5 Green Gifts To Give Over The Holidays

Posted on Dec 26 2013 - 9:39pm by Elizabeth Rago

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It’s not too late to give the gift of green! Check out these eco-friendly gifts for just about anyone, from the stylish woman on-the-go to the social entertainer. Learn more about the products and where you can buy them for gifts that can warm the hard and save the environment.

Bobble water bottle

Drinking plenty of water is vital to good health, but that can be difficult to do when you’re on the go. Eco-conscious consumers may also be concerned about contaminants on the water or adding more plastic bottles to the environment. With the Bobble water bottle, those concerns are a thing of the past. This is the perfect gift for on-the-go recipients because the bottle actually filters out organic contaminants and chlorine in regular tap water for healthier water consumption. The BPA free bottle (which is also recyclable and reusable) comes in three sizes and a variety of colors of caps. Each filter replaces 300 single-service bottles of water.

Eco-Save Heater

During the winter, temperatures drop and heating costs rise, which can lead to tight budgets and cold feet! For the eco-conscious gift recipient (especially one who loves staying toasty), try the Cozy Products Eco-Save Heater. A typical space heater uses up to 1500 watts of electricity, which can be wasteful and expensive, but the Eco-Save heater uses just 750 watts, reducing the typical cost of running a space heater by 50%. With a space-saving design, adjustable thermostat and safety tip-over shut-off protection, this small-but-mighty space heater is a perfect gift for home or office.

Recycled Multi Strand Necklace

Jewelry is a great one-size-fits-all gift that can brighten up any outfit, and with jewelry handmade, eco-friendly and made from recycled materials, your recipient can feel good wearing it. This Raven + Lily necklace is made from recycled metal (brass, copper and silver) and has a multi-strand look. The necklace is designed by women in Ethiopia, and helps these women with economic opportunities, scholarships and training. This necklace is available in gold or copper material.

Glass Kitchenware

If your gift recipient loves to entertain a crowd, stylish, ecofriendly dinnerware or serving ware is a great gift. This gorgeous pitcher (it holds 92 oz!) is made with recycled glass in various colors. The piece is hand-blown by Mexican artisans from salvaged glass. The dishwasher safe pitcher can add color and character to any dinner party or event. Add a set of matching margarita glasses (each hold 16 oz of beverage) for more festive fun! Both of these products are from Uncommon Goods

Handmade Ornaments

It is the season to give your friends and family meaningful holiday decorations that will become cherished memories from holidays past. Handmade ornaments from Green Heart Shop bring a whimsical element to holiday décor. These Night Owl ornaments are eco-friendly, and made from recycled industrial felt scraps. They are handmade by artisans in Kyrgyzstan through Craftspring, a fair trade organization that helps artisans create their own economic opportunities. For more traditional tastes, check out these antique smoke glass bauble ornaments, handmade in India with eye-catching metallic coating under molded glass.

Recycled Seatbelt Messenger Bag

Are you looking for a unique gift for the stylish gift recipient in your life? This chic messenger bag is created from recyclable seatbelts and has a unique but subtle look. This look, from Maggie Bags, has a patented diamond seatbelt weave pattern with an interior satin lining. Several pockets, including pockets specific for cell phones, pens and keys, can help keep her organized. The bottom of the bag has four nickel-plated feet that will help keep the fabric looking great for years. The bag comes in a huge variety of colors, including black, brown, light grey, dark grey, navy and camo green. Dimensions for this bag are 12”x15”, so it’s big enough to carry just about anything – and you’ll also be helping to keep yards of fabric out of landfills!

Photo Credit/Source: GreenHeartShop.org

About the Author

Elizabeth Rago is a freelance writer specializing in health, wellness, and women’s lifestyle content, working with yoga studios, chiropractors, mental health, and wellness practitioners. Elizabeth writes the weekly column, The Circular Home for Chicago Shopping (an editorial partner of the Chicago Tribune) and is Senior Editor of All Things Girl, highlighting topics related to the modern domestic woman. She has been published in Mamalode Magazine, MOMentumNation.com and thesavvyfreelancer.com. Connect with Elizabeth on Twitter, LinkedIn, Houzz and Google+.