Gallery: GIFT GUIDE: Green Stocking Stuffers!

 

For a sustainable holiday filled with cheer, fill your stockings with green gifts this year! Stocking stuffers start the holidays off right; your loved ones will be happy all Christmas night. Here are some of our favorite small gifts – all of which are green, stylish, well-designed, and will fit in a stocking!

ADORABLE HAND MADE FINGER PUPPETS For your kids or the kid in you! These adorable finger puppets are handmade by artisans in rural Kenya, using natural wool and vegetable-based dyes. We can’t think of a better stocking stuffer for a small child (or a parent of a small child). $12 from Branch

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VINTAGE MAGAZINE NOTECARDS One of a kind and great examples of recycled materials for good design, these charming notecards from Branch Home will be great for all your post-holiday thank you notes.

$9 from Branch Homes

45 NANO CASE We featured the Jimi recycled Nano case last year, and here’s a new idea: old cassettes (the older musical generation) to protect your iPod Nano (the new generation) in sustainable style.

$45 (CND) from 45 Nano Cases

INFLATABLE BALLOON LAMP This LED-light balloon lamp is a great high-design take on an everyday object. Thanks to the simple hook design, you can bunch 2 or 20 of the balloons together for a great green chandelier too!

$25 from Design Boom

SLINGSHOT PENCIL A little mischief can be a good thing, especially with this wooden slingshot pencil. Available from the newly opened San Francisco Curiosity Shoppe (congrats Derek and Lauren!), the object combines toy and tool for some extra office fun.

$8 from the Curiosity Shoppe

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MINI KEYCHAIN SOLAR FLASHLIGHT For just $21 you can own the world’s smallest self-powered LED flashlight. This is a great way to introduce family and friends to solar power while keeping an eye out for their safety as well. This little gadget requires no batteries and will last longer than you do, so you never need to worry about it running out of juice. $21 from Compact-Impact

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LIVING ECOSPHERE What better to stuff a stocking with than real live living creatures? This sleekly designed mini-ecosphere brings flora and water to your desktop beautifully for the holidays and beyond.

$89 from Viva Terra

FLOWMARKET CLEAN AIR, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION CONTAINERS What better gift than the gift of clean air? FLOWMarket sells a line of clever containers labeled with things like “Renewable Energy” and “Sustainable Innovation.” Use them for what they’re labeled with or more practical substances like toothpaste and shampoo.

$6 and up from FLOWMarket

GIFT TREES Great things come in small packages, and these vials of tree saplings from Arbor Day Foundation make the perfect gift that grows. Choose from Redwood, Pine, or Spruce, and give the gift of flora.

$3 from Gift Trees

PLANT-ME PETS These quirky little creatures, made of decomposing natural latex rubber, sprout into melons, tomatoes, and pumpkins. So cute you may not want to plant them, Plant-Me Pets make great desktop companions and are the ideal gift for that impossible-to-buy-for individual on your list.

$20 from Branch Home

BAMBU KIDS UTENSILS Sized perfectly for your little ones’ mitts, Bambu’s line of kid and baby-sized utensils are as cute as they are eco-friendly, durable, and functional. Check out the adult sized ones as well.

$7-$16 From Branch for kids and baby-sized sets

RECYCLEBONE and RECYCLEBALL For the canines in your life, stuff their doggy stockings with these recycled balls and bones from Branch – made from 100% “regrind” first-quality Orbee-Tuff® material that would otherwise be discarded, even your pups can be green!

$12 each from Branch

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5 Comments

  1. Inhabitat » GREEN... December 3, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    [...] planning to publish different individual green gift guides. Last week we covered Green Gadgets and Stocking Stuffers. Today we are going to cover gifts specifically for ladies and gents. First the [...]

  2. Inhabitat » GIFT ... December 3, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    [...] weeks – every Monday we are planning to publish different individual guides. Last week we covered Green Gadgets and Stocking Stuffers. Today we are going to cover gifts specifically for ladies and gents. First [...]

  3. Inhabitat » Annou... November 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    [...] in a few clicks with stylish, beautifully-designed green gift ideas in the following categories: Stocking Stuffers, Green Gifts Under $50, Green Gadgets, Gifts for Him, Gifts For Her, Gifts for Kids, Knit Gifts, [...]

  4. Adam Davidson November 27, 2007 at 10:51 am

    The idea of a stocking stuffer is not green to begin with; almost always superfluous trinkets, these items are what end up in the garbage a month after christmas. Thankfully, most of the items here circumvent the useless aspect, though the FLOWmarket products couldn’t be defined as anything but useless. I really like giving plants as gifts though, so give on!

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