Here is the 2021 HowCork gift guide for the plant-based ladies out there. We have included some of our favorite items and best sellers, organized by price from under $50, under $100, and under $150. Enjoy!
The cork and fennel wristlet and tablet case from Bag Affair are gorgeous and unique, making them both perfect small gifts. Cork meets fennel, a vegetable that grows wild in Southern Europe, to create a new intricately patterned natural textile. Fennel branches are a by-product of agriculture and are otherwise left discarded. To produce this innovative material, they are dried and sliced and together with cork granulates. The wristlet is incredibly versatile, as it can be used as a small purse, a wallet, or a toiletries bag while traveling. The tablet case is a protective, stylish, water-resistant sleeve for taking a tablet on the go.
Cube Root Earrings & Necklaces $18 - $40
Cube Root earrings and necklaces are beautifully designed in the UK by a fine arts graduate who is an expert on working with recycled silver clay. In the spirit of eco-design and minimal waste, she discovered cork and has been creating pieces combining off-cuts of Portuguese cork with silver metal accompaniments ever since. She creates designs using diverse geometrical shapes and textures, using nature as inspiration in sunrise, horizon, and wave motifs.
These cork massage balls are a wonderful self-care gift. They are smooth and firm to help you with trigger points, sore muscles, and tissue relief. Massage benefits include relieving pain and increasing circulation. They can be used to self-massage the back and hard to reach areas, or in yoga practice and stretching.
They come as a set of 3 with two small and one large massage balls in a cloth bag.
Corkor Cork Mouse Pad - $27
Do you need a gift for someone with a job that requires hours working on the computer? Why not go with a cork mouse pad for a small vegan gift that will improve their comfort on the job! This cork mouse pad allows you to work without causing irritation to the wrist and adds a natural touch to your workspace. Handcrafted from genuine FSC certified cork, it features cork leather on the front for a smooth, dirt-resistant finish and natural cork composite on the back for grip to hold it in place.
Recycled cork wine stoppers are the starting material from which the cork fiber is extracted and transformed to create these sustainable and beautiful sunglasses made in Spain by Parafina. Not only is recycled cork put to new use, but the cork is merged upon frames made from 100% recycled HDPE plastic, helping to repurpose plastic that has already been created and keep it from entering the waste stream.
The result of the combination of these innovative and recycled materials is an ultra-lightweight design. The lenses incorporated in these sunglasses are polarized with a UV protection of UV400
They come in four unique styles - Lluvia, Niebla, Laguna, and Calima.
One of our best sellers, the Corkor Small Crossbody Bag is the perfect everyday bag and is bound to be a winning gift. With an exterior made from FSC certified Portuguese cork and a cotton-lined interior, this bag is made from 100% natural materials and is (as all of the products in our store) crafted without the use of any animal product. Inside, it has a large interior pocket as well as a zippered compartment to keep your daily essentials neatly organized and easy to access. It closes securely with a top zipper to keep everything inside. With an adjustable shoulder strap, you can easily change the look of this bag from daytime cross-body to over-the-shoulder evening wear.
UlStO Macra $88
UlStO bags are a bit different from other brands, which we think is a positive! They're handmade in Germany by a young designer who goes for a minimalist style by combining ecological materials in a clean, simple way. The Macra bag is one of the bags that I carry on a daily basis due to being lightweight and a good balance between casual and formal. The top half of the exterior and the entire interior of the bag is crafted from felt made 100% from recycled water bottles (made in Italy) and the bottom half of the bag and the strap is made with Portuguese cork. It closes with an Oekotex certified zipper.
Comes in three styles - confetti felt with natural cork, black felt with natural cork, and black felt with black and gold speckled cork.
This cork wallet from Bleed is a practical eco gift for the giving season. It is their first cork zipper purse in a long, slim design. Made out of cork and organic cotton canvas, it is not just an eye-catcher, but thanks to the eight card slots, a coin case with zipper, and four banknote cases, it is also very helpful for organization. Bleed is an ethical brand from Germany as well, with an ethos of eco materials, fair trade, and adventure.
For a gift for the yogi in your life, Scoria World yoga mats are a great choice. This mindful yoga mat features a colorful design depicting the chakras to remind us to channel our inner selves and tune out the noise. Scoria World yoga mats are crafted from cork and natural latex, both of which are sustainably harvested. The cork comes from Portugal and the latex comes from Vietnam, where Scoria World works directly with a small family farm.
All Scoria World yoga mats come with the brand's signature carrying strap.
The Cork Bucket Bag from Corkor is a bag that would suit any gal's needs. It is a spacious, sustainable, and sophisticated option, with a drawstring closure at the top. This bucket bag has both a handle and an adjustable shoulder strap, so you can choose how you want to wear it. It is made with FSC certified Portuguese cork and is PETA approved vegan, like all Corkor products. Due to its quality craftsmanship, it will last for years of everyday use.
It comes in two stunning color tones, Trunk Brown and Zebra Natural.
That's our top 10 women's gift guide for 2021 under $150! We hope that you have a calm, peaceful holiday in harmony with nature.
Lindsay and the HowCork Team