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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 04:25

‘Tis the Season to Go Green: An Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

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With the holidays just around the corner, there are so many things to check off our lists that it’s easy to go for convenience over greenness. With this handy Green Gift Guide, you can put the Earth at the top of the list, while finding something wonderful for everyone!

Glass Straws from Strawesome - $6.95 and up


These reusable glass straws are a great gift for anyone, with tons of options for smoothies, cocktails, fun and bright designs for kids. Using reusable straws over and over again easily reduces the kind of plastic waste that we don’t even think about in our daily lives. 


T-Shirt Blanket from Project Repat - $60 - $190 


Over the years, kids active in sports and other activities unknowingly collect handfuls of t-shirts that often eventually end up being donated or trashed. A fun way to save those that bring back fond memories is to create a t-shirt quilt. For those of us that aren’t too handy with a sewing machine, you can simply pack up those tees and send them off to Project Repat for cozy blanket sure to keep your loved one warm.



Upcycled Apron from Retro Revival on Etsy - $45


For the cook on your list, a beautiful apron like this one, upcycled from a vintage tablecloth, is the missing ingredient this holiday season!



Upcycled Coasters from NoPlaceLikeNerd on Etsy - $20


Your favorite nerd will love resting their holiday eggnog on these adorable geeky coaster sets made from real recycled comic book pages. From Wolverine to Captain America, there’s a set for any comic fan!



Recycled Seat Belt Camera Strap from Couch on Etsy - $22


For the photographer in your family, turn his or her gear up a notch with this unique camera strap. Made of recycled automotive seatbelt material, it’s sturdy and green! Well, it comes in plenty of other colors too!



Upcycled Champagne Bottle Bangle Bracelet by ReVetro on Etsy - $9


The wino on your list will love showing off his or her enthusiasm for the bubbly with this beautiful bangle bracelet, recycled from a champagne bottle.



Repurposed Denim Pouch from StitchandMade on Etsy - $24


Perfect for storing just about anything on the go, this well-crafted pouch is made from repurposed denim fabric and leather.


Reclaimed Leather Personal Items Bag from Masacoche on Etsy - $18

This little pouch made from reclaimed leather would be perfect for the beauty enthusiast, stuffed with a handful of eco-friendly cosmetics. Be sure to check the eco-rating of your favorite make-up items with Good Guide.



Reclaimed Leather Wallet from BeakandBillDesign on Etsy - $22.45


This simple little wallet is great for the minimalist on your list. Perfect for a few cards and bills, it’s made of reclaimed leather and each one is completely unique!


Upcycled Bike Inner Tube Dopp Kit from MoabBagCompany on Etsy - $34


Creatively crafted from locally sourced reclaimed bike inner tubes, this vegan dopp kit makes a handsome gift for a handsome fella on your gift list. He doesn’t have to be a bike enthusiast to appreciate the eco-friendly design of this handy travel bag.


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Brianne Richard

Bio Brianne lives and works North Hollywood and has been a lover of the Noho Arts District since she moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast in 2010. She is passionate about finding new ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose! In her spare time, she edits her documentary web series Glad Rags, which is about vintage and sustainable fashion, runs an Etsy shop selling vintage and repurposed treasures, and co-produces a podcast! She's always making an effort to reduce her impact on our precious resources and share her passion for the repurposeful lifestyle!

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