10 gifts that say “I love you AND the environment”
This holiday season, give gifts that feel good to buy and receive.
With the holidays fast approaching, you’re probably wondering how you can shop ethically and sustainably for everyone on your list. Passion Lilie is here to help with thoughtfully designed, ethically produced gifts that will delight your loved ones. The best part? You can get most of these gifts for under $50!
For the host – no-waste cloth napkins: Did you know that Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year? The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week!
You can help reduce garbage AND give the gift of beautiful, sustainable tablescapes with our collection of fair trade and zero waste cotton napkins in hand block printed and ikat woven prints. We’ve created these eco-friendly alternatives to paper towels with a mission to reduce textile wastage. Your favorite host will love them for giving life to the table and being easy to wash when celebrations are over!
For the person who has everything – incredibly soft organic scarf: Some people are so hard to shop for! You spend days and weeks trying to come up with something they may not have. At Passion Lilie, every single item is handmade, so you can be confident in your one-of-a-kind, personal gifts. Our stunning scarves are designed in New Orleans and handmade in India, so whether your recipient loves the Saints or just loves luxurious textiles and rich colors, there’s a print for everyone.
For an extra festive gift, check out our Red Kutch Scarf. With red motifs, miri border and bouncy tassels, it makes the perfect holiday accessory.
Our scarves are made from 100% cotton which is better for the environment because it uses less energy, releases fewer greenhouse gases, and uses significantly less water. They’re hand block printed or handwoven with sustainable azo free dyes.
For the ethical fashionista – zero waste earrings: Our light-weight earrings are made in collaboration with local New Orleans jewelry designer Beatrix Bell. They’re made with repurposed production fabrics and each pair is handmade, so patterns may vary slightly. Diameter of hoops are 1.25". All metals are gold plated.
For the beloved teacher – hand-woven tote bags: This 100% cotton tote is the perfect bag for carrying everything from papers that need grading to picnic supplies. For an even more gifts, fill them with favorite things like baked goods, a coffee shop gift card, and our handmade jewelry! Our totes are 13.5" W X 14.5" H with a 25" handle.
For absolutely anyone – Remember Me Nightgown: Made from the comfiest modal fabric, this buttery soft nightgown is perfect for cozying up with a cup of cheer and a good Hallmark movie. Comfy, useful, and sustainable? This is your go-to gift for anyone on your list.
Modal is a bio-based fabric made from the cellulose of beech trees. Wood chips from the trees are liquified and forced through tiny holes to form threads which can then be woven into fabric. The result is a flexible material that is durable, eco-friendly, and perfect for lounging.
- For your White Elephant gift – set of three headbands: Need a present for your book club’s White Elephant party? Something for your office Secret Santa celebration? You can’t go wrong with a set of our zero waste headbands. Each one is hand woven and hand dyed. They measure approximately 23" around and have elastic at the back for a secure fit on most head sizes.
For the new baby – snap bib and swaddle blanket: When you give these precious pieces to a new mom and baby, you provide more than soft, organic clothing. Your purchase helps provide a secure job with fair wages and a positive working environment to artisans in India.
Our bibs are adjustable with two snaps. They’re made with organic and fair-trade cotton, featuring a super cute polka dot print. Bibs pair perfectly with our stretchy knit blanket that is unbelievable soft and makes swaddling a breeze. Swaddle blankets measure 28" X 28".
For the world traveler – Mom’s Favorite Blue Sarong: Your on-the-go bestie will love how small this sarong folds away in her luggage. It can be used as a dress, skirt, wrap, scarf or even a beach towel or tapestry! It’s ethically made with a super soft cotton and hand block printed with a beautiful blue floral print using eco dyes.
For the beauty lover – Reusable Makeup Rounds with Bag: Made from leftover production fabrics, these super soft organic cotton rounds can be used to remove makeup and for daily skincare and facial cleanings. Each pad is two layers, comes in a pack of 10 and uses only our softest organic cotton. These prints do not have any raised parts or roughness – perfect for even the most delicate skin. After using, simply hand wash in warm water with mild detergent and lay flat to dry. These make the perfect stocking stuffers!
- For your sister who loves clothes (and the planet) – Organic Wrap Dress: This ultra-flattering dress is perfect for so many reasons. The timeless, stylish silhouette can be donned for work or play. Whether she’s taking toddlers to the playground, heading into the office or meeting friends for happy hour, she’ll feel confident and comfortable in our hand block printed wrap dress.
Still need help finding the perfect gifts? Send us a call or email! We’ll help you find a present in just the right style, color, and fabric for anyone on your list.
At Passion Lilie, we believe in making things the right way. We care deeply about doing our part to build a more sustainable world, one built on honesty and respect. From the way we design to the way we create each fair-trade collection, sustainability is at the core of every aspect of our business.
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