Green Gift Guide for 2012

Searching for the perfect gift for the green guru in your life? Green gift giving is one way to jump-start your New Year’s Resolution to become more carbon neutral. Read on for a few ideas!

Stocking Stuffers:

  • Organic snacks, treats, nuts, fruit, etc.
  • Do-it-yourself framed photos
  • Energy efficient light bulbs
  • Cute, re-usable (or cloth) shopping bags
  • Seed packets for planting indoors or for an outdoor garden
  • Organic tea and coffee
  • Green cookbooks
  • E-cards instead of printed/plastic gift cards

The Big Gifts:

  • Energy efficient appliances and products: Not only will upgrading to energy efficient appliances thrill the chef in your family, but they will also save you money in the long term.
  • Hybrid cars (for those looking to splurge): Because let’s face it, pretty much everyone dreams of those giant bows they advertise in holiday car commercials.
  • Eco-friendly bling: That’s right, these days, pretty much everything is available in “organic” form, including jewelry! Do some research online and you’ll find plenty of eco-friendly options.
  •  n eco-friendly getaway: There are plenty of “green” vacation spots, tours, and destinations. Travel the world and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time!
  • A trip to a local, organic vineyard or brewery: “Eating local” is a big trend these days, and there’s a reason why!
  • The makings for an indoor veggie or herb garden: Green thumb = green living.

Need a gift for the green guy or girl who has everything? Remember that gifts made at home/from recycled materials are great options, and can even help reduce carbon emissions! Here are some ideas to spark your creativity.

As for re-gifting? Well…we won’t tell.



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