Get out of the hectic stores, blarring holiday music 24/7, these gifts make buying gifts all the more fun & easy! Click your way to new, fun, vegan, environmentally friendly products. These gifts are suitable for all ages , all whilst having a little kick to them. Our 2012 holiday guide, features a few of our favorites this season. Here’s the story behind each product.
1. Steel Toe Boot – $199
Our first pick, given the weather in Montreal, are these vegetarian shoes from Mooshoes. “The 14 Eye Boot was one of the first boots ever made by Vegetarian Shoes, and over a decade later this one is still going strong.” These stylish, water resistant boots makes walking though snow, slush & ice all the more bearable.
2. Eat to Live by Dr. Furham
Reading this book will motivate & inspire you to get your health back into check to ring in the new year. Make 2013 the year you get your life & health back, and feel good doing it : ) This #1 New York Times best seller instructs you how to leave behind the discomfort of toxic hunger, cravings, and addictions to unhealthy foods.
3. Postcarden 12.50 – $24.00
These postcards take a new spin on the Holiday card. Send it to your friends & family this season, as they watch it grow! “This vegetable ink-based greeting card sends sentiments – with seeds. Just pop open your card, water the base, and sprinkle its packet over the diorama. In just a few days, you’ll have unruly sprouts of Lepidium sativum (that’s Garden cress) unfurling through the paper arches of your mini botanical garden.
Perfect for sunny desks and window sills, this edible crop brings surfaces (and salads!) to life. So you can have your card – and eat it too. U.S. postage required: $1.30. Made in Wales.” – uncommon goods.
4. Creed $ 199
Protect your MacBook and the environment this holiday season! Our Creed briefcase is the perfect way to carry your MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPhone while caring about the environment. Made with our signature vegan material, the smart brief blends vintage inspiration with the contrasting touch of modern, black, custom-made hardware.
5. Second Chance by Publish
LA’s Publish focuses on providing garments that are sustainable in terms of both design longevity and environmentally supportive production practices.
“Considering the amount of fabric waste that falls to the cutting room floor with each batch of big brand collections, this small initiative hopes to lessen the environmental impact of mass manufacturing, offer Publish’s loyal supporters a unique garment and encourage other companies to consider their role in production pollution all at the same time. “We were able to accumulate enough fabric to make 100 pieces per style per color,” says Richard Chung of Publish. “Hopefully with enough support, we’ll be able to continue this program to better our environment and keep helping positive causes.” – Coolhunting