Holiday shopping is tough; nobody is going to argue that. There's the stress of remembering everyone you want to buy gifts for, sticking to a budget (or at least the idea of a budget), and then finding the presents themselves. This already intense shopping experience can be made even more challenging when someone on your list has an environmental focus; not only do you have to think about what they will want, you have to keep in mind what they won't.
Looking for green gifts especially can leave you feeling more like the Grinch than an environmental advocate. Relax: we've got a great list of green gifts for the environmentally conscious on your shopping list. Best of all? They won't break the bank.
Grow Your Own Sprouts Kit
The home chef and vegans on your list will love this kit, which allows you to grow your sprouts for an assortment of healthy (and tasty) dishes. Plus, it's easy enough that even those with not-so-green thumbs can enjoy fresh and delicious sprouts.
Adopt An Animal
Get a gift that will make a real difference in the world. The World Wildlife Fund allows you to symbolically adopt an endangered species, such as the African elephant or three-toed sloth. The adoptio kit comes with a stuffed animal, gift bag, adoption card, and the knowledge that your present is making a difference for some endangered animals.
All-Natural Bird Feeder
Feed the birds and decorate a home at the same time with this durable all natural bird-feeder. Stuff it with organic seeds and this gift will keep a home surrounded by nature all year round.
Holiday Gift Box For Cats
Does your friend want their cats to get the same quality products as they do? Then they'll love this adorable gift box that comes complete with all natural, organic toys to keep their feline friends purring this holiday season.
Recycled Wine Glasses
Look fancy and sip some environmentally conscious Cabernet with these glasses made from recycled Colombian glass. They're a handmade, thoughtful present--plus, you can drink out of them.
Natural Spa Pamper Gift
After a long day at work, even the most stalwart environmental activist likes to unwind. This spa kit provides them with the perfect tools to pamper themselves, while staying green. The pack comes complete with scrubs, lotions and moisturizers--all hand-crafted with no artificial dyes or colorings.
Burlap Market Tote
Cut down on waste (and make shopping a breeze) with this sturdy burlap bag perfect for grabbing groceries. As an added bonus, the carrier advocates shopping at the local farmer's market--a move sure to please your resident locavore.
Non-Toxic Yoga Mat
Yoga's supposed to be a soothing experience that helps you achieve inner peace, so the environmentalist (and yoga enthusiast) in your life will love these tough and non-toxic yoga mats. They come in a bright array of colors and are capable of withstanding even the most aggressive of yoga practices.
Butterfly Garden Habitat Kit
Who wouldn't love to have their home surrounded by beautiful butterflies? Your family and friends will go wild for this fun kit, which allows them to plant flowers sure to attract an array of butterflies. Their garden will not only look lovely, it will be improving the environment in a small way. Sounds like a win/win to us.
Environmentally Friendly Watch
This time piece is perfect for those worried about climate change and their personal impact on the environment. Made from sustainable, biodegradable ingredients, Sprout Watches prove that you can be fashionable and environmentally friendly at the same time.