Soaking It Up


Commitment, dedication, and perseverance: they sound like New Year's resolutions. Actually, they’re the names of three new bath and body gift sets from eco luxury company Sundari. Subscribing to a holistic, Ayurvedic philosophy of beauty, Sundari creates products designed to promote health, happiness, and longevity. Each of the three sets includes a cleanser, a lotion, and a candle. With names like gotu kola and carrageen body cleanser, loquat softening body milk, and blood orange body lotion, they’re as delicious smelling as they sound. “Commitment” is designed to heal, “Dedication” to rejuvenate, and “Perseverance” to moisturize. Your only problem will be choosing which set to give to whom for the holidays. Available at for $42 each.

Blanket Statement


Robbie Adrian’s luxe, organic baby blankets might just be one of the only things out there softer than your baby’s, well, you know. The Northern California-based company (which also produces toddler bedding and adult throws) is the brainchild of friends and mothers Robbie Mahlman and Susan Doris. When neither of them could find natural blankets for their kids, family, or friends, they decided to make their own. Their styles range from cozy organic cotton fleece and plush organic cotton velour trimmed in all-natural or peace silk to the perfect lightweight flannel blanket (available Spring 2009). Even better, they’re machine washable and dryable. Kind of makes choosing your next blanket child’s play.

Beauty Bullseye


Target’s red bullseye is going green with beauty centric eco friendly items. Lavish fellow eco-beauty junkies with Burt’s Bees Overnight Bee-uty Bag, which includes a mini foot cream, deep pore scrub, replenishing lip balm, and cuticle cream. Or, if chapped lips have your friends feeling not so merry, give them the gift of shiny, healthy lips with the Burt’s Bees lip gloss trio, which includes such lusciously delicious flavors as Nectar Nude and Pucker Berry. And be sure to top off your eco friendly gifts with an exclusive Target cosmetic bag made from recycled materials. After all, any hardcore beauty junkie knows it’s all about presentation.

Fashion Plate


Glam glassware always adds unexpected cool points to a desk or dinner table. However, you don't have to let the wasteful production techniques of some glassmakers cramp your style. At Superdeluxe NYC, each product is made-to-order by the hands of designers Adrienne Wong and Karin Spraggs. From cups to plates, the boutique has a variety of eye-catching decoupaged designs, ranging from peacock feathers to monograms, made from soy or water-based inks and recycled paper, as well as water-based glues and sealants. Anyone who says eco can't be elegant just needs to look in your pantry.

The Gift is in the Box


Give a gift that keeps on growing this holiday season with Pangea Organics holiday gift boxes. These all-in-one gift boxes include such earth-friendly pampering items as holiday scented bar soaps infused with cinnamon and green tea, fruity facial scrubs, and lavender-scented lip moisturizer balms, all free of sulfates, synthetic preservatives, and artificial colors and fragrances. Best of all, these eco-friendly items are nestled into a spruce-seeded gift box. After removing body care items simply soak the box for 24 hours then plant it in nearby soil. Wait two weeks and voila! You have your very own spruce tree! 

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