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6 Meaningful Last-Minute Gift Ideas

6 Meaningful Last-Minute Gift Ideas

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GD Lisa thought of these great last-minute gift ideas, which are mostly still valid as of today (for those that are gifting for the holidays).

1. Gift certificates for a good meals are always appreciated.  Here is a list of restaurants for Ethical Dining Zagat style.

2. Giving a CSA membership (CSA) Community Support Agriculture farms.  Or local co-ops. 

3. Try giving some healthy pre-cooked meals deliveries for loved ones (like one of our favs for

4. Conservation gifts – find more than 50 gift ideas aimed and saving the planet from NRDC.

5.  Meaningful gifts from Mercy Corps - examples: $58 Regenerate a child soldier; $500 a truckload of water; $25 cook stove.

6. Donatations – Our friends at’s have a wonderful gift guide for donations that make a difference. They offer lots of choices where you can match a  donation that resonates in a loved ones, whose name you can honor.

Also, please visit her recent post with 13 great ideas for wrapping with stuff you probably have around the house.

And for those of us who need reminders or ideas on how to stay peaceful in the midst of this holiday chaos, please check my recent post on 9 ways to experience personal energy conservation over the holidays.

Last week’s podcast was also full of green gifting and holiday-ing ideas!

Read more: Christmas, Conscious Consumer, Crafts & Hobbies, Do Good, Eco-friendly tips, Hanukkah, Holidays, Holidays & Gifts, New Year, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, The Green Divas Podcast, , , , ,

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12:22AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

I think it's great to even have suggested these ideas. In this day in age we consume too much and forget to give. Perhaps giving a gift such as this may be what a receiver needs - TO BENEFIT FROM THE ACT OF GIVING. I would not be upset if I were to be gifted any one of these choices.

2:22AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012


5:46PM PST on Dec 30, 2011


4:37PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Great ideas. Thanks.

9:29AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

best idea

9:28AM PST on Dec 29, 2011


9:27AM PST on Dec 29, 2011


4:16AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

I hate the idea of eco gifts, unless they're specifically requested! Gifts are something that should please the recipient, not be a platform for the giver satiating their philanthropic desires at the expense of their frends and family. If you want to buy an eco gift do it out of a separate budget, not at the expense of someone's proper present.

6:03AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Good ideas..

3:14AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Noted, thanks.

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