If you’re looking to give a greener gift this holiday season, check out our featured items in this week’s Merchandise Monday. We’re highlighting eco-friendly items from our awards collection that appeal to a wide range of interests — from wine lovers to pet owners, tech followers to fashion trendsetters, home cooks and more. Green has gone mainstream, and we’re excited to offer so many categories of merchandise with eco-friendly options. Happy gifting!
Ūsful Glassworks Wine Bottle Carafe Set
This timeless set is an elegant and unique gift for wine aficionados, one to surely last through the years. The 10-ounce glasses and decanter are made from recycled wine bottles, and proceeds support a vocational training program for individuals with job barriers to gain the skills necessary for meaningful employment. Ūsful Glassworks is one of the Helping Hand Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization marketing socially responsible products made by social enterprise in the U.S. and fair trade organizations globally.
Wagan® Solar e Charger™ Dex
Give a green gadget this season that the tech lover in your life will happily welcome. This solar charger is compatible with iPhones®, iPods®, iPads®, point-and-shoot cameras and handheld gaming devices. It features U.S.-made high-efficiency solar cells, along with an adjustable stand/hook and LED spotlight. Charge up directly from the sun or via the included USB cable.
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff® SPORT Football Dog Toy
The dog owner in your life will love this toy for their pup. The football-shaped toy is made to mimic classic pigskin, but it’s actually made with recyclable, non-toxic materials, and it’s made in the USA! Animal lovers will also appreciate that Planet Dog donates 2 percent of every sale to the Planet Dog Foundation, which supports programs that train, place and support dogs who help people in need.
bobble® 18.5-oz. Filtered Water Bottle
Throwaway bottles are out; reusables are in. These BPA-free water bottles are not only reusable, they also contain replaceable carbon filters to remove chlorine and organic contaminants from tap water — right as you drink! This is a gift that will keep on giving: just one filter is an impressive equivalent to 300 water bottles.
Citizen® Men’s Eco-Drive® Proximity Smart Watch
Citizen®’s Eco-Drive® watches are downright classy. They also happen to be one of the eco-friendliest options on the market. The watches are powered by light — any light — so he’ll never need to replace a battery. This watch is not only green, it’s smart. He’ll enjoy Bluetooth® connectivity to an iOS or Android™ device, and stay connected while staying charged from light.
Totally Bamboo® 13-Inch Tree of Life Cutting & Serving Board
This cutting board makes a stellar addition to any home cook’s collection of serving ware. Made from bamboo, the surface of the board features over 800 laser-etched images of endangered and exotic animals. It’s truly one beautiful board. Plus, Totally Bamboo® donates a percentage of the proceeds to the National Forest Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that has planted 4 million trees since its inception in 2008.