Green Holiday Gift Ideas: 5 Inexpensive, Creative, and Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Friends and Famil

RSS Author RSS     Views:N/A
Bookmark and Share          Republish

The following holiday gift ideas are not only thoughtful, they’re quality, inexpensive, and kind to the environment. This article serves as a guide for eco-friendly holiday gift ideas for those who like to give and receive eco-friendly holiday cheer. Consider these personal products for your family, friends, co-workers; they’re quality , affordable, and absolutely environmentally friendly and green.

Lemongrass Zen Soap for the home and office: We recommend Lemongrass Zen soap, a beautiful smelling product from Vermont soapworks. This organic foaming hand soap is made with natural oils and has never been tested on animals, nor contains any animal products—safe and nontoxic for children and all living things (with the exception of germs). No propellants, no chemicals, and this gift is USDA approved and certified organic. Makes a perfect gift for friends, co-workers, and an all around great household soap.

Wrap-N-Mat Reusable Sandwich Bags are a fantastic product and an even better alternative to carrying lunch to school in recycle paper bags or recycled containers. Perfect for children and adults who bring lunch to work, these reusable sandwich bags are machine washable and serve as a placemat when opened—bread and sandwiches are kept fresh, and your children will be able to eat on a clean surface. These sandwich bags are a unique gift—environmentally friendly, fabric (not PVC) lining, and made under fair trade conditions.FDA has approved their contact with food, and they’re free of phthalates and lead.

Organic Hot Cocoa—rich, chocolatey, and the perfect gift for just about anybody. Choose cocoa that’s absolutely organic (and made with nonfat organic milk), convenient (just add hot water), and fairly traded. This product supports farmers in 3 countries—farmers from the Dominican Republic produce organic coca, organic fairly traded sugar from Paraguay, and organic milk from the United States. This is a fantastic and delicious gift for children, co-workers, friends and family.

Recycled Paper Wildlife Calendar: From the House of Doolittle, this 12 month wire bound calendar is a beautiful gift for friends, family members, and co-workers. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and printed on soy ink, this wildlife photo features an inspirational quotation for each month. Caring for the environment by purchasing recycled paper products creates a powerful environmental impact and helps divert good recyclable paper away from landfills and back into consumer products.Choosing a recycled paper calendar is a truly green paper purchase.

Recycled Paper Planner: This product is made by House of Doolittle, a manufacturing company using recycle paper materials for 20 years—these beautiful recycled paper desk planners make for great gifts and are made from 100% post consumer fibers and soy ink. House of Doolittle offers a variety of other recycle paper products, including appointment planners, memo pads, and office supplies.A high quality, environmentally friendly gift for co-workers and friends.

We hope these eco-friendly gift ideas are useful and wish you joy in the upcoming holiday season! Learn more about recycled paper, eco-friendly gifts, and other contributions you can make to do your part and protect the environment.

Erica Ronchetti is a freelance writer for Greenline Paper Company, America’s green office supply store. Visit their website for more information on environmentally friendly office supplies, recycled containers, holiday gifts, and recycle paper.

Report this article

Bookmark and Share

Ask a Question about this Article