ornament packaging ideal for gifting to everyone on your Nice List.

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eco-conscious gift guideAYR Aloe, $295

The Aloe Jean (which gets its name from its butter-soft feel) is constructed with fabric made from recycled materials and finished without the chemicals usually involved in denim production. Eco-chic.

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Article 22 Laos Dome Earrings, $130

Not only are these earrings crazy gorgeous—but they’re made from shrapnel left behind from the Vietnam War, which is melted into these abstract gems. It’s all part of the PEACEBOMB collection, which supports the Mines Advisory Group effort to clear away the 80 million unexploded bombs littering Laos. (Plus, she’ll get to twin with Emma Watson. NBD.)

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United By Blue Moon Cycle Canvas Pouch, $16

She can keep all her baubles and beauty products organized in this 100 percent organic canvas pouch, which also serves as a handy guide to the moon phases. PS: With every purchase, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans around the world.

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SugaMat, $79

SugaMat turns non-biodegradable wetsuits into yoga mats (which can in turn be recycled once they’re worn out). Knowing her mat helped keep junk out of landfills will add an extra level of zen to her next meditation sesh.

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Rumi X Expression Jumpsuit, $130

Coordinate her recycled mat with a super chic (and super soft) exercise jumpsuit made from 32 recycled water bottles. And don’t think it skimps on performance: The material’s still made from four-way stretch, sweat-wicking fibers.

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Organic Tea of the Month Club, $35

Have a friend who would rather sip on tea than java? This gift membership gets her one organic, fair-trade tea a month for three months (and you only get charged once). Plus, it supports a family business that hand-mixes each unique blend. #Shopsmall.

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Kahina Fez Hand and Body Balm, $48

This creamy moisturizer delivers hydration from plant-based oils and butters like carrot seed and shea, plus Kahina’s signature ingredient: argan oil. Kahina employs women in Morocco to extract its argan oil, providing them with a means for financial and social independence.

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White + Warren Reclaimed Cashmere Travel Blanket, $595

She’ll never get caught shivering on an over-air conditioned flight again with this supremely soft blanket, crafted from recycled cashmere sweaters to reduce clothing waste.

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eco-conscious gift guideCLEAN Reserve Travel Spray Layering Trio, $50

She’ll stay smelling fresh on her adventures with these travel-sized sprays she can easily pack in her carry-on, totally mixable and matchable for a personalized effect. And, she won’t have to worry about reapplying because each sustainably sourced ingredient is selected with max lasting power in mind.

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eco-conscious gift guideTheo Salted Vanilla Caramels in Dark Chocolate, $10

Fill her stocking with fair-trade treats like these organic caramel chocolates. Seventy percent of the cacao used in Theo chocolates is sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo to help farmers recover from the conflict that’s disrupted the region for 20 years. How sweet is that?

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Reformation Veda Love Your Mother Jacket, $528

What better way to celebrate her dedication to Mother Earth than with a splurge-worthy vegetable-tanned jacket declaring her love? Trick question: There isn’t one.

In partnership with CLEAN Reserve

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