Our little green gift guide

Park + Vine carries plenty of affordable eco-friendly gifts, including gift cards, to get you through the holiday season. Here are some of our favorites. Browse our online directory of products to see what lines we carry.

  • Park + Vine ChicoBag: This little reusable bag is ultra-compact, reusable, washable, an easy gift, and, of course, ecologically-friendly. ($7)

  • Happy-Sacks Sandwich-Sack: This cute reusable sandwich-sack is the ideal fit for a generous sandwich, bagel or wrap, or a hearty snack. ($9)

  • Burkeheart Baby Booties: Gillian Pratt-Krygowski’s soft-soled (brown suede cloth) booties are fully-lined in green flannel, backed with elastic and totally cute. ($15)

  • Night Owl Paper Goods: Go green this holiday season with cards printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled FSC-certified paper. ($15)

  • Earthlust: These stylish reusable bottles are made from food grade stainless steel and come with Bisphenol A-free safe polypropylene #5 caps. ($16-$21)

  • Nellie’s Dryerballs: These little Dryerballs lift and separate fabrics while relaxing fibers. They’re toxic-free and guaranteed to last up to two years. ($18)

  • 2009 Land Connection Farmer-Annotated Calendar: Support local farming and the local economy with this calendar from The Land Connection. ($25)

  • To-Go Ware 3-Tier Stainless Steel Food Carrier + Utensil Set: Enjoy a three-course meal or picnic in this self-latching stainless steel food carrier that comes with a smaller container that keeps dressing or a snack. Complete the experience with organic utensils made of bamboo wrapped in a holder produced by a women’s cooperative on the Thai-Burma border. (Food carrier: $23, Utensils: $20)

  • Green Guide: This book from National Geographic offers concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living, from grocery shopping to housecleaning to work, travel, and investing. ($21.95)

  • U-Mix-It Safe Spray 4-Pack: Make your own toxic-free cleaning products with easy-to-mix recipes printed on four spray bottles. ($25)

  • Queen Bee Creations: Organize your life with these non-leather vinyl bags, wallets and laptop bags made in Portland, Ore. ($26+)

  • Fair Trade Sports Soccer Ball: Adult workers hand-sew these fairly-traded, union-made and vegan soccer balls. ($35)

  • Stainless Steel Compost Pail: Put up to one gallon of carrot tops, potato peels, and coffee grounds to good use in the garden with this stainless steel compost pail. It can sit on the counter or disappear neatly under the sink. The lid features holes for aeration and there’s a charcoal filter inside to eliminate odor. ($39)

  • Starter Kit for Change: This might be the simplest way to give a loved one a little nudge in the it’s-easy-being-green direction. It includes an instructional booklet, an Arbor Day seedling, gratitude cards, a Sudoku booklet, a journal, a recycled pencil, a compact fluorescent light bulb, Fair trade hot chocolate, one tote bag, and a charity envelope. ($46)

  • Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger: This sun-powered device stores power from the sun or socket and recharges mobile phones, iPods and other hand-held devices. ($99)

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