Friday, November 9, 2012

Finding the Best Eco Gift


Living an eco friendly life can be quite easy. You recycle as much as you can, you make sure your home isn't wasting any energy by getting a property condition assessment, and you buy local products at the supermarket. But buying eco gifts is much more of a challenge, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun!  So is buying green gifts even more difficult? Certainly not! Let me walk you through and you’ll soon see there are in fact astonishingly many green gifts out there.

First you can narrow you green gift choices by whom do you give those green gifts to – is it your dad, boyfriend, or good friend? Is it a teen or a thirty-year old?  Once you’ve decided on that, just get ready for the dazzling many green gifts!

Eco-friendly Gifts for men/fathers, boyfriends, husbands

Men usually have everything they need; so it seems hard to come up with any good green gift ideas. But don’t fret. There’s always a solution. In fact, there are many green gifts that men would love.
Regardless of what he does or likes, an eco-friendly charger for all mobile phones or USB interface digital products is never a bad idea.  This solar charger transfers direct sunlight to electronics, save money and energy.  Another green gift that any man will like is a men’s wallets that is made out of recycled tires.  If he likes sport, which most men do, an eco-friendly sport wear is then a suitable green gift choice.  If he loves wine, then a wine rack that is made from sustainable wood and eco-friendly wood stains is certainly another great eco-friendly gift option.

Eco-Friendly Gifts for women/mothers, girlfriends, wives

Sentiments of women’s green gifts are always the key. Some common green gifts for women include flowers, organic cosmetics, clothing, books, and edibles such as chocolate or even a home dinner by your own effort!
Undeniably, every woman loves flowers.  But do you know that only 6 percent of flowers sold in the US are certified as eco-friendly?  A good majority of those beautiful flowers are imported from Latin America.  That being said, as you are handing over the pretty bouquet to your loved ones, you are also passing potentially doused chemistries to them.  There’s probably no need for me to elaborate on the importance of buying organic and eco-friendly gift flowers.

Another green gift that women simply can’t resist is organic cosmetics.  Before you offer them the aah-ooh-inspiring personal care products or cosmetics, also make sure they don’t contain anything harmful.  Of course, the easiest and most reliable way to achieve so is to buy organic, eco-friendly cosmetic products.
Also don’t forget, if you can’t be with her right away, you can always send her an e-card, quick and easy!  But do follow up with a phone call though.  I’m sure she’d love to hear the nice blessings from your own voice.

On a side note, if you are going to buy clothes as a gift, make sure you buy organic cotton clothes and read why regular cotton “socks”.

Eco-friendly Gifts for teens/kids

What about green gifts for your 11-year-old nephew? Or your little daughter?
This is in fact a much easier task than the others.  Kids, most often, can be easily satisfied.  There are some important elements of kids’ green gifts though, such as fun, educative, appropriate and entertaining, and sometimes “cool”.  Educational and fun green gift could be an Earthoology board game that educates your kids/teens about ecological landmarks and carbon offsets; printed with soy based inks, it is certainly a very eco-friendly gift.  Of course, other regular but useful green gifts such as books and notebooks can be just as good as a fun board game.  Or… what sport does he/she play? Soccer? Basketball? Why not buy him/her a “green” soccer ball or basketball or any other kind of sport supplies to go along with all the sports news that they read?

I hope these are helpful. If you want to explore more, neerg also has a plenty of eco-friendly wedding gifts as your additional alternatives.

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