You’ve probably seen dozens of gift lists for every member of the family including the parakeet, so I’m just going to list my personal ones which, if you’re still on the hunt, just might give you some ideas if you need to gift a “woman of a certain age” who happens to value caramel above chocolate and has enough of most everything, but still loves being on the receiving end of the perfect present.
My first choice is La Bedoine’s Argan Cream Moisturizer. I’ve previously talked about my affinity for argan oil and La Bedoine as well. This creamy wonder is 90% organic, and handmade by from pure Argan Oil purchased directly from Berber families who produce the oil in the tradition of their ancestors—by hand in small quantities. And as a special holiday treat, readers can receive 15% off this gift until the end of the year (for you or someone you love) by using the code: BEAUTY.
Saw these incredible upcycled jackets by Bella Sisters caught my eye the other day at Urban Craft Uprising, one of Seattle’s top best shows ever! Each high quality wool jacket is unique embellished with details from stitching to appliques, ruffles, added hoods, buttons and other adornments. Truly one-of-a-kind attention grabbers. (My daughter might say, “just like my mom.”)
I’ve turned into a felted wool ball maniac! Tried making them and decided that is not fun. But can’t have too many. Just made a garland and wreath and have lots of other ideas so replenishing my supply would be great. Love the choice of colors from Bnatur.
Wooden kitchen implements have become my choice since I switched to cooking in cast iron. And this set from Slightly Twisted Wood has an interesting design “twist,” brought to life in FSC Certified sustainable mahogany by a workshop in Cuahachillo, Nicaragua. Profits from sales are reinvested to help the workshop grow to provide more employment for Nicaraguans and to promote sustainable forestry and reforestation.
No, you’re not hallucinating. You are seeing cans of Natura no-VOC paint from Benjamin Moore. This year I redecorating three spaces in our home—all except for painting that is. We have tall ceilings, skylights and dozens of can lights, all of which makes painting a chore that exhausts me to think about it. So along with the paint, I would love a painter, but that’s most likely asking for too much. If someone were so inclined to gift me with a can or two of a light gray, I just might be forced to get out the coveralls and ladder.
I hope you receive every gift you’re wishing for.
Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter and authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, and founders of Green Halloween®.