10 Green Gifts for Green Thumbs

10 Green Gifts for Green Thumbs

Linda Ly
Nov 22, 2011

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
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Green Gift Guide For Home Cooks
No-Gift Green Gift Guide: Charitable Gifts and Donations
Green Gift Guide for Kids

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