If you’re looking for practical and eco-friendly gift ideas for friends and family this holiday season, I suggest taking a look at the selection of watches offered by Sprout.
Sprout specializes in making environmentally responsible timepieces for men, women, and children. Sprout watches are designed to be natural, low-impact, biodegradable, recyclable, or renewable. They are made from:
- Biodegradable corn resin
- Organic cotton
- Natural bamboo
- Conflict free diamonds
- Mercury free battery
- Lead free crystal
Even the packaging on Sprout watches is designed to be eco-friendly. The box is made from recycled fibers with at least 80% post-consumer content, and the pillow the watch is displayed on is made from all natural organic cotton.
Prices for Sprout watches vary depending upon the design you select, but most are between $30 and $80. This makes them a nice modestly priced gift for the holidays.
The sample Sprout watch I was given is the one in this post. It’s very pretty, goes with most of the outfits in my closet, and seems to be quite well made.
The band was a little tight at first, but Sprout provides free links and instructions for adding them to your watch band if you call the parts department at the toll free number (866-631-0342) during regular business hours from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.
In keeping with its commitment to environmental responsibility, Sprout supports 1% for the Planet, Riverkeeper, and Trees for the Future.
Disclaimer: A sample Sprout watch was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
Photo credit: Sprout