When choosing a gift for that special man in your life, we hope that you will consider giving the gift of health and wellness. Make the switch and give toxins the ditch when gifting by choosing to partner and purchase from companies that follow Savvy Women’s Alliance’s Four Key Principles.
First, choose companies that are free of harmful chemicals. Many products on the market today have ingredients that can be harmful to us and our environment. Choose gifts that are free of ingredients like parabens, phthalates, and fragrance which have been found to cause cancer, reproductive and endocrine disruption and neurological problems.
Second, look at companies that choose full transparency. You have the right to know what’s in the products you bring into your home and gift to those you love. With almost no regulations in the US on personal and home care items, unfortunately, many companies are choosing ingredients that are not safe. Purchase from companies that disclose all their ingredients either on their label or website. Words like fragrance, perfume, natural flavors, and natural ingredients can be hiding hundreds of ingredients so stay clear from these.
Third, purchase from companies that go above and beyond, looking at not only what’s in their products but the environmental impact they or their product may create now and in our future. Choose companies that are eco-friendly with their packaging, ingredients, and sourcing. We all deserve a healthier home and planet.
If you’re thinking, “I don’t know where to begin, how do I find companies following these values?”, or “Could someone just tell me where to purchase the perfect gift?” then you are at the right place.
At Savvy Women’s Alliance, our mission is to take away the guesswork for you. This year as you are choosing gifts, you can rest assured that our Brand Recommendations is a guide that not only follows the top three principles above but the fourth key principle is what really sets us apart.
Our fourth key principle is FULL BRAND. In order to be part of our directory, companies MUST adhere to what we call full brand. This means that we will only allow companies whose full product line and not just a portion of it to be on our approved list. This may make our directory a bit smaller than some others but upholding our mission is most important to us. You never have to worry if you are purchasing a particular product from one of our brands that it might not stack up to the rest. Use our just-launched growing directory of brands we recommend or follow along as I share my top picks for dad.
Bee’s Wrap - Sustainable Food Storage
Bee's Wrap is the natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Made of GOTS-certified cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, these wraps are washable, reusable, and compostable. This variety pack allows dad to stock up on Bee’s Wrap and make his lunch an eco-friendly solution. Learn more about Bee's Wrap here.
Naturepedic- Organic Mattress
Specializing in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses made with natural, organic, and non-toxic materials that provide comfort and remove the need for fire retardant chemicals and chemical barriers. From a new pillow, bedding, or a new mattress, give dad the gift of a safe night sleep with Naturepedic. Learn more about Naturepedic Founder Barry Cik.
Be Green – Shaving Foam
An alternative to synthetic gel and shaving cream, this Citrus Shaving Foam is made from gentle, sweet orange castile soap, enhanced with moisturizing aloe and glycerin to create a smooth lather and is the perfect gift for the man in your life. Shaving Foam can also be used as a hand and body soap at the sink or in the shower. What man doesn’t love a multi-use product?! Learn more about Be Green Founder Karen Roche.
Pure Haven - Natural Daily Skin Care
This system specially formulated for men includes cleanser, shave gel, shower gel, and facial serum made with beneficial clary sage and vetiver essential oils. Created with natural and beneficial ingredients such as USDA Certified Organic oils and botanicals its 100% safe, healthy and will help achieve the best skin possible for that special dad in your life. They are also offering a few limited time Father’s Day sets for the bearded men and shave sets too. Or create a savvy summer and bug away set. Keep dad safe this summer season with a non-toxic DEET free Bug Off Bug spray, a Bug Off Candle, Neemo and/or a Boo-Boo Stick paired with a Non-Nanoparticle mineral based sunscreen and dad is ready to take on the summer.
Vermont Soap – Green Car Cleaner
Give dad the gift of a green car this year. This safe, non-toxic, non-stinky, baby safe, car interior cleaner is so natural and certified to USDA organic food standards by VOF. Easy to use spray and wipe formula cleans ALL auto interior surfaces. Pair with a reusable cloth.
A few other recommended Savvy gift ideas include a stainless-steel water bottle or eco-friendly bottle, stainless steel straws, an organic Non-GMO dinner at home with dad’s favorites, organic undershirts and socks or plant a tree in his honor.