5 Eco-Conscious Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

| 12/7/2015 3:42:00 PM

As a double Taurus (Moon & Sun), I look for quality and luxury in useful, sustainable items when giving and receiving gifts. I am not a throw away kind of gal and I detest clutter, so for me to buy something it has to be really special. My grandmom Dolores, a Scorpio, was an excellent gift giver. Every year she bought useful, beautiful high-quality gifts that I cherished. Selecting gifts for people is an art, and when you take time to choose the right gift it’s wonderful to see their faces light up with delight. This year, I am sharing five of my favorite gifts from conscious companies to help you buy for all of the special people in your lives. Ranging from modest to decadent, all items are high-quality, sustainable and eco-friendly.


Lillie Belle Farms Handmade Chocolate

Chocolatier Jeff Shepherd, voted one of America’s Top 10 Chocolatiers in 2009, makes exquisite chocolates from the finest ingredients available, bean to bar. With options like Ramblin’ Rose Toasted Pecan Caramel Brownies and Lavender Sea Salt Caramels, Lillie Belle Farms’ gift boxes, custom assortments and singles ($8-48) make perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

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Bee Lux: Handcrafted Beeswax Candles

Bee Lux beeswax candles, from Portland, Oregon, are handcrafted using 100 percent pure beeswax, locally-sourced from Pacific Northwest apiaries. Their goal is “to honor the worker bee and live up to standard by creating the best beeswax candles available,” says owner and crafter Jamie Gilmore. These beautiful candles ($5-$32) make great gifts and unique decorations during the holidays while naturally cleansing the air. Double win!

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