Unique Gifts for Women- It is not really that difficult to find!Urbanmedley
Choosing the right gift almost always seems an extremely daunting task We have all come across those moments in life when we have struggled ever so hard to choose unique gifts for women in our lives. The incredibly special person – mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, daughter or grandma whom we so want to impress and express our truest of feelings.
Gifts should not only express your love and care but in some ways, it should be able to reflect the values you stand for.
When choosing a gift one needs to first get rid of the notion it has to be expensive to impress. Or that it must be the trendiest or something that the receiver dearly desires. It can be something that in certain ways is an extension of your thoughts and your mindfulness towards the receiver. The gift should be something that will outlive the occasion and remind your loved one, about you for years to come.
It is not about the price…….
Your gift may not cost anything- write a poem for instance or cooking a lovely meal, maybe slipping in a note, compose a piece of music especially for her or make a painting ! Spend the day with her and pamper her, do something incredibly special just for her! Show that you care.
But if you wish to gift something more tangible there is nothing better than something sustainable- especially in these challenging times when we all feel the need to halt, rethink and make a positive difference in every way possible.
Why should your gift be sustainable?
- A sustainable product by definition is friendly to the environment and leaves behind a smaller carbon footprint and is of course easily biodegradable.
- Sustainable products in majority of cases allow you to help artisans and communities in less affluent regions of the world.
- Slow or sustainable fashion items are generally produced ethically, respecting the rights of the workers.
- Fashion items that are sustainable last longer and are often handmade making it truly exclusive.
- Contrary to popular believe sustainable clothes and fashion accessories can be truly unique in style and design. They are generally not mass produced so the item can be very exclusive.
- Mostly smaller brands and shops specialize in sustainable products. This also allows you to help small and local businesses.
What should you keep in mind before buying a gift ?
- Will your gift outlive the occasion.
- The gift- can it be used multiple times and is appropriate for all seasons.
- Is the gift going to stand out! Is it something unique or exclusive.
- Will your gift be a little bit about you and share some of the values you hold dear.
At Urban Medley, as a brand we are extremely proud of what we offer and most of our items are perfect as ethical, sustainable gifts for that very special person!
Most of our handmade accessories qualify as unique gifts for women. They are suitable for various occasions and for women of different age groups.
Here are some of the items on offer;
The wide range of silk scarves are all made of peace or Ahimsa silk and they are 100% handmade. We have 2 styles: one designed in hand block printing and the other hand painted in Madhubani art form.
Our peace silk capes are hand block printed and can be used in 3 different ways. They can be worn buttoned up as a cape. Unbuttoned they are a perfect wrap. Or wrap it around the neck and style it as a glamorous scarf. The capes are not size specific and perfect for travel.
Kala cotton is an indigenous variety of cotton which is a completely rain fed crop and it requires no chemical pesticide. The shawl is fully hand woven and dyed in natural dyes. What more! its as comfortable in winter as it is in summer.
We try to be maximum possible sustainable (yes that’s what we say and not 100% sustainable – 100% is practically not achievable). We plant a tree each time you shop at our site. Now isn’t that truly unique
Good to keep in mind…….
There are many online sustainable marketplaces. They only sell products made by brands that work with sustainable materials and follow ethical production process. Most of them ship globally, so no matter where you stay or want your gift to be delivered they can help you. They offer a wide range of products to cater to different tastes and different budgets.
These marketplaces are a perfect one stop shop for you to choose a sustainable gift for the loved ones. And it also helps that the marketplaces vet the brands beforehand.
Happy gifting and remember to plan early ! The women in your life are surely worth it.
Author : Shayonti Chatterji