Buy durable products that the recipient can use again and again, preferably those made from natural components, such as organic cotton or hemp, and look for products with recycled content. Electronics should feature the Energy Star label, which ensures the product is energy efficient. Look for toys made from natural wood, and avoid plastic toys containing PVC. Gifts can help the recipient go green, such as cloth grocery bags, rechargeable batteries, or compact fluorescent bulbs. Keep in mind gifts can be things to do instead of things to have: gift certificates for yoga or massage, or theatre or concert tickets are good examples. Homemade gifts – coupons, baked goods, music, poetry – are fun to make, and fun to receive.

 

Source: SimpleLivingInstitute.org