10 “Green” Things Every Baby Registry Should Include

10 Green Things Every Baby Registry Should Include @TheEcoChic

About a month ago I shared my tips for the 10 Things You Can Leave OFF Your Baby Registry.  While I did give some recommendations for items to replace those 10 items, I was asked to share some additional tips.  My best tip is that babies don't need a lot of stuff.  What a baby needs is lots of love and a few essential items. 1. Non-toxic toys and gear.  Regardless of what items you place on your list, keep in mind that many popular baby items are made from plastic, or contain potentially toxic chemicals like PVC, phthalates, or lead.  While they may be very popular items that are sold in stores all around the world, it doesn't mean that they are "green" or safe for your baby.  Be sure to check the labels and look for the following terms or phrases: PVC-free, phthalate-free, lead-free, organic,  BPA-free, and formaldehyde-free. 2. Eco-friendly laundry detergent.  I'm not talking about Dreft either!  There is a difference between gentle detergent and an eco-friendly detergent that ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Are you looking for an eco-friendly Valentine's Day gift for your loved one? Do you exchange gifts with your loved one on Valentine's Day?  Skip the cut flowers that will wilt in a week and get her/him something that nurture your relationship instead.  Here are a few items that when combined together would make for a special night. Eco-friendly clothing by Aventura - Give her the gift of sustainable clothing for a special night out.  The Glenora bamboo blend skirt paired with the Bryn cowl neck shirt would be a versatile outfit for day or night.    A new bag or purse by OverLand Equipment - Help her accessorize with a new compact, super-organized bag like the Bayliss by OverLand.  Each bag comes complete with an Everyday Shopper reusable shopping bag that coordinates and fits nicely inside the bag.  She'll never forget her reusable bag again. The Modern-Day Pioneer book by Charlotte Denholtz - Don't just get her this book, bake her a loaf of cracked wheat and honey bread using ... [ Read More ]

Green Gift Guide: For the Tropics

Green Gifts for the Tropics

  Do you have someone on your holiday list that lives in a warm climate?  Did you know that you can give them eco-friendly gifts that they can enjoy in the warm weather? My top green tropical gifts include: del sol hat by The Andean Collection is made from natural materials and handwoven in Ecuador.  A must-have item for anyone in the tropics. Eco Swim by Aqua Green is an eco-friendly swimwear line that is made in the US using locally sourced and recycled fibers.  Fashion forward and eco-friendly swimwear is the perfect gift for anyone beach bum.  Even their packaging is made of recycled content. SUN! Natural Sunscreen by Balm! Baby is not just for babies.  This organic, natural and vegan sunscreen is made in Hawaii.  Packaged in an attractive (and eco-friendly) glass jar to reduce your environmental impact.  SPF 30 and safe for babies and adults. Bundle all of these pieces together for one extreme tropical gift set for your green beach bum.  What other items ... [ Read More ]