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Gift Ideas for the Green Friend

You’ve heard the old adage Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Someone you know is probably an advocate of preserving the planet’s natural resources. To appeal to their propensity for sustainable living, many of the gifts below have been repurposed, upcycled, or handmade by artisans in small communities. For your earth-loving, tree-hugging, and crunchy friends, check out these gift ideas.


Replace plastic snack bags with Bumkins Reusable Snack Bags. They are great for packing up snacks and lunches. Machine washable, line dry.
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This beautiful Jewel Toned Sari Scarficon is handmade from upcycled, vintage, silk saris. Be sure to check out the video to see how the saris are made.

This Suncoat Polish & Peel Nail Polish is water-based, non-toxic, and is even safe for kids. If that wasn’t enough, it is a vegan (cruelty-free) product. How to remove? Just soak fingertips in water and peel. It’s that easy! This peely polish only lasts a couple days, so if you’re looking for one that lasts longer, try this one or this one.
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Bye-bye, chemical air fresheners! And hello, Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag!icon This handy charcoal filled bag will eliminate odors in the home, apartment, or car. Set it out in the sun for an hour each month, and it will last 2 years.

Reduce waste and save trees by using Squeeze Cellulose Cloths as an alternative to paper towels. These cloths are made from biodegradable cellulose and can be used for months. Dishwasher safe.
This colorful Fair Trade Coin Purse is made from foil snack wrappers by artisans.

Replace disposable straws with these Reusable Silicone Straws. The width of these straws makes them great for smoothies, plus they are easy to clean. These are a unique stocking stuffer!

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