For those socially and eco-conscious ones on your gift list, presents may be a hard one to figure out when your recipient has very refined tastes. Vegan, ethically sourced, fair trade, low carbon footprint, made in the USA, and a host of other pre-requisites can have your head spinning if you aren’t up on the details. This Style & Fashion guide is full of gift ideas that are eco-friendly and ethically sourced (as well as lots of options for the vegan and cruelty-free ones in your life). This means that the materials are faux fur/leather versus materials garnished from real animals. The brands behind each product are independently owned brands, not something you can find at Target (although we do love Target). Beauty products included are organic, vegan, and made in small-batched quantities. You can still achieve the look you want by incorporating style with a conscience.
Let’s take a look at what we’ve curated.
Ted Baker London Watch Multifunction Watch
Another accessory meant to be worn by men, but who’s to say us ladies can’t rock this watch, too? Ted Baker is a favorite here at #TeamTeri and we love this watch even more because of its vegan leather band. The clean, fresh, neutral, and minimal look will add some serious class to your outfit without overshadowing your entire outfit.
Barbour Lowerdale Vest
It’s so funny when you think about how cold your face is, but your arms are still warm with just a vest. But, the vest is the ultimate accessory for winter. This one is a dupe for the cult favorite by JCrew, and it’s ethically made and fair trade. It’s meant for men, but again, us ladies can break the mold and sport any thing a man can wear and probably look cuter, too.
Matt & Nat Abiko Clutch
The clutch is really a fashion must-have to add a little something to your outfit without adding too much. If you are unfashionable like me, then this is the easiest thing to carry without trying to figure out how to coordinate lipstick color with earrings and necklace.
We are a bit of puppy fans around here, meaning basically our puppies are life. This accessory here is the most amazing thing we’ve ever seen. You can wear your puppy’s face around your neck and that alone, will make you look extra cute even if you’re wearing sweats.
Ilse Jacobsen Hornbaek ‘RUB 47’ Short Waterproof Rain Boot
We all need rain boots whether we want them or not. They are no longer just for little kids and you might as well look cute in galoshes while keeping your toes warm and dry. We love the inner lining of these and they are a great alternative to the ever so popular Hunter rainboots. Go jump in a puddle and get yourself some free holiday cheer while you’re at it.
My Daughter Vegan Perfume
Smelling clean falls under a slew of first world necessities. Smelling amazing is something we can luxuriate in. We highly recommend My Daughter perfume that is vegan and “clean” for the woman who wants to be green without smelling like an organic jungle.
Free People Faux Fur Trapper Hat
Whoever wants to deny that it’s super cold can look away now. For those who are cold year round, you can look super cute with this faux fur trapper hat. Pair this with the rain books above and you’ll look like chic woman running around town. These make looking like Elmer Fudd adorable and stylish.
Who knew chokers were in and suddenly, it’s ok to be 12 years old again. We kid (pun intended). We know that chokers aren’t for everyone. But if you want to try them out, this is a great kit to see what they would look on you before getting a fancy one. They’re simple without being over-the-top in their designs. Throw one one with your t-shirt and jeans and see how much cuter you look.
Kate Spade Business Card Holder
For your favorite, hard working business partner or working mom. This Kate Spade business card is chic and functional for the person who meets other people asking them what they do for work. They can whip out this card holder, look cool doing it, and pass along their work information like a champ.
Only Hearts Organic Cotton Long Sleeve & Shorty PJ Set
We all want to crawl into our comfiest set of pajamas at the end of a long day. But, we can still look cute for our own’s sake. This organic cotton set by Only Hearts is fair trade and ridiculously adorable.
Faux Fur Piano Coat
The fur coat is the ultimate fashion accessory. But, we strongly feel that no animal should be hurt in the process. There are so many incredible faux fur options these days that look exactly like fur. This piano coat thrown over a pair of jeans and boots will make you look like you came off the runway, not the slaughterhouse.
While these are for men, we’d get a pair small enough for all our feet here at Team Teri. These are ethically made and super cute. A cute alternative to the beloved Nikes or Adidas.