Many of you want your gift to mean something rather than wasting your time and money on meaningless fluff. (See my article from last year to learn about great gifts that you can buy online.) For some more cool ideas for this year, keep reading!
For those of your friends and family who live in a city and long for a garden, the Micro-Greens Kit is a great possibility. It is made of recycled steel and bamboo and uses organic sprouts from Idaho. There is a veggie or a spice option. There are also home mushroom growing kits. One example is organic Portobello mushrooms.
For a beautiful gift for the home, consider these all natural plates made from agate. Another option is this recycled glass carafe and glass. These ideas are pretty, practical and environmentally friendly.
For children, a great idea is this paper recycling kit. It teaches children how to make paper with different textures and how to best recycle them. Another idea is to buy these socially conscious kits from Artterro. They have doll, painting and bookmaking kits, to name a few.
For pet lovers, these rope toys for dogs are a nice surprise--they are dyed with vegetable dyes and are made from 100% cotton. For those with cats, this Great Green Cat Toy is both good for cats and the environment. It is made from 100% recycled materials and is 90% biodegradable.
With more people concerned with the state of the environment, and the ease with which we can find products from all over the world online, finding great environmentally friendly and socially conscious gifts is getting easier. Hopefully, these ideas will inspire you.