2013 Gift Guide: Winter Wonderland

These eco-friendly, ethically sourced artisan gifts are inspired by the natural colors, textures and tones of the Arctic region’s remaining wildlife. Because many species struggle to survive as humans encroach on their habitats, you may also want to consider a gift donation to one of the non-profit organizations working to preserve and protect the rapidly shrinking Arctic wilderness.

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Winter Wonderland Product Index

Adopt a Wolf
Defenders of Wildlife is best known for its unyielding fight for the rights of wild wolves. Your gift helps fight for wolves’ rights to live freely in their natural homes. defenders.org

19th Century French Ormolu Tiara
This bejeweled gold-tone ormolu tiara from the mid-1800s would have been used to adorn a Modonna statue or a saint in a French church. $450; LeBonheurDuJour (etsy)

Alexis Russell Raw Diamond Studs
These conflict-free, handcrafted raw diamonds are set in recycled gold. $198; alexisrussell.com

Ambika Friendly Fur Angora Balaclava
Hand-crocheted from naturally soft angora, the balaclava can be worn as a hat or a neck warmer. These (very) loved and lovable bunnies are shorn every three months, in sync with their natural molting cycle. $440; ambikaboutique.com

Anouk Earth and Sky Diamond Ring
Designer Anat Kaplan’s gold solitaire ring features a conflict-free raw diamond surrounding by small white diamonds. $2,778; anoukjewelry.com

Bodai Jewels Stacking Bangles
Bodai supports ethical work conditions for artisans, sources metal and gemstones from conflict-free countries and adheres to Organizations for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standards. $145; regaliajewelsllc.com

Hand Carved Alabaster Votive Candleholder
Susan Zalkind and Paul Hawkins hand-gather rare alabasters throughout the American Southwest and transform them into works of art. $600; alabaster.net

Isabelle Abramson Carved Porcelain Lattice Bowl
Available in several sizes and handmade in Massachusetts and Vermont, with hand-carved latticework and food-safe matte glaze. $475; isabelleabramson.com

Maria Burgos Midwinter Magic Moonstone Ring
Conflict-free moonstone, set in a simple open bezel setting made from fine reycled gold. $640; mariaburgos (etsy)

Pave Fine Jewelry Zicron and Diamond Earrings
One-of-a-kind oxidized recycled sterling silver and 14-karat yellow gold earrings with black and champagne rose-cut conflict-free diamonds and white zircon drops set in 18-karat rose gold. $5,750; pavefinejewelry.com

Protect the Snowy Owl
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of Earth’s most intact biologically diverse ecosystems. Audubon works to prevent gas and oil drilling here. Your gift protects snowy owls, dependent on this threatened habitat to survive. audubon.org

Rannka NYC Double Silver Scarf with Sequins
Designer Anabela Jevtovic handcrafts one-of-a-kind scarves from salvaged vintage fabric. $60; rannka.com

Ruff & Cut Gold and Diamond Medallion Solitaire
Made from recycled 18-karat gold and set with a responsibly sourced rough diamond. Ten percent of the company’s proceeds support better living conditions in mining communities. $5,970; ruffandcut.com

Todd Reed Raw Diamond and Recycled Gold Collar Necklace
Todd Reed’s museum-quality contemporary jewelry features responsibly sourced raw diamonds set in high-carat recycled gold and other precious metals. $42,680; toddreed.com

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