Whether the women on your holiday shopping list love to cook or garden, there are a variety of sustainable gifts that cater to your desire to reduce your environmental impact, yet give a gift the recipient is sure to love. From platters made from recycled materials to organic wines made using environmentally responsible methods, the list below features a number of green Christmas gift ideas suitable for women of all ages and prices to fit every budget.
Gardening Green Christmas Presents for Women
Composting offers a responsible way to dispose of food waste but having a place to store food waste in the kitchen often means food scraps end up in the trash instead of the compost bin. A Kitchen Compost Crock makes composting more convenient. The crock is made of ceramic and looks like a traditional canister. It sits right on a kitchen counter and can hold a week’s worth of scraps. The carbon filter keeps odors trapped inside. The Kitchen Compost Crock is available from a variety of retailers including Gardeners.com for $29.95.
Give the gardeners on your holiday shopping list a gift that lets them enjoy gardening throughout the entire year. The Red Envelope’s Year of Seeds includes potting soil, 12 colorful miniature pots and 12 packets of seeds. From colorful flowers to air purifying plants, the kit contains seeds for petunias, marigolds, lobelia, pansies, alyssum, zinnias, impatiens, baby’s breath, cosmos, poppies and sweet peas. The kit costs $59.95.
Foodie Green Christmas Presents for Women
Wine lovers will appreciate the organic wines created by Sokol Blosser. The Sokol Blosser is the first winery in the United States to earn LEED certification for their sustainable practices. The vineyard utilizes certified organic farming practices, solar power and biodiesel for the vehicles used in its operations. A variety of organic wines are available from rich Pinot Noir to sweet White Riesling from white wines making it easy to find the right wine to fit the tastes of the women on your holiday shopping list. Prices for Sokol Blosser organic wines begin at $15.
With a touch of whimsy and fun, these one of a kind platters made from recycled road signs make a perfect gift for the foodies on your holiday shopping list. Perfect for serving fruit, cookies, crackers and breads, the recycled road sign platters add a splash of color to the table. The platters can also be hung on a wall to add instant personality to any room. The road sign platters are handcrafted in the United States and available from available from Eco-Artware for $70.
For the chocolate lovers on your holiday list, consider giving them Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates courtesy of 1-800-baskets.com. The chocolates are sustainably made and fair trade certified by Fair Trade. Fair trade certification is given to products that promote sustainable agricultural practices, fair wages, and human working conditions. These Sweet Earth confections are made in the USA organically certified by California Certified Organic Farmers. The sustainable gift set consist of a 3-box tower containing chocolate roasted almond clusters, chai chocolate medallions and chili orange walnut clusters. $39.99
Made from 100% recycled melamine, the Zak Designs Large Mixing Bowl is a practical gift any cook would love. Colorful and versatile, the bowl is ideal for making cookies or using to serve a salad. The bowl is also safe to use in the dishwasher and designed for years of use. This sustainable gift is available from Amazon.com for $19.99.
Recycled Presents for Women
There are number of home decorations available made from recycled materials that serve as wonderful green Christmas presents for women. One favorite Misprint Kitchen Messages by Viva Terra. Whimsical letters made from recycled misprinted packaging spell out the word “eat” or “drink.” Each message adds instant color to the kitchen or dining room. Prices range from $36 to $59.
The women on your shopping list will appreciate your thoughtfulness with a Reclaimed Sweater Scarf. Each scarf is made from reclaimed sweaters to create a versatile, original scarf. It’s a stylish way to keep warm on the cold days of winter. This recycled gift is made in the United States by Green 3 and is available only from Uncommon Goods for $32.
Another fun, recycled present for women is a Vintage Vinyl Record Bracelet from Eco-Artware. The bracelet is made from vinyl records and is available in a variety of styles to fit the personality of the gift recipient. From standard black to vibrant red, this bracelet is sure to attract attention and add interest to any outfit. Available online for $26 from Eco-Artware.
This practical, sustainable gift helps keeps coins, bandages, cosmetics, pens, pencils and other items organized. The Green Guru Zip Pouches are made from a recycled bicycle inner tube and available in a variety of sizes. The small size makes an ideal stocking stuffer too. Prices range from $7.95 to $19.95.
From whimsical to sustainable gifts, you’ll find a number of green Christmas presents for women at any of the websites outlined above. Green Christmas gifts are available to fit the personality and interests of the individuals on your shopping list.