Holiday Gifts That Do Good
Now that it’s December, it’s time to get serious about wrapping up that holiday shopping… haha, see what I did there? I’m usually a last minute Nellie with the holiday shopping, but this year I’m determined to finish things up early so I can focus on enjoying our first Christmas in our new home. How about you? Are you still shopping, or have you moved on to wrapping and baking?
If you’re looking for intentional and ethically sourced gifts for the loved ones on your shopping list this holiday season, I have the gift guide for you! Today I’m partnering with Everlane to bring you a roundup of gorgeous gift ideas that are sure to make the recipients on your list feel loved and appreciated.
If you’re not familiar with Everlane, they’re an e-commerce company committed to transparency. They partner with ethical factories around the world to source the finest materials, and then they share those stories with their consumers, including the true cost of every product they make.
Their focus is on classic styles that will stand the test of time, so whether you’re looking for a great cashmere sweater, a quality leather tote, or a pair of classic pumps, you’ll find it at Everlane.
Case in point: this gorgeous cashmere turtleneck sweater.
This sweater is like putting on a bear hug. In fact, I’ve worn it 3 days in the past week. I just can’t help it! It’s so cozy, but also I love the styling.
It has a modern, boxy cut that pairs perfectly with your high rise jeans. Then there is the multi-directional knit pattern that adds interest without detracting from the simplicity of the sweater.
Finally, the split cuffs and the split neck in the back are just a few more fun details that set this sweater apart from the others in your closet.
This limited edition sweater is part of the Everlane premium collection, and it’s made of their softest Grade-A Mongolian cashmere. To allow it to take center stage, I kept the rest of this outfit super simple with black skinny jeans, black sock booties, and my favorite oversized pearl earrings.
I love the elegant simplicity of the look, but you could certainly add a long necklace or layer a coat or vest on top. This sweater also pairs beautifully with plum or burgundy pants, and it looks great with blue jeans and loafers for a more casual look.
If a classic pullover is more your thing, this cashmere v-neck is such a fabulous closet basic. It’s is a high quality cashmere in a tight knit weave, and it’s part of the Everlane $100 cashmere collection. I appreciate the classic on-shoulder seaming, and the reverse stitching detail on the cuff is a nice detail.
This sweater comes in an assortment of great neutrals as well as a few fun colors. Being a sucker for a donegal pattern, I chose the Frost Donegal.
This classic v-neck is the perfect layering piece — wear it over a collared blouse or under a quilted vest or blazer.
It has a slightly relaxed fit, making it perfect for a front-tuck, or you can size down if you want it to fit more closely to the body. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
If you have someone on your shopping list who would appreciate a quality leather tote, the Everlane Day Market Tote is a great value.
This bag is classic and understated but certainly won’t go unnoticed. I’ve actually had my eye on this tote for a while (thank you, Meghan Markle) and I’m thrilled to finally test it out first-hand. Okay, enough puns for one day.
This tote is made of 100% Italian leather in a factory in Prato, Italy. Incidentally, for every product Everlane sells, they give you a link to the factory where it is made. Check out the page on their handbag factory!
Even though it’s unlined, this tote has a roomy pocket where you can easily stash your cell phone or other small items you don’t want to lose inside. It’s incredibly spacious, but lightweight to carry, and the flat straps sit easily on the shoulder.
Like most Everlane products, they seem to focus more on neutrals, which makes them especially timeless.
I have a black tote that I love, so I chose the light taupe for this one. It’s such a nice light neutral to compliment any wardrobe.
We’ve been talking a lot this fall about elevating our outerwear wardrobe, and this wool blend cocoon coat is the way to do it. It comes in several fabulous neutrals like black, grey, and camel, but I couldn’t resist this lovely shade of lavender.
This coat is made of a luxurious double-faced wool and has an oversized cocoon shape. I read the reviews and decided to size down to the 6, but I could easily wear the 4. I would definitely recommend sizing down one or even two sizes if you order this coat.
Finally, who doesn’t love to get a new scarf for Christmas?
Okay, maybe you all in the South prefer other accessories, but I can’t get enough of them.
This cashmere scarf is the perfect weight — light enough to wear around indoors if you want to enhance your outfit, and warm enough to protect you from the elements when you step outside. I wore it to the mall on a blustery day last week with a sweater and quilted vest, and I was perfectly comfortable both indoors and out.
After shopping for a while, I started to feel overheated, and I just dropped it into my tote. It isn’t bulky so it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Seriously, this is scarf perfection! Plus also cashmere. #nuffsaid
photo credit: Alison Cornell
In addition to their $100 cashmere, $95 alpaca sweaters, classic coats and bags, Everlane also makes a great pair of jeans, high quality leather shoes and boots, and a collection of small leather goods and accessories that fit perfectly into a stocking.
If that doesn’t give you enough gift ideas, I rounded up even more below, or you can peruse their best sellers here. Also, today through 12/5, 2-day shipping is free once cashmere is added to cart.
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