Ethical Gifts for Teens

Happy Birthday to my sweet girl turning already 15 today!

We are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in. This is part of our 21st century reality and always in the back of my mind while raising two kids.

For my daughters latest birthday the question came up again. Living in a world where fast fashion is omni present, to guide my girl towards responsible brands is tricky but a must.

In a world where we are exposed to hundreds of advertisements daily to get us to buy this cosmetic brand to look better, feel better and be successful, guiding my girl to ignore them as well as the photoshopped covers of every magazine, is a must.

So this is what she got from me for her birthday. Things for every day use and some for summer fun :

Cosmetic – a bath set, made of natural non toxic potent ingredients from MOON RIVERS NATURAL.

Swimwear – a two piece swimwear sustaibably made from recycled bottles from WOVEN THREADS.

Accessory – a leather hand bag made to order from local sustainable source in Bali called THE BALI TAILOR. Just message them for over seas orders. They might take some time but are super sweet and accommodating. 

Espadrilles – I’ve been wearing espadrilles, the real classic ones, during summer holidays for years. My favourite colour is charcoal, or now with MANEBI making them more stylish I got a neon yellow on ‘Net a Porter’ and a pale pink from their recent collection. I like my girl to feel as comfortable as I do and since she likes my style (for now) I got her her first pair for this summer. They are sustainable, recyclable, let your feet breath and stylish I think.

Habits change into character.


If you want to get more information or ethical gift ideas, you can contact me. Or if you want to be featured on my blog or instagram, just drop me a line. Abi x


Ethical gifts for a teenager : lifestyle guide to modern parenting, conscious consumption, city life and travels by Abi, founder and content creator of Abi’s Journal, speaker and workshop curator and freelance creative. Follow on @abisjournal and subscribe to get the latest articles delivered to you once a month.




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