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Top 5 Last-Minute Green Gift Ideas To Buy Or Make

Top 5 Last-Minute Green Gift Ideas To Buy Or Make
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There are only four days left until Christmas. And if you (like me) have been too busy to find unique green gifts for all the loved ones on your list, you might be worried that you’re running out of time.

Don’t panic.

There’s no need to sacrifice your money and conscience by grabbing low-quality gifts at the nearest 24-hour big box store. If you can set aside an hour or two every night between now and the big day, you’ll have plenty of time to select heartfelt gifts that create almost no waste.

On the following pages, you’ll find some of my favorite last minute green gift ideas that can be purchased or made. Be sure to leave a comment sharing your best gift ideas for giving green when you’re pressed for time!

1. Car Sharing Membership

Zip Car NYC
If you really want to set your friends and family up for a carbon-free New Year, there’s nothing better than a car sharing membership. Members living in larger metropolitan areas can use Zipcar and peer-to-peer options like RelayRides and Getaround as an alternative to the costs and hassles of owning or renting a car. Who knows, by this time next year they might just give up their car altogether!

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10:44PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

thanks for the ideas and reminders guys. our family has tried very hard to go back to making things the last few years. like sachets, footstools, clocks, etc. it's so much fun for all ages.

10:41PM PST on Dec 22, 2011


10:40PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Wow the Glass Terrariums look cool. The beeswax candles kinda neat too.

4:16PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Fabric gift bags, home rolled candles, home made ginger bread and chocolate truffles and chickens, buckets, school supplies and trees through charities such as World Vision and Oxfam, we have our gifts sorted. I'm feeling positively virtuous! Yay!

3:10PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Good ideas. Hurry up, everyone.

12:29PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Yes, agreed, Thank you. However, I think that I am going to supplement my younger son's ( the 20 year old who lives on his own) with various gift cards. After all, he is one of the younger workers at his work place, which limits his hours.

12:13PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

thank you.

10:27AM PST on Dec 22, 2011


9:45AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Thanks! I am giving fabric grocery bags instead of gift bags.

5:30AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

thanks...great ideas

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