Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Special - 25% Off Everything!

It's our best deal of the year! Take 25% off everything eco at Lavish & Lime sitewide today only with the code CYBERMONDAY. Choose from hundreds of unique gifts and everyday eco finds. Hurry - sale ends midnight PST tonight. Start saving now!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Special: 40% Off Envirosax 3-Pack

Looking for a unique gift that won't break your budget? Check out our Black Friday Special! Take 40% off our Limited Edition Envirosax Festive 3-Pack – the perfect teacher's gift & ideal for any shoppers on your list. Use code BLACKFRIDAY. Hurry - limited quantity available!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

How to Wrap a Gift in an Envirosax Bag

Did you know 4 million tons of gift-wrap and 38,000 miles of ribbon are tossed out each year? And shockingly, in the US, half the paper consumed annually is used to wrap gifts. With a little imagination, wrapping your gifts in designer reusable bags - instead of traditional wrapping paper or paper bags - is a bonus for the recipient who receives two gifts in one and a double bonus for the environment.
 Here are our top 5 reasons for wrapping your gifts in reusable bags this Christmas.
  1. The recipient gets 2 gifts in 1. This is a bag you know they'll use, whether for groceries, books, going to the gym, beach, wherever. The bag folds down to the size of a piece of sushi and can hold up to 44lbs. - the equivalent of 2 plastic bags of groceries.
  2. You can feel good knowing your gifts won't be filling the bins with rubbish on Christmas morning.
  3. All you need is two safety pins and one of our Envirosax reusable bags. They come in a range of funky designs, including brightly coloured Envirosax pirate and cupcake bags for kids' gifts. Sometimes you don't even need the safety pins!
  4. These designer bags are only $9.95 each or pick up our Envirosax Festive 3-Pack Pouch for just $29.85 and get the handy pouch for free - reasonably priced, top quality.
  5. They're officially the new 'it' bag. Celebs are using these bags all over the place - Jessica Alba was snapped with our Retro Orange Envirosax.
Watch the video below for a how-to on wrapping your gift in a reusable Envirosax bag. It's easy - and your gift looks great!

Wrapping gifts in paper was created by Hallmark in early Victorian times. It was a process of the wealthy as the poor could not afford the lavish decorated paper. It originated when a prominent store ran out of the usual tissue paper and patterned paper was put out on the shelf in replacement. Before this time, gifts were wrapped much more sustainably in material, and even perfected to an art form by the Japanese.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

5 Great Men's Gifts for Christmas 2012

More often than not, it seems we save the hardest to buy for - until last and with Christmas shopping, this usually includes at least one or two guys. Wrap up your list with these five great mens gifts for those hard-to-buy-for men in your life from our eco collection at Lavish & Lime. If you're looking for something a little bit different, that unique gift for him that will 'wow' him Christmas morning - look no further. Here are our top five. For more gifts for men, click here.

1. Keep him happy with the latest in hydration technology
Double walled Black S'well Stainless Water Bottle  $36
2. Style up with eco-friendly cufflinks
Recycled skateboard cufflinks with silver-plated hardware. $35
3. Speedy sustainable travel
Hand painted all metal bicycle bell $24
4. Cracked heels? Not anymore.
Soothe his soles with beeswax foot butter foot care lotion stick $13.50
5. Recycled rubber tire accessories for the traveller
Eco-friendly recycled rubber luggage tags $10

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Shop 'til you drop? We don't think so. Filling your stockings is just a click away. Avoid the crowds and shop responsibly from the comfort of home with these unique stocking stuffer ideas ranging from $2-$17 that are sure to bring smiles on Christmas day. For more, click here.

Our top ten eco-friendly stocking stuffer ideas:

1. Envirosax Cookie Monster Shopping Bag $10.95
2. Mini Water Painting Buddha Board $10
3. Abeego Flat Wrap Covers for Food 3-Pack $15
4. Stainless Steel Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes $15.50
5. Portable Bamboo Utensil Set $13.50
6. Silicone Protected Glass Water Bottle $24
7. Faber-Castell DIY Tattoos for Kids Set $9.50
8. Endangered Species Recycled Newspaper Animal Pencils 2-Pack $2.50
9. Hopscotch Kids Water Colours Natural Nail Polish $13.50
10. Reusable Peace Sign Baggie Hold All $6.50

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

20% Off Sitewide Shopping Spree November 14 & 15

It's a 20% off sitewide shopping spree today and tomorrow at Lavish & Lime. A great way to kick off your Christmas shopping. Save on hundreds of unique gifts and everyday eco finds – all healthy options for the friends and family on your list.  Plastic-free food covers make the perfect hostess gift. How about a flaming black water bottle for him, aloe jojoba bubble bath for her plus non-toxic art supplies, natural nail polish and DIY spa kits for the kids? Use code SAVE20 and enjoy your spree.

Vancouver Christmas Shopping Event Nov 30-Dec 1

Shop in person for all kinds of unique gifts and everyday eco finds at 20-50% off at our Vancouver Christmas Shopping Event Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. Join us for two days of deals and some great giveaways at Prêt-à-Porter located on Vancouver's North Shore at 1445 Bellevue Avenue in West Vancouver – just minutes from the Lions Gate Bridge. We'll be there with a selection of our best selling green gifts and goods from 10am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. This is a cash-only, BYOB event – that's bag, not bottle! Preview our Lavish & Lime eco collection and let us know if there's anything in particular you'd like us to bring either by posting a comment below or via email at customerservice(at)lavishandlime(dot)com. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

3 Post-Halloween Pumpkin Recipes

Stop. Don't get rid of your pumpkin just yet! 'Tis the season to enjoy the soft, sweet, rich taste of pumpkin. This seasonal fall recipe for Pumpkin Smoothies came to us compliments of the artists behind our gorgeous eco-friendly glass straws – and it sounds so yummy we just have to share! We found two more pumpkin recipes on Pinterest that also sound like must-do's: Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate and Pumpkin Waffles. After all, there's more to a pumpkin than just the seeds. Make an innovative pumpkin recipe or two and make use of your pumpkin!

Pumpkin Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Serves 2

1/2c. Diced Fresh Pumpkin (peels removed & previously frozen)
1/2c. Diced Pear (fresh or frozen)
3 Fresh Figs cut in quarters
1t. Pure Maple Syrup
3/4t. Pumpkin Pie Spice
3/4c. Un-sweetened Coconut Milk

Process using your favorite blender method.
Garnish with a fresh grating of nutmeg.
Serve in 8 oz. glasses and don't forget to add your glass straws!

We came across this amazing Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate recipe on Pinterest from Another yummy looking post-Halloween recipe we've pinned comes from and it's for some must-try gluten-free and vegan Pumpkin Waffles.

Enjoy your post-Halloween pumpkin treats! 


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