Green Gifts that People REALLY Want

Green Gifts that People REALLY Want

Tara Bellucci
Nov 28, 2012

We asked, and you answered. Inspired by the eco-friendly finds you hope to unwrap this holiday season, we pulled together a list of no-fail gifts that are good for the planet. Here's what the sustainably-minded among us want most:

1. Things that replace paper. Disposable paper products fill up landfills, so treat your green friend to lovely table linens, like these from Alabama Chanin & Heath Ceramics ($44). Made from organic cotton grown in the USA. Greening the daily coffee habit is fun with fully customizable Keep Cups (from $10).

2. Garden supplies. Green thumbs unite in their love of heirloom seeds, such as floral and vegetable varieties from Beekman1802 ($8 and up). It's the gift that keeps on giving, maybe even back to your table or vase.

3. Reused/recycled items. There are tons of cool and clever products made from repurposed materials, such as this wine bottle terrarium ($38). From license plate sculpture to subway token cufflinks, treasure is easily made from trash.

4. Composting. From tabletop bins to subscription services, composting won the majority of commenters over. Check out our roundup of the best small space compost bins, including this model from Simple Human ($59.99).

5. Green cleaners. You may not buy nicely scented, eco-friendly cleaners for yourself, but receiving them gives the gift of a clean, green home for months. Mrs. Meyer's offers kitchen basics gift sets in a variety of fragrances ($9.99).

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