Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Green Dream

Sweet presents that forgo the cliche red and pink for minty hues

Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a sham or a delightful excuse to shower a loved one with adoration, we at COOL HUNTING avoid the roses, teddy bears, red and pink color schemes on 14 February. Instead, to celebrate the somewhat contentious holiday this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green things—from matcha chocolate to emerald-encrusted jewelry, green-hued vinyl, lime-lensed sunglasses and beyond. …

Ilex Studio’s Root-Magnifying Avocado Vase

Observe the beloved plant as it sprouts in both directions

Most vases celebrate everything that sprouts upward (stems, leaves and flowers) but London-based Ilex Studio designs glassware that emphasizes the beauty of what’s below, too. From their debut product, the Acorn Vase, to the elegant new Avocado Vase, the brand encourages appreciation of an entire plant and green growth at home. Both vases act as a visually pleasing incubator, and the plant that stretches from within …

International Women’s Day: Gifts That Give Back

All these excellent products benefit non-binary and women-centric organizations

Eschewing the rosé clichés and heavily branded hijacks of International Women’s Day, we have searched for items that actually support non-binary and women-centric organizations. Sales from all these products offer a percentage to initiatives including Peace Over Violence, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Women’s Prison Association, Planned Parenthood and plenty more. Many of our other favorites (Women in Need, National Center for Transgender Equality, TIME’S …