2015 Eco-Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual Eco-Holiday Gift Guide aims to help you find holiday gifts that support local business, fair trade, and sustainably made products.

This year, we hope these top five picks inspire you to give loved ones and friends items and experiences that lead to healthier, more enjoyable, and intentional living. Happy Holidays!



Stone Hollow Farmstead is a family business that has grown from a natural love for the land and nurturing the process to producing the finest cheeses, honey, and specialty foods. Located in Harpersville, the Farmstead is an oasis of farm-to-plate food practices and healthy living efforts. Along with a full retail store,  educational events and workshops, Stone Hollow Farmstead also offers a variety of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares throughout the course of the year. CSA specialty shares include a wide range of dairy and cheese selections, fruits and veggies. Learn more here. To register for a CSA from Stone Hollow Farm, call (205) 803-3585.



Located on Overton Road in the Cahaba Heights area, Villager Yoga offers yoga classes for the whole family, including pre-natal, parent/child, kids, teens and adults. Check out the weekly schedule of classes to find the best yoga experience to best meet the needs of your loved ones this holiday season. Learn more at www.villageryoga.com.




Oli.O, situated in Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, is a family owned and operated retail store specializing in the selling of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars imported fresh from around the world. Give the gift of oils from Spain, Italy, South Africa, Portugal, California and more. Oli.O also operates as a tasting shop. Learn more at www.oliooilsandbalsamics.com.



The Botaniko skin collection, created by Deborah Stone, combines an ingenious blend of aromatic essential oils, hydrosols, vitamin + mineral + trace elements cocktails, fresh herbal extracts and then enhances them with cosmeceutical therapies proven to support the overall formula. Botaniko skin is made using the highest quality of organic, sustainable and fair trade ingredients. The herbs + essential oils are made from plants grown and processed in the lab at Stone Hollow Farmstead. Botaniko is located at 310 Richard Arrington Boulevard North in Birmingham.

2016GGpeperplace book

Over the past several years, Birmingham, AL has become a top food destination, known for its award-winning farmer’s market at Pepper Place, as well as the many restaurants and bars serving up regional specialties made with locally sourced ingredients. Now a new book, Know Thy Farmer, seeks to honor the contribution of some of the Alabama farmers and chefs who have put this city on the map. Learn more.


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