These were a huge hit for the holidays last year. A great place to stash your gold coins or a place to hold the remote control on the coffee table. It is fun to personalize them for each recipient. A great present that will keep them talking to GroundHog’s Day. Made from old recycled books.
$17.50 – $39.00 at Secret Storage Books
I’d like to welcome a new advertiser on GreatGreenGoods: Fair Trade Marketplace
Fair Trade Marketplace is chock full of great green gift ideas …and not only great gifts, but REALLY great gifts since most of them are eco-friendly and Fair Trade as well.
From the Fair Trade Marketplace website:
Earrings from recycled tin and and bits of colorful doo dads and wire handcrafted in Kisumu, Kenya.
$7.00 at Fair Trade Marketplace
Beautifully designed bookmarks created from recycled tea bags that have been emptied and dried in the sun. Each is one of kind and created in South Africa.
$8.50 at Fair Trade Marketplace
Lovely Fair Trade recycled silk coin purse made in Nepal.
$8.00 at Fair Trade Marketplace
Hey folks, you know the dreaded holidays are coming up and you’ll need little gifts to give the cube-mates and your hair dresser and the lady who is so helpful at the dry cleaners. Grab a bunch of these NOW! and have them on hand to give out when you need a little eco-friendly gift! Everyone needs magnets and these are made out of recycled fabric, recycled telephone books and recycled junk mail.
$15.00 for a set of 4 at HumbleRaeLord’s Etsy Shop
Created from recycled roof copper, you need to check out the work of Minnesotan artist Beryl Wells Hamilton. Her functional pieces: baskets, bowls, fountains, bird baths and boxes are often treated with boric acid, heated to red hot and then quenched in water resulting in beautiful colors and patinas. She also has a line of decorative figures which are whimsical and cute. You can choose between frogs, turtles, pigs, roosters and more. I recommend her site if you are looking for an early xmas present or a winter wedding gifts. Beautiful and ecofriendly!
Prices range from $60.00- $90.00 for Baskets and Bowls, $89.00 for Pigs at Copper Creations by Beryl
Created by hand from vintage IBM Selectric typewriter balls….a sure-fire conversation piece for the uber eco techy gals in the audience…..
They look like metal, but actually are made of plastic and are not too heavy …they come in lots of cool colors!!
$40.00 for the ball shape and $22.00 for the ‘partial ball’ shape at KittenLab’s Etsy Shop