7 unique, eco-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones

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eco-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones

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.

eco-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones

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.

  • grey linen handkerchief
    Sybil – grey linen handkerchief
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  • blue linen handkerchief with white stripes
    BRUNO – blue linen handkerchief with stripes
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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.

  • black flannel handkerchief
    KURT – Black Flannel Handkerchief
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  • white flannel handkerchief
    KURT – White Flannel Handkerchief
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  • flannel handkerchief
    KURT – Natural Flannel Handkerchief
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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

  • brown and gold flannel handkerchief
    DAVE – brown flannel hanky with gold hem
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  • black flannel handkerchief
    KURT – Black Flannel Handkerchief
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  • white flannel handkerchief
    KURT – White Flannel Handkerchief
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  • flannel handkerchief
    KURT – Natural Flannel Handkerchief
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  • organic cotton handkerchiefs
    HANK – Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs
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  • black handkerchief
    NOF – Seriously Black Handkerchief
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  • white handkerchief
    DWIGHT – White Hanky, Organic Cotton
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Our two-ply handkerchiefs

  • red handkerchief with white polka dots
    YAYOI – White spotted handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • yellow handkerchief
    LILI – yellow handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • white handkerchiefs
    JAMES – White Handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • pink hanky
    EDITH – Pink Hanky (two-ply)
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  • navy thick handkerchief
    LOUISE – Navy Blue Handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • spotted handkerchief - navy and white
    GILBERT – Navy Blue Handkerchief with White Polka Dots (two-ply)
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Our embroidery options

If you wish to personalize your handkerchief with embroidery, here are 3 options:

Embroidered initials

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.

Embroidered words

This option allows you to embroider a message of 9 characters and up.

  • monogrammed handkerchief
    EMBROIDERY OPTION – Monogrammed Handkerchief
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  • embroidered handkerchiefs
    EMBROIDERY OPTION – Embroidered Handkerchief with Name
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  • embroidered personalized handkerchiefs
    EMBROIDERY OPTION – Embroidered Handkerchief with Words
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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.

eco-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones

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.
  • embroidered handkerchiefs
    EMBROIDERY OPTION – Monogrammed Napkins
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  • embroidered handkerchiefs
    EMBROIDERY OPTION – Embroidered Napkin with Name
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  • embroidered personalized handkerchiefs
    EMBROIDERY OPTION – Embroidered Napkin with Words
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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.

eco-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones

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!!!).

  • reusable paper towels
    GEORGE – Taupe Coloured Reusable Paper Towels
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  • navy reusable paper towel
    SONIA – Navy Reusable Paper Towels
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  • reusable paper towel
    SOPHIE – Cream Coloured Reusable Cloth Paper Towels
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  • reusable paper towels
    SARA – Mint-Green Reusable Paper Towels
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  • cloth paper towel
    SALLY – Mustard Cloth Paper Towels
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  • grey reusable paper towel
    SUZIE – Grey Washable Paper Towels
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  • reusable paper towel
    SUE – Kaki Reusable Kitchen Towels
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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 ideas for your loved ones

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!
eco-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones

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!

Marion Poirier
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