Holiday Gifting Etiquette

Editor’s note:  What a privilege it has been getting to know Dana Holmes of Gifts.com this year. Today she’s sharinge her expert advice on holiday gifting etiquette. The holidays are a time of joy, giving, and catching up with family and friends near and far. Between preparing a holiday meal, decorating your home in time [...]

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Safe, Healthy Sleep with RockaBye Organics

When our first son was born eleven years ago, the only thing I knew about his crib mattress was that it wasn’t supposed to be fluffy or thick because of the risk of SIDS.  My husband’s grandfather helped us research the best mattress, but we never saw a single warning about the toxic substances that [...]

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Greening Your Holiday Greeting Cards

Let your mind wander to an early December day.  Festive wreaths on neighbors’ doors greet you on the chilly – or maybe even snowy – walk to the mailbox. The anticipation of what might have arrived in today’s delivery.  Is it too early for a gift to arrive?  You open the mailbox, and there they are… [...]

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EcoMonday Giveaway: Fabric Gift Bags from VZWraps

Another gift giving occasion… another gorgeous set of fabric gift bags! During the summer, we discovered the festive prints and colors of VZWraps by designer, Isabelle Vesey.   She sent some boy-friendly birthday and sports print gift bags, and they were a big hit at our boys’ birthday party… and a few parties since! So [...]

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Organic Cotton Baby Layette from Baby Essentials

When we saw Baby Essentials organic cotton layette through a Green Child Magazine feature, I knew you’d want to see them, too! How sweet is this little old fashioned doll? While bold prints and a little attitude can make for cute and fun baby clothes, let’s face it… There is just nothing like the pure and precious beauty of [...]

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Gift It Green Reusable Fabric Gift Boxes

Wrapping gifts in fabric just got (even) easier. If you’ve ever received a gift from me, most likely it was wrapped in some form of fabric.  A cloth gift bag or a furoshiki style wrap… I love the simplicity, fun color options and reusability of fabric. The only downside to a fabric gift bag is [...]

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Big News — We’re judging the 2012 Giftee Awards by Gifts.com

Ok, our close friends and readers might think this is like seeing Christmas decorations in Hobby Lobby on a June day.  But since a good little chunk of our readers happen to be green businesses, I’m not ashamed to share holiday news — even in August. I was asked by Gifts.com to serve as a [...]

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EcoMonday Giveaway – Odwalla Goodness Campaign

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  ~ Mother Teresa. When it comes to doing good in the world, I think we’d all agree… we could use a little more.  That’s why we were excited to see one of our favorite health food and beverage [...]

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Sipping Pretty in Sustainable Party Style

On our “Festive Green Party” scale of 1 to 10, we give these glass drinking jars a 15. Small enough to fit in small hands, these jars with their daisy perforated lids will be a highlight of your next party. Choosing reusable party supplies lowers the environmental impact of your party.  And as we’ve said [...]

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Greener Options for Corporate Gifts and Promotional Products

 Having a background in the activewear apparel industry, I’ve attended my share of ASI (Ad Specialty Industry) shows.  I’ve also found myself in the lobby of many a promotional products distributor.  And while the creativity of the little do-dads this industry churns out never ceases to amaze me… well, they don’t call it a business [...]

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