Ah, the holidays! It’s a time for parties, celebrations, family and friends. When it comes to gifts, whether for the family holidays or the office gift exchange, forget the generic standards and reach for something a little different. Choose gifts that are unique and suit the recipient. Bonus points if they’re also good for the planet. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites that will make the recipient feel special.
For the beverage lover
Portland 3 Beer Taster – this gorgeous set is crafted from reclaimed wine barrel slats and wine cooler bottles that have been cut down into glasses. Each one is unique, and the wood still bears the marks of its former life as a wine barrel.
On the Rocks Chiller Gift Set – the Scottish have been chilling their whiskey with natural granite for centuries, why shouldn’t you? All natural stones rest on an FSC certified hardwood tray and come with classic lowballs made from recycled glass. The perfect gift for lovers of fine whiskeys and other liquors.
For the cook
Bay Leaf Swag – it’s green, it’s gorgeous, it’s full of fresh, seasonal herbs and it’s sure to please the cook on your list. Hand-crafted from organic California bay laurel, these swags aren’t just decorative – you can cook with the herbs all year long.
Tavolo Multi Grater – sustainable acacia wood and recycled stainless steel make a beautiful pair in this gorgeous grater. The unusual, cone-shaped design features three different sizes to grate everything from nutmeg to parmesan.
For the home
Eat Drink Be Merry – give the gift of eco-style with these cool handmade signs. Artisan crafted from reclaimed metal signs that are hand-treated and specially weathered, each is one of a kind.
Solar Tea Lanterns – light up their world with these solar-powered lanterns. Each is unique, handblown and designed to create a soft, romantic glow. Without using any electricity.
For the gardener
Reclaimed Wood Birdhouse Ornament or Garden Stake – whimsical, miniature, and perfect for the green thumb or bird lover on your list, these adorable ornaments and garden stakes are crafted from salvaged stair parts and reclaimed tin.
Reclaimed Wine Bottle Basil Kit – the ideal gift for the foodie on your list, these reclaimed wine bottles come with everything needed to grow natural, organic basil.
For the college student
Buddha Bowls – ramen is a staple of college life. Why not help your favorite student enjoy theirs in eco style? Colorful bowls are crafted from natural ceramic clay and fit right in the palm of your hand. Just right for late-night snacking while studying.
For the entertainer
Huntington Reclaimed Wood Coasters – give your favorite host something green for the holidays. These coasters are assembled by skilled artisans from wood reclaimed from old houses and boats. Bright, beachy colors and gently distressed design blend in with any décor.
Capiz Eco Plates – they only look delicate! These plates are made from capiz shells, the semi-transparent shell of a mollusk, and coated with a food-safe glaze for durability. Pretty and practical.