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Environmentally Friendly Gifts for Every Month of the Year

Looking for the perfect environmentally friendly gift for someone's birthday or special occasion? Now, more than ever, there are plenty of "green gifts" to choose from, so where do you start? Right here! Check out these environmentally friendly gift selections-one for every month of the year-for some great suggestions.

January

Did you get a new cell phone from Santa? If so, how about a recycled rice bag cell phone holder to put it in? Available in orange, green, and blue from Uncommon Goods.

February

While winter storms rage outside, curl up in front of the fireplace with The Straw Bale House and dream about building your own affordable, durable, energy efficient, and earth friendly home using straw, a renewable resource. 320 pages.

March

With spring just around the corner, what better way to start your spring fling than with a nifty Watering Can Handbag? Made from faux leather in pink or green from Gardner's Supply Company.
April

Time to get some new outdoor dining or lounging by the pool furniture? The Bamboo Table and Chairs and Bamboo Chaise Lounger both sold by Master Gardener Products are two options to consider. Because bamboo is a renewable resource, is a hot, hot, hot environmentally friendly product. Hint: You might want to consider this gift for yourself.

May

Get a head start on the picnic season with this Bamboo Dinnerware Set from Hammacher Schlemmer. Includes eight 7" salad or dessert plates; eight 9" dinner plates; and eight 13" chargers or platters. Bamboo utensils sold separately.

June

Here's the perfect wedding gift for your favorite eco-friendly couple: Venetian Glassware from La Mediterranea. Made from recycled glass and ceramic, each piece is unique.



If you are looking for something less fancy, Target carries some pretty recycled glassware as well.

July

How about a nice set of four recycled glass and ceramic coasters to place your refreshing herbal drinks on? Here's a gift that is both environmentally friendly and artsy at the same time.

August

Looking for an alternative to Sterno on those camping trips out into the wilderness? Try EcoFlame Warming Gel. Made from an earth friendly sugar cane ethanol, it does everything Sterno does except use petroleum.

September

It's back to school time and here's the perfect reusable lunch bag, byo lunchbag® by BuiltNY.

Made from neoprene rubber, so it's lead and metal free, it opens up to a placement and insulates hot and cold foods and drink. Orange, cranberry, and black colors.

October

The perfect Snack Bowl for those blustery fall days when all you want to do is stay inside, watching videos and eating popcorn. Made from recycled vinyl LPs. Way cool!

November

It's not quite cold enough for snow, but it's on the way. Get ready with this recycled Large Boot Tray from Gardener's Supply Company. Available in three different sizes. PS They also make terrific under trays for your indoor plants.

December

Find the perfect holiday gift at Ecoware for everyone on your list. Beautifully made and eco friendly, everything is made from recycled, reused and natural materials.

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