Green Shoots Blog
It’s that time of year again! Your Starbucks latte now comes in a festive red cup. Santa and his elves have taken up residency at the local mall. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is playing endlessly on TV. And we’ve been graced with the first few snowfalls of the season (well, maybe not here in San Diego, but you get the picture). It all means one thing: the winter holidays are just around the corner! Unless you’re a chronic gift-buying procrastinator, you’ve probably started thinking about what to get all your loved ones. But before making your list and checking it twice, consider having a greener holiday by choosing gifts that are easy on the planet: gifts made from highly-sustainable bamboo!
Holiday shopping doesn’t mean you have to forget about being environmentally aware, so we rounded up our top picks of eco-friendly bamboo gift ideas that are sure to please everyone on your list.
Bamboo iPad Case
Techies will swoon over this snazzy bamboo iPad case made from natural materials! Be sure to browse Grovemade’s website for even more awesome bamboo tech products like watches, iPhone cases, and charging docks.
Not sure what to get that eco-fabulous trendanista on your list? These premium handcrafted bamboo sunglasses from Panda are the perfect fit. The company even donates a pair of eyeglasses to kids in need for every pair of sunglasses purchased, so you’ll be giving the gift of vision for the holidays as well!
Bamboo Cutting Board
We’ve seen many bamboo cutting boards over the years, but this one is the only one we’ve found with built-in prep storage! Durable, beautiful, and practical- a must-have gift for loved ones that spend a lot of time in the kitchen!
Our friends at Strght create bamboo skateboards that are as creative and awesome as they are eco-friendly. Choose from a huge selection of amazingly intricate and artistic designs. Now you know what to get anyone with “skateboard” on their holiday wish list!
Wondering what to get the music enthusiast on your list? Look no further than the iBamboo speaker! Combining high tech with the simplicity and aesthetics of nature, this feng-shui speaker is made from a single piece of bamboo for an eco-friendly, electricity-free listening experience.
Bamboo Wine Table
Here’s a fun gift for the wine-lovers in your family! This nifty bamboo table allows you to enjoy wine anywhere such as the beach or park without worrying about spills. It works with any stemmed wine or champagne glass and even includes extra space for cheese and crackers!
Did your family welcome a new baby this year? This adorable mobile is made from 100% carefully-sourced bamboo by a nonprofit company that employees adults with disabilities. Perfection!
The gardening enthusiast on your list will appreciate this growing kit that includes a handmade bamboo pot, organic soil, parsley seeds, and ribbon made from recycled plastic bottles! The same product is also available with mint seeds.
Here’s a nice little stocking-stuffer for the whole family! BPA-free, biodegradable, and made from 100% bamboo, these toothbrushes are a healthy, environmentally conscious choice for your household.
Want to give the gift that keeps on giving for a lifetime? Surprise your loved ones with a brand new bamboo floor for their home. It’s not just the gift of a floor, but the gift of a comfortable, enjoyable place to call home.
Eco-friendly doesn’t stop at bamboo! With the increasing popularity of going green, giving eco-friendly holiday presents has never been easier. Spread the holiday love to the planet this year and support companies that work to make the world a better place.