Christmas can be a wasteful time of the year with Christmas wrapping paper and Christmas parties. The best thing anyone can do for the environment is to give gifts that not only keep on giving, they are also good for the environment. The following five green Christmas gifts are perfect for family or friends and these gifts will be a hit when they are unwrapped on Christmas morning.
Soda Stream Eliminates Need for Bottled and Canned Soda
The newest innovation for green living is a new product hitting the shelves of Bed Bath & Beyond this Christmas. Soda Stream is a product that allows the consumer to fill a bottle with tap water and then insert it into the Soda Stream device. The device carbonates the water and then the consumer dispenses a cap full of soda mix product into the bottle and lightly shakes it.
Soda Stream costs .25 per glass of soda (estimated cost) and eliminates the need for bottles and canned drinks in the refrigerator and in the trash. The environmentally friendly Soda Stream can be purchased for as little as $80 for the least expensive model and $200 for the top of the line product called the Penguin. They are available on line or through many of the major retail outlets.
Brita Water Filter Products
Brita Water Filter products are always a popular green Christmas gift. A Brita Water Filter for the faucet is the least expensive product to purchase as a green Christmas gift. The price of a filter is less than $20 after shipping and can be purchased on line through Amazon or in any department or home improvement store.
The second best option is a Brita Water Filter Pitcher. The Brita Water Filter Pitcher is best for those that have no time to mess with installing a filter on their faucet. The total price after shipping is less than $30 but it can also be purchased anywhere household products are sold.
Organic Fruit and Vegetable Baskets Purchased from Local Farmers Markets
The local farmers market is a great place to shop for green Christmas gift ideas. A hand made fruit basket or other items purchased at the local farmers market shows family members and friends that extra time and thought was used when choosing their special green Christmas gift.
Reusable Canvas Shopping Bags Can Double as a Gift Bag
The reusable canvas shopping bags are a great green Christmas gift on many levels. When gifting on Christmas one option is to place all the Christmas gifts in festive looking reusable canvas bags. This way they are actually receiving two for one on their green Christmas gifts. The reusable bags are available in most stores and for more festive bags, Gifts for You Now will personalize the gift bags for a cost of $13 plus shipping.
“Just Green It” Consumer Shopping Guide Book for Green Living
Empower friends and family to solve some of their own issues with wasteful living by giving them a perfect how-to book, “Just Green It.” Written by Lisa and Ron Beres, “Just Green It” is a popular and widely regarded publication on sustainable living ideas and solutions for the everyday consumer. They have appeared on many news shows and talk shows espousing their views on 100% sustainable living.
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