9 Great Green Holiday Gift Basket Ideas That Are Eco Friendly

Eco Friendly Gift Idea
. Office Gang Gift Basket

If you need to buy a gift for the office or are having a holiday office party this gift basket might be the perfect touch. It comes with fair trade equal exchange coffee, hot cocoa from equal exchange, choice organic tea, several chocolate bars, four bags of Yachana Jungle Chocolate, Dean's Beans Java Drops, and Dagoba Organic Choco Drops. It is enough to share around the office if you must. The basket also comes wrapped in 100% biodegradable cellophane.

Eco Friendly Gift Idea
. Peacekeeper Visionary Care Package

This gift package, also not a gift basket but a nice gift idea comes with set of environmentally friendlier cosmetics that do not contain harmful ingredients like: FD&C coloring, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, toluene, formaldehyde, acetone, phthalates, parabens, etc. The cosmetics are also not tested on animals. In addition all after tax profits support women's health advocacy and human rights issues.



Eco Friendly Gift Idea
. "Soul Nourishment" Deluxe Gift Basket

This gift basket is one of the many earth friendly gift baskets that come from the Mandala fair trade collection. The "Soul Nourishment" Deluxe Gift Basket comes with a white willow bark basket, a softcover journal, an incense discovery box, aromatherapy soy candle, Himalayan mare's milk and rose soap, Himalayan yak milk and lavender soap, a mini Buddha statue, and a red silk Shawl.


Eco Friendly Gift Idea
"Grow-a-Tree" Gift Basket

For the holiday newborn here is a basket with a teddy bear, a plush travel-size baby blanket, a sterling silver rattle and a Ginkgo Biloba tree growing kit. Plant the tree according to the kit instructions. Then watch the tree grow along with the child.





Eco Friendly Gift Idea 9. Eco-Bouquet in Recycled Vase

I had to include because I think it’s a lovely idea for those that love to send flowers. Eco-bouquets come in an elegant 100% recyclable gift box and protective liner with eco-friendly tissue packaging. An earth friendly gift card and envelope made of 100% recycled and printed with vegetable based inks is attached. A 100% recycled glass vase is optional. So are the Gourmet Swiss chocolates, handmade using 100% organic ingredients? “Each time you purchase a bouquet, the amount of carbon emissions from that shipment is offset by rolling funds into the Truck Stop Electrification Program”.

I hope the list above helps. You can order these gift baskets by clikcing on the name of the items. There are plenty more innovative eco-friendly gift ideas out there. If these don’t suit you and you still need help looking for something feel free to contact me via the contact form.

Happy Holidays. May you be safe, happy, healthy and free of suffering.

Gloria Campos-Hensley
Green Blogger

Dec 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Great green gift ideas

Thanks for this article. I was looking for gift baskets for several folks and I love the idea of these green ones. I just never thought of it but now, I will go green.

Dec 14, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes, so eco-friendly. First

Yes, so eco-friendly. First we have stuff shipped from all over the world to our central location, where we put it together and then ship it some more. We even use recycled paper! Is it still "organic" if it travels by fossil fuel for thousands of miles? Does it matter that much any more?

Will ever manage to solve a problem with the same thinking that created the problem?

Maybe the most environmentally friendly gift would be no "gift" at all; or one we made ourselves; or at least one made by someone in either the giver or the receiver's area code (the latter would probably be better).