MARCH 20, 2022

Gift Guide for Her: Celebrating Women’s Month

Looking for inspiration and gift ideas? We at VEERAH put together a list of female-led and sustainable brands where you can shop for the special women in your life—including yourself!

It’s never not a good time to give or receive a present. Especially for the whole month of March as we celebrate the women in our lives. Here are five thoughtful gift ideas they will love. Bonus: They’re all from sustainable brands founded or co-founded by women!

ajna eco-friendly yoga mat

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Ajna Eco Jute yoga mat

We can never be too busy to squeeze in a Warrior pose or three—let this eco-friendly yoga mat be a beautiful reminder for a loved one who’s always on the go. The Ajna yoga mat is made using organic jute fiber and 100% biodegradable, toxin-free materials. It comes in five colorways and with a cotton carry strap that doubles as a yoga strap.

Trivia: Ajna was founded by sisters Georgie and Gemma, who believe that we shouldn’t just accept chemicals, artificial ingredients, and toxic substances as part of everyday life and that well-being includes using natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly products.

katini organic vegan skincare

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Katini Skin Clarity Facial Oil

Made with certified organic and plant-based ingredients, Katini Skin’s bestselling facial oil is the perfect gift for the lady with a minimalist beauty regimen: gently massage 3-4 drops after cleansing, day or night. Inspired by ancient Japanese beauty secrets, the formulation helps detoxify skin irritations, brighten scars, sun spots, and skin pigmentation.

Trivia: The vegan skincare line of Japanese-African music artist Katini Yamaoka is an ode to her plant-based, multicultural upbringing in Australia, and the natural health and beauty practices she’s learned in her travels all over the globe.

axiology vegan lipstick

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Axiology vegan lipstick

Nothing beats a classic red lip when it comes to looking effortlessly put-together. “True” is a highly pigmented “deep scarlet with a hint of pink beet” that can go well with pretty much any look. Axiology’s vegan and cruelty-free lipsticks are made out of 10 ingredients that include kokum butter, avocado, and coconut oil, making them super moisturizing and nourishing. Of course, you can also opt for their other shades to match your recipient’s personality!

Trivia: The company’s founder Ericka started Axiology in her kitchen after swearing off makeup brands that tested on animals, and failing to find vegan lipsticks that weren’t super drying. 

soko ethical jewelry

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SOKO personalized jewelry

“For something to be beautiful, the system that created it must also be beautiful,” says the SOKO website. And aren’t these pieces beautiful? They’re handcrafted in brass (a sustainable metal alloy) using traditional techniques and plated in 24K gold in their lab by artisans in Nairobi, Kenya.

Trivia:
SOKO is a women-led, people-first ethical jewelry brand that takes advantage of modern technology to connect marginalized Kenyan artisans to the global marketplace through their “virtual factory,” allowing artisans to receive orders and payment and standardizing their informal work environment, to provide them with the tools and resources to get paid justly for their talents.

angela roi cruelty-free vegan leather

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Angela Roi Eloise satchel 

This sleek and versatile crossbody is perfect for dressing up an outfit—from a casual shirt and jeans with flats, to a tailored women’s suit with pumps. The handle and long strap are both detachable and adjustable through the antique gold hooks, allowing for a variety of looks. Choose from coral pink and five other colors.

Trivia: Like VEERAH shoes, Angela Roi bags are made from cruelty-free vegan leather. And it’s not only animals they’re kind to—their bags are handmade by artisans who earn fair wages and work in clean, comfortable factories.

Of course, no “Gift Guide for Her” would be complete without shoes—and VEERAH’s got it covered.

Just like all these brands, VEERAH shoes are vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and made with ethically sourced materials, not to mention stylish and versatile! Here are some styles to get you started.

Happy Women's Month and happy (responsible) shopping, Warriors!