2011 Holiday Eco-Gift Guide: Volume III

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!

Upcycled Terracycle Boombox made from Skittles packagingTerracycle Upcycled Boombox Speakers from Merkury Innovations ($20) would make the perfect stocking stuffer




SodaStream homemade soda applianceReduce plastic bottle usage by making your own soda with SodaStream ($100 for a base model starter kit)




Blade Runner umbrella with blue LED lightsWhether 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 playhouse made from recyclable materialsPlay Modern builds modern, customizable kids’ playhouses in the US from recycled materials (starting at $850)




Stylish Black Katcha Bilek Upcycled HandbagHigh fashion meets inner tube in the upcycled Katcha Bilek Market Bag ($115)




White Grace One electric bike for city bikingIf 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!)




UncommonGoods LogoFinally, check out UncommonGoods for a wide selection of recycled and handmade gifts