Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! We know how hard it can be hard to balance the act of giving gifts while facing the reality of excess waste during the holidays, but whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, ourCommonplace is the place for the fashion forward, conscious consumer in your life. 

We’ve put together this guide to help you navigate a holiday season that’s ethical and sustainable this year. 

Ways to gift sustainably:

  1. Make something from scratch, whether that be a baked good or some homemade jewelry; keep it personal and meaningful
  2. Recycle and Repurpose: The most sustainable gift already exists in your home! Find forgotten or well-loved belonging and DIY repurpose them into something new 
  3. Purchase from sustainable, ethical, and low-waste brands (see our partnership brands here)

If you still find yourself in need of a holiday gift, ourCommonplace is here to support you while maximizing your environmental and social impact. Let’s take a look at what we offer 

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Make your gift even more thoughtful by supporting a cause your loved one values.

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Jewelry

Get her something nice, maybe something that sparkles?

 

Costante

Pearla Hoop Earrings | $275

These mismatched pearls dangling from petite yellow gold hoops are perfect for any adventure: to the woods or to the grocery store. Costanté Jewelry is handmade in Los Angeles with solid 14K gold and personally selected precious/semi- precious gem

Costanté is not solely the vision of the founder, but a collective reflection of the community that surrounds her. For production, they selectively choose to work with local vendors in Downtown Los Angeles instead of outsourcing overseas to lower costs manufacturers that risk quality control. For content creation, Costanté intentionally collaborates with friends within the community – this provides a platform of shared creativity and empowered partnerships. This is how Costanté supports the community that inspires them, this is how Costanté operates with love + intention.

Deluna

Heirloom Paperclip Toggle Necklace
Heirloom Paperclip Toggle Necklace | $68 

Delena’s paperclip necklace is made from eco friendly materials and finished with 14k gold, rhodium plating, these necklace is tarnish free and adds 
 
Deluna's slogan "Wear the Universe" speaks of their purpose: to make jewelry more than just a fashion piece, and rather a symbolic statement of oneself. As a brand inspired by everyone's unique universes, they aim to capture each individuality that stems from one's backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. Deluna’s team is mostly women and ethnic minority, and they all receive fair wage, benefits, and a safe working environment. Partner suppliers are vetted for ethical and responsible practices. 

Maris Pearl Co:   

Sustainable Pearls
The Ursa Minor Earrings $80

Ursa Minor, the constellation beloved by navigators at sea and now, by you. Twin baroque pearls hang from modern gold hoops, adding a touch of the celestial to your earring stack, or making an elegant statement when worn alone.
 
Maris Pearl Co. is a female-owned jewelry studio founded and inspired by the modern muse. Our Hawaii-based studio specializes exclusively in naturally shaped pearls, hand-selected and set to order to meet our exacting standards of quality and sustainability. For this reason, Maris pearls are celebrated for their natural shape and luster, and are by nature as unique as the women who wear them.

Futaba Hayashi:

sustainable signet 
North Star Signet Ring with Emerald $880

This emerald set signet makes for an elegant and timeless holiday gift.

Futaba’s minimalistic designs use shapes and symbols in harmony and balance and are handmade in NYC, using the highest-grade refined gold and ethically sourced precious gemstones.
 

Beauty/Skin-Care

 for the person that loves to pamper themselves 
 
Eluo Beauty:
forma rosea face mask
Forma Rosea | $45

Eluo, inspired by ancient beauty rituals from generations before, believes that cleansing and caring for your skin is another opportunity to show yourself care. This Rosea face mask will nourish your skin with essential oils of sandalwood and rose, revealing a supple and hydrated complexion. Take care of yourself and a loved one this holiday season, you deserve it.
 
Eluo was born out of the desire to start a new dialogue around beauty. They believe the way you cleanse and care for your skin is much more than a multi-step product application, it’s an opportunity to show yourself care. To cleanse is to be mindful, to remain present and to engage all of your senses. They're elevating this simple daily ritual with their collection of exfoliating masks and polishes. Inspired by the ancient beauty practices of cultures that came before, .eluo. delivers a collection that becomes a modern ritual. 

 

Klei

sustainable skin care gift set
Klei Brighten Facial-At-Home Gift Set | $110

This set includes the Uplift Facial Steam, Brighten Clay Mask, and Nourish Facial OilIt's everything you need to give your skin some pampering at home. Save 10% when you purchase all three products together! Give the gift of self care.
 
Klei is a line of sustainably crafted self-care products featuring natural ingredients, each thoughtfully chosen for its specific skin-nourishing qualities. The small-batch products center on providing luxurious, concentrated skin care, while producing minimal environmental waste. The full plant-based line is paraben-free, cruelty-free and currently includes a nourishing and revitalizing array of masks, scrubs, oils, steams and soaks to compliment all skin types; leaving skin feeling pampered, refreshed and enriched.

Sijo

sustainable face roller

Face Roller | $30

Facial rollers are becoming extremely popular as products to help prevent puffiness and inflammation in the face and body. These tools are beautiful and cooling, making them lovely sensory items to help soothe the skin and body.
 
Sijo is a mindful lifestyle brand that is transforming the way consumers think and feel about the home; delivering comfort, wellness and beauty in every possible way. This stems from the brand mission to cultivate the importance of a mindful lifestyle at home. A mindful home acts as a reminder of the good things in life such as balance, health and happiness, and their products are a helpful start in creating that environment.



Bios Apothecary:

sustainable bath oil

Rose Infused Bath Oil | $26

Bios Apothecary’s luxurious bath oil is infused with rosa centifolia petals and scented with rosa damascena essential oil, a natural antidepressant and aphrodisiac. Add this oil to a bath and find relief from stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Bios blends organic, wildcrafted and food grade ingredients with therapeutic grade essential oils selected for their aromatic qualities and medicinal properties. Each item is made by hand in their Brooklyn studio and distributed in collectible glass apothecary bottles produced with up to 40% post-consumer content. They favor locally grown and harvested botanicals and donate a portion of proceeds to sustainable urban agriculture initiatives in the New York City area.



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Shoes

because lets be honest, shoes make the whole outfit :)

Coclico: 

sustainable boots

Kukiko Bootie | $445

The Kukiko is a go-everywhere boot that you can live in with its streamlined design that can be dressed up or down. Their materials are sourced locally in Europe, near Kukiko’s small, family-run factory in Spain and their manufacturers seek the highest standards of ethical and environmental responsibility.
 

Coclico speaks to a personal identity that extends beyond style and luxury to your way of living in the world. Consciously, artfully, elegantly. Coclico believes that luxury isn’t the ability to purchase endlessly, but the privilege of choosing wisely. Their materials are sourced locally in Europe, near our small, family-run factory in Spain. At their NYC headquarters, they not only work to underpin the design process behind each collection but also seek the highest standards of ethical and environmental responsibility. The result is a union of modern minimalism and traditional quality.

Nisolo 

Sustainable sneakers

Elayna Sneaker Bone | $15

White sneakers are a wardrobe must have. Nisolo’s elevated take on the classic sneaker style, the Elayna Leather Sneaker is sustainably and ethically handmade in León, Mexico and features a Vibram sole, rose gold eyelets, and waxed cotton laces.

Nisolo is an ethical fashion brand that produces shoes and accessories for men and women. Their goal is to push the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction, where success is based on more than just offering the cheapest price––a direction that not only values exceptional design, but the producer and the planet just as much as the end consumer.

 

Essen

sustainable heels

The Elevated Essential - Dove | $231 

Artfully simplistic and universally flattering, The Elevated Essential was designed for dancing all night. The adjustable back straps hold your feet firmly in place and the padded insole adds even more support.  

ESSĒN was founded as a response to a fashion cycle that overproduces more than it carefully crafts, chases trends more than it determines classics, and wastes more than it sustains. They strive to slow down that cycle and focus on making every piece essential.  

Their shoes are hardworking classics that are aesthetically beautiful, supremely comfortable and ethically made. They allow women to move seamlessly and confidently through their day, without compromising on style, comfort and craftsmanship.

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Apparel 

get comfy, get cozy, or just dress up for the fun of it 

Arielle

sustainable turtleneck

Pacha Turtleneck, Organic Merino | $120

The Pacha Turtleneck is your second skin for colder temps. Lightweight American merino wool is certified Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), undyed, and chemical free.

ARIELLE is a sustainable apparel label committed to organic, recycled and zero-waste fabrics, local manufacturing, fair-trade operations and plastic-free packaging & production. Our vision is built from the ground up: we source all materials with great care and responsibility, enforcing supply-chain transparency, human rights standards and environmental protection. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of sustainability and apply new solutions as they become available. We embody and encourage a low-footprint, plastic-free lifestyle. Our design process is inspired by the woman who is going places.

Art of Simplicity: 

sustainable linen pajamas

Ana Linen Pajama Set | $199

The Ana linen pajamas are for everyday wear. Ethically made in Bali from soft linen, the elastic waist and loose silhouette will leave you comfortable and effortlessly stylish.

Art of Simplicity is a premium high-quality ethical clothing brand based in Bali. They care deeply for people and the planet, that's why sustainability and ethical manufacturing at the core of their brand and love is the secret ingredient.

They only use natural fabrics - cotton, linen, and silk because they are breathable, hypoallergenic, and long-lasting. 

By supporting this family business you are also supporting the planet. They give 10% of the profit back to the local community.

Bastet Noir:

sustainable velvet shirt dress

Velvet Shirt Dress | $108

Season's hottest new trend is the luxurious velvet. The hot dark pink velvet dress has wrap up fit with side lace closure and a front slit. The dress has long sleeves and dramatic plunging neckline. Pair it with some pointy heels, leather jacket and layers of subtle golden long necklaces.

Bastet Noir is a sustainable, zero waste, clothing label whose designs are made to order specifically to clients measurements. Every piece is made out of discarded materials and produced locally by a community of women single parents in North Macedonia. The entire profit we make is reinvested to fund the growth of these women-owned businesses and support them with the education of their children in a country where their monthly income is less than 300$.

Masha Maria: 

upcycled sweater

Brooklyn | $150

Masha Maria handmakes her sweaters in Amsterdam. Committed to upcycling techniques, Maria incorporates 100% upcycled Dutch vintage wool blankets from Rotterdam. 

Masha Maria was born and raised in Amsterdam. She is deeply passionate about outerwear and transformation. That's why she is creating her garments using upcycling techniques, which gives them new shapes. 

All her garments are handcrafted, hence unique. For the Winter Collection 19/20 vintage wool blankets were sourced around Holland with special attention to sunny and warm color palette.

Never settle. Explore.

 

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Home

 sustainable and ethical products to elevate their home environment

Slash Objects: 

rubber trivet

Royal Brass and Rubber Trivet | $78

Brass and Rubber Trivet is made from post consumer recycled rubber, pairing it with durable materials and creating lasting and sustainable objects for the home. You can use the trivet as a heat resistant and an elegant way to set any pot or kettle down. 

Slash Objects is a contemporary design brand based in New York. At the core of Slash Objects’ rubber line is the use of an American made material that uses recycled particles to create a high endurance rubber which has never before been used in the context of design home goods. By using the power of design to create beautiful products, the line starts with recycled rubber and pairs it with durable materials to create lasting and sustainable objects for the home.

 

Modern Theory:

Sustainable horoscope candle

Virgo | $36

Overthinking again, Virgo? Ease out of your head with clarifying citrus, paired with smoky oud to root you back in the earth. Don’t worry, your miles-long to-do list isn’t going anywhere.

Modern Theory offers premium hand poured candles made with sustainable ingredients and non-toxic, nuanced fragrances. 

Our mission is to provide you with sustainable, premium candles that connect you with moments of pleasure and mindfulness in this fast-paced world we live in.

SIJO:

sustainable candle trio

Signature Candle Trio | $36

This candle trio gives you the perfect glimpse into Sijo’s signature scents. Cultivate a mindful environment with these calming and clarifying candles.

Sijo is a mindful lifestyle brand that is transforming the way consumers think and feel about the home. Using carefully curated and sustainable materials such as Eucalyptus Lyocell (Tencel) and French Linen, Sijo’s expertly designed bedding and loungewear products are uncompromising and unparalleled - delivering comfort, wellness and beauty in every possible way. A mindful home acts as a reminder of the good things in life such as balance, health and happiness, and their products are a helpful start in creating that environment.

Ettitude:

sustainable bathrobe

Waffle Bathrobe | $80

Meet your new favorite bath and shower companion. Our unisex bamboo waffle bathrobe is designed with a honeycomb texture to make it ultra-soft, moisture-wicking and fast-drying. Throw on this robe to get cozy after your bath or shower, or simply to relax around the house.

Ettitude is the sustainable lifestyle brand offering luxurious modern bedding, bath and sleepwear essentials, made from the world’s first 100% organic bamboo lyocell fabric. This innovative fabric is better for you and the environment. Ettitude has created a whole new category of revolutionary fabrics that are the perfect balance of soft, breathable, and sustainable.

Two Bits Equestrian:

sustainable home goods

Stemless Wine Glasses | $10

Enjoy a glass of your favorite cold beverage in our exclusive stemless wine glasses. Featuring the Two Bits Equestrian logo.

Two Bits Equestrian is an ethically/sustainably sourced clothing and home goods line headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. We focus on producing tailored high-end equestrian inspired athleisure and bringing socially conscious USA made fashion to the world.

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A gift for yourself: Last but not least, make sure to treat yourself to a gift! You deserve it :)

There has never been a more important time to vote with our dollar and to demand a more ethical and sustainable world. At ourCommonplace, we are here to accelerate this movement created by conscious consumers like you. 

Happy shopping!

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