Monthly Archives: December 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas $25 and under

I can’t believe the year is almost over. I feel like I just did last year’s Holiday Guide. Low budget doesn’t have to mean low WOW factor, here are a few ideas for those that are thrifty yet thoughtful!

Live Butterfly Garden

I don’t understand why there is a photo of 2 kids on this package because this would be great for anyone of any age. I mean really who wouldn’t love to have a gaggle of butterflies flitting about. Especially for those of us with gardens, they can make great pollinators!


Recycled Glass Big Bowl Glasses

Recycled Glass Big Bowl Glasses

These pretty glasses are perfect for that stylish eco-minded friend. They can sip organic sulfite free wine while watching the butterflies flittering about.

$24 for a set of 2

Recycled Keyboard Frame

Recycled Keyboard Frame

For the tech lover in your life this 4×6 frame is a great gift. You can give it to them with a photo already in there to remind them that there’s life in the meat space – j/k, but not really.


Softest Hands Kit

Softest Hands Kit

I’m a big fan of 100% Pure products and absolutely love their hand creams so I was thrilled to see this hand cream set. I know where I would keep my 4: computer, purse, work desk, night table.

$22 for the gift set of 4

Davidson’s Tea

Davidson’s Tea Bulk, Classic Chai

For the tea snob in your life delight them with a pound of organic chai tea from Davidson’s Tea. Chai not their thing? No worries, they have a huge variety teas to choose from.

$13.50 for 1lb

Moleskine Sketch Book

Moleskine Sketch Book

I love pretty notebooks. Moleskine books are one of the best out there. They’re durable and make you look good. This notebook is a sketch book but can also double as a journal – you can use it to skournal!


Not really sure what to give the person that has everything – how about giving in their name.

Farm Sanctuary

Bat Conservation International
Children’s Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund
Lighthouse International

International Rescue Committee

Physicians for Social Responsibility

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Honorable Mentions
While these items are a little over budget I thought they were neat enough to include:

Wine Bottle Tumblers

Upcycled Recycled Glass Wine Bottle … FOUR Tumblers made from Reused Repurposed Bottles with blue

Davidson’s Organic Tea Sampler