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MATE's Clean Holiday Gift Guide

By Lydia Dupree
MATE's Clean Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is a wonderful time to give sustainably, keeping both the recipient and the planet in mind. From the use of natural materials and organic ingredients, to being zero waste and female-founded, we have rounded up our favorite clean brands to gift from. Enjoy!

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Flamingo Estate ~ Flamingo Estate curates goods straight from their Los Angeles garden. From vegetable-based candles scented with rosemary and sage to the purest olive oil (Have you ever heard of the Sicilian “cough method”? Well, they pass it every time.), Flamingo Estate is perfect for luxurious, nature-based gifting. Check out their ‘The Art of Hospitality’ gift set - complete with pure honey and olive oil, Finocchiona salami, Spanish-style Cow’s milk cheese, crackers and candied walnuts - for the foodie in your life. Or, bring it to your next gathering to wow your family and friends! 

From the Flamingo Estate garden, to your home.

Brightland ~ This female-founded brand crafts cold-pressed olive oils, vinegars, and honeys infused with various herbs. Perfect for the hostess in your life! All of their products are made by family farmers and makers local to California. The Mini Artist Series features mini bottles of olive oils infused with peppers, garlic, lemon, and basil, packaged in labels designed in collaboration with artists from NY, CA, and Amsterdam. So much personality in this unique stocking stuffer!

Avocado Mattress ~ Avocado is a Certified B Corporation on the mission to become the world’s most sustainable brand. From GOTS-certified Organic mattresses to bed frames and bedding to match, you will sleep deeper knowing this brand has your rest and the health of the planet in mind! Gift their luxe Alpaca wool throw blanket, sourced from a high-elevation meadow in the Peruvian Andes. Looking for something for the kids? The Organic Toddler Pillow is Made Safe certified, so your little one can cozy in without toxins (and you can be worry-free)!

Lomi ~ Lomi is a Climate Neutral, B Corporation focused on reducing waste globally - starting in the kitchen. Gift the Lomi Classic which easily transforms food waste into compost. Throw in everything from meats and dairy to fruits and vegetables to bread and grains, hit the button and voila! All-natural plant food (without the mess and smell that usually accompanies compost!). This gift is perfect for the avid chef, big family, or honestly anyone that eats ;)

Perelel ~ Perelel is the perfect gift for the mom-to-be (or any woman in your life!). Their vitamins range from the nutrients she needs in conception through each trimester, as well as offerings to support their partner’s fertility, as well. Other Perelel vitamins support women’s hormonal needs in all stages of life. All of their vitamins are physician-approved and are meant to simplify the confusion and difficulty surrounding finding a prenatal vitamin that *actually* works. Being healthy shouldn’t be so hard! Gift the New Mom Kit to support her health while she is supporting her family! Gift set is complete with vitamins for postpartum and early motherhood, a Perelel water bottle, no-fuss hair clip, and an organic cotton onesie for baby. (p.s., there’s one for dad too!)

Oko Living ~ You’ll be the coolest gift-giver with these herbal dyed yoga mats. Oko Living supports women artisans by ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions close to home. Their yoga mats are herbal dyed using an ancient Ayurvedic method that preserves the bioactive medicinal qualities of the plants, so that you can take in these health benefits during your practice. Plus, they are beautiful! From the earthy tones of the Clay mat to the blush of the Rose Quartz mat, the wellness girlie in your life will be obsessed.

LINNÉ ~ LINNÉ organic skin and body care products are bioformulated with plants and minerals and are free of harsh synthetics, petrochemicals, biological and environmental toxins, carcinogens and fillers. This female-founded brand ensures fresh products through small product batches, also reducing waste in the process. Their Luxe Holiday Bundle is perfect for the woman in your life needing pampering (so basically any woman!). She can indulge in artisanal bar soap, soak in the bath salts, nurture her skin with body balm, and relax with their functional fragrances (whose aromatics are clinically proven known to promote tranquility and ease).

Arbor ~ We all love a good candle, but don’t love the trail of empty candle holders left behind after their use. This is where Arbor comes in. They design refillable candles from hand-poured 100% natural soy wax with nontoxic fragrances and essential oils (no phthalates, parabens, or other harmful chemicals!). Their patented refillable jar features a flexible bottom that makes it easy to pop out leftover wax for effortless cleaning and refilling. Gift one of their bundles or build your own - either way, this will be a gift they’ll use on repeat.

Figlia ~ This female-founded brand is all about making memories you want to remember with their non-alcoholic aperitivo. The Figlia spritz is complete with a floral, bitter, and aromatic profile from rose extract, bitter orange and clove. Pour over ice, garnish with an orange peel, and enjoy - sans hangover! Figlia’s impact includes donating to local New York City based non-profit environmental organizations through 1% for the Planet, as well as supporting non-profits on a mission to end addiction. They call this act “sipping for good”. Give the Me + You Bundle as a housewarming gift and enjoy all the moments to come.

Armadillo Rugs ~ Give the gift of slow living with Armadillo. Their philosophy of “Quiet Living” is truly an inspiration, brought to life with their rugs handmade by true artisans. From the hand-knotted New Zealand wool of the Petra to the undyed indulgent wool of the Aspen, this is a gift that will compliment the recipient’s home forever. Also, Armadillo donates 10% of net profits from every rug sold to a variety of philanthropic endeavors, supporting children’s education worldwide.

To Dye For by Alden Wicker ~ Gift the book on everyone’s wish list this year - To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick--and How We Can Fight Back. Award-winning journalist Alden Wicker dives deep into the fashion industry, exposing the true cost of the toxic, largely unregulated chemicals found on most clothing today. This gift will be so good that they’ll start reading right then and there - and may even finish by dessert.

Lydia Dupree is a biochemist and author of peer-reviewed articles in her field. She dives deep into the literature to explore the impact the fashion industry has on our health and environment, and shows how to easily implement sustainable fashion into our lives. Connect with Lydia via her website or Instagram page.

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