More green Christmas: A wish list

On Tuesday, we talked about what to get others. But what does the green-lover on your list want for Christmas? Here are some great ideas …


  • Reusable bags that match and look nice, if the recipient is stylish. Be sure to propose an excellent home for the old bags.
  • A nice collection of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs.
  • Beeswax candles. 
  • Local, raw, organic honey.
  • A Diva Cup.
  • GreenDimes to eliminate junk mail.
  • Carbon offsets.
  • A green cleaning service.
  • A bike — or the goodies to make a bike more usable, like lights, a good lock, a helmet, or panniers.
  • Car-share gift certificate or a bus pass.
  • A gift certificate for a restaurant trying to do right by the environment, like Chipotle. (Their gift cards are plastic, but at least they are corn-based plastic.)
  • And Mr. Cheap says … Local food – an artisanal bread, cheese, beer, wine. Get to know your community’s tastes — and it’s consumable, so it’s not cluttering up your home.

Pitch in your ideas here, too!


One thought on “More green Christmas: A wish list

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