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. 

cat tipiLoyal Luxe Native American Cat Teepee @ Loyal Lux ($24)

Vintage map lettersGO Vintage Custom Map Letters by Carolina Cottage @ Cargoh($25)

Hamster lamp stickerHamster Lamp Eco Reminder Sticker @ Hu2 Art & Design (£24.90)

Bow binsBow Bins by Cordula Kehrer for Areaware @ House & Hold($36 - $48)

oval tack frameOval Tack Frame @ MIO ($95)

A Frame plant hangarA-Frame Plant Hanger by Danny Simon @ Poketo($78)

Nest thermostatNest Learning Thermostat @ Best Buy ($249.99 - sold out through 2011)

Plumen light bulbPlumen 001 120V Light Bulb @ Plumen ($29.99)

Boskke recycled sky planterBoskke Recycled Sky Planter @ A+R Store ($16)

Mail and Key rackMail + Key Rack @ Hipcycle ($80)

Hot dog wheat warmersHot Dog Wheat Warmers - Jack @ ShowPony's Etsy shop($39)

Grow at home mushroom kitBack to Roots Grow-at-Home Mushroom Garden @ Abe's Natural Market($19.99) (Bonus: Coupon codes!)

Beeswax Bottles Beeswax Bottles Candle Set @ Terrain($105)

Alarm Dock by Jonas DamonAlarm Dock by Jonas Damon @ Areaware ($40)

Grow Bottles upcycled hydrogardensGrow Bottles Upcycled Hydrogardens by Potting Shed Creations @ Branch ($35)

Pack Rack Jungle TailsPack Rack Jungle Tails by Steph Mantis! @ Supermarket($58)

Design Sponge at Home "Design*Sponge at Home" by Grace Bonney @ Amazon.com($17.50)

Reclaimed Apothecary Matchstick bottleReclaimed Apothecary Matchstick Bottle by Jen Pearson @ Terrain($24)

bobble jugBobble Jug @ Water Bobble ($29.99)

Lil Looper Lazy SusanLil' Looper Lazy Susan @ CounterRevolution($195)

Related on MNN:

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• 12 don't-miss kitchen sales for Cyber Monday

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Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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-prez