Thoughtful gifts for women who like to look good and do good.
This gift guide includes items from a number of brands that the women of Bluedot use and love, like Eileen Fisher, Boody, Rothy’s, Birkenstock, Axiology, Activist Skincare, and more. We’ve included items for the more whimsically-minded and more practical types. With prices ranging from $25 to $598 and every price point in between (plus one very high-ticket option), there’s something here for everyone. We expect to see lots of sales soon, including on the bigger-ticket items.
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Smile-Inducing Organic Pajamas
Organic cotton pajamas tend to come in boring colors, leaving those of us who like to have fun PJs with less environmentally friendly choices. Printfresh’s colorful, cheerful line in sizes XS–6X fills a gap in the market. For the holiday season, they’re also making matching family pajamas — dog bandanas included. Read our review.
If she likes Birkenstocks, surprise her with a pair from the company’s Big Buckle collection. The bigger buckle gives the classic comfort shoes a little more pizzazz, and is available in many styles and colors. Read our review.
A Cute Phone Case You Can Compost
Pela’s flax-based phone cases range from simple to trendy and come in all kinds of designs. Every case comes with an envelope so you can mail them your old plastic case, which they’ll recycle and keep out of the landfill. The smooth, soft cases have a similar feel to silicone cases. We love this laid-back cheetah print. Read our review.
Coolest New Shoes
We know and love Rothy’s for transforming old plastic water bottles into cool flats and sneakers. Equally classic and trendy, this chunky new low-heeled loafer is sure to be a winner. Each pair is made with merino wool as well as four recycled bottles for an extra cozy feel. Read our review.
The Perfect Tote, with Options
Cuyana makes chic, wearable clothes and leather goods that do it all. Their Classic Easy Tote comes in a range of colors and is available with or without a zipper, with added internal organizers, and also comes in a slick North-South silhouette. Read our review.
Flora Carnivora Eau de Parfum from up-and-coming clean perfume brand Henry Rose blends favored florals like neroli, orange flower, and tuberose with woody notes. Available at Credo: read our review.
Cultivating An Interest
Entrepreneurship, portrait photography, interior design, chess, conservation, dog training, tennis, wedding planning, French pastry … whatever skill she’d like to pursue, there’s probably a Masterclass that can teach her all about it.
The Perfect Boots
Nisolo makes great-looking shoes and accessories that will last forever, like these elevated, water-resistant leather boots. The brand gives each item a Sustainability Facts Label: like a nutrition label, but for the Earth. Read our review.
An Upgraded Kitchen
You know what would make a thrilling holiday gift? A long-dreamed of kitchen remodel, or upgrading faulty appliances that slow down everyday living to EnergyStar counterparts. AJ Madison has a huge supply of induction stoves and appliances of all kinds. Read our review.
A Great Skincare Set
Activist Skincare’s cruelty-free line has the most efficient refill system we’ve ever seen, and it makes us glow. Their Trial & Travel Kit includes a two-week supply of their seven most popular items, and it’s yours 50% off with code BLUEDOT.
Does-It-All Fall & Winter Hat
Montana-based Duckworth makes durable, attractive, and unfussy wool apparel made with wool from sheep raised in Montana. These great-looking knit watchman caps are 100% merino, and fit to stretch most adults.
A Sweater that Helps Clean Oceans
Long Wharf Supply Co.
Long Wharf Supply makes great-looking preppy sweaters out of recycled oyster shells, recycled water bottles, and cotton or lambswool. Their SeaWell sweaters help reseed up to 30 oysters, which filter over 1,000 gallons of seawater a day.
Effortless, Versatile Makeup
Women who don’t like fussing over makeup will love Axiology, a vegan, plastic-free brand with amazing social values. Axiology makes useful, flattering crayons for lips, eyelids, and cheeks that feel great on the skin. Read our review.
A Clutch for Every Season
This stunning hand-woven palm-fiber clutch in a chic houndstooth pattern from Likha is fabulous on its own; the little lizard clasp truly puts it over the edge. At $225, it seems like a real bargain. Read our review of Made Trade.
The Perfect Tees
Boody’s perfect tees do it all. The sleek, soft, eco-conscious bamboo viscose fabric feels wonderful against the skin, and looks great, too. We’re particularly fond of these three-quarter sleeve scoop-neck shirts. Read our review.
A Super-Sophisticated Coat
We’ll always love Eileen Fisher, who has made sustainability part of her brand’s identity since its founding. This season she’s wooed us with the Doubleface Wool Cloud Coat in almond, a sophisticated confection. Read our review.