Wednesday, October 27

Think green this Christmas

Have you checked your calendar recently? Christmas and the accompanying question of  what to buy? is fast approaching! Crafty people have the advantage of making personal and eco-friendly gifts themselves, but what if you are all thumbs?! Consider supporting handmade products this year! There is a vast array of and reasonably priced products available, and easily accessible via the internet - you will surely find something for each family member and all of your friends. Here are my eco-friendly picks (click on links for details):

100% organic, non-toxic dolly for kids by Revoluzzza

educational organic wooden puzzle 'farmstead' by howesa

crocheted ball necklace recycled from plastic bottles by Anette

ring made of paper 'yarn' by paperphine

organic Fair Trade T-shirt for women by LikeLife

For a really 'green' Christmas please re-use wrapping paper or better yet, use fabric gift bags! And btw, an overload of Christmas lights and decoration is just tacky -- find beautiful all-natural wreaths made from ivy, chestnuts, acorns, moss, bark, seeds, beechnuts etc. here.

Happy shopping!


  1. That wood puzzle is too cute! I'm buying mostly handmade Christmas gifts this year.

  2. Love all your gift choices. I'm going to try and make as many gifts as I can this year. I really like the idea of not spending money. Good idea on the decorating too

  3. Christmas is coming up way too fast! I like all your picks, especially that ring!

  4. What wonderful gift ideas! I'm anxious to see what you are going to make for the Christmas holidays...

    BTW, how are you feeling sweetheart?

    Deanna :D

  5. Hi Duni,
    Sorry, I haven't been here in a while. Have been busy with work and taking care of 3 grandkids, helping out their parents.

    Anyway, these are some very creative products. Not only creative in artistic sense, but also creative in environmental sense.

    Have a great day,

  6. Great post! I have to preface this statement by saying I usually hate it when others suggest products for me to make, but, have you considered making reusable gift bags?

  7. I love that paper ring...well everything in that shop. Great feature!

  8. These are nice finds, Duni. Last year we went with a wooden train set instead of the typical metal and I am so glad we did with all of those recalls.

  9. Hey you have gotten a generosity award. I need your address, as well as the month you and your family members were born. More information can be found here:

  10. Nice gifts!
    It´s the first time I come to your website.
    We don´t buy Christmas gifts anymore as we donate to charities as gifts instead, but I love your crafts and will bookmark your page and forward to others who might be interested.

  11. Great tips! I always TRY to save my gift bags - it's so hard to keep the kitties away :-)


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