Tis the season to go shopping. Do you have your list ready to go yet? Décor finds are always great gifts because they tend to last longer than other ideas, which is always beneficial to our environment. There are a great many green gift options for the home, and I’ve rounded up just a few to get you started. Candleholders are an easy go-to gift idea, but why settle for a simple one? These lovely lanterns were reincarnated from Indian beer bottles and antiqued by artisans, and are lit by tiny tea lights ($29 each, VivaTerra). A framed picture is always the perfect gift for the family member who has it all, but this frame is made from remnants of rubberwood, a sustainable and renewable resource that would have otherwise gone to waste. Its style can also match virtually any décor ($24-$28, Bambeco). This jungle-themed mobile is an adorable choice for a nursery. Made from 100% bamboo that’s carefully sourced in China, its design is laser cut, and is sure to make adults and babies alike go gaga ($68, Branch). Any music or DIY lover would appreciate this mirror crafted from 12 vintage recycled 45-rpm records and mounted on a Trupan composite wood background that is 100% sustainable ($130, Eco Artware). Meant for the little monkey in your life, this playful storage bin will hold your child’s toys, clothes and diapers with style. It’s made of 100% organic heavyweight cotton and 100% eco-spun felt from recycled water bottles ($40, Half Pint Citizens). Treat your four-legged best friend with a plush, eco-friendly bed for the holidays. These come in a round, rectangular or sofa style; are stuffed with filling made from 100% recycled plastic bottles; and come with a removable, washable cover made from recycled fabrics ($39.99 and up, Greener Pup).
Green Gifts for the Home
Décor finds are always great gifts because they tend to last longer than other ideas, which is always beneficial to our environment.