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-Jocelyn Broyles

Green Gifts Under $100

This is my list of great green gifts for Christmas 2010. I have to admit, I used a couple of my faves from Jennifer Grayson’s list.

1. kyler by joy o – sustainable fashion jewelry
2. C5 Company – sustainable fine jewelry
3. Mama K’s Aromatic Play Clay – gluten free, 100% natural and biodegradable
4. Sapothecary – all natural, handmade soaps
5. Kiss My Face – natural body care with labeling you can trust
6. Mother Love -herbal care products for motherhood and babies
7. Sacred Grounds – sustainable fair trade local-to-California coffee
8. Klean Kanteen – one of the best, sustainable H2O bottles out there
9. NRDG Green Gifts – save polar bears, wolves, baby buffalo and more
10. Patagonia – a pioneer in sustainability with great style and quality
11. Love Bottles – glass water bottles with a message
12. People Towels – personal hand towels
13. TetraCycle Speakers – upcycled, foldable cardboard speakers
14. Make Love Not Trash – sustainable, upcycled bags and clothing
15. Coco Zen – fine chocolates and candy made in Pacifica
16. Citizen Eco Drive watch – runs on solar, not batteries
17. Recycled Typewriter Cufflinks – just what they sound like
18. BoGo flashlight – buy one and another will be donated.
19. Tom’s Shoes – a pair of shoes is donated for every pair purchased.
20. Upcycled gloves – handmade in Colorado
21. Recycled fire extinguisher vases – by Valentino Llegada
22. highball glasses – made from windshields
23. slate chalkboard clock – from recycled parts
24. Kris Nations – fabulous jewelry from reclaimed metals
25. New Leaf Paper – eco-friendly papers
26. O’Bon – eco-friendly school supplies and support programs
27. Dawes Design – gorgeous sustainable jewelry
28. Honeybee Gardens – Non toxic water-based nail polish and cosmetics
29. Antique Spoon Art – This stuff is really fun: garden markers, ornaments, not your typical spoon ring stuff

The (Green) Little Black Dress: For Yourself Or For That Last-Minute Gift

So you’ve been to six Holiday parties already, you have five more to go and you stand in front of your closet thinking, “I really don’t want to wear any of this.” My first suggestion is to borrow or buy something vintage or second-hand, but sometimes we just want a new, (Green), Little Black Dress. I’m here to help you out with my fave five Little Black Dress picks for the season.

1. She-Bible’s Little Black Scarf Dress is one hundred percent organic cotton and made in San Francisco. Find it at BTC (Be The Change) Elements.

2. Eco Citizen carries this gorgeous little 100 percent silk number, by Sara Shepherd. Made inĀ  San Francisco.

3. Beau Ariel by Anne Salvatore Epstein at Beau Soleil.

4. The Edie Dress by Melissa Baswell of Mountains of the Moon.

5. The Coco Dress, also by Melissa Baswell. It was too sweet, timeless and pretty not to include.

Not that I’m playing favorites here, but Mountains of the Moon also offers a gift certificate through December 24. So for all of you men out there who still haven’t bought something for your girl, know that she always wants new clothes and you can’t go wrong with that a last-minute gift.

-Jocelyn Broyles