Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gift Guide: "Green" Edition

How fun were those 'Foodie' themed gifts?!? I am seriously lusting after that apron (Santa ya hear me?!) and Ina cookbook! Remember these gifts are just organized by theme or category, but take these ideas &  mix and match to make the perfect gift!

Lets keep the holiday cheer moving...so today, how about for your 'green' eco minded friends and family??? Here are some great gifts that keep the environment and green living in mind! (These are some cool gifts, not only for the holidays but to have all year!)

A big part of being green, is taking items to reuse....what a fun little reusable lunch sack. This is a sandwich size but what about a collection of different sizes! I know I try to pack my lunch most days of the week for work, and these would be a welcome addition in our house. Plastic baggies are expensive and so wasteful! (Please, added color and pattern in any ladies life is a good thing!)  How much chic would a PB&J be pulled out of here?! I know right! 

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And what would be better than a reusable baggies for lunch? A chic reusable shopper tote would!!!! I love the linen, classic look of the J.Crew versions. I have one that I leave in my purse, I use it if I take a quick run after work down to Michigan Ave or even a quick stop by the grocery store - those plastic & paper bags aren't needed! This one happens to be on big sale...and for the next few days sale at J.Crew is additional 30% off!!! Run and grab a few for your girls! {What a chic wrapper to put their gifts in!!!}


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Another big aspect of being 'green' is sustainability.  This lotion (and soap and candles) is made in a completely sustainable method...the story of the duo which makes this line is sooo cute! Green Husband Vouge employed wife and their little effort to make an improvement in the environment. Marion Batili's used cooking oil, into Bio fuel for their old mercedes, into glycerin to make a completely sustainable product - the restaurants that supply the oil all use the products. Talk about full circle! {Plus chic modern packaging and great clean smells - you can't go wrong!}

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What about reuse, except in a completely aesthetic form? Why not gift your 'Green' minded friend a piece of art - that shows their personality and their interests? I love this octopus print - printed on an sheet from a discarded book! 

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No girl is complete with out a diary or Journal...what about another notebook to jot down lists, thoughts or even better - somewhere chic to gather outfit ideas??? I absolutely adore the the history and vibe this journal evokes! Plus don't you love the way old hard backs feel? That pressed linen and imprinted title - I used to run my hand up and down the aisles in the library feeling the texture. 

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Is your Eco Girl, a girl on the go??? What about a new travel mug? Those stainless ones are great, but you can't reheat those (this is completely microwaveable, and dishwasher safe!) or have the feeling of holding the symbolic white Starbucks cup! (Just the thought of fancy coffee is enough to get me excited!) 

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It isn't always easy being green or cheap! What about a great little book that would give tutorials and even more ideas for a greener household?! How to make household cleaners? Quick and relevant tips for everyday life...This would be the perfect gift for someone who may want to make simple improvements in the way they live. I could imagine this as a part of gift basket - take the tote, mug, and the lotion/soap combo - throw this in - talk about a gift that shows you know what they care about! Not every gift needs to be a holiday sweater with lights! :)

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Aren't these great??? I am thinking I need to get a few of the reusable baggies for my lunches! 

13 comments:

  1. I need to get some of those reusable baggies! I hate plastic bags so then I end up putting my lunch in plastic containers which I also hate.
    Thanks for all these great ideas!

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  2. Thanks for sharing...I now know what I'm getting my "ECO-friendly," friend for Christmas!

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  3. Live by those reusable bags, I'll carry items if I can to avoid those plastic bags.

    Great list...thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love this post! I am ALWAYS trying to go green in more areas of my life. It is a daily challenge to change my old habits, but learning new ways is always exciting!

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  5. These are all so great!! Keep 'em coming, I can knock off my entire shopping list!

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  6. i want that journal! i love your lists...please continue :)

    xx

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  7. These are SUCH great ideas! I love that coffee cup... I desperately need one!

    xx
    Nikki

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  8. I have a set of three reusable shoppin gbags with Marilyn Monroe photos on them! they are awesome

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  9. OMG that reusable lunch bag is too cute!!! And loving that coffee cup too. Brilliant ideas, honey!

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  10. YES!! You know I got stuck at the J.Crew bag for 5 minutes though...it's like a drug.

    xo,
    c

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  11. I want too look into that book for myself! Your ideas are great!

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  12. The reusable;e lunch bag is adorable...mine needs updating! great picks..xo

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  13. ah I missed this one. Love the coffee mug b/c you can reheat in it. I might have to get this for a gift for my dad (and for myself!)

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