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 ($24)
GO Vintage Custom Map Letters by Carolina Cottage @ Cargoh($25)
Hamster Lamp Eco Reminder Sticker @ Hu2 Art & Design (£24.90)
Bow Bins by Cordula Kehrer for Areaware @ House & Hold($36 - $48)
Oval Tack Frame @ MIO ($95)
A-Frame Plant Hanger by Danny Simon @ Poketo($78)
Nest Learning Thermostat @ Best Buy ($249.99 - sold out through 2011)
Plumen 001 120V Light Bulb @ Plumen ($29.99)
Boskke Recycled Sky Planter @ A+R Store ($16)
Mail + Key Rack @ Hipcycle ($80)
Hot Dog Wheat Warmers - Jack @ ShowPony's Etsy shop($39)
Beeswax Bottles Candle Set @ Terrain($105)
Alarm Dock by Jonas Damon @ Areaware ($40)
Grow Bottles Upcycled Hydrogardens by Potting Shed Creations @ Branch ($35)
Pack Rack Jungle Tails by Steph Mantis! @ Supermarket($58)
"Design*Sponge at Home" by Grace Bonney @ Amazon.com($17.50)
Reclaimed Apothecary Matchstick Bottle by Jen Pearson @ Terrain($24)
Bobble Jug @ Water Bobble ($29.99)
Lil' Looper Lazy Susan @ CounterRevolution($195)
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