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RL Picks: Five Eco-Friendly Gifts

These Christmas stocking stuffers are eco-friendly, sustainable, and locally available


Give the gift of goodwill, save the earth, and help small-scale local businesses all in one go by shopping for holiday home items that are not only lovely, but socially conscious, too. 

Loud Basstard Bamboo Amplifiers

This sustainable bamboo amplifier looks like an alkansya, but slip in your iPhone and hear it come to life. Available at and at

La Pomme Plush Flowers

These fabric flowers by Apol Lejano-Massebieau are made of scraps so nothing goes to waste, plus they never wilt! Give them to your favorite child or stick them in a vase. 

Crafts for a Cause Handpainted Bags

Made out of recycled tarp by the Repurposed Manila Foundation, these eco-totes are a work of art.

FAE Beeswax Luxury Candle

Hand-poured and made entirely out of beeswax, this scented candle never exudes noxious fumes.

Ritual Lemongrass Liquid Soap

Keep this lovely scented hand soap in the kitchen—its cuatro cantos gin bottle is recycled, plus the soap itself is biodegradable.

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