Eco-conscious Gifts

Eco-friendly wedding gifts to give and to receive.

 

Danish Delights

If your tastes run toward Scandinavian minimalist, you’ll love the works of Malene Helbak: clean lines, crisp design, always in style.
Helbak mugs $18.50 each ,Vase $75
Field
2095 Boston Post Rd
Larchmont (914) 834-0601

Burning Desire

Organic soy-wax candles with unbleached lead-free wicks burn slow and clean, up to 60 hours. Available in such yummy scents as apple cinnamon, bergamot and mandarin, eucalyptus and spearmint, fresh linen, juniper, lavender, oatmeal/milk/honey, rose, rosemary and mint, and sweet vanilla.
Soy Candles $24
Lilah Living, lilahliving.com (914) 301-5691

 

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Picture Perfect

Immortalize your favorite memories in this handmade album of acid-free paper.
Lisa Norris Photo Album $65
Field
2095 Boston Post Rd
Larchmont (914) 834-0601

 

A Piece of Cake

Every cake deserves a pedestal; these sleek platters of clear and frosted glass and silver elevate them to an art.
Cake Platters $58 (13″), $45 (9.5″)
SOHO East
63 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-7296

 


Loopdy Loo

Modern aesthetics meet sustainability. These nifty pillows are made of certified organic yarns and felt from Switzerland (free of toxic chemicals and hazardous byproducts), organic cotton, and Kapok, a fiber from the Malaysian rainforest. And talk about full circle: at the end of their useful lives, toss them in the compost heap and they will biodegrade within a year.
Looolo Pillow $140
Oock
The Arcade Building, Rte 22, Bedford
(914) 234-6426

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Flower Power

Add some pizzazz to your next dinner party with these snazzy, sequined napkin rings, handmade in India.
Flower Napkin Rings $34 each
Peoria Emporium
10 Park Pl, Bronxville
(914) 337-1823

 

Bowled Over

We’re dotty over Atlanta potter Cara Gilbert’s handmade ceramic bowls, which are both food- and dishwasher-safe. They’re the perfect size for serving fruit or snacks.
Ceramic Dot Bowl $45
Bee Hive Co-op
337 Main St, Mount Kisco
(914) 218-8700

 

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Zen Entertaining

Only the young leaves of the Asian pandan plant are used for handicrafts, so the plant naturally regenerates—the ultimate in sustainability! And we love the way it looks.
Ice Bucket $80, Coasters $20, set of 4
Oock
The Arcade Building, Rte 22, Bedford
(914) 234-6426

 

Glass Acts

These free-form plates are created from recycled glass; perfect for tapas and other tasty tidbits.
Riverside Design $39
SOHO East
63 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-7296

 

Bamboozled!

Bamboo is one of the most versatile and eco-friendly materials on the planet. It needs no fertilizers, pesticides, or other nasty chemicals to grow—and it grows up to four feet a day! So go the extra carbon-neutral mile by going bamboo.
Bamboo placemats $10 each

SOHO East
63 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-7296

 

 

Table Dressing

Linen dresses up a table like no other fabric; that it’s organic makes it twice as nice.
Liberco Tablecloth $225, Napkins $18 each
Field
2095 Boston Post Rd
Larchmont
(914) 834-0601

 

Bhola Bhola

These designs are hand-embroidered by traditional Katchchhi women artisans from The Rann of Katchchh. Every purchase beautifies your home and provides needed income for artisans in these remote Indian desert communities.
Bhola Pillow $76, Bhola Blanket $120
Field
2095 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont
(914) 834-0601

 

Green Gourmet

Finally: eco-friendly, nonstick cookware that is broiler-safe and can stand the heat up to 500°F. Handle stays cool, too.
Cusinart 8” open skillet $24.99, Cusinart 11” grill $59.99
Fortunoff
1 Maple Ave, White Plains
(914) 287-8700

 

Do You Bamboo?

Serve up greens in style with this eco-conscious set.
Salad Server $15
Field
2095 Boston Post Rd
Larchmont (914) 834-0601

Bamboo bowl $38
SOHO East
63 Main St
Dobbs Ferry (914) 693-7296

 

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