Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas from Lavish & Lime

With six weeks remaining until Christmas, a part of me is excited to have a couple of weeks to spend at home with the family. Another part of me, however, is somewhat stressed when I think about shopping for the perfect gifts for loved ones. I know most kids will likely have toys or gadgets on their wish list but I often feel torn over buying play things versus practical items. Sure, toys will bring children instant fun and enjoyment. Yet, once the novelty wears off, they often get tossed aside. Useful gifts such as clothing or consumables such as art supplies, now that is what I would much rather buy. And I love shopping at Canadian stores, especially those that carry unique eco-friendly products such as the ones available via Lavish & Lime.


For greener gift ideas for the little artist on your shopping list, Lavish and Lime offers a wonderful selection of art products that are natural, recycled and non-toxic. From stylish sketchbooks to recycled crayon sticks, there is sure to be some sparks of creativity in the air. I would absolutely love to colour with their bright natural crayon rocks.




If practical everyday gifts is more up your alley, there are so many reusable bags, containers and water bottles to choose from. For review, Lavish and Lime sent us a pair of EcoVessel insulated BPA free bottles. These bottles come with a flip straw that is so durable, it has withstood the wrath of my daughter's incessant gnawing. Many of her sport bottles are sitting in the cupboard untouched for months since I haven't replaced the lids that have so many teeth marks on them, you would think they were used a dog's chew toy. The EcoVessel stands out as the highest in quality and durability. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to every parent with kids 4 years or older. My kids take them wherever they go, whether it's to school, dance class or soccer practise. My daughter loves the look of her butterfly bottle and my son was thrilled with his bottle in red and blue, his two favourite colours.



Lavish and Lime also carries a nice selection of natural body care products and cosmetics. I am pretty sure my daughter would squeal if she were to get a selection of Hopscotch Kids Water Colors Safe Natural Nail Polish. And I would actually feel more inclined to let her wear nail polish since Hopscotch is completely water based and non-toxic.

There are so many other great products to browse through but I will let you check them out at your leisure. If you find something that you fancy, let me know by leaving a comment below and you could win a $30 shop credit at lavishandlime.com. This giveaway is open to Canada and the US. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: I was sent product to help facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

44 comments:

  1. I would love to get the Glob Natural Fruit & Vegetable Paint Kit for my kids.

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  2. I like these containers a lot: Stainless Steel Food Container - medium lunchbots, in particular, the quad lime green colour.
    Cheers.

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  3. Love the hot and cold packs, perfect for this time of year when the kids need comfort!

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  4. I like the Insulated Steel Water Bottles.

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  5. I like the Packit Lunch Coolers - pink pattern.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  6. I love the painted stainless steel bowls.

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  7. The Thermal Food Containers - dragonfly caught my eye
    thanks

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  8. I was immediately drawn to the colorful collapsible basket

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  9. The Plan Toys Coral Balance Game looked really cool:)

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  10. I would like the Grapefruit & Lavender All Purpose Natural Spray Cleaner!

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  11. I like the collapsible shopping basket - it looks really sturdy.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  12. The Geranium & Orange Natural Liquid Dish Soap caught my eye..hmm..sounds good enough to eat! lol

    (karla Sceviour)

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  13. This caught my eye:Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Snack Containers - 3-pk

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  14. Thermal Food Containers - daisy

    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  15. the orange facial cleanser
    jan

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  16. I liked the different felt figurines!

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  17. Trillium Milk Bath Powder would be my choice

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  18. Glass Food Storage Containers Wean Cubes - 4-pack is what I would like! :-)

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  19. I really like the Eco Shopping Basket in Brown.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  20. i would like the Glob Natural Paint Set - 4 glass bottles

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  21. I like the stainless steel lunch containers

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  22. Stainless Steel Bowl - hand painted eva bird

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  23. I liked the green apple cider vinegar shampoo and conditioner.

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  24. the lunch bots for sure! Though so many choices like the lunch containers made of steel are also great

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  25. Aloe Jojoba Body Wash and Bubble Bath sounds great.

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  26. i like the Eco Shopping Basket in brown

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  27. The guilt free nail polish caught my eye. It's something our lo can share with her older cousins.

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  28. i like the Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Nesting Containers Trio - ocean

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  29. I like the Stainless Steel Cups

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I'd love to get my son a lunchbots for school.

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  31. Oh my goodness - I'd love the chew proof straw on the EcoVessel. My LO chews on everything.
    Thanks

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  32. Natural Beeswax Foot Butter Foot Care Lotion
    Made from real bees wax, essential oils and extracts that helps dry feet! Want this so much!!

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  33. I LOVE Lavish and Lime!!! Everything they sell makes me happy!! I especially love glass containers of any kind.

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  34. love all the child lunch stuff awsome

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  35. Those stainless ice packs are what I need!!!
    wickenching at yahoo dot com

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  36. I like the cool Stainless Steel Popsicle Makers Ice Pop Molds. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  37. I like the Abeego food wraps; they also used to have those cute wool felt animals. Most of those are gone now.

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