Gallery: 10 Sure-to-Please Green Home Gifts For The Holidays


It’s been said that home is where the heart is, so this holiday, what better way to show the nicest people on your list how much you care than by getting them gifts to spruce up their pads? Nowadays, there are plenty of home goods that are just as eco-friendly as they are delightful. From pillows shaped like giant Scrabble tiles to a garden that grows right on your walls to a handy gadget that cleans the air with the power of plants, check out our vibrant assortment of green home gifts that will have the recipients smiling from ear to ear.


We guarantee that any Scrabble nerd you know will be blown away when they unwrap their holiday gift to find this set of three pillows within. Each pillow is printed using eco-friendly ink on 100% cotton and you can even specify which letters you’d like.

+ $72 at Counter Couture Design >


Do the birds on your block look at that Victorian-style home on the corner with disdain? If so, give your favorite neighbors a birdhouse kit that comes with everything they need to build a birdhouse your fine feathered friends really want – one with clean lines and a modern aesthetic.

+ $33 at Amazon >


You adore them but they couldn’t be on time if their lives depended on it! If that sounds like someone you know, give them the gift of punctuality with this cool clock made from reclaimed chalkboards from an Illinois elementary school. And since it’s made out of slate, you can write a little note on it before you wrap it up – perhaps “Stop being late all the time!” would get the message across?

+ $95 at UncommonGoods >


Give your favorite iron chef a snazzy new cutting board for the holidays so that they can whip you up more wonderful meals! Made of fast-growing bamboo, these colorful boards are eco-friendly, durable and easy to clean, not to mention a steal starting at just $12.

+ Starting at $12 from Branch >


Help your friends and loved ones save energy and money with this handy dandy little Kill-a-Watt. All they have to do is plug it in and it will show them how much electricity they’re using. At just over $20, this clever device will pay for itself in energy bill savings in just a short time.

+ $20.28 at Home Depot >


Air purifiers are a smart way to keep your indoor air quality up (especially for people with allergies), but let’s face it – they aren’t usually a sight for sore eyes. Not so with the Andrea, a device that amplifies the air cleaning powers of natural plants. As you can see, it’s just as beautiful as it is effective.

+ $100 from Amazon >


Cork is a renewable resource that is as great-lookin’ as it is green. Case in point: this stylish bowl made of the barky stuff. It’s the perfect gift for someone who has it all since you can always use an extra bowl. Fill it with some fresh fruits for even more brownie points!

+ $68 from Branch >


Almost everyone who comes across Woolly Pockets’ flourishing wall gardens goes gaga for them, and it’s no secret why. Give your favorite plantophile a starter sized pocket, the Wally, and they can watch it grow over the years, just like your friendship.

+ $40 from Woolly Pocket >


Who wouldn’t be delighted to open up a present and find this wonderful little world waiting inside? Your giftee can personalize it with their favorite miniatures or figurines and it’s all housed inside a recycled glass wine bottle to boot!

+ $38 from UncommonGoods >


Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. This easy mushroom growing kit sprouts up to 1 1/2 lbs of gourmet oyster mushrooms in as little as 10 days and yields 2-4 yummy crops. Make sure to invite yourself over to your giftee’s home approximately a week and a half after giving this to them to help them “dispose” of the harvest (right into your tummy).

+ $19.95 from Back to the Roots >


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  1. Zara November 30, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Great Ideas! I love your post. I want scrabble pillows, too! =)

  2. Yuka Yoneda November 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Hint: I really, really want those Scrabble pillows.

  3. Dan Mendes November 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    really digging that clock

  4. kestrel November 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Love this moss terrarium!

  5. Rebecca Paul November 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Forget gifts I want all of this stuff for my house. Great post love it, love it.

  6. Diane Pham November 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    i LOVE the birdhouse. so california modern.

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