The Christmas season is a time to be jolly, but not at the cost of the environment. Since holiday shopping has already begun, we decided to compile a list of the best green gifts for her. All the gifts for women featured here are created out of eco-friendly material. It is a great way to celebrate the holidays while limiting your carbon footprint.
1. Bullet Casing Bracelet
Gift guides listing out Christmas gifts for girls have to include jewelry. And it is no different for green gift guides. So take a look at this unusual but interesting bullet casing bracelet. Designed by artist Shannon Astali DeJong, this cool piece of jewelry is crafted out of used bullet shells. The discarded shells were collected from shooting ranges – but rest assured there is no blood on them. DeJong linked the shells together using polyurethane cords and added a magnetic closure for easy wearing and removing. Each bullet casing bracelet features 18 brass bullet casings. Who would have thought recycled bullet shells could create statement jewelry!
2. Hanging Magdalena Feather Necklace
Feathers in jewelry are often evidence of cruelty to birds, but not this one. The feather in the hanging Magdalena feather necklace is not a feather at all – at least, not a real one. It is made out of recycled metals and other salvaged materials. This stunning piece of jewelry is sure to draw admiration. Designed by Old Hollywood, this piece of green jewelry makes it to our list of green gifts for women. The beautiful pendant can dress up any outfit, and it hangs from a simple sterling silver chain.
3. Smith Shoreline Sunglasses
If you are looking for cool gifts for her, this pair of Smith Shoreline sunglasses exudes contemporary style. We love the cat-like frames and the brown gradient of the shades. Wear it on your day jaunts during the holidays. The cranberry and cream combo provides a happy splash of color – perfect for livening up your winter wardrobe. The metallic logo on the temple area adds further style to this pair of shades. These are also available in Emerald Smoke and Black Polarized Grey versions. What makes them green? Smith Optic’s use of bio-based plastic.
4. Hydrangea Bobby Pins
These pretty hydrangea bobby pins make great gifts for women. They can dress up any outfit, whether formal or casual. Moreover, they look really glamorous and expensive. It is hard to believe that they are made out of reclaimed and recycled metal. North Carolina-based Woodland Belle created this picture-perfect bobby pin hairclips out of real hydrangea blossoms and cast them in solid bronze. The one-inch blooms are shipped in special Woodland Belle packaging boxes.
5. Button Wrist Warmers
Not everyone is a winter lover. So what are the best gifts for girls who detest the chill? Try these button wrist warmers from Indigenous Designs. These stylish wrist warmers keep her fingers free, yet make sure her hands remain warm. More importantly, if she is the environmentally conscious sort, she will appreciate that these cool winter accessories are created out of fair trade 100 percent cotton frise.