Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's Here!! Green Gift Guide - DC - For Her

This is by no means a comprehensive guide to all the amazing green gifts you can buy - locally or on-line. It seems like every website and publication is doing a green gift guide this year. (Here is a link to the Washington Post's Guide.) But because buying local is best of all (especially if you take the metro or ride your bike or walk!!), I wanted to focus this gift guide on locally-owned stores. However, there are many stores in DC (more and more each day, it seems) that carry eco-friendly products that I didn't include - but I hope to highlight them in future posts. I tried to group them in particular categories for your easy reference: For Her, For Kids, For Him, For Boss/Coworker, For Anyone (which includes a list of gifts that are not things at all). Look for them all over the next few days. Happy Shopping!

For Her

Give the gift of relaxation. The Natural Body Spa and Shoppe, located at 1104 24th Street NW, is a "Green Spa", using all-natural and organic products, maintaining a commitment to working with local organizations and implementing energy saving and sustainable building options. Give a gift card to your lovely lady as a Thank You for putting up with all your "cute" idiosyncrasies (you know what I'm talking about . . .) Services start at $50.

Ow sexy jhoo are in your leetle hemp lingerie! Mon Cherie Bralette ($79) and Side-Tie Knickers ($62) made from soy jersey and hemp. Find it at Setchi Ecoboutique at 1614 wisconsin ave nw.

Sparkly accessories are all the rage and great addition to a more-laid back holiday outfit. And vintage is the greenest choice of all. Find an awesome collection of vintage, one of a kind, sparkly brooches ($15-65) and other things (both strange and beautiful) at Legendary Beast at 1520 U St NW.

You know she will love to snuggle up to you in these bright and beautiful eco-silk duvets by Anna Sova ($290 for a Queen) at Eco-Green Living at 1469 Church St NW (that's just a block away from Whole Foods on P Street). The recent construction in the area has hidden this lovely (albeit a bit unorganized) gem of a store that has a great selection of gifts, clothing and home renovation products and suggestions.

Taking the idea of "upcycling" upscale, Preloved redesigns vintage clothing and reuses vintage fabrics to create fashionable, one of a kind pieces of clothing, like this winter "trouser" dress ($179) sold at Nana at 1528 U St NW.

For yoga and beyond: give the gift of this versatile, incredibly soft bamboo/spandex hoodie ($68). Can be worn as a draping cardigan, shawl, hoodie, or tie knotted in front or back. Find it at the Tranquil Space Yoga Studio boutique at 2024 P Street NW. And pick up some yoga passes while you are at it - a very thoughtful gift for your loved one!


Unknown said...

Hey-thanks for putting Legendary Beast in your blog. Xmas is a time to be super conscious of green as during the sacred season of the light returning so much meaningless stuff is bought and given. not to mention the trash used to wrap. Best to use scarves or other reusable wrapping.
On the positive side it could be that during the cold and dark months we need to fill our caves with "stuff"ing to stay warm and cheerful.
ps I have a website up now.

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