Practically Green Gifts – That Keep on Giving

Practically Green GiftsAs a kid, getting a practical gift was a bit of a disappointment. Socks. Underwear. Really? But as an adult, especially one who already has a lot of stuff, a practical gift makes great sense.

All of these gift ideas replace something that is usually disposable – paper towels, plastic wrap, dryer sheets – but they are also super cute and high quality too.  Bonus: a reusable gift keeps giving all year long by reducing waste and working hard!

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Bee's Wrap and Other Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Bee’s Wrap

Ditch the plastic wrap and switch to a pliable organic cotton cloth infused with beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. Great for wrapping cheese, sandwiches or to cover a bowl. 3-pack of assorted sizes. $19



Stainless straws and other eco friendly stocking stuffers


Stainless Steel Straws

Sayonara plastic and paper. Hello stainless steel! Every household needs a set of these durable, reusable straws on hand for the next smoothie attack. Set of 5 straws + cleaning brush. $14.95



Reusable Snack Bags and Other Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Reusable Snack Bags

These zippered reusable bags are good for snacks, lunch, even cosmetics or small toys. You really can’t have too many! Set of 3 bags (sm, med, lg) in cute fabrics. $20.95



CupPow and Other Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Cup Pow

Turn a canning jar into a drinking glass with this handy little gadget. Made from safe, recycled plastic and comes in a variety of colors. $8.99



Cloth Napkins and Other Eco Friendly Gifts

Cloth Napkins

Lively up your lunch with these double-sided napkins in fun prints. Set of 2 napkins. $6.50



Matador Droplet and Other Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Matador Droplet Wet Bag

Keep this tiny little droplet on your keychain or in your gym bag and you’ll have a bag to stash wet or sweaty items at the ready whenever you need it. $14.99 



Paperless Towels and Other Eco Friendly Gifts

Paperless Towels

Say goodbye to wasteful paper towels and hello to reusable Paperless Towels. Made from super absorbent birdseye cotton with your choice of colored edging. Set of 12. $12



Wool Dryer Balls and Other Eco Friendly Gifts

Wool Dryer Balls

Soften clothes naturally with dryer balls made from natural Alpaca wool. Handcrafted from locally sourced wool in Connecticut. Set of 3 balls. $22



Produce Bags and Other Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Produce Bags

It’s time to up the eco-ante and start using reusable bags in the produce section as well as bringing your own grocery bags. Set of 5 bags. $11.65



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