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Published on December 18th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli


last-minute green gift ideas!

If you are struggling with last minute gift ideas, why not give someone the gift of sustainability? Gifting family and friends attractive, sustainable goodies will  by provide them with reusable items and encourage them to make their lives greener everyday!

Clever and gift-able items include everything from reusable bamboo utensil holders, coffee tumblers or travel mugs, reusable glass containers for to-go lunches (this is what my boss it getting!), or great reusable shopping bags. All of these are gifts that keep on giving! From Groovy Green Livin, why not give the gift of a plastic-free holiday and everyday? Check out their link for horrific statistics about plastic bags. Just a few of her examples:

  • Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used and discarded every year worldwide.
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, only 1% of plastic bags are recycled worldwide; the rest are left to live on indefinitely in landfills (or worse, in the environment).

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These items are just a few examples of how you can spread holiday cheer- and green living ideas- among your friends and family during the holiday season!

About the Author

A vegan chef, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in San Francisco, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at, Vibrant Wellness Journal, Green Living Ideas and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram

  • Thanks so much for the shout out and thanks for sharing the information on plastic. I love the reusable bamboo utensil holders-great colors!

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