ISSUE 102  |  Winter Lights

The Perfect Hostess Gift: Pencils from Social Goods

December 10, 2013 6:00 PM

BY Justine Hand

Looking for an original stocking stuffer? Hostess gift? Or do you, like me, like to keep a few extra gifts around just in case? To fit all these bills this holiday season, I’m stocking up on these beautifully packaged recycled newspaper pencils by Social Goods Co

Above: A former art director from Philly, Sara Lorenz makes each pouch from eco-friendly cotton, embellished with vintage gold buttons and an original design, such as this Copper Fox Pencil Pouch; $15.

Above: Inside each pouch are five pencils made from recycled newspaper, which when sharpened reveal a lovely marbled pattern.

Above: Another festive holiday option is Sara’s Snowflake Pencil Pouch; $15. Other designs include a shimmery Bronze, Gold or Blue pouches; $15 each.

Above: As a finishing touch to these or any other gift, I think I might keep a few of Social Goods’  Kraft paper Brown Bear Gift Tags on hand as well; $4 for set of eight.

N.B. Not quite finished with your holiday shopping? Check out all our Hand-Selected Gift Guides for the nature lovers in your life.