Sunday, December 13, 2009

Eight Sustainable Eco Gifts $30 or less

What to give if you want something nice but don't want to trash the planet? Check out the items below - they're some of the things we feel strongly about, and really love. We think your recipients will, too!

To-go Ware Tiffins - $23.00 - $25.00
Stylish and sturdy, these stainless steel food carriers are a fabulous way to keep styrafoam out of the system. Simply bring one of these along for leftovers, and then carry them in to work the next day. Produced by a Fair Trade company.

To-go Ware Bamboo Flatware
in recycled plastic case – $12.00
I always have one of these sets in my bag – I HATE using plastic flatware for both environmental and aesthetic reasons. The knife, fork and spoon are strong and feel good in one’s hand – the spoon is especially fun to use, and the chopsticks have a lovely twist design. The snap-holder is made of recycled PET plastic and has a carabiner so that you never forget to bring it along!

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Beverage Bottles
– $15.00 - $28.00
Safe, durable and no disposable plastic. Now available in an insulated version, that keeps hot drinks hot for six hours, and cold drinks cold for 24. What’s not to love?

The Best Rechargeable Batteries on the Market – eneloop
Starting at $20.00, including charger

Recycled Cotton Shopping Bags
– with dual handles, the same “footprint” as a brown paper bag, and super tough fabric these bags are a steal at $6.00

Glass Food Storage Containers
$6.00 - $17.00 See-through, safe (no leaching from plastic) and dishwasher safe, these borosilicate containers are simply the best.

Organic Essential Oils to add to home-made cleaning products $6.00. Recipes on the Essential Oils page on our store.

New Leaf Paper Products – 100% Post Consumer Waste
$3.00 - $8.00
If you have to use “new” paper, this is the kind to use!