Sick of all the generic, unoriginal, overpriced fluff you see at the mall? Fret not. This Christmas, we’re going to help you give something that makes a positive difference. Here are 10 unique, eco-friendly, fair-trade or sustainable gifts for everybody on your list
01.Atomic Bonsai Kit – $20
An evergreen alternative to wilting foliage, this recycled cardboard bonsai plant can be pruned into unique forms.
02. TOMS Shoes – $42+
For every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair to a child in need.
03. Worldchanging – $21.83
Worldchanging covers nearly every environmental base, offering unique tips on how to go green while also discussing the newest eco-friendly technologies.
04. Yesterday’s News Colored Pencils – $10
For the kid in you: 12 colored pencils made with recycled Chinese newspapers.
05. Clocky – $50
Get out of bed on the first beep. If you hit snooze, Clocky wheels away and hides, forcing you out from under the covers.
06. Winepocket – $29
Deliver that perfect vintage wine in this case, made from leftover factory fabric.
07. Scratch Note set – $16
Unleash your inner artist with this scratch note set made from 100% recycled card stock.
08. Chesapeake Bay Candles – $9.99
Reflect and relax with the gently wafting scent of these natural soy candles.
09. HYmini – $49.99
This universal charger/adaptor borrows from the sun and the wind to charge itself. Charges cell phones, iPods and the like.
10. Elephant Dung products $3.99+
This stationary is made of recycled elephant dung; profits go back to the elephants and their caretakers who are losing jobs due to technological advances.
For 40 additional conscientious Christmas gifts, check out the November/December issue of RELEVANT.