The holidays are fast approaching, so we thought we’d share some eco-friendly gift ideas to help get you started on your holiday shopping. Bonus: these are a fun way to earn a quick 60 points on Practically Green!
For her: 21 Drops
Related Action: Choose essential oil for fragrance, perfume, and scented products 20 points
Indulge the ladies in your life with a little aromatherapy. Blended from 100 percent natural essential oils, their 21 varieties are designed to combat everyday aches and ailments. Tired? “Energize” should do the trick. Distracted? Try a little “Focus.” Overindulged? “Hangover” to the rescue!
For him: Eton Scorpion Multi-purpose Radio
For the kids: Cubebots
Related Action: Buy a toy made from recycled materials 5 points
At “rest,” this compact battery-free, plastic-free toy is an unassuming cube. But as you unwind, bend, and twist the interconnected blocks, he springs into hundreds of animated action poses. Made of sustainably harvested cherry, the Cubebot is well suited for toy boxes and desk tops alike.
For the family: Linen Napkins with Manners
Related Action: Switch to cloth napkins at home regularly 10 points
Not only do these reusable linen napkins make for a more eco-friendly dining experience, but they may result in a more peaceful and civilized meal time. Each comes printed with a friendly reminder to mind your Ps and Qs–and also conveniently serves as a handy way to identify whose napkin is whose.
For Fido: West Paw Eco Bones
Related Action: Switch to pet toys made from sustainable and natural fibers 10 points
Every dog must have his bone, so why not choose an eco-friendlier version? West Paw stuffs their fluffy chew toys with Öko-Tex approved fills and fabrics–all made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
Related Action: Switch to an LED or solar-powered flashlight 15 points
The ultimate multi-tasking outdoor accessory! This features a built-in LED flashlight, a USB cell phone charger, a digital clock, an AM/FM radio, a NOAA weather band, a hand crank, and even a bottle opener. Sure to impress the boys.