Wanted: Something that’s meaningful and unique, but also sustainable and not too resource-intensive. Shopping for eco-friendly gifts can be tricky, but it’s worth the effort. Show someone special – and the earth -- that you care with recycled gifts, organic gifts and other green gift ideas.
Polarity - Recycled Magnetic Locket
Industrial lockets are crafted from recycled steel auto parts and personalized with quirky graphics created by Cat Ivins and her indie artist collaborators. Buy Polarity interchangeable magnetic lockets here.
Sodastream - Jet Starter Kit
With a touch of a button you can have homemade soda or seltzer without high fructose corn syrup. It's surprisingly easy and affordable. Buy Sodastream soda and seltzer maker here.
Arghand - Lotions, Creams and Soaps
Beautiful soap pebbles and natural skincare products are culled from indigenous flowers, fruits, nuts and seeds in southern Afghanistan. Buy Arghand Cooperative soap pebbles, lotions and creams here.
Resource Revival - Desk Accessories: Frames & Art
The artists at Resource Revival transform old bicycle parts into ingenious creations that can be appreciated by cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Buy Resource Revival's recycled bike art products here.
Couture Planet - Handbags
Connie Carman turns the fashion pages of the New York Times into chic, eco-friendly handbags. Each one-of-a-kind bag is finished by hand. Buy Couture Planet's recycled newspaper purse here.
Kara Weaves - Handwoven Robes
Pure cotton yarn is handwoven into soft, durable, absorbent bathrobes. Each one-of-a-kind luxury robe supports textile artistry in India. Buy Kara Weaves handwoven, cotton, lightweight robes here.
Fat Toad Farm - Caramel Sauce
Goat's milk adds a unique, buttery complexity to this Vermont family’s hand-crafted 'cajeta' caramel sauces, available in four tempting flavors. Buy Fat Toad Farm's cajeta gourmet caramel here.
The Oak Barrel Company - Reclaimed Wine Barrel Lazy Server
This lazy server is made from the top of an old oak wine barrel. The design celebrates all the colorful, textured remnants of the barrelhead's previous life. Buy The Oak Barrel Company's table top lazy susan server here.
The Right Mat - Reclaimed Fishing Rope Doormat
The "Right Mat" creates gorgeous doormats from reclaimed lobster ropes. They help safeguard marine life, support lobstermen and keep used ropes out of landfills. Buy outdoor doormats made from recycled lobster float ropes here.
Catamount - Microwave Popcorn Poppers
Imagine the convenience of microwave popcorn without the unhealthy chemicals. This popper keeps things simple, natural and affordable. Buy Catamount's popcorn microwave popper here.
Fair Trade Sports - Certified Green and Fair Trade Sports Balls
Fair Trade Sports is the first U.S. sports equipment maker to offer eco-certified balls built by workers who are guaranteed healthy conditions and fair wages. Buy Fair Trade Sports soccer balls, basketballs, footballs and volleyballs here.
Anywhere Fireplace - Ventless Fireplace
A ventless fireplace is an elegant, eco-friendly way to add instant warmth and ambiance to any room, inside or out. Buy a contemporary stainless steel wall mount or pit Anywhere Fireplace here.
Blue Moon Bottles - Wine Bottle Reclamation Art
Blue Moon Bottles creates drinking glasses and vases made from recycled wine bottles. No two are the same, but they all catch the light beautifully. Buy Blue Moon Bottles' recycled glass tumblers here.
GreenSewn - Sari Scarves
GreenSewn collects vintage silk saris and transforms them into colorful scarves and wraps that are as eco-friendly as they are chic. Buy Green Sewn vintage silk scarves here.
Chivas Skin Care - Goat Milk Soap and Skin Care Products
One whiff of these aromatic soaps and you'll be curious. One try and you'll fall in love with the nourishing, moisturizing power of goat's milk. Buy Chivas Skincare goat mild soap and natural skincare products here.