The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas

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The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Patagonia Baby RetroX

The windproof Baby Retro-X® Jacket from Patagonia gives everlasting warmth $79 Fleece: 100% polyester (75% recycled) ½” pile

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Coyuchi Cozy Cotton Throw Blanket

Coyuchi Cozy Cotton Throw Blanket $198 Blanket is made in Germany from 100% organic cotton grown in Turkey

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
WiseWear Duchess Bracelet

WiseWear DUCHESS $345.00 Wisewear smart bracelets combine elegant design with innovative tech to keep you confident, safe, and connected.

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
LSTN Ear Buds

Image Credit: Society B For every pair sold, LSTN helps provide hearing aids to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. $50

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Jay Dopp Kit // Black

Jay Dopp Kit // Black $ 35.00 Image Credit: Society B For each bag sold, a STATE backpack is hand-delivered, packed with essential tools for success, to an American child in need.

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Smith Bag // Dark Denim

Smith Bag // Dark Denim $ 86.00 Image Credit: Society B For each Smith sold, a STATE Bag is hand-delivered, packed with essential tools for success, to an American child in need.

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Bogs Crandall

Image Credit: Bogs Crandall Tall Womens Insulated Rain Boot 100% waterproof and Constructed with 3mm Neo-Tech waterproof insulation $140

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Neuaura Aliya Boot

Image Credit: Neuaura Tall boot in rich faux leather and silver hardware details along the length of the shaft. Elastic along the back shaft to adjust to calf width. $165

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Neuaura Robin II

Image Credit: Neuaura Robin II - Dark Sand $165.00 ultra suede material for the upper that is created by a certified sustainable supplier, practicing eco-manufacturing.

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Sorel Cozy Carnival

Image Credit: Sorel Cozy Carnival Boot $130

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
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Image Credit: Sorel Cozy Cate Winter Boots $140

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
NAMI multicolor

NAMI multicolor by Fruitenveg $370.00 www.fruitenveg.com

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
MULAYA Backpack black

MULAYA Backpack black by Fruitenveg $450.00 A laptop Backpack www.fruitenveg.com

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
GEMINI multicolor Gems

GEMINI multicolor Gems by Fruitenveg $195.00 A bracelet clutch www.fruitenveg.com

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
RMS Essentials

Rose-Marie's Essentials Set $120.00 RMS Beauty www.rmsbeauty.com

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Magalie Naturals

Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit For Men $75 by Magalie Naturals www.magalienaturals.com

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Bûche de Noël

Bûche de Noël Face And Body Cleanser From Lush $12.95

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion

Sleepy Hand And Body Lotion From Lush $9.95

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Lush Jester Gift Set

Jester Christmas Gift From Lush $39.95

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Lush Secret Garden Gift Set

Secret Garden Christmas Gift From Lush $49.95

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Cate McNabb Cherry Bomb Liquid Lipstick

Cate McNabb Cherry Bomb Liquid Lipstick Part 1 of 3 Part Gift Set LONGWEARING LIQUID LIPSTICK $16

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Cate McNabb ILLUMINIZER.

Cate McNabb ILLUMINIZER. Cate McNabb oil-free, pressed powder illuminizers highlight and illuminate the natural high points of the face. $18 Part 2 of 3 Part Gift Set

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Cate McNabb It's Friday Eyeshadow

EYESHADOW Cate McNabb powerfully pigmented, mineral-based, paraben-free, pressed powder long wearing eyeshadow is intensely smooth, super luxe, and bold. Part 3 of 3 Part Gift Set $16

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Kahina Fez Perfume

KAHINA - FEZ PERFUME OIL $78.00 From EcoDiva

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Circle of Protection

MAX AND ME CIRCLE OF PROTECTION BODY OIL BLEND $75.00 From EcoDiva

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Jungle Glow square

LILFOX JUNGLE GLOW RAINFOREST HONEY ENZYME CLEANSER & MASK $75.00 From EcoDiva

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Rose Hand Intense

Lano Hands ROSE HAND CREAM INTENSE FOR VERY DRY HANDS & NAILS $30 Available at Net-a-porter.com

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
Body Balm True Botanicals

True Botanicals Body Balm in Rose + Neroli $125 Available at Barneys

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
bareMinerals

bareMinerals Deluxe Holiday Original Foundation & bareMinerals Holiday Edition Beautiful Finish Brush 2 Part Gift $43 Available at Sephora and Bareminerals

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
bareMinerals

bareMinerals Deluxe Holiday Original Foundation $43 & bareMinerals Holiday Edition Beautiful Finish Brush $34

The Best Eco, Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Gifts for Christmas
World of Legendary Parties

Exclusive $200 Value From Charlotte Tilbury. WORLD OF LEGENDARY PARTIES 2016 ADVENT CALENDAR $200.00 Charlotte Tilbury Shares Her Beauty Secrets In 12 Magical Makeup Cabinets

They’re finally here, the best eco sustainable gifts from our segment today on Good Day CBS CW31. As you search through each item, you’ll find the links of where to purchase and information on each brand.

Melissa Cabral of CW31 with Charlotte Tilbury product
Melissa Cabral of CW31 with Charlotte Tilbury product

Here are the direct links to each product:

Patagonia, Coyuchi, WiseWear, SocietyB Earbuds, Society B Backpack, Society B Overnight Bag, Bogs, Neuauara, Sorel, Fruitenveg, RMS Beauty, Magalie Naturals, Lush, Cate McNabb, EcoDiva, Lano, True Botanicals, bareEssentials, Charlotte Tilbury,

So go ahead, do a little shopping with a purpose and cause for the loved one in your family or friends list. Don’t forget about the family members who love to travel. If you’re looking for a few travel gifts, we have a few selections for you from some of the world’s most luxurious resorts.

Vail Resort Colorado

In Vail, CO
Image Credit: Vail Resorts

EpicPromise:

· Everything Vail Resorts does is built upon the promise of bringing together its mountains, communities, employees and guests to ignite a passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support its local communities for a bright, sustainable future.

· For Vail Resorts, sustainability means perpetuating the superior quality of the guest experience, rooted in the strength and success of the Company and its employees, preservation and care of its communities, and environmental stewardship to preserve and protect the iconic settings that frame its mountain resorts.

· EpicPromise is how Vail Resorts helps create a more promising future for generations to come. Vail Resorts wholeheartedly believes in preserving the intrinsic essence of the natural environments and communities where its guests and employees work, play and call home.

· The EpicPromise initiative acts year-round to uphold sustainability of the resort-area natural environment. Originally established in 2008, EpicPromise organizes 20,000 hours of company-sponsored employee volunteer time, executes on a variety of environmental initiatives annually, contributes $7.6 million in charitable donations to 250 nonprofit partners across our resort communities, and raises $1 through direct grants and guest donation programs for local environmental programs.

*Epic Deal* Epic 4-day Pass

Vail Resorts’ Epic 4-day pass provides four unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Arapahoe Basin. With the Epic 4-Day, skiers and riders can save compared to purchasing 4 single-day lift tickets. It also provides flexibility by allowing guests to use their days consecutively or over the course of the entire season.

Deals and events at Vail Mountain:

Jetaway in January

Trade your office chair for a chairlift with a mid-winter trip to Vail! From hotels and suites to condos and chalets, Vail has lodging to fit every taste. No matter what you’re looking for.

Need help picking a date? Check out these timeframes to find the BIGGEST savings.

Nov 18-Dec 25: Celebrate early snow and be among the first on the mountain. With less lift lines and wide open rooms, early season is a savings jackpot. Feb 22-Mar 10: Everyone needs a Spring Break. Best of all, March is historically our snowiest month. Get the powder, and the deals, before the rest of the Spring Breakers. Mar 26-Apr 8: Enjoy sunny days on the mountain and perfect that goggle tan. Apr 17-23: Last chance! Wrap up the season with significant savings on rooms.

Need airfare for your January Jetaway? Explore American Airlines Fare Sale for mid-winter travel to EGE.

-Save up to $100 per ticket on American Airlines flights to Vail/Beaver Creek -Experience convenient non-stop service from Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/JFK and Phoenix or connect through any of these American gateways from your home town. -The lowest discounts apply for travel midweek: Flying to EGE anytime Sunday through Wednesday, and departing from EGE anytime Tuesday through Friday -Valid travel dates include January 8-31, 2017 -21 day advance purchase required -Subject to availability, may not apply in all markets, seats are limited and fares may increase at any time.

Vail All Access: Unlock Winter 2016/17 Savings!

Looking for fast access to the chairlifts, the best rates on lodging and your choice of Vail’s hottest restaurant reservations? This deal is for you!

Visit Vail when everyone else is in school or at work and you’ll find lodging rates that are discounted as much as 50 percent compared to higher-demand dates like the holidays. Not to mention, you’ll also enjoy easy access to the lifts and have your pick of the best restaurant reservations in town! Below are some of the best timeframes for your next getaway to Vail.

If you’re visiting us outside of the dates below, don’t fret! With 5,289 skiable acres and hundreds of lodging options, we’ve got room for everyone.

Nov 18-Dec 18: Celebrate early snow and be among the first on the mountain. With no waiting at the lift and wide open rooms, early season is a savings jackpot. Dec 19-24: Get a head start on your holiday. This is the best time to enjoy Vail’s festive holiday atmosphere while lodging rates are still heavily discounted. Jan 17-Feb 16: We don’t believe in mid-winter blues, only blue skies! Find some of our best snow conditions and get your choice of rooms. Feb 27-Mar 12: Everyone needs a Spring Break! Best of all, March is historically our snowiest month. Get the powder, and the deals, before the rest of the Spring Breakers. Apr 17-23: Enjoy sunny days on the mountain and perfect that goggle tan! Wrap up the season with significant savings on rooms.

Subject to availability. Discounts may vary throughout the season and minimum length of stays may be required. Blackout dates apply. Please call (888) 976-1230 to make your reservation, inquire about rooms, or learn more today!

Special Events at Northstar

Image CreditL NorthStar Resort Lake Tahoe
Image CreditL NorthStar Resort Lake Tahoe

Mountain Table Dinner Series $142 per person

Epicureans are invited to discover the essence of Northstar’s relaxed California luxury through Mountain Table, an adventure dining experience set in the iconic Zephyr Lodge on mountain after sunset. The five-course dinner menu presents California-sourced ingredients masterfully prepared to highlight signature flavor notes in wines from hand-selected, prestigious wineries on four separate evenings throughout winter. Guests will enjoy a twilight gondola ride to mid-mountain and new for the 2016-17 season a sleigh will await their arrival. The 36-passenger open-air sleigh takes guests on a smooth, tree-lined ride as they get cozy with fluffy blankets and enjoy the natural mountain landscape. Northstar will support Tahoe Food Hub for each dinner of the series, as part of our EpicPromise program. Tahoe Food Hub is a non-profit organization working to restore local food distribution by building a regional food system for North Lake Tahoe. They serve as a foodshed council educating our community on the environmental, economic and social health benefits of a regional food system. A number of ingredients used in the Mountain Table Dinner menus will be sourced from the Tahoe Food Hub.

Bardessono – A True LEEDer

Image Credit: Bardessano
Image Credit: Bardessano

YOUNTVILLE, CALIF. – A newly defined experience in hospitality that weds living “deep green” with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy and graciousness, the 62-room LEED Platinum Certified Bardessono, makes a commitment to provide a luxurious experience for guests within a sustainable environment. Bardessono has made the eco-minded choice to act on their intrinsic, environmental values by implementing and maintaining a number of green initiatives.

Reduce and Reuse: The heart of the Bardessono is repurposed Tufa stone quarried in Napa County 80 years ago for the original Bardessono family home. The stone has been salvaged and re-cut to clad the entry area of the hotel and to serve as an architectural element in the reception and dining areas of the hotel. Gorgeous woods used throughout the hotel are milled from salvaged trees while organic linens and cleaning supplies go through recycling and compost programs.
Heating and Cooling: An underground geothermal system heats and cools the guestrooms, spa and domestic hot water supply. 200 square feet of glass in each room reduces daytime lighting requirements. Guestrooms have doors and windows opening into private patios for natural ventilation and all glass is low-e which reduces the temperature transfer through the glass. Motion sensors detect when guests are not present in their guestroom and are automatically controlled by thermostats that allow the temperature to raise or lower a few degrees to reduce excess energy demands. Motor controlled exterior venetian blinds reduce heat gain from the sun and reflective materials on the roofs minimize heat absorption.
Low Water Use: Low water flow fixtures, dual flush toilets and waterless urinals are used. Outdoors, drought-resistant landscaping prevails, serviced by an efficient drip irrigation system. All grey and black water is treated and recycled for irrigation uses by the Town of Yountville.
Energy Conservation: Each building’s flat roof is fitted with a carefully concealed photovoltaic solar collector and reflective material. A 200-kilowatt solar energy system provides a significant portion of Bardessono’s electrical energy requirement. The only electricity used in this system is for operation of the pumps. Guest rooms are constructed to minimize solar heat gain with wide overhangs and motor-controlled venetian exterior blinds. Large expanses of glass allow winter sun rays to naturally warm rooms while windows and doors open onto private patios to provide secure nature ventilation. Motion sensors determine room occupancy, turning off lights and electrical devices, dropping shades, and allowing more temperature variation in the room while guests are away.
Indoor Air Quality: All glues, adhesives, finishes, paints, carpets and fabrics used at Bardessono are required to meet low volatile compounds (VOC) standards to vastly improve indoor air quality. Prior to furniture installation, guestrooms were ventilated with fans for several hours to remove residual construction odors. The fabrics used on interior furniture and all carpet are green certified and the use of plastic is minimized. All porcelain and concrete tiles are made of natural materials that may be recycled. The combination of low VOC compound and organic materials greatly reduces any potential allergens in the rooms.
The construction of Bardessono was orchestrated by conscientious developer Phil Sherburne. San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest artisans used “up-cycled” materials to create elements specific to Bardessono’s guest rooms, courtyard and gardens. Sherburne personally sourced most of these building materials and design elements. Once the Bardessono project neared completion, Sherburne personally assembled a carefully constructed team to refine Bardessono’s aesthetic.
Contractor Cello-Maudru Construction recycled 93 percent of their waste during the Bardessono site preparation and building process. Even Shively served as the sawyer during the Bardessono construction process. Shively sourced and artfully milled salvaged wood from Monterey Cypress, California Bay Laurel, Redwood, Eucalyptus and orchard Walnut trees for the flat-roofed structures, all gathered from within 100 miles of Yountville. John Wells of Seattle custom-designed and constructed bedside tables of reclaimed wood and steal while Shively fashioned guest room desks of Bay Laurel. The guestroom and public area concrete floor tiles are sourced from Sonoma Stone while bath and dressing room floors are of orchard walnut milled by Shively. All bed linens, towels and robes are made with organic cotton.

Building and landscaping is set back 35 feet from Hopper Creek with native riparian plants installed to create a hospitable environment for wildlife and fish and to minimize soil erosion.
The signature restaurant at Bardessono, Lucy Restaurant & Bar, operates on culinary philosophy ruled by the seasons with menus that use locally-sourced ingredients picked fresh from Lucy’s California Certified Organic Farming garden each day. The Lucy kitchen uses energy-efficient, Energystar equipment and a triple filtered water system. The restaurant uses an automated, solar0run garbage compactor to reduce truck emissions.
Nestled in the heart of Yountville, Bardessono Hotel & Spa presents a mindful approach to elevated living. Operating around a culinary philosophy ruled by the seasons, Lucy Restaurant & Bar features an on-site, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farming) culinary garden where chefs and craftologists gather daily ingredients and inspiration. “Deep green” with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy and graciousness, Bardessono models hospitality after the enduring expressions of land and family that fostered and sustained the original Bardessono family farmstead.

Bardessono Hotel & Spa is located at 6526 Yount Street, Yountville, Calif. For more information, please call (707) 204-6000 or visit the website at www.bardessono.com.

Adrielyn Christi

Senior US Fashion Editor and PR for Trend Prive Magazine. Finding the latest and greatest in fashion and to have the ability to share it with the world is truly my passion.