The Ultimate Green Gift Guide

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There are so many green gift options these days; however, the challenge remains knowing what to get for the blossoming greenie in your life. Our ultimate green gift guide includes something for everyone in your life this holiday season.

for him

These Shoes are Made for Walking This holiday season, give the man in your life Simple shoes; they are comfortable, totally cool, and made from 100 percent sustainable materials like recycled car tires, hemp, bamboo, recycled inner tubes, and organic cotton. The Skiff shoe is made of old bike tires, hemp, organic cotton, and plastic and is available in three colors. They also have a full range of green sneakers. www.simpleshoes.com

Gadget Mania The EarthDrive USB Flash drive by ATP is completely recyclable since it is made from biodegradable polyester, which comes from such renewable resources as corn. It comes in 4 and 8 GB memory capacity and is completely waterproof, shock proof, and dust proof. ATP also donates a portion of it’s proceeds to planting trees all over the world. www.costco.com

Eat, Drink, Wear EcoZuzu clothing makes comfortable, casual t-shirts in the U.S. from a blend of organic cotton, cotton, and 100 percent certified recycled polyethylene terephthalate, otherwise known as PETE. The shirts are super soft and colored with low impact dyes. Word on the street has it that Adrian Grenier wore one of EcoZuzu t-shirts on his new show Alter-Eco on Planet Green. Now that is eco-hip. www.ecozuzu.com

for her

Gold when it Shimmers True, gold mining and processing have pretty big carbon footprints but jewelry designer Toby Pomeroy’s intentions have been to balance timeless beauty with sustainability. His extensive line of globally inspired jewelry is handcrafted entirely of reclaimed gold also known as Ecogold, silver, and diamonds. Give the 18k gold Eclipse Hoop earrings to the green fashionista on your list.  www.tobypomeroy.com

The Perfect Clutch Most handbags are made with chemicals and dyes, which potentially harm the environment. Enter Heather Heron, an eco-chic handbag designer who uses hemp, hemp silk, and recycled materials in her bags. This winter give the black Manzanita hemp clutch with gold trim, a favorite for holiday parties. www.heatherheron.com

Paper or Plastic No More Envirosax makes gorgeous, stylish reusable bags with many different colorful and chic graphics. You can even mix and match and buy their 5-in-1 Graphic Series Pouch. The pouch is compact enough to fit in your glove compartment or purse. They make organic bags, too. www.envirosax.com

for Kids

A Backpack with a Message CBH Studio has designed this PVC-free neoprene tote with a beautiful white polar bear, coupled with the word Endangered to ignite enthusiasm for the budding environmentalist. It is said that the polar bear may be extinct by 2050 and this bag does more than make a statement. Proceeds contribute to a global wildlife organization dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. www.cbhstudio.com

Eco Art Children love to play with dough and clay, however many brands are made with chemicals. Eco Kids offers an all-natural option created by Kip and Kammie Weeks in their kitchen with their young son. Free of artificial dyes, chemicals, and metals, it is the perfect gift for the blossoming eco artist. www.ecokidsusa.com

for Home

Entertain with Flair Popmat Paper Placemats are made from 100 percent recycled paper and each design incorporates a small area of the placemat that pops up and doubles as a name card like the back of a small chair, a signpost or mailbox perfect for table ‘placement.’ Designed and created by Publique Living out of San Francisco. www.publiqueliving.com

A Passage to India Les Indiennes by Mary Mulcahy carries an extensive collection of bedding, fabrics, decorative pillows, and tablecloths befitting of any eco maharaja. Mulcahy fashions beautifully designed textiles borrowed from intricate Indian patterns. www.lesindiennesshop.com

for Pets

Green Sleep You sleep on an earth friendly bed so why shouldn’t your pet? The new Eco Slumber bed is colorful and plush and filled with 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic bottles. Both the pillow and cover are machine washable. Your dog or cat will have sweet dreams of playing in fields of pesticide-free wild flowers on this cozy bed. www.westpawdesign.com

Rock ‘n’ Roll Collar Every canine deserves a high fashion collar made from sustainable or recycled materials. Heather English began English Retreads while floating down Boulder Creek in an inner tube. As a vegetarian she wanted a non-leather option for accessories. She began creating bags and accessories out of inner tubes from truck tires with at least 60,000 miles on them. Made from the same inner tubes as her purses, the dog collars have a kind of rock ‘n’ roll look to them and come in three sizes. www.englishretreads.com

Here Kitty Kitty The Happy Carrot is the perfect kitty stocking stuffer. This durable 6-inch carrot, made from organic cotton and colorgrown fleece, is filled with certified organic catnip sure to give your feline friend hours of entertainment. www.purrfectplay.com

by Anna Getty

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