Awkward Gift Guide: The Organic Hostess

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From the bath towels to the veggies on the dinner table it's all locally sourced, grass-fed, or hand crafted. Not a smidge of BPA, MSG, or artificial sweeteners will be found in the home of an organic hostess. If you find yourself scratching your head while you decide if the extra $2 is worth it for organic apples, this Awkward Gift Guide is for you! You need not live the organic life to gift the perfect sustainable gift.

(Bonus gift ideas are in bold!)

Glass Herb Keeper ($20): Whether she clips them from her garden or buys them in bulk at the local farmer's market this glass herb keeper from Crate + Barrel will keep herbs fresh for days. Crate + Barrel is usually my first stop for hostess and housewarming gifts. The selection is great and the staff is always so helpful.

S'Well Bottle ($25-45): These double walled, reusable stainless steel bottles come in sizes ranging from 9 oz-25 oz with the 25 oz bottle capable of holding an entire bottle of wine. These impressive bottles don't condensate, and can stay hot for 12 hours, and keep drinks cold for up to 24. They can easily stay hydrated without the endless waste of plastic bottles. 

6" Succulent Kit ($39): Bring a little bit of nature indoors with this simple succulent kit. Arrange it for them and present it upon arrival or allow them to arrange it at their leisure bringing a little greenery indoors during these cool winter months. 

Organic Bath Co. Mocha Madness Body Scrub ($27): Perfect for the environmentalist concerned about millions of tiny artificial particles polluting the oceans, this natural body scrub uses sugar and coffee to rinse away dead skin while moisturizing with essential oils. This delicious scrub is a sweet stocking stuffer for your best friend or your vegan coworker!

Eileen Fisher Undyed Cashmere Poncho ($298): Natural fibers are a girls best friend and this undyed cashmere poncho is no exception! Super soft and ultra chic she'll be sporting this luxe layering piece all over town with her favorite TOM's.

Warby Parker Banks Sunglasses ($95): Every pair of glasses purchased allows Warby Parker to source a pair and train locals to provide affordable eye wear in communities across the globe. Looking good and doing good? Anyone can get behind that. This stylish pair of sunglasses would be a chic treat for mom or your Vogue-obsessed little sister!

Portabella Mushroom Kit ($43): Mushrooms are flavorful, meaty, and with this kit, super easy to grow at home. It's the perfect gift for the amateur gardener or any one who enjoys clean eating. It's pretty much foolproof-- just add water.

Handmade Boot Cuffs ($22): Made with love in Salem, MA these adorable hand-knit boot cuffs make for a cozy gift or stocking stuffer. She'll appreciate you shopping local while adding a bit of style to her winter boots. Add a beanie and scarf for the cuddliest holiday gift!

Timbuk2 Recycled Messenger ($99): Made from recycled vintage mail bags this messenger bag is a thoughtful gift for the guy or girl who loves all things repurposed. Each messenger is made from postal service mail bags and is one of a kind! Cyclists and collegiates especially love these durable crossbody bags! 

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