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In light of how difficult eco-friendly gift giving can be, I thought I’d share some green gift ideas that I’ve come across. Today’s gift guide is for the ladies or rather this list is for anyone who is buying for the ladies! (Hint: Ladies, use this list to find items for your personal wish list to give to your spouse or relatives!)
Now it seems that women are always getting gifts for the kitchen. Now don’t get me wrong, I love kitchen gifts! In fact I have a gift guide for the home cook even!
However, women are more than just cooks so why should our gifts always stay in the kitchen department? In this gift guide, you will find gift ideas that have nothing to do with cooking!
There are some gifts that are pretty pricey and some that are reasonably priced so you are sure to find something!
Gifts For Women That Do NOT Include Kitchen Items
Himalayan Salt Lamp – A lamp made out of salt. It’s crazy, I know but they really cool! When the salt is heated by the lamp, it releases negative ions. The negative ions help neutralize allergies, pollen, and other pollutants.
Essential Oils – Essential oils are growing in popularity and it’s not surprising. These potent little bottle of oil are very effective in the remedy and aromatherapy world. Everyone has their own favorites but popular choices are Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint.
Diffuser – Often found in the essential oil world, the diffuser is a great gift that many will love. Diffusing essential oils makes the home smell lovely and it’s also a great way to relax. I’ve heard good things about the Classic Ultrasonic diffuser although I personally love my GreenAir SpaGlow diffuser.
Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat – Exercising is a great way to stay healthy but you’ll want a eco-friendly yoga mat to workout on to avoid those toxins! I’ve been eyeing these lovely mats for a while now. Free of toxins like phthalates and dioxins.
Epsom Salts – What women wouldn’t love a nice soak in the tub with relaxing and detoxing epsom salts? Pour them into a pretty jar for a nice presentation or just give her a huge bag of epsom salts by itself; odds are she will be happy no matter what.
Candles – Nothing says relaxation than a nice candle! Candles are lovely but it’s important to opt for candles that no not contain petroleum products, fake fragrances, or lead. Big Dipper makes a range of candles that are made of beeswax and use essential oils for fragrance.
Chocolate – The gift that women have loved for years. If you don’t know what to give me, just give me chocolate and I will love you forever. Go above and beyond by choosing organic and fair trade chocolate like this organic dark chocolate caramel crunch with sea salt. Yum!