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Best Green Gifts for New Parents, Foodies, Pet Lovers and more

Updated on May 31, 2016

I am always trying to purchase sustainable, green gifts for friends and family so I put this hub together to share some of the great stores and resources I have found over the years. If you have any great gifts you love, please email me and i can add them.

Green Baby Shower Gifts

Green Gifts for New Parents

  • Non-Toxic Sippy Cups from Sigg - I love Sigg water bottles for adults but recently found out they have a handle attachment and mini Siggs that are perfect for kids. Throw out that plastic sippy cup and get a Sigg!
  • Organic Baby Clothes by Kate Quinn Organics - these are 100% organic cotton baby and children's clothes. They also sell bedding and bath products. Organic cotton is important since cotton that is bleached with chlorine can irritate a baby's sensitive skin
  • Non-Toxic Toys by Melissa & Doug - after reading Ren Chin's hub about plastics and the scary news about lead in toys from China, i started looking for some alternatives for my nephews. Melissa & Doug's toys include everything from stuffed animals to trains to puppets and they are all non-toxic and made in the US. Many of their products can be found on

Babu Bowl
Babu Bowl
the beautiful Quintessa Vineyards
the beautiful Quintessa Vineyards

Green Gifts for the Foodie

  • Bambu Bowls, Cutting Boards and Trays - these are great house warming gifts and very reasonably priced, sustainably forested bamboo products. They are sold on Amazon, Crate & Barrel and at some Whole Foods stores
  • Bio-dynamic Wine from Quintessa Vineyards - this is a great wine maker from Rutherford, California that uses no pesticides

great dog toys from PurrfectPlay
great dog toys from PurrfectPlay
All natural oatmeal shampoo bar at EarthBath
All natural oatmeal shampoo bar at EarthBath
Some of the great organic pet treats at Heidi's Homemade
Some of the great organic pet treats at Heidi's Homemade
Catnip and other cat toys at Purrfect Play
Catnip and other cat toys at Purrfect Play

Gifts for the Pet Lover

the Oxygen pillow - people LOVE this pillow
the Oxygen pillow - people LOVE this pillow | Source
wedding bands from Green Karat that use recycled gold
wedding bands from Green Karat that use recycled gold

Green Luxury Gifts

  • European Sleep Works - The company is based in Berkeley, CA and makes organic mattresses and pillows. Most mattresses, furniture and pillows are treated with a toxic flame retardant chemicals. I know several people who swear by this pillow
  • Jewelry from Green Karat or Brilliant Earth - both companies use free trade materials, conflict free diamonds and use recycled metals


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      3 years ago

      Geez, that's unellibvabee. Kudos and such.

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      Ryan Xavier 

      6 years ago

      I really appreciate the person who has written such a wonderful blog. Your simple use of language and no frills makes the post a great read...

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      9 years ago

      I would love to surprise my partner on our renewal of vows with a wedding bands put of recycled gold. This is so perfect!

    • PlayaNorte profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I always send my mom flowers from or some cool kitchen stuff since she loves to cook. The Bambu products are sold in a lot of stores and they have great cutting boards, bowls and utensils that are great prices.

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      10 years ago

      great gift ideas, what is your favorite gift idea for moms?


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