December 2nd, 2015

6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40

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6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40 Groovy Green Livin


Whenever I’m in need of gift I end up spending hours scouring various sites for unique gifts that will help the planet in some way. This year I came across a few gifts that made the list. Rather than reinvent the wheel I thought I would share with you what I found.

Hopefully some of these gifts will help you share the eco-friendly love this holiday season, and throughout the year. 

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Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses (Set of 4)6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40 Groovy Green Livin ($25)

Refresh 12oz Glasses are all created from wine bottles collected from local bars and restaurants in the Arizona Valley. Each bottle is then hand selected and transformed into the perfectly unique drinking glass. Refresh Glass saves thousands of bottles every week with a 1 million per year bottle rescue mission.

Grow Bottle – Basil6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40 Groovy Green Livin ($36)

Grow your own organic basil in just 6 weeks with this incredible Grow Bottle. The sweet tasting miniature leaves are ready for use straight off the plant. No chopping or mincing required. It will take 7-10 days for your seeds to germinate. You should be able to start using the leaves in about 6 weeks. Includes: organic basil seed, grow bottle, clay grow pebbles, vermiculite, wool felt wick, cork coaster, directions. Bottle 8″ high x 2.75″ diameter.

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws – Set of 6 with Cleaning Brushes6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40 Groovy Green Livin ($9)

Straws make it easier to enjoy your favorite drinks, but they’re far from easy on the planet. All of that plastic waste that straws create ends up lingering in landfills for years. Stainless Steel Drinking Straws are just like ordinary drinking straws in terms of their shape and size. These straws won’t rust, crack or become scratched, and their ends won’t end up crushed like a plastic straw’s does. Best of all, you can use them again and again and again.

DIY Lip Balm Kit6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40 Groovy Green Livin ($26)

This is a great gift for someone who loves lip balm. Make your own lip balm with this fun kit. This package contains four ounces of almond sweet oil; four ounces of shea butter; beeswax beads; twelve clear pots with caps; twelve plastic tubes with caps; one dram tangerine flavoring; one dram peppermint flavoring; one dram pineapple flavoring; one dram tropical punch flavoring; six stir sticks; twenty-four labels and instructions.

Bamboo Cutting Board Set 6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40 Groovy Green Livin ($25)

This 3-Piece premium bamboo cutting board set includes a large, medium and small board. Bamboo is a great green alternative to other woods. It is a renewable resource, capable of regenerating without replanting and it also has amazing anti-bacterial properties! These cutting boards are easy to clean- just wash by hand with soap and water and let them air dry.

Glass Tea Tumbler with Built-in Filter6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40 Groovy Green Livin ($30-$33)

This unique and innovative glass tea tumbler makes a perfect gift for a tea lover. At the top, it features a contained, all-glass filter compartment for loose leaves or tea bags. For a weaker brew, flip the bottle over just a couple of times, but for a stronger tea, simply leave the bottle flipped over for as long as you’d like. The all-glass construction of the bottle also means that the only material that will come in contact with your brew is glass, keeping the flavor fresh and uncontaminated (note there is a silicone grip on the exterior of the tumbler). It comes in black, green, orange and berry.


Do you have any favorite gifts to share? I would love to add them to my list.

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11 Responses to “6 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40”

  1. These are great suggestions! I might have to look into the lip balm kit for my daughters, they would definitely have fun with it.

  2. The basil growing bottle is SO cool! I’ve never seen anything like that before!
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  3. Isn’t that amazing, Micaela?! I love that it’s self-contained. I was so excited when I found it. Let me know if you try it.

  4. I want to try that one too Marsha. That would be a great gift for the girls! What a great way to teach how important it is to know what’s in the products we’re using.

  5. These are great ideas. My daughter could use the lip balm, and I love the idea of the basil. I have the straws and highly recommend them. I also use a similar tea tumbler, which makes great tea. Thanks for all these great ideas.

  6. We love stainless steel straws! Perfect for kids.
    Betsy (Eco-novice) recently posted..9 Ways to Limit Your Family’s Exposure to Toxic Chemicals: Top Tips for Parents and Parents-to-beMy Profile

  7. Guess which one of the above presents I like? Love the basil container!
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  8. We recently had to replace our glasses and we bought recycled wine bottle glasses. Love them! Great list!

  9. I just switched to metal straws for my protein shakes – makes such a difference!

  10. I love metal straws too. It took a while, but my kids will use them now.

  11. These are such neat ideas! I’ll have to look into that grow bottle. It sounds promising.

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