Even if you’re admittedly not the Earth’s greatest pal (even living in San Francisco, I’m not the best recycler and I’m still having a hard time breaking up with my aerosol hairspray), there’s still time to make up for your not-so-great karma with Mother Nature by the end of the year! Spread the eco-cheer this holiday season with green beauty gifts for your gal-pals — not only will you be shopping with a clear conscience and helping influence others to beautify greenly, but you may just learn that eco-friendly or organic products are just as great (if not better) than the less-eco-conscious versions you currently have stowed in your stash! For example, if you or your pal is already a big fan of Urban Decay, try gifting their Sustainable Shadow Box, which features a set of ten best-selling shadows, complete with an eco-friendly brush, all in a palette made from sustainable materials. If you’re willing to shell out a little more dough for the sake of the earth-friendly cause, upscale green beauty brand Nvey has a gorgeous starter gift set for the girl looking to build out her organic beauty collection! For someone who’s more into skin care than makeup, give them the excuse to pamper with this Organics to Clear Skin kit, which contains a 30-day supply of skin-purifying organic products! And for the perfect stocking stuffer for your eco-chic friend, this Eco Tools Brush Set is a hugely popular, not to mention affordable, green gift!
– Alex Gambardella