Eco for Everyone!

April 16, 2013    |    By +
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Eco-friendly has become a part of our everyday lives so much so that we may not even realize that many of the products we buy are already eco-conscious! This year, the trend in eco is style and application. Anything eco these days has to be effortless, practical and chic to pass muster. Lucky for you, I have found the best Eco products out today that make it easy to give “good” to anyone on your list. As Earth Day fast approaches, I’m your source for great ideas that stand out from the pack.

Ladylike Eco:
Women who want to do their part, but don’t want it to be obvious will be happy to see designers like Stella McCartney and Juicy Couture step up to the plate. It’s easy to be eco and still feel like a lady in 2013!
Bite Beauty Bite Size Discovery Set
Bite Beauty Bite Size Discovery Set: $25.00

Glamour gone good! This set of 5 tester-sized shades of lip stick is made with 100% food grade ingredients that are safe enough to eat so she can look fabulous without fear of coming in contact with toxic synthetics or oils.

Glass Birth Month Pendant
Recycled Glass Birth Month Pendant: $24.99

A contemporary answer to the classic birthstone, each bold piece provides a subtle nod to your birth month by adding a dramatic splash of color to your decolletage. These are made by artist Kathleen Plate of recycled glass.

Emerald Green Tote
Want Les Essentiels De La Vie Emerald Green Cotton Orly Roll Tote: $175.00

This is eco-couture at its finest. This super high-quality organic cotton canvas bag, in the “color of the year” I might add, is a perfect addition to any woman who always needs an extra bag on hand for groceries or impulse buys. This bag rolls up and snaps into a compact, easy to carry “spare”. Or, carry it as your everyday tote! Why not? It’s certainly fabulous! 16x12x4

Bon Bon Set
Garden Bon Bon Set: $15.99

It looks like a box of candies, but it’s really a garden of edible herbs and flowers that are ready to bloom! This makes an adorable housewarming gift, hostess gift or “just because” gift for the gardener in your life. It’s also a great activity for getting the kids thinking about nature and food.

The guys are finally getting in on the fun without feeling like sissies. Manly eco products are making their way to the masses and couldn’t be more slick.
Eton ipod dock
Eton Portable Soulra iPod Sound System: $221.99

This incredible, portable sound system will have him jamming outside for hours with out worrying about dead batteries or extension cords. The solar panel charges the boombox, your iPod and your iPad while it’s in use! 8 speakers mean not sacrificing sound too.

eco friendly bamboo grilling set
Eco Friendly Bamboo 3-Piece Grilling Tool Set: $27.50

If he cares about the planet even a smidge as much as he cares about his grill time, this is the ultimate gift for him. This set has everything he needs to fire up the perfect meal while utilizing stylish and sustainable bamboo for durability and eco-intention.

041613 coasters
Vintage LP Record Coasters – Set of 6: $19.95

Any music buff will appreciate these recycled LP drink coasters. Records might not be played at parties anymore, but these will definitely be on regular rotation.

Eco Kids:
Whether you want the safest products, the lowest impact toys, or to instill Earth-conscious thinking in your kids, there are now tons of eco-friendly gifts to support your noble efforts.
Green Toys Yellow Submarine
Green Toys Submarine, Yellow: $13.49

This super fun bath toy is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s an eco way to make bath time lots more fun for the little ones!

Recycled Bottlelight
Green Creativity Kit Recycled Bottle Light: $16.15

Teach your kids about recycling and saving the environment while making fun lights for their room. It includes everything they need from non-toxic paints and string, to the bulb and hanging base. All you need to supply is the bottle! Encourage your children to paint an earth friendly message on their light to reinforce the importance of the activity.

eco friendly pooh plush
My Natural Disney Pooh Eco Plush: $22.00

Super soft, super cute, and undeniably one of the most cuddly characters of all time. This organic toy made with non-toxic dyes and filled with recycled fiber will have a lasting positive impact on your child and the Earth.

Eco Pups:
Pets have become children in our families and are now being treated as such. Eco products abound for the four legged friends in our lives so that you can feel good about the planet and your pup.

Jax and Bones Good Karma Rope Toys Kramer the Crab: $14.00

And, we can’t forget the four-legged friends! Just in time for beach season, your pup can get in the spirit with this 100% natural chewing toy made using vegetable dyed cotton rope.

So, now you know how to give “green” gifts to everyone you care about. Who knew that caring for the planet could go hand in hand with celebrating the people we love? Isn’t life great sometimes?

What other amazing eco products have you seen? Share the links with us in the comments!

Read more eco-friendly blog posts and see all of our earth friendly gift ideas.

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