In the final edition of our 2011 gift guide, we offer ideas for unique, whimsical gifts that also have social or environmental benefits. On behalf of Green Mountain Energy Company, I’d like to wish you all a happy, safe and sustainable holiday season!
Terracycle Upcycled Boombox Speakers from Merkury Innovations ($20) would make the perfect stocking stuffer
Reduce plastic bottle usage by making your own soda with SodaStream ($100 for a base model starter kit)
Whether or not you’re using LED bulbs at home, you can still brighten up rainy days with this geek-chic Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella ($25)
Play Modern builds modern, customizable kids’ playhouses in the US from recycled materials (starting at $850)
High fashion meets inner tube in the upcycled Katcha Bilek Market Bag ($115)
If money is no object, you can take your bike commute to the next level with the Grace One City electric bike ($6,000, not including shipping from Germany!)
Finally, check out UncommonGoods for a wide selection of recycled and handmade gifts