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Better Buys: 5 Things We Love

Posted By Brooke McDonald On March 17, 2017 @ 10:03 am In Better You,EDITOR'S PICKS | No Comments

Whether you’re on the hunt for that perfect gift or simply want to treat yourself, here are a few of our favorite things. The best part? Each of these products and the companies that make them are contributing to making the world a little bit better in their own important ways.

Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt

Outdoor adventurers will love this silky soft, light-as-air down quilt that will keep you seriously toasty in even the coldest of conditions. Use it as a traditional quilt for camping or tighten the drawcords to create a cozy footbox while sitting outside. Not into camping? We love this “cordless heating blanket” for snuggling up on cool nights out on the lakefront, on a boat or just out on your deck or porch. A member of 1% For The Planet [1], Kammok also donates a portion of revenue to its Give Adventure initiative [2], which supports youth in leadership training through outdoor adventure. $299, Kammok [3]

Santa Margherita Wine

Better Buys: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio [4]

Are you always on the hunt for the perfect go-to white wine, one that everyone will love no matter their wine preference? Well look no further: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is a serious crowd-pleaser. Perfect for an elegant brunch, festive sunny evening cocktail or ideal accompaniment to a beautifully cooked piece of fish, this bone-dry white is endlessly versatile. Santa Margherita’s producers take an eco-friendly approach to producing their vegan-friendly wines, employing sustainable practices and using only 100 percent renewable energy sources. We’ll drink to that! $22, Wine.com [4]

Niloofar Persian Trail Mix

Better Buys: Niloofar Persian Trail Mix [5]

This sweet and salty, superfood-packed mix, also known as “ajil,” created by Winnetka native Niloo Mirani, is loaded with mulberries, figs, golden berries, nuts and more. Mirani is on a mission to bring this trail mix, a traditional staple in Persian culture, to the masses, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s delicious. $11 for an 8-ounce bag, Niloofar [6]

Skinerals Organic Skincare

better Buys: Sweet Jasper Body Lotion [7]

This organic line of 16 paraben-free products was developed by Michael Schindele in 2014 after his daughter was diagnosed with severe eczema and skin allergies. Dermatologist Dr. Michael Swann recommends the products, from the gently exfoliating Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser to the gentle yet deeply moisturizing Sweet Jasper Body Lotion, to his patients with sensitive skin. “The natural ingredient composition replenishes and hydrates the skin without causing irritation,” he says. Starting at $8, Skinerals Organic Skin Solutions [8]

Bailey44 Rum Jumper From Vibrato Boutique

Better Buys: Bailey44 Rum Jumper [9]

We love the empowering philosophy behind Bailey44’s effortlessly cool fashions for real life, like this Rum Jumper that transitions seamlessly from a day at the office to a evening out with the girls. The brand is committed to producing clothing “that stylish, accomplished women can love and feel unstoppable wearing. We design for our friends, our daughters, our mothers and ourselves.” They’re speaking our language! $248, Vibrato Boutique [9]


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[1] 1% For The Planet: http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

[2] Give Adventure initiative: https://adventureout.com/about-us/1-percent-for-the-planet/

[3] Kammok: https://kammok.com/products/firebelly

[4] Image: http://www.wine.com/v6/Santa-Margherita-Pinot-Grigio-2014/wine/139417/Detail.aspx

[5] Image: https://www.niloofarmix.com/collections/persian-trail-mix/products/persian-trail-mix

[6] Niloofar: https://www.niloofarmix.com

[7] Image: https://skinerals.com/products/skinerals-sweet-jasper-body-lotion

[8] Skinerals Organic Skin Solutions: https://skinerals.com

[9] Image: http://www.vibratoboutique.com/_p/prd1/4610524991/product/bailey44---rum-jumpsuit

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