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2017 SUSTAINABLE GIFT GUIDE

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We're so excited to be included in The Thoughtful Closet's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with some super awesome fellow sustainable brands! Read more below to see her favourite brands, including BERG+BETTS! 

"Since this is my favourite time of the year I'm trying to be more present than ever so it doesn't just pass me by. This means a ton of holiday activities like baking cookies and decorating the apartment and I'm just so excited!

Before I dive into my gift guide I wanted to provide a quick preamble. I've had these thoughts for a while now but thought today would be the most appropriate time to share them. 

In this space, I try very hard not to impose the feeling that you need to buy all of the things all of the time. It’s a very fine line because I want to showcase brands and small businesses but I don’t want you to feel pressured to buy things just to buy. I want you to still be thoughtful and focused when it comes to your closet. Take time to plan and mull over your decisions. With the kick off of holiday shopping, It can be very easy to get glazed over by all of the sales. While at the same time it is also a great time to finally pull the trigger on some of those ethically made pieces that were just a little out of reach before and support small business owners. Just remember to reference your list, set a budget and make a game plan. 

So with that being said, if you are looking for holiday gift ideas, I’ve curated a list of sustainable gifts for everyone on your list and a couple of discount codes for Thoughtful Closet readers! The products listed below are items that I personally love or are ones that I’ve had my eye on as gifts. I've also included my holiday shopping tips to help you keep a level head this season so lets jump in."

classic gold & black | berg + betts | designed & assembled in Canada | 20% off discount code: THOUGHTFULCLOSET | The bands in these watches are made from scrap leather (deadstock) that would otherwise go to waste. These watches are a beautiful, affordable and sustainable alternative to higher price luxury brands. 

small u pouch | baggu | made in USA | I use this as my everyday wallet and absolutely love it. It holds all of my cash/cards + chapstick and the leather is so buttery soft. 

abstract nude earrings | knobbly studio in collaboration with laurie franck | made in jaffa, Isreal | I love these abstract earrings and even have them on my wishlist. The forms are so beautiful and subtle making them a beautiful minimal statement piece.

dollup crew socks | hansel from basel | designed in LA | The abstract polka dot on these socks are so adorable. I can picture them just peaking out from the hem of some vintage mom jeans & sneakers. 

magazine subscription | kinfolk | made in denmark | lifestyle magazine that touches on home, work, style & culture all while connecting creatives around the world. 

lightweight puffer jacket | everlane | made in Bac Giang, Vietnam | A lightweight version of a puffer jacket that is perfectly packable and warm all at the same time. 

no.8 | maison louis marie | made in france | these beautiful floral scents will be the perfect enhancement to any home (even yours!).

v-neck cashmere sweater | everlane | made in Dongguan, China | You really can't beat sustainably made $100 cashmere which is why Everlane cashmere is always on my gift list! 

lapsang in black | margaret hennessey | made in durham, NC | discount code: SHOPSMALL for $30 off any purchase over $150 (code valid until 12/10!) I absolutely love this bag and use it all of the time. It is more on the investment side but the attention to detail and longevity of the leather is 100% worth it. 

Images & Words by Allison of The Thoughtful Closet

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