Green Gift Shopping Online

Too tired to haul yourself out into the shopping scene this year? If you’re lugging small children or a baby bump, you may want to pick out some thoughtful items online and save yourself time, hassle, and a few gallons of gas. (Not to mention the temper tantrums that can be avoided.)

Melissa and Doug wooden toys are great quality and undeniably green. Our house is filled with puzzles, blocks, and even wooden food that have stood up to years of active play. I would heartily recommend any of their products and you’ll save nearly fifty percent off by buying them online!
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The Four Wackiest Green Gifts

Searching for a somewhat bizarre gift for your eccentric uncle or this year’s white elephant gift exchange?  The following four are somewhat functional but mostly just weird presents for your holiday list.

ecojoe-packagingIf someone you know is struggling to sell a house this holiday season, they may need Ecojoe—the Original Eco-Friendly St. Joseph Statue Home Selling Kit.  Who the heck is St. Joseph? He’s the patron saint of real estate.  For years he’s been buried in the yards of those hoping to find an interested buyer.  Does anyone really need an eco-friendly, biodegradable statue of a saint?  Probably not, but it is a fun gag gift that may bring stressed out homeowners a laugh.
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Affordable Play Kitchen Set: Wooden Toys Make Great Green Gifts

Today’s Works for Me Wednesday is a themed edition: Toys that are actually worth buying.  At first I was going to write something about how kids don’t really need toys to be happy, or how I made Audrey a doll out of a cornhusk, but then I decided to take the topic a bit more seriously.  So what do I think is worth buying?  A toy kitchen. 

At first I resisted buying a play kitchen for my daughter.  I didn’t want to clutter up house with plastic, and wooden ones are expensive.  I even considered making her one, but that project floundered in the idea stage.   I never had a toy kitchen, can’t she live without one?
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