When you are trying to purchase Christmas and holiday gifts with a little extra thought you can find great gifts that are Eco-friendly. You will find there are many unique and different choices for your presents, and ones that also will not bust your budget. Purchasing your gifts from local shops will have a positive difference for the environment. And when wrapping an unique idea is to wrap your present with a scarf or sweater so they will receive two gifts in one. For small presents you can even tuck it into a nice pair mittens or gloves. Here are a few green gift suggestions to please everyone on your holiday gift list.
Water Clock – One of the most interesting little gift ideas I have seen in a while comes from Edmund’s Scientifics. For just $13.95 you can get your co-worker this sleek little clock that will fit perfectly on their desk and does not use electricity. This amazing little clock does not use batteries, electricity or solar power. It is run entirely by water, fruit juice, soda or coffee, whatever you choose. This inexpensive and environmentally friendly Christmas gift will be the hit of your office party
Staple Free Stapler – The perfect inexpensive Eco-friendly Christmas gift for co-workers is only $5.99 from Think Geek. This unique little stapler works without staples, it has a cut and tuck technology to attach the papers together. A great way for your office to be greener and save money. It comes in black, blue and clear. It has the capability to staple up to five sheets of paper together with no problems.
For The Home
Root Of The Earth Basket – This gift is a stunning, unique statement piece that is definitely an one of a kind. Available from Viva Terra, on sale right now you can get a medium basket for $69.00 and a large for only $79.00 Each basket is hand-carved from reclaimed Chinese fir trees. Each basket will have unique markings from the tree, so there are no two alike. These bowls are perfect to display fruit, or baked goods a stunning holiday gift.
Tape Measure Floor Mat – Also available from Viva Terra you will find a different type of floor rug. For $35.00, on sale, this mat is made entirely from recycled tape measures. As you can see when you enlarge the photo of the mat it is cool, and colorful. At 36 inches by 22 inches it is the perfect size for use in from of your kitchen sink. This in one Christmas gift that will not be forgotten quickly.
Tea Set-From the wonderful company Green Toys you can get this charming toy tea set for the princess on your gift list. Each set costs $24.99, and consists of 17 pieces 100% made from recycled plastic milk jugs. In the photo you see each set is sweet and colorful with blue, green, yellow, purple and pink. It includes a tea pot with a lid, creamer, sugar bowl with lid, four cups, four saucers and four teaspoons. With this gift children will see that Eco-friendly toys can be fun and cute.
Tool Set – For the little handy men on your holiday list they will love this adorable tool set. Also from Green Toys for $24.99, is this 15 piece work set. You will get the tool box, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, saw, wrench, hammer, pliers, 2-hole connectors, two nuts and two bolts. The entire toy set is made in the USA, completely out of recycled plastic milk jugs.
Taste of The Valley Basket – If you are looking for an Eco-friendly gift of good taste you should try this beautiful basket from Harry & David. For $54.95 you can give a food lover’s ultimate Christmas gift. This basket is made of sustainable bamboo and is an unique pear shaped trivet, you fold it open to make a lovely pear basket. The gift comes loaded with goodies like: royal Riviera pears, rogue creamery Smokey blue cheese, havarti cheese, red silk pears and a cheese spreader to enjoy it with.
Hickory Handyman Tool Bag– Figuring out what holiday gift to buy for men can sometimes be trying. From Hickory Farms you can get them some tasty treats in a wonderful re-useable tool belt. For $90.00 you can get them a black nylon tool bag, full of great food instead of tools. The gift set includes: summer sausage, Italian summer sausage, ham summer sausage, beef sausage snacks, mini beef sausage snacks, smoked cheddar cheese, jalapeno & cheddar cheese, smoked gouda cheese, cheddar & havarti cheese, sweet hot mustard, olive oil & rosemary crackers and sesame & caraway & sea salt crackers. This loaded Christmas gift will please any man, perfect for munching on at the holidays or while watching a game, it is a surefire gift they will love.