With the current recession (and just wanting to cut back on spending!), it seems like everyone is talking about how to make the dollar stretch. Gift-giving is something that I have personally curtailed my spending on. For holidays and birthdays, I generally try to keep my gifts to friends and family under $50.00. Here are a few eco-friendly gift ideas I have specifically for girls. If you have a larger budget, maybe you could pick up a few of these things:
This Sandisk Sansa Fuze 4GB is currently $39.99 from Buy.com. This is a great gift for girls or guys because everyone seems to love music! I love refurbished electronics because they are a great alternative to buying new. Most products still come in the manufacturer packaging and really look and work like brand new. This player holds 1,000 songs at a budget price.
Although soy candles are all the rage, beeswax candles are natural and burn for a longer time. This Kathleen Lewis Beeswax Candle from Vickerey is currently just $19.50. It burns for 45-50 hours with natural fragrances.
Besides wine glasses, another nice option is this Recycled Glass Wine Carafe from Bambeco offered at just $19.00 currently. Made from 100% recycled glass, this eco-friendly carafe would make a great gift paired with a bottle of organic wine.
Jewelry generally makes a great gift and I especially love the gorgeous necklaces from The Leakey Collection. This Amani Necklace is currently $39.95 and contains beads made from grass and fallen wood. And, the dyes are low impact and beautiful.
I like organic fabrics and these Mociun Hand-Printed Scarves from Beklina are gorgeous. Made from 100% organic cotton, these scarves are not only fashionable but a better choice for the environment too. Currently, they are offered at just $40.00 a piece.
I hope you have enjoyed this list of products! For sales and great deals on eco-friendly products, you can visit Deals Go Green for daily updates.