Right on time with the beginning of the Christmas season, I have put together a list of gifts that every boho-chic Girl would love to receive. These products are not only representative of a free-spirited nature but (most) are also eco-friendly and created with much thought. The prices may vary depending on your location and local currency.
Alighieri Zodiac Stories
Alighiere was officially launched in 2014 by Rosh Mahtani. Rosh graduated form Oxford in 2012 in Italian and French.
Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy’ was the source of inspiration for her handcrafted modern heirlooms with each piece relating to one of the 100 poems. Each piece is made uniquely and with imperfection representing the battered subjects in Dante’s literature.
During Dante’s adventures pilgrimage in his ‘Divine Comedy’ he encounters many worlds and creatures. These modern heirlooms are created to accompany you on your own adventurous journeys.
Scorpio necklace (24 karat gold-plated bronze) , alighieri.co.uk, €219.88
2. Unicorn Superfoods
After high school these Australian twins and co-founders of Unicorn Superfoods started being more conscious about the things they eat and the way they treat their body. After a thought personal experience the twins decided to nurture their body and mind by eating well, travelling and exercising to free themselves from negative emotions. They wanted to share this message with others and decided to found Unicorn Superfoods.
Unicorn Superfoods is vegan, gluten-free and full of colourful and natural superfoods. Besides being super tasty these products can improve memory and immunity, nourish hair, skin and nails, help with digestion, and make you more energised, positive and motivated.
You can also find great, colourful and healthy recipes on their website.
Ocean Blend Kit, unicornsuperfoods.com, €30.36
3. Free People
Founded in 1970s in West Philadelphia Free People started off as a small boutique for people that wanted some expression of freedom in the clothes that they bought and wore.
Almost half a century later Free People designs for the girl in her mid-20s, she is smart, confident, creative and comfortable in being herself.
She expresses her sweet and adventures character by pushing life to its limits, loves animals and indie rock music. She’s a tomboy but she’s romantic and tough at the same time. She’s a busy-bee but would not miss an adventures trip or a chill hang-out.
Beaded Embellished Pouch White, freepeople.com, €86.24
4. Moonchild Yoga wear
Founded in 2015 the Moonchild Yoga Wear’s capsule collections are supposed to take you from studio to street and are inspired by the colours and light of the Scandinavian nature.
Putting much effort into the sustainability of their products and supply chains their manufacturers have obtained the STEP BY OEKO-TEX® Certification.
The Danish brand works with EU based production facilities and uses a lot of sustainable materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, cork and regenerated fibers like Cupro and Modal blends.
5. Pai Skincare
Pai Skincare focuses on people with sensitive skin, using natural and organic products. These ‘In Your Element Gift Sets’ include two of the following products, depending on your zodiacs element.
Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask
Neroli & Ginger Soy Candle
Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream
Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser (incl. Muslin Cloth)
All you need to figure out if you are an air, earth, fire or water zodiac sign is your birthday day, month and year. You can enter it easily on their website here.
In Your Element Gift Set, paiskincare.ie, €26
6. Sorelle Jewellery
Founded in 2008 in Randers, a small city in Denmark, Lise dreamt of creating something feminine every woman would adorn.
Inspired by natures colours, shapes and materials, Lise and her Sorelle Jewellery workshop team hand make every single piece.
While most of the jewellery is made of precious metals in the form of gold plated or oxidised 925 Sterling silver the longest research goes into finding the right quality of stones and the fine fresh water pearls.
White little freshwater pearl with zircons necklace, sorellejewellery.tictail.com, €60
7. The Nomad Society
The Nomad Society soy candles are the result of a wanderers mindset, bringing home the senses of a world far far away.
The WANDERLUST Soy Candle has notes of orange blossom and a subtle hint of musk, transporting one subconsciously to the sea.
Hand-poured in France all soy wax used is from 100% sustainable sources, is kept in an amber glass jar with a twist on black lid and a natural cotton core wick. The Nomadic Society encourages to re-use the amber glass jar for other candles or growing plants.
WANDERLUST Soy Candle 120 ml, nomadsociety.co, €16.91
8. American Vintage
American Vintage is best known for revolutionising the T-Shirt from a basic item to a collection piece. This contemporary brand was founded in 2005 with the brand identity build around the ‘freedom of spirit’, and creating a line between seasons and generations.
Natural materials, quality, craftsmanship, casual cuts and a nuanced colour range are the trademarks of this brand.
Beanie Mitibird Blush, americanvintage-store.com, €39.66
9. Akoia Swim
Akoia Swim is a Vintage inspired swim wear brand. Founder Reo Palmer grew up on the island of Bali and used her brand to channel her creativity and love for the Indonesian island.
Employing Bali locals, having low production volumes, long lasting quality products and the aspect of recycling are at the core of the brands values.
Every piece is handcrafted by Balinese artisans allowing them to working in their most comfortable environment and at a flexible pace.
Baia Crop Singlet Rose Magenta Baby Pink, akoiaswim.com, €58.13
10. Auguste the Label
Auguste is an Australian label putting all effort in creating positive change through their brand. Made for those looking for authenticity and creating awareness in the process.
Their garments are made up of cotton, rayon, viscose, ramie and hemp. Their swim wear fabrics provided by ECONYL®.
Moreover, they are part of the 1% for our planet movement and have collaborated to raise money and awareness with the following initiative:
UN Women National Committee Australia
Australian Marine Conservation Society, and
Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia
Peaches Ringer Tee Faded Pink, augustethelabel.com, €48.42
11. The Gift of Anger
Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the twentieth century.
In this book his grandson, Arun Gandhi, recollects the true path from anger to peace presenting 10 essential life lessons on self-discovery, identity, dealing with anger, depression, loneliness, friendship, and family.
While the book takes you on a Arun’s journey of self-discovery, learning to express his emotion and harnessing the power of anger for the better, each chapter represents one of the 10 lifelong lessons.
The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi by Arun Gandhi, amazon.com, €6.58 - €13.43
12. Hiro Cosmetics
The word ‘HIRO’ comes from the Japanese language and can mean either ‘prosperous’ or ‘tolerant, generous’. Hiro Cosmetics is a vegan and 100% natural Make-up brand founded in 2011.
Their products include Mica powder that allows a long shelf-live, retains its properties longer than most pigments, and adheres to the skin for longer periods even surviving the most intense work out sessions.
Hiro Cosmetics uses inorganic ingredients making it impossible for bacteria and microbes to live in the Make-up and infect the skin, lets the skin breathe and is best for dry and sensitive skin or skin prone to rosacea or acne.
Multistick, amazingy.com, €25.95