Environmentally Mindful Gifts

Environmentally Mindful Gifts

Celebrating Earth Day everyday. In thinking about the care and health of our planet, here is a guide of environmentally mindful gifts for you.


We love showcasing loads of upcycled and repurposed goods. As seen in the Peek-A-Patch learning quilt above, fabric is a great way to upcycle.

My toomanysparkles notebooks feature vintage, thrifted, donated, and deadstock fabric. Find the book that speaks to you, and take note of the care and keeping of our planet.

Daniel Baxter repurposes fabrics into his unique Kreepy Dolls. It's a blast talking to customers about his dolls, giggling while reading the names he gives them out loud. Hi there, Warhol Sprite, with a head that looks like the world on your shoulders.

If bling is more your thing...

Louie Prior designs gorgeous upcycled jewelry. Each one-of-a-kind piece tells a story, weaving found bits and pieces together in new ways. Talk about a Statement Piece!


Who doesn't love multi-functionality? If you are searching for a gift that keeps on giving, check out these reusable options.


Fjord And Fable use rocks glasses as vessels for their wonderfully scented candles. Once the candle has lived its life, the glass can then be cleaned and added to your kitchen cabinet. The Wildflowers Of Pennsylvania Candle by PGH Candle can be repurposed as a flower pot. Clean the jar once it's all burned through, then use it to plant the tag embedded with wildflower seeds that is included. Such a sweet gift!


Consider reusable totes for yourself or to gift. I always have an extra tote in my bag, and several in my car. Our new Rivers Stripe Tote seen here is such a perfect size for carrying daily essentials (like a laptop,) while still having room for a bit more. Did you know we have a decline-a-bag program? For any $10 or more purchase where you decline a bag, we donate 50 cents to Tree Pittsburgh.

Additionally, you will always find an assortment of Vintage Treasures and used books. We love mixing in vintage items, enhancing our seasonal stories in the shops.

Plastic Free personal care

From the beginning, we have worked hard to limit the amount of plastic in our shops. We are thrilled when makers we feature, like Lovett Sundries, share the same mission. When shopping for Personal Care, you will find bar soaps, shampoos, lip balms, and more in recyclable paper or metal.


Una Biologicals makes magical roll on scents in glass containers. I love both the Patchouli and the Rose Perfume, depending on my mood that day. 

By simply choosing to support small and local with us, you are making a sustainable impact. Learn more about our sustainability efforts on our Sustainability page, and in our journal here, and here.

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