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 sustainable holiday gift guide to help you navigate a holiday season that’s ethical and sustainable this year.
Ways to gift sustainably:
- Make something from scratch, whether that be a baked good or some homemade jewelry; keep it personal and meaningful
- 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
- 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 our sustainable holiday gifts guide to see what we offer
Make your gift even more thoughtful by supporting a cause your loved one values.
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Get her something nice, maybe something that sparkles? A sustainable holiday gift that is a special jewelry piece can go a long way.
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
Pave The Way:
Without each other, a nut and bolt aren’t nearly as effective at doing their jobs. Together, they’re unbreakable. Remember who keeps you grounded in life when you wear your Nut and Bolt earrings.
Crafted from Ethically Sourced Diamonds and 18k Gold, White Rhodium and Sterling Silver with a post back.
This set includes:
Soothe Rose & Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Soften your skin with this nourishing botanical bath soak. A mineral-rich base of Dead Sea salt is blended with coconut milk to soften and pamper, and French rose clay to soothe and balance skin.
Soothe Rose & Coconut Body Scrub
Get radiant and glowing skin with this decadent body scrub. Softening shea butter and moisturizing safflower oil are blended with sugar to gently exfoliate, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.
The Allover Roller extends beyond the beloved ritual of jade rolling and is designed specifically for use all over the body. The extra large roller is crafted from sturdy, polished Xiuyan jade and stainless steel.
The roller itself is textured to increase stimulation, breaks up fascia which causes tension and puffiness throughout the body, and helps to absorb and boosts the effects of any treatment oil or product applied to the body. This simple yet enjoyable ritual instantly soothes and over time reveals skin that is toned, firm, and glowing.
because lets be honest, shoes make the whole outfit :) Accompanying us everywhere we go, shoes make the perfect sustainable holiday gift.
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.
White sneakers are a wardrobe must have. Nisolo’s elevated take on the classic sneaker style, the Elayna Sneaker is sustainably and ethically handmade.
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.
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.
get comfy, get cozy, or just dress up for the fun of it
Our two-piece set is crafted with the supplest organic cotton batiste. Contrast binding outlines the hems on both the top and bottom. Our Bianca top has elevated sleeves, slight gathering at the bust for added room and a v-neckline in the front and back. The shorts feature elastic waistband to complete this go to pajama set for a leisurely summer evening.
Campo is a collection of sustainable sleepwear designed to be worn all day. The thoughtfully crafted, minimalist garments are made to be worn beyond bedtime, for living and lounging in simple elegance.
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$.
Recycled wool bouclé knit lends sumptuous style to a cropped boxy sweater. Style with the matching Virgo dress for a monochrome ensemble with casual cool. Made in NYC.
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. All design, development and production takes place in the heart of NYC. We embody and encourage a low-footprint, plastic-free lifestyle. We believe that by refining the basics, we access deeper freedom, creativity and integrity in our daily lives. Our design process is inspired by the woman who is going places.
sustainable and ethical products to elevate their home environment
What better way than to sit back and relax at home after a long day with minimalistic and sustainable holiday gifts like these!
At home on a nightstand, countertop, or desk, this tray is the ideal catchall for all your essentials. From keys, sunglasses, to a pair of dice, this tray will become your favorite place to stash your most precious things. Handcrafted with premium leather treated with plant-based products. Ethically sourced from a women-run leather cooperative in Marrakech.
Amasouk’s home goods are crafted one at time, often hand-dyed, dipped, and stitched together by a single artisan. As a result, each design is available in limited quantities–sometimes, just one item–to ensure that your purchase is as unique as the artist that created it.
Cool, soothing aloe vera complements the energizing and refreshing notes of herbal green tea, while sweet melon offers subtle, fruity aroma.
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.
Marie Hunter Beauty:
Inspired by the comfort of home, this enigmatic fragrance is perfect for your living room or as a housewarming gift.
Marie Hunter Beauty is a cruelty-free and vegan beauty brand designed for women who won't take "no" for an answer. Our mission is to boldly empower women like you with the beauty, confidence and class to feel like the best version of yourself on the inside and outside. For us at Marie Hunter Beauty, that’s where real beauty begins. Our iconic packaging and statement-making modern collections are designed to help you discover and walk in that reflection. We’re just here to help you Be Bolder™ as you do it.
Blara Organic House:
Adult bathrobe perfectly goes with an at-home spa vibe. It is made of 100% Organic Cotton. Our bathrobe is light, soft, and has strong water absorption. The detachable self-tie belt design brings you comfort after showers.
Located in beautiful and cozy Vancouver, Blara Organic House is a Women Owned, Organic brand that provides safe, cashmere feel, best quality cotton apparels with natural herbal dye from babies to new mothers. We are working towards our maximum effort to deliver our products to everyone who loves and embraces Organic Lifestyle.
This is a perfect gift made with love for those who enjoy baking! The gift set includes our full apron as well as a rolling pin.
This basic kitchen essential; full length apron is made of high quality material 100% hand-loomed organic cotton to keep your clothes clean. Our solid olive wood rolling pin is smooth and polished, and they will want to keep it on display in their kitchen at all times!
TerraKlay is a woman founded, Chicago-based sustainable brand working with mainly women craftpreneurs in India. With small batch sustainable production, each TerraKlay home goods embodies a rich artistic tradition, creativity, and craftsmanship bringing beauty and warmth to your living space. In their production, they are committed to using only natural fibers and eco-friendly dyes with deep interest in water management and recycling. They are also committed to providing fair compensation and good working conditions for their artisan partners in India. They believe that fine living does not have to come at the expense of harming the environment or people.
A gift for yourself: Last but not least, make sure to treat yourself to a gift! We hope you found a suitable sustainable gift for yourself from our sustainable holiday gifts list. 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. Our sustainable holiday gift guide is the perfect place to start becoming a conscious consumer!