Eco Gifts for Everyone
Make this holiday season a season for giving and going green. Take a greener approach to your holiday shopping this year with eco-friendly gifts for everyone in your family and do your part to help the environment. With so many great biodegradable, recycled, toxin-free and eco-conscious products out on the market, it's easy to find something for everyone on your list. Below are 10 cool eco-friendly gifts for everyone to enjoy.
Rebel Green Reusable Canvas Tote Bags
When taking steps to become more environmentally conscious and to promote conservation & recycling, reusable bags, such as Rebel Green's Reusable Canvas Tote, are a great first step. This eco-friendly tote bag is made from 100% certified organic cotton and is cleverly printed with the phrase, “Bad Habits are Disposable. Good Ones are Reusable” in low impact ink. This upright-standing bag is generously sized to hold as much as, if not more than, standard disposable paper grocery bags.
Go Green! Personalized Aluminum Water Bottle
Give the gift of personalized eco-consciousness this season with the Go Green! Personalized Water Bottle. This reusable aluminum water bottle comes with pop-off and screw-off tops to accommodate your needs and generously holds 20 ounces of water to keep you quenched. The best part of this water bottle is that it can be personalized with a first or last name and one of three attractive eco designs. Makes a great gift for outdoor activity lovers and work out mavens, but is also a versatile gift for anyone in the family.
Two Lumps of Sugar Bamboolamine Popcorn Bowl
Add a splash of color to your “green” initiative with Two Lumps of Sugar's Bamboolamine Popcorn Bowl. This colorful and cheery bowl is made from 45% bamboo and is a certified Degradable Vegetation Product. Available in a variety of designs, this bowl makes a great gift for family game and movie nights and is conveniently designed for use in the dishwasher.
Caldrea 3-Piece Cloverleaf Sink Sets
The holidays are bound to take you to a holiday party or two, so don't forget to include your gracious hosts and hostesses on your holiday shopping list. Surprise them with one of Caldrea's 3-Piece Cloverleaf Sink Sets. These sets come with a bottle of liquid dish soap, hand soap, and hand lotion to keep your dishes sparkling and your hands pampered. Presented in a handsome black metal caddy, this is a winning hostess gift and supremely earth-friendly as well. Caldrea cleaners are made from plant-derived ingredients and essential oils without the use of harsh chemicals or fragrances, and are biodegradable and never tested on animals. How wonderful is that?
Bamboo Compost Pail
If you have an at-home chef on your list or are perhaps looking to treat your kitchen to something green, the Bamboo Compost Pail makes a practical and attractive gift. This small compost pail has a bamboo exterior (a renewable material) that looks great on any kitchen countertop. It collects food scraps for composting, yet eliminates odors through a built-in charcoal filter. The removable plastic liner makes it easy to transport accumulated food scraps to your outdoor compost bin or garden and makes cleaning a breeze.
Recycled Crayon Sticks
Crayons are usually considered a back to school checklist item; however, International Arrivals' Recycled Crayons beg to be included on your holiday shopping list. Packaged as a set of 14 in a box made from 100% renewable resources, these colorful crayons are made from salvaged crayon ends collected by the National Crayon Recycle Program. Proceeds from the purchase of these crayons help to support Recycling Education. A terrific gift for kids of all ages, each crayon pack includes a recycled paper doodle pad to get your child's imagination going.
Picnic Plus Eco Natural Picnic Basket
For the wine lover on your holiday shopping list, try the Picnic Plus Eco Natural Picnic Basket. This beautifully crafted picnic basket is hand woven from natural willow and lined with dye and chemical-free natural cotton insulation. Perfect for a two person wine picnic, this basket set comes complete with pair of natural cotton napkins, 2 recycled glass wine glasses, 2 bamboo plates, 1 cutting board and 2 sets of bamboo utensils. Surely you will be toasted and thanked for such a practical and thoughtful gift.
Green Toys Recycle Truck
It's never too early to teach a little one the importance of recycling! Get that special little person in your life on the eco-friendly path with Green Toys' Recycle Truck. An adorable and whimsical imitation of a real life recycling truck, this toy truck is made from recycled milk jugs and eco-consciously designed without any metal axles. Made in the USA, this fun and unique toy is BPA and phthalates free, and comes in 100% recyclable packaging.
Cargo PlantLove Botanical Lipstick
Pamper the beauty queen on your holiday shopping list with some eco-conscious beauty products. Cargo's PlantLove is a bonafide green cosmetics line of 100% natural products in a variety of glamorous colors. Their Botanical Lipstick consists of a blend of Orchid Complex™, Meadow Foam Seed Oil and Mango Seed Oil for smooth and hydrated lips. This all natural lipstick, which comes in an adorable tube made entirely from corn, is certified by ECOCERT for being environmentally friendly overall. Pucker up!
OrigAudio Fold ‘n Play Recycled Speakers
Looking to find a great gift for teen boys and girls alike? Turn up the volume with some eco-friendly audio accessories such as OrigAudio's Fold ‘n Play Speakers. These compact speakers are made from recycled materials and come equipped with two 1 watt speakers for your listening pleasure. The speakers are designed to fold down flat for convenient portability and expand to cubes just over 3 inches square. Best of all, they do not require any batteries or external power and are universally compatible devices equipped with a headphone jack.
Recycled Film Reel Gift Bows
Last but not least, you will probably want to wrap every super cool and eco-friendly gift you've purchased. Finish off with a cherry on top using Recycled Film Reel Gift Bows on all of your holiday gifts. Handmade from real movie trailer film reels discarded by film studios, these unique gift bows are a gift in themselves. Gift recipients will have a ball trying to figure out which movies are featured in each bow and will definitely want to keep this as a souvenir. Durable enough to reuse more than once, these bows are an ultimate example of recycling and reusing.