green gift ideas

Instead of rushing to the nearest store when the next Birthday party is announced, why not try some of these gift ideas, conscious of the Earth. Something that can be re-used or recycled, something hand made, or give a gift to make someone's life easier.

  • make your own cards from recycled materials,
  • make some natural cleaning products,
  • make your own gift hamper from 'Australian Made' products,
  • make your own wrapping paper from recycled paper or newspaper, and
  • make sure you keep and reuse gift bags
  • See more green gift ideas here, including organic products, for kids, around the home and personal gifts.

Or, instead of buying some 'thing' as a gift, why not consider giving a consumer-less gift like:

  • tickets to concerts, sporting events, whale watching trips, etc.,
  • frequent flyer points,
  • a museum pass or membership,
  • an experience (a day kayaking),
  • a gift certificate for a lesson (tennis, swimming, drums, etc.), or
  • a gift certificate for a dinner for two.

The recipient will likely remember these experiences long after the novelty of the latest gadget has worn off.

Eco Wedding gifts are unique and require special thought and attention. Natural Weddings has some great eco wedding gift ideas.

Biome Eco Stores have put together a comprehensive gift guide for all occasions. Here's a taste of some of the stylish and reusable gifts available. Click through to see more eco friendly gift ideas.

Gifts for teens