It seems like summer just ended and the holiday season is just around the corner! November is well underway, and that means there are just a few weeks left to buy unique, eco-friendly gifts for those you love!
To help you out, I thought I’d put together a few original gift ideas that you can easily find on our website. If any of them catch your eye, I encourage you to place your order by the end of November to maximize your chances of receiving it before the holidays.
Eco-friendly gift idea #1: a personalized handkerchief with embroidery
The first gift on my list is a cloth handkerchief. Why? Well, because on the shop, I offer a wide range of high quality handkerchiefs and I’m sure you’ll find one that will please even your pickiest auntie.
Four handkerchief sizes
Linen and cotton hankies
Most of our handkerchiefs are made with soft cotton, but we now also offer two linen hankies: Sybil and Bruno.
Plain or with original designs
Black, white, blue or red handkerchief, spotted handkerchief, striped hanky or handkerchief with a funky pattern… The shop is full of colourful or discrete options!
Handkerchiefs of all thicknesses
Because not all noses have the same needs, we also offer handkerchiefs of different thicknesses:
- Thin and ultra-thin hankies
- Handkerchiefs of medium thickness
- Thick hankies
Soft and absorbent tissues
Like our oh-so-popular ultra-comforting cotton flannel handkerchiefs, available in black, white, natural and brown.
Need more options?
Take a look at some of our oldies but goodies via our Etsy shop! Or, send me a little note to discuss your dream handkerchief and together we’ll design the perfect one.
Handkerchiefs that can be embroidered
Usually, the description of each handkerchief states whether it can be embroidered—or not. But to make your life easier, here are our most popular designs that work best when embroidered:
Our single-ply handkerchiefs
DAVE – brown flannel hanky with gold hem
KURT | Black Flannel Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery Optional
KURT – White Flannel Handkerchief
KURT | Natural Flannel Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery Optional
HANK – Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs
NOF – Seriously Black Handkerchief – Optional Embroidery
DWIGHT – White Hanky, Organic Cotton
Our two-ply handkerchiefs
Our embroidery options
If you wish to personalize your handkerchief with embroidery, here are 3 options:
This option is perfect to embroider 1 to 3 characters on the handkerchief.
Embroidered first name
This option allows you to embroider between 4 and 8 characters.
This option allows you to embroider a message of 9 characters and up.
Eco-friendly gift idea #2: a set of cloth napkins
This one is probably the most accessible eco-friendly gift for your loved ones: cloth napkins! Even if your family and friends are not super eco-savvy, a cotton napkin is sure to please. Choose from several colourful designs on the shop or, to use our family trick: offer them an assortment of different coloured napkins, so that each member of the family can have “their own colour.”
Design your napkin
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just send me a message so we can discuss your dream napkin and together, we can create the perfect gift.
Personalize your gift
Do you want to give a gift with a unique personal touch? Many of our loyal customers adore having their loved ones’ or family members’ names embroidered on our cloth napkins. I’ve even seen guest napkins marked “VIP”—and I love it! Feel free to email me to chat about our embroidery options or, simply add one to your cart. Please note: if you want to embroider several cloth napkins, you will need to add as many embroidery options to your cart!
- Embroidered initials: the perfect option for a monogrammed napkin: embroider 1 to 3 letters
- Embroidered name: the ideal option to embroider a first name composed of 4 to 8 letters
- Embroidered words: your go-to option to embroider a small personalized message composed of 9 letters or more.
Eco-friendly gift idea #3: a set of makeup remover pads
For the people in your life who love to wear eye or face makeup, consider giving them a set of ultra-soft, long-lasting makeup remover pads. Larger than most washable cotton rounds, these offer a nice surface to remove makeup, and truly unmatched softness. To wash them, nothing could be simpler: a quick trip to the washing machine (without the need for small nets!) and that’s it.
Our makeup remover wipes are available in sets of 3, 6, 9 or 12 wipes. You can also buy a single wipe if you prefer!
Can’t find the perfect facial round? Let’s talk about it. I have a TON of fabric here at the shop and I’m pretty confident I can create the perfect makeup remover pad for the person you want to spoil this Christmas. Feel free to message me if you need to!
Eco-friendly gift idea #4: an assortment of reusable paper towels
If you are looking for a useful gift, our reusable paper towels are a must-have and one of our most popular items (after hankies, of course!)! Because we are sometimes reluctant to invest in low waste items for our daily needs, these sheets of washable paper towels make a great gift.
Available as a single sheet or in packs of 3, 6 or 9 paper towels, our kitchen towels are made of coloured flannel and lined with ultra-soft and absorbent microfleece. They can be stored folded or wrapped around a disposable towel holder (cause the sheets naturally stick to one another!!!).
Yellow Reusable Paper Towels
Brown and Gold Reusable Paper Towels
Taupe Reusable Paper Towels
Green and Black Plaid Reusable Paper Towels
Black Reusable Paper Towels
Colourful Checkered Reusable Paper Towels
GEORGE – Taupe Coloured Reusable Paper Towels (two-ply)
SET – Zero Waste Starter Kit
SONIA – Navy Reusable Paper Towels (two-ply)
Are you interested in this product? Don’t hesitate if you have any questions 🙂
Eco-friendly gift idea #5: a set of diaper wipes
Do you have new parents in your entourage? Consider our incredibly soft diaper wipes! Pretty and practical, these must-haves will allow your friends or family to clean their baby’s bottom in an eco-friendly way. A useful, cute and always appreciated gift!
Eco-friendly gift idea #6: a handkerchief holder
If your loved ones have already adopted the cloth handkerchief, they will surely appreciate a nice little hanky holder to store their fave handkerchief! This gift idea is original, budget-friendly and practical. Think about it!
Eco-friendly gift idea #7: bamboo washcloths
Our bamboo washcloths have been adored for years by our loyal customers and they can be used in many ways:
- As a super-absorbent handkerchief
- As a kitchen accessory
- As a cloth to mop up sweat
- To wipe sticky little hands or cheeks, or a leaking baby
- As a washcloth for the face
- And … much much more!
These come in a variety of colourful designs—and I’m also offering them in a surprise pack, so you don’t even have to go through the hassle of choosing the perfect set of bamboo washcloths.
Help and advice are just a few clicks away!
If you need any advice whatsoever on finding the perfect handkerchief, washcloth, or the zero waste must-have that would make your loved ones smile, remember that I’m always happy to chat with you—via email, Facebook or Instagram. Don’t hesitate!