Friday, November 13, 2009

Have you started your Christmas shopping - Eco Friendly gift guide

Christmas is rapidly approaching. I cannot believe that November is half over! I don't know about you guys, but I am starting to get a little worried about getting my Christmas shopping done in time. I love online shopping as I find it super-easy to shop this way being a stay-at-home parent. No line ups and I don't have to drag my children out and about or find a sitter.

So, I have decided to start a little series here on my blog featuring products that I think would make great gifts this holiday season. The amazing gifts I am featuring today can be found on

First up, an Eco-friendly gift guide. I know how everyone is trying to recycle and do things that are beneficial to the environment. Why not purchase a gift that is Eco-friendly.

Here are some of my favorites.

These reusable food bags are great! See them and other great items from Kootsac here.

Here is another gift for the home. These fabulous rag rugs are made from recycled textiles by Fiveforty. I would love to have this rug in my house.

Jewellry can even be eco-friendly. This sea glass pottery pendant from Seaglassdesigns is a very interesting and unique piece of jewellry that I think anyone would love.

How about Christmas decorating? I have a few favorites in this category too. This stocking from Rikrak and these mini stocking ornaments from Prairiethreads would look lovely in any home.

There are even Eco-friendly gifts for coffee lovers! I know everyone has at least one coffee lover on their list! Check out this great coffee cup cozy from Laurabucci.

These are just a few of the fun and fabulous finds on You can find many more great items by searching "eco" or "eco-friendly" on Etsy as well.

Why not buy handmade this Christmas?

Stay tuned for more gift guides this holiday season!


Morgen said...

What fantastic gift ideas from such talented Canadian makers. Thank-you for including my Kootsac bags - I feel honoured:)

PrairiePeasant said...

Ecofriendly and Canadian! How much better can it get for holiday shopping? Thanks so much for including my mini stockings!

Pegg said...

Fabulous eco friendly gift ideas! I am honoured to have my rug included in this wonderful Canadian collection! Thank you Tina!

Sea Glass Designs said...

Eco-friendly, online shopping- very good idea and I'm definitely doing my share of it to prepare for the holidays! It seems so strange that 15 years ago buying something online would have been out of the ordinary. Thanks for featuring our sea pottery necklace.

Carol said...

Great selections for gift purchases. I love buying handmade and Canadian!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tina! I like your eco friendly focus for gift giving. It's so easy today to buy handmade and eco -- there's so many wonderful choices on Etsy!