Not only are these gifts green in the gardening sense, they're also green in the sustainable sense. And they're not just for green thumbs either — even those with more muted thumbs will find something to love!
1 Raindrop Mason Bee House, $39.95 at Crown Bees: Every gardener wants more bees in the garden, and this handcrafted mason bee house will make sure those important pollinators stick around.
2 Recycled Birdhouse 214e, $69 at Recycled Birdhouse Company: Every birdhouse is handcrafted by the men at Brown's Foster Home, an assisted living facility, who reuse scrap materials and vintage wood for each one-of-a-kind design.
3 Roost Recycled Glass Hanging Terrarium, $68 at aHa! Modern Living: Made from recycled glass and sisal rope, this graceful glass hanger is just the right size for a succulent or air plant.
4 Large Recycled Glass Jug, $29 at West Elm: Crafted from Spanish wine bottles, these colorful jugs are pretty enough to stand on their own, but look beautiful with cut stems from the garden.
5 Spice Bottle with Cork Top, $1.50 at Mountain Rose Herbs: These charmingly antiquated spice bottles are made in Spain from recycled glass. Bundle a few together for a kitchen gardener who loves to dry her own herbs!
6 Mushroom Garden, $19.95 at Back to the Roots: Even a not-so-green thumb can easily grow oyster mushrooms at home. The Berkeley-based company recycles used coffee grounds from Peet's Coffee & Tea to provide the growing medium for all their mushroom kits.
7 African Market Basket, $49 at Viva Terra: This beautiful harvest basket is woven from renewable African grass by skilled artisans in local villages in Ghana. Every purchase helps to provide income for the families of the artisans.
8 Beach Flower Blooming Tea, $13.95 at The Persimmon Tree: When steeped in hot water, this delicate green tea "blooms" to reveal an exotic flower. A portion of each purchase benefits the Project HOPE School Foundation.
9 Edible Flowers Garden Bon Bons, $14.95 at Moulton: These seeded bon bons are good enough to eat — literally! Plant each "truffle" in your garden and you'll soon have your own edible flower patch of anise hyssop, calendula, nasturtiums and violas.
10 Olive & Grapeseed Hand & Body Lotion, $11.45 at Avalon Organics: Made of organic olive and grapeseed essential oils, this fragrance-free, all-natural moisturizer soothes and nourishes those hardworking green thumbs back to softness.
2011 Green Gift Guides:
• Green Gift Guide for Chicago
• Green Gift Guide for Design Lovers
• Green Gift Guide: Best Gifts Under $75
• Green Gift Guide for the Techie
• Green Gift Guide for Minneapolis
• Green Gift Guide for the Home Renovator
• Green Gift Guide: 20 Gifts Under $20
• 10 Green Gifts for Friends Who Love to Entertain
• Green Gift Guide For Home Cooks
• No-Gift Green Gift Guide: Charitable Gifts and Donations
• Green Gift Guide for Kids
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