FOR YOUR ORGANIC LOVING FRIEND…by Christabelle
Sometimes it is challenging to find just the right eco-friendly gift for everyone on your list. This year I had no problem finding the PERFECT presents with the help of Pangea Organics. This year, the good folks over at Pangea Organics created Holiday Gift Sets for every budget that are not only aromatic and oh-so soothing, but offer a surprise within the gift itself. Just when you think you’ve gifted a lovely box of top-of-the-line organic body and skincare products—there is more…you’ve also given the gift of giving back to the earth by way of a spruce tree. Inside the fibers of this (100% compostable, biodegradable, and plantable!) gift box, there’s a Christmas tree just waiting to be planted. There are three gift boxes available and range in price from $30-$40. You can skip the wrapping paper this season, save a tree, and give the gift of less waste. (Pictured: The “Joy” Holiday Gift Set, $30, includes Indian Green Tea with Mint Bar Soap, Malagasy Cinnamon Cassia with Cloves Bar Soap, and Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom LipCare). www.PangeaOrganics.com
And if you have a foodie with an organic sweet tooth on your list, you will score a home run placing Chilean Raw Honeys from Chileangourmet under the tree! New raw and exotic honey are now available from the environmentally and socially responsible producers of indigenous gourmet foods form Chile – Chileangourmet. These exquisite honeys are the ideal gift for your organic honey.
The Ulmo Tree Honey was awarded “2007 Best Raw Honey” by the Fancy Food Show. Ulmo tree 100% pure honey inherits an amazing aroma, perfect creamy texture and light cream color. It smells like flowers and has a buttery smooth sweetness that could be paired with mild cheese. Absolutely unique and delicious!
Tiaca Honey, also known as the “white honey” is made from the flowers of the Tiaca tree (Caldcluvia paniculata) producing a unique light clear color and creamy texture. This honey was hand harvested in the Lake Region, 650 miles south of Santiago, the Chilean capital.
The Native Tree Honey is a multifloral honey with a light golden color, a sharp sweet taste that ends with a delicate floral finish, and a consistency that sites between liquid and whipped.
Raw Honeys from Chileangourmet are available at Whole Foods, Balducci’s and other gourmet specialty food markets nationwide for an SRP of $7.99- $19.99 for each 8.8oz bottle. Visit www.chileangourmet.cl
If cool, trendy tees in luxe organic cottons is more the style of your eco-conscious gift list, Sub Urban Riot might be just what you are looking for. As leaders in progressive casual, they offer up the finest in ultra radical chic, which you’ll need for keeping it fun in an otherwise serious world.
With a bevy of styles to choose from, everyone in the family (men, women and kids) can be uberly, organic-chic in Sub Urban Riot’s assortment of rockin’ t’s.
Shop soon – they are offering a BUY 2 TEES, GET ONE FREE promotion (thru 12-30-08)…rock it out.
(Pictured: Joshua Tree T-Shirt (men), $39.00, Umpqua T-Shirt (women), $30 – www.SubUrbanRiot.com)