Some of my favorite things this year … for her

energy bracelet

(above) Exude cool vibes with the Connect Bracelet from California-based, Energy Muse ($99.99)

laPenne eco jewelry

(above) Charming snakes, braids and other handcrafted designs abound in Brooklyn, NY created by eco-conscious jewelry designer, Katrina LaPenne. Take a peek at her unique sterling silver lockets filled with solid perfume, botanical-based scents, of course … matching earrings, a nice touch; ($325 and $88, respectively). A metal smith at heart, almost all of LaPenne’s materials come from Hoover & Strong, a producer of 100% recycled materials, and all of her diamonds are imported from suppliers who comply with the Kimberly process and standards.

eco lingerie

(above) Whether across the country or across the pond, stay comfy and eco chic in organic underthings made in the countryside of France. g=9.8 keeps it green with ultra fine fabric sourced from pine tree prunings. Yes, ultra soft, sustainable collections that are oh so sexy. 


(above) Essentials Travel Kit from One Love Organics. Good for you. Good for your skin. Easy on the planet. $48 @


(above) New vegan lip gloss as well as gorgeous vegan nail polish from Spa Ritual Nail Lacquer – free of all the nasties: DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin. Spa Ritual may be a little hard to find, but if they’re within reach, they’re so worth it. Their vegan body products are totally fab, too.


(above) On the other hand, you can find some super sweet non-toxic nail goodies at online beauty e-tailer, spiritbeautylounge … they’ve got you safely covered from head to toe.


(above) SynFill Sweater Plaid – A snug-fitting, sporty jacket from the uber sustainable and ethically-minded Nau. 50% off Fridays only thru December 14, 2012. Better snag one @ $99. NOTE: there are styles avail for both girls and guys & in a couple of colors.


(above) Pretty serving trays and platters are always appreciated by those who like to prepare food or entertain … these lovelies are handcrafted in Pennsylvania and made of recycled glass. Heart or Tree motif, $50/each;  Plates with Purpose via


(above) Fair Trade and organic, Zhenga’s Gypsy may just be your perfect cup of tea. Find Peppermint Joy or Gingerbread Chai at Whole Foods or @ ($8.95 per reusable tin).


(above) Looking for something suitable for your eco yogini or world traveler? Green gal pal Jessica provides direct links to all the right stuff to keep everyone happy  … from yoga mats & aromatherapy spray to books & tanks. Above, via GreenGlobetrotter.

As we make plans and make merry this season, we’re keeping things simple, special and useful. What goes around, comes around – whether spiritual or material. Stay tuned for our Green Guy & Green Tots Gift Guides within the next few days.

UPDATE: Need ideas for the whole family? Green GUY Holiday Gifts 2012 and Green KIDS & TOTS Holiday Gift Guide and Green TEEN Holiday Gift Guide 2012.