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ecofabulous Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best of the Rest
You’ve seen our picks for Her, Him, the Kids, and the Home, but what about the rest of the gang? In our last of this week-long series, get the lowdown on green goods for foodies, techies, athletes and more in the ecofabulous Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best of the Rest. Wishing you the happiest of holidays from all of us at ecofab!
They’ll love looking at Olmay Home’s gorgeous handmade Woodenware cooking utensils as much as they’ll love using them (from $10.00).
Let do-good gourmets easily grow up to a pound and a half (!) of oyster mushrooms with the Back to the Roots Mushroom Kit, which comes with recycled coffee grounds and mushroom seeds encased in a compostable box ($19.99).
Renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar helped launch the countertop-worthy SodaStream Source, which lets you create your own soda at home (and save our landfills from a few plastic bottles) (from $129.95).
|Here’s the Scoop:
Class up their condiment selection with Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup, an all-natural, vine-ripened option that will make their veggie burger rethink the red stuff ($7.00).
|Totally Cool (and Really Hot):
The Nest Thermostat is the smartest (and best looking) on the market: it cuts up to 20% of an energy bill by learning your schedule and preferences to automatically adjust your home’s heat and cooling systems ($249.00).
Keep your giftee charged up anytime (and anywhere) with the BoostTurbine2000 from Etón, a compact back-up battery with a hand turbine power generator ($60.00).
Die-cut from recycled wool felt, this durable, sleek Nau Pad Stash tablet case doubles as a stand for easy viewing ($75.00).
Eschew those ubiquitous plastic white buds for wooden Bambud Bamboo Earbuds consciously handcrafted with pure, all-natural bamboo ($38.00).
Made under sweatshop-free conditions, this Fair Trade-certified, hand-stitched soccer ball enters the game using polyurethane material instead of standard-issue PVC ($60.00).
Let the urban cyclist hit the streets in style with this sustainably produced Pop-Up Bicycle Basket, which can easily carry a purse, backpack, or shopping bag after a day of errand running ($75.00).
Help your favorite skateboard fan go old-school on a super.round.nose longboard that’s hand-shaped in Brooklyn from repurposed local premium hardwood scrap ($375.00).
Keep your furry friend’s paw print smaller with a 100% biodegradable pet bed from Dog Gone Smart made with all-natural and organic materials (prices vary).
|Ruff and Tough:
The recyclable and virtually puncture-proof Bionic Stuffer dog toy is engineered for extreme strength, so even the most aggressive chewers won’t rough up this holiday gift the very morning it’s opened ($19.99).
Feed Fido right: try this Organic Pet Superfood Supplement from Bixbi, which uses natural ingredients to target what your pet needs, whether it’s help with digestion, immunity, joints, or skin and coat ($27.99 for a two-month supply).
|Start with Stockings:
Obviously! Hang these Holiday Trail Stockings (made of hemp and organic cotton) by the chimney with care ($58.00).
|Go to Great Lengths:
Her lookers will lap up 100% Pure Ultra Lengthening Fruit Mascara, a 100% vegetarian mascara that lengthens, separates, thickens, and glosses lashes using fruit and black tea pigments ($21.00).
|Such a Giver:
Fill that stocking to the brim with the 2012 Holiday Gift Box from Environmental Working Group, a fundraiser and holiday present all in one containing new products picked using EWG’s always-helpful research (starting at $150.00).
Let her go green in every way with “Seething Jealousy” from Scotch Naturals, a safe and eco-friendly alternative to conventional solvent-based nail polish ($15.00).
|Clean Up Your Act:
Made sans parabans, sulfates, heavy metals, and palm oil, this cold-processed soap is specifically formulated for a guy’s skin (and he’ll especially dig its made-for-a-man hardwood scent) ($8.95).
|No Pouting Here:
Give her makeup bag a natural boost with 100% Pure Lip Gloss in a Sheer Pomegranate Wine color derived from fruit pigments ($13.00).
A saucy present to give your grown-up loved one (or, ahem, yourself), the Jimmyjane Form 6 G3 vibrator is not only rechargeable, but it’s also made with 100% phthalate-free body safe materials ($175.00).
That’s a wrap! Make sure to keep your gifts green with a sustainable alternative to traditional wrapping, like VZWraps gift bags. Crafted from organic and traditional cotton, they’re endlessly reusable. Plus, you’ll never have to hunt for a bow — there’s one attached, and it’s wisely made from 100% recycled materials (from $3.25).