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Green Holiday Gift Ideas!
Gift giving with the best of intentions!
There are links for how-tos and where to find organic & sustainable products listed with each gift idea!
Making a beautiful terrarium is a creative and thoughtful way to bring some oxygen and peaceful plant energy into a room.
Just put an array of succulents, air plants, mosses, crystals, and stones in an attractive, moisture-holding container, water occasionally, and enjoy the company!
- How to Make Your Own Green Terrarium to Keep or Give Away for the Holidays
- 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!
- DIY Terrarium
Heirloom Seeds & Potted Plants
Share the joys and excitement of nature’s abundance this year!
Put together a gardening gift bucket with seeds, tools, and a planting guide, or order one from a trusted seed company.
If you already have some plants growing, put a few culinary herbs in decorative pots for their kitchen, dining room, porch, or garden.
In The Garden
Fair-trade handmade crafts make beautiful additions to a loved one’s garden or patio, and they also support sustainable business!
"Fair-trade is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability." - Wikipedia
Prepared Foods & Family Recipes
Delicious homemade dishes and deserts are always enjoyable gifts to give and receive!
Spending the time to prepare an edible present with better ingrediants shows how much you care about them.
Share your favorite recipes with family and friends to keep them around and see what variations others create!
Healthy Recipe Book
The quality of our lives is dependant upon our health, and the quality of our health is dependant upon the nutrition we take in.
Give a loved one a book full of delicious recipes to inspire healthier eating habits, and support them by offering to help make some of the recipes.
With good nutrition comes great flavor, and nothing compares to a homemade meal full of love!
- Real Foods Witch: Recommended Raw Food Books
- Top 11 Organic, Vegan and Healthy Cookbooks for Fall
- 10 Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2015
Kitchen & Home
Many of the kitchen and home care products sold in stores are made with harmful materials and chemicals that get into the food we eat, the air we breathe, soak into our skin, and pollute our home.
Replace someone you love’s aluminum cookware, plastic utensils, and other potentially toxic items around their house with safer, more sustainable alternatives.
Kitchen: cloths, sponges/scrapers/brushes, food prep/eating utensils, dishes & glasses, pots & pans, storage containers, compost bin, dish drying rack, dish soap...
Home: surface/window/bathroom/drain cleaners, laundry detergents & dryer sheets, natural broom/HEPA-filtered vacuum, organic fabric towels & cloths, shoe rack, key holder/shelf, key-hider, door mat...
Hygiene & Beauty
Have you ever read the ingrediants label on the products you buy?
See how only a few natural ingrediants can work just as well, if not better than those nasty chemicals!
Give the ones you care most about products that are safe to clean with for both their body and mother nature.
- Skin & Make-up: emani.com / swbasicsofbk.com
- Baby care: zoeorganics.com
- Feminine products: best organic cotton tampons brands reviews
- Toothbrush: dragonflyeffectnaturals.com / Purity Brush
- Soaps: drbronner.com
Glass Water Bottle
Share the gift of cleaner hydration with a glass bottle!
Glass bottles will never leach harmful chemicals into its contents unlike plastic or metal.
- GoGlass Terra Borosilicate Glass Water Bottle With Silicone Sleeve-24oz
- 32oz Clear Swing-Top Kombucha Bottle
- GoGlass Resistant Insulated Leakpoof Waterbottle
Water & Air Filters
There are a lot of pollutants in our air and tap water coming from many sources in our lives everyday.
Air filters can make a huge difference in the quality of the air we breathe. Also, having plants indoors will increase the amount of oxygen in the air.
Water filters are a MUST when using city water for hydrating, cleaning, and bathing, as most tap water has high amounts of Chlorine, Fluoride, and other harmful chemicals.
Solar Panel Charger
Lower the electricity bill a little and give them a good reason to go be in the sunshine!
Use the clean energy of the sun to charge batteries on the move!
Crystals & Stones
Crystals give and balance energy in the spaces they're in.
They can help strengthen, comfort, awaken, protect, and much more for the ones they’re connected to.
Explore your local crystal shop and ask for help putting together a little collection of crystals and stones for someone you know!
Yoga mat and prepaid classes
Yoga classes are a wonderful way to relieve stress, get in tune with the body & mind, and meet someone new in your community!
Purchase them a natural mat and a few classes at a local Yoga studio to get started!
Give the Gift of Stillness
Ease and understanding are unforgetable gifts for anyone to recieve.
Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti have personally experienced great levels of awakening and have much to share with us about mindfulness and living a more connected, peaceful life.
Here are some sources for sustainable and fair-trade gifts whose proceeds support the artists and their families.
The Gift of Community
This new documentary series takes an inside look at a wide variety of intentional communities around the US makes a perfect gift for anyone interested in community living.
The second episode, featuring Dancing Rabbit Eco-village, was just released on Nov. 29th with 11 more episodes to come!