Stylista Gift Guide

by Organic Spa Magazine

ABOVE: Gifts that Give | Made with Fairtrade certified organic cotton, these stylish socks give back to 10 nonprofits, according to design, from Oceana.org to Conservation International to Oxfam. $15; consciousstep.com | fairtradeamerica.org

For the stylish one in your life, a range of gifts—practical and whimsical—that will excite and delight!

Yakety Yak

The Shola Zip 100 percent Himalayan yak wool base layer is as soft as cashmere, warm, lightweight, moisture-wicking and sustainably sourced. $160; kora.net

Cashmere Sweatshirt

The Kinross Cashmere Hi Low Sweatshirt, with its relaxed fit, is a perfect piece for any winter wardrobe. Made with 100 percent 2ply soft and yummy cashmere, in a choice of six pretty colors, ready to be lived in all winter long. $334; kinrosscashmere.com

Sail Away

Always eco-conscious and definitively preppy, Sea Bags, a Maine-based company, recycles sails into sensible totes. The latest holiday collection is chic, with metallic accents and hemp-rope handles. The Gold Mermaid Tail and Waves totes is a fashionista favorite. $175; seabags.com

Pearl Earrings

These unique baroque pearl earrings, with 24-carat gold vermeil wires, are lovingly handmade in New Mexico, and are perfect for anyone who loves classic pearls—with a twist! bittersweetdesigns.com

Hats Off

Headed on holiday or just channeling Annie Hall? Janessa Leone’s artisanal hats are a must—for mothers and daughters. Created with cruelty-free, recycled wool in an employee-owned factory or handwoven from Panama straw, these coveted accessories and keepsakes—offering natural UV protection—have won the attention of everyone from fashion editors to celebrities. From $80-$300; janessaleone.com

Cozy Up

The Cozy Up Sweatshirt from Prana is soft and cozy and made with natural odor-reducing features and UPF 50 +, from sustainable hemp, recycled polyester and Tencel. Slightly oversized, with raglan sleeves, it feels like something you’ve lived in for years! $79; prana.com

Recycling Warmth

The Swift Parley 2-Layer Jacket from Adidas is waterproof, seam-sealed to block out wind, with a hood and high collar, to keep the wearer warm and dry—plus, it’s made with 100 percent recycled polyester, and has a great fit! $139; adidasoutdoor.com

Snazzy Sweater

The fitted Smartwool Women’s Merino 250 Base Layer Pattern 1/4 Zip is warm and stylish but not bulky, in a range of bright and beautiful colors that will stand out in the snow. $110; smartwool.com

Kimono Mama

This sleek and stylish kimono, from the Scandinavian maternity brand, Boob, is one of those pieces that should not be limited to pregnancy or nursing and will want to be worn anytime—as a robe, a cocktail jacket or thrown over jeans. Boob is GOTS-certified, and uses 97 percent sustainable materials: organic cotton, recycled cotton, lyocell and recycled polyester and polyamide. $159; boobdesign.com

Town & Country

Super soft, stretchy Silent Down Collection jackets, made with 70 percent recycled polyester and recycled down, are lightweight but warm, great for town and country. $229-$349; patagonia.com

It's Got Soul

This sleekly elegant Soul Carrier Align Tote is not only the perfect size and shape for work and travel, it is handmade and comes from a facility that has been third-party certified to ensure that the leather is free of restricted substances, such as chromium VI, phthalates, formaldehydes and lead. $476; soulcarrier.com

Spa Style

A small, woman-owned shop in Portland, Maine, called South Street Linen features all linen, all the time. The French Tunic is breezy, stylish and comfortable—perfect to wear to the spa. $179; southstreetlinen.com

Sustainable Shades

These Sunski sunglasses are polarized, good-looking and made from recycled plastic, turned into a new pair of shades, instead of going to landfill. $55 and up; sunski.com

GIFTS THAT GIVE


Charity By Design

Through Dec 31st, Alex and Ani will donate 20 percent of the purchase price of its new Butterfly Transformation Bangles ($38) and Necklaces ($98), with rose gold finish, to The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (ebmrf.org), to raise awareness and fund cutting-edge research for a cure for EB, a rare and debilitating genetic skin disorder. alexandani.com

Moms with a Message

This 7AM Enfant Feminist Backpack has multiple pockets and compartments—including one for a laptop and a changing pad—and carries a powerful message. Ten percent of the purchase is donated to Girl Rising, a nonprofit that empowers and educates girls. $78; 7amenfant.com

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