OMBE's 2009 Green Gift Ideas
From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO.... Check out OMBE's green holiday gift guide-10 eco-friendly gift ideas and great green websites that will help you find the best eco-treats for everyone on your list this season.
Our Top 10 List This Season:
1. For the Cook: Pick up a copy of Alicia Silverstone’s, The Kind Diet, at www.indiebound.org. The recipe book is filled with delicious recipes that will make the vegans, raw foodies, and even the carnivores happy at the table. 2. For the Mom: Buy a gift certificate from www.ourgreenhouse.com. The website offers eco-alternative gifts for children, baby gear, and items everyone in the family will appreciate-even Fido. 3. For the Hostess: Check out www.organicadeluxe.com for the perfect gift for anyone entertaining this season. The website is filled with everything organic from cookies to wine. 4. For the Newlyweds: Shop at www.vivaterra.com. We’ve mentioned this website before be we can’t get over their stylish, eco-friendly house ware selection. 5. For the Guy: Check out www.toporanch.com for super-soft organic clothing. And yes, they have earth-friendly options for women and children too but we love their line of t-shirts and hoodies including the fly fisherman and guitar strap designs (just to name 2). 6. For the Fashionista: Where does one fine eco-chic clothing for the fashionista in your group? Search no more. Check out www.nimli.com for everything from pants, tanks, t-shirts, jewelry and much more. 7. For the Geek: With Novothink’s hybrid solar charger case, you can now powerup your iPhone literally anywhere under the sun. Available at www.novothink.com/products/ 8. For the Kids: For organic treats and stone-ground chocolate check out this local shop www.tazachocolate.com. You can also find Taza chocolate at Allandale Farms in Brookline. 9. For the Fitness Enthusiast: Check out Manduka’s PVC-free, biodegrable, eco-friendly yoga mat. The mat is now available for 20% off at OMBE in all seven earth-tone colors. Email info@ombecenter by December 18th to request your mat be shipped carbon-free! 10. For the Philanthropist: Visit www.treesforachange.com for unique gifts or a tree gift. Your tree gift will be planted in a US National Forest that has been destroyed by wildfire.