Do you know someone who hasn’t quite gone green? Maybe they’ve bought organic food once, or recycled soda cans or plastic bottles on a few occasions. But what they really need is a good, swift”¦kit.
Get them started now with these green essentials:
This eco-chic canvas tote is stunning and just the right size for shopping at the Farmer’s Market. Made of durable eco-canvas with a nylon lining, it has three inside pockets and a detachable key clip. I love that the handles are made of recycled stainless steel. It’s available in khaki/sky, khaki/red and khaki/black at Hardware Handbags for $95.
Wean them off plastic water bottles with a reusable 27 oz stainless steel bottle from Klean Kanteen.
It’s lightweight, safe (toxin-free and non-leaching) and 100% recyclable.
Available with a sports drinking cap or a loop cap at Nubius Organics for only $17.95.
Send their home on the path to Greenville with CFL bulbs to replace the wasteful bulbs they’re still using. I’d also throw in some useful information and how-to tips from Energy Star. An 8-pack of 60 watt equivalent CFL bulbs is available for $11.95 at Change the Light.
Help rid their home of toxic cleaning products with the detox your home kit from Method. It includes all the basics – tub and tile spray, furniture polish, hand and dish soaps, floor cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Find it at Method for $28.
Even the most fashion-forward, anti-granola, eco-skeptic in your life won’t be able to resist the green way of life after reading “Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style” by Christie Matheson. The author offers dozens of earth-loving ideas that won’t require losing your chic, hip and stylish side. Available at Amazon for $10.36.
Any gift bag wouldn’t be complete without something sweet and shimmery. Throw in one or two tubes of Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer and show her the way to earth-friendly beauty. Available in eleven 100% natural shades at Burt’s Bees for $5 per tube.
Don’t forget to wrap it all up in sustainable gift wrap!