Victoria Klein's Eco Holiday Picks



Hey howdy hey – Victoria Klein here again. I challenge anyone who says living sustainably can’t be stylish. Trying to limit this list to less than 10 items was exceptionally tough. There are so many great eco-items out there! Scroll down to check out my selection of products that you can feel sane about spending your money on … but this is just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended)


(1) DISCONSOLATOR FAUX LEATHER JOURNAL

Available in 10 different cover/strap color combinations, and 2 glittery holiday options, the covers are sturdy & easily whip clean. Carry one of these with you everywhere – you never know when inspiration will strike (even if you aren’t a writer/artist). / $25

(2) NIGHT OWL PAPER GOODS 2010 CRITTER CALENDER

Cute doesn’t even begin to describe this yearly treat! Each month, you (or your lucky recipient) are greeted with a seasonal drawing of spunky critters. The included clear display case makes this calendar perfect for any desktop or kitchen table. / $24

(3) JURLIQUE ROSEWATER BALANCING MIST

This spray filled with all-natural essential oils works with every skin tone. Anytime you feel dry, just give your skin a spritz & you’ll be refreshed instantly. / $21

(4) ALABAMA CHANIN BLOOMERS REVERSE APPLIQUE SWING SKIRT KIT

Everything you need to make a unique 100% organic cotton skirt you can wear year-round. The kit is available in 6 sizes & 8 colors – pick your favorite & create an heirloom of your own (or with a friend). / $114

(5) BAMBU MEDIUM LACQUERWARE BOWLS

Hot, cold, and anywhere in between: all foods will be happy in these non-toxic bamboo beauties. Each bowl is shaped by hand in Vietnam by workers paid a fair wage & from bamboo that is sustainably harvested. $17/each

(6) THE ORIGINAL SCRATCH LOUNGE

Any kitty on your list would be overjoyed to have this scratch-tastic spot. Made from recycled & recyclable cardboard, the center can be replaced for less than $10. Watch the video to see some very happy cats. / $25

(7) SULA PAINT & PEEL NAIL POLISH IN CHAMPAGNE CORAL

This water-based polish is free of the “big three” nasty chemicals in most nail products: formaldehyde, toluene, & phthalates. Quick-drying, easy to remove (yes, it peels right off), & in a trendy collection of colors – I’m not much for nail polish, but this is a rare exception. / $10

(8) PLOVER ORGANIC LILAC CRESCENT/GOLD WAVES QUILT

Low-impact dyes block-printed by hand on 100% organic cotton fabric, via Fair Trade practices, the entire Plover Organic line has had me swooning for years. Even better: there’s nothing plain & patterns rule the roost. / $330-396

(9) TOMS VEGAN ASH WRAP BOOT

The infamous shoe company that gives away 1 pair for every pair purchased, there’s a lot to love about Toms. Their vegan-friendly wrap boots, inspired by the equine world, come in 5 chic colors & 11 sizes. / $98

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