We don’t always think of eco-friendly items for push presents, but maybe we should. More parents are living greener lives these days. You should consider buying eco-friendly gifts for people that are ‘into’ a sustainable lifestyle or that are very conscious of their impact on the planet.
Dads – this can buy you major brownie points with the mother of your child. Women are more likely (according to some studies) to have green leanings in their lifestyle. Imagine the look on her face when you give her jewelry – environmentally conscious jewelry! She’ll brag to all of her friends how thoughtful you are.
Another concern when purchasing jewelry is whether or not the gold, diamonds, or other components are ethically sourced. Many people have heard of ‘blood diamonds’ – these diamonds are not mined or traded with ethical considerations for the people or the land.Another more common name for these gems or gold is ‘conflict diamonds/gold, etc. Before buying any jewelry make sure it is ethically sourced and labeled conflict-free.
Here are a few places to find green push presents…
www.greenkarat.com has jewelry that is made from recycled gold and gems. The founders, Matthew White and his wife began their business by first searching for ethically mined and eco-friendly gold. They had a hard time finding enough suppliers and moved on to recycled metals and gems. All of their jewelry is handmade in the United States and Canada. Every piece has a record of how it was created which makes GreenKarat the top eco-friendly jeweler on this list.
http://www.brilliantearth.com/ is a company located in San Francisco, California. The company supplies customers with eco-friendly jewelry that is ethically sourced. Many of their gems are called ‘beyond conflict free’. Conflict free diamonds can still have a bloody past, so the people at Brilliant Earth are very careful in their sourcing. They strive to know exactly where all of their components come from and guarantee that every piece has no violence in the history – from mining to final creation.
www.etsy.com has been known for years as a place to find gifts for the green crowd. Most of the items are handmade. That means that the items you buy are a little different from the others in a batch. You can also custom order items. There are very talented artists that use Etsy as a place to sell their goods, you can find gorgeous presents that will thrill the new mother you are surprising.
You can go beyond online shopping by creating your own green gift. If you are handy with small tools and put a little creativity into it, you can create your own recycled treasures. Wire, bits of polished metal, and wood make beautiful recycled jewelry. There are tutorials available around the internet to help you if you need inspiration. Have a Pinterest account? Check out boards shared by your friends that may have inspirational recycled jewelry creation ideas.
No matter what you choose, your giftee will be thrilled that you took the time to seek out an eco-friendly gift.