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Green Monday: 2011 gift guide
Manage to emerge unscathed from — or completely avoid — last week's frenzied display of retail ickiness? Shop responsibly and less aggressively for eco-prezzies with the help of this year's Green Monday gift guide.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM
I don’t about you, but I’m not exactly into getting pepper sprayed, shoved, screamed at, shot at, tasered, or otherwise brutalized when shopping for home-centric holiday gifts (and yes, that includes $2 waffles irons
and bath towels
That said I’m proud to present the 2011 edition of my Green Monday holiday gift guide, a thoughtfully curated (or at least I’d like to think so) and trample-free selection of meaningful and useful eco-prezzies for the home and garden. Like in years past
, you’ll find an assortment of items — some that have made past appearances on my blog and some that are making their debut — that are durable, handmade, ethically manufactured, and/or made from recycled/recyclable/sustainable materials. There’s something for everyone on the list, from space-strapped urban gardeners to energy usage-obsessers to design-savvy cat owners. And since this is Cyber Monday
after all, you’ll find them at a handful of my favorite online retailers that are free of marauding gangs of wild-eyed bargain shoppers.
Without further ado, let’s get green gift shopping shall we? But before you do, take a moment to head on over to the Nature Conservancy
and pledge to gift responsibly (and non-violently) this year.
Loyal Luxe Native American Cat Teepee @ Loyal Lux
GO Vintage Custom Map Letters by Carolina Cottage @ Cargoh
Bow Bins by Cordula Kehrer for Areaware @ House & Hold
($36 - $48)
Oval Tack Frame @ MIO
A-Frame Plant Hanger by Danny Simon @ Poketo
Nest Learning Thermostat @ Best Buy
($249.99 - sold out through 2011)
Plumen 001 120V Light Bulb @ Plumen
Boskke Recycled Sky Planter @ A+R Store
Beeswax Bottles Candle Set @ Terrain
Alarm Dock by Jonas Damon @ Areaware
Grow Bottles Upcycled Hydrogardens by Potting Shed Creations @ Branch
Pack Rack Jungle Tails by Steph Mantis! @ Supermarket
"Design*Sponge at Home" by Grace Bonney @ Amazon.com
Reclaimed Apothecary Matchstick Bottle by Jen Pearson @ Terrain
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