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2011 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MrsMoney)
at 9:56AM Monday November 14, 2011
under Shop Smarter

My goal for this Holiday season is to get my shopping done before Thanksgiving.  I have various people I'd like to give gifts to, so I've been compiling a list of ideas of eco-friendly gifts that will fit the needs of many. 

Here are some of the ideas I've come up with so far:

  • Counter Composter.  For under $20, you can purchase a small composting unit that sits on the counter.  It will blend in with any kitchen, and has a built in system so that it doesn't stink.  It's so cute that no one would guess there is compost in it!

  • Men's Shaving Brush.  Using a shaving brush and soap is more eco-friendly than purchasing the aerosol cans of shaving cream, not to mention much better for a man's health.  You'll help them eliminate the exposure to toxins in the shave cream and be more eco friendly at the same time.

  • Glass water bottle.  These are great gifts for pretty much anyone on your list!  I love that it is all glass, which means that it doesn't give the water a funny taste, and is infinitely reusable.  It comes with a silicone sleeve to reduce the chance of it breaking. 

  • Zum Bar soap.  This bar soap runs around $4 a bar, which is not a bad deal! If you need to get a gift for a co worker, this would be lovely.  Add a nice washcloth, and you are all set.  This soap smells fabulous.

  • A wooden food set is such a cute idea for a child, boy or girl!  It's eco-friendly and will last forever.  I know my niece loves playing with her play kitchen, and this would be ideal for her!

Buying eco-friendly gifts doesn't have to be expensive.  All of the items featured above cost less than $20 each, which I think is great!

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

Mrs. Money writes at the Ultimate Money Blog, where she shares tips on frugal living, how to live green, and living a simpler life.