The gift-giving season is approaching and the most difficult gifts are always for those who fall into the miscellaneous category of teacher, babysitter, housekeeper, or coach.

You need not worry. Why not get them gifts that will do some good this year for green-plant-giftthe environment, as well as the pocketbook? We have you covered.

For The Science Teacher

The Environment 101 Box of Answers

These 100% recyclable flash cards are filled with enviro-facts that inform you how you can do your part to save the planet. Each card contains an environmental fact or problem and a solution on how you can help. A great idea that will get the whole classroom involved! Buy now!

For The Baby sitter

LaNatura Juicy Organic Shea Butter Lip Balms

Any fifteen year old girl will love LaNatura Juicy Organic Shea Butter Lip Balms which naturally soothe, tame, and moisturize anything you can think of from your lips to your chapped winter skin, it even tames unruly eyebrows! Available in eight delicious flavours, including Cherry Drop, Green Apple, and Tangerine! Buy now!

For The Yoga Instructor

Yoga Mat Wash by Vermont Soap

From Vermont Soap Organics, comes what every yoga-enthusiast needs, his or her very own yoga mat sanitizer. The Yoga Mat Wash by Vermont Soap is the perfect solution to keeping clean. As flu season and the being perpetually indoors germs are upon us it is important to sanitize every surface, including your yoga mat, and who in better need of this than your yoga instructor.  Just aim the nozzle and spray the sanitizer onto a wet cloth or paper towel and lightly scrub. Wipe down with a dry cloth and your mat is rejuvenated! For a thorough cleaning let the solution soak in and work it into a lather before wiping off. Buy now!

For The Housekeeper

For the cleaning guru of your home, (or even as a reward for all this shopping for yourself) why not help improve indoor air quality by giving her an indoor plant? How does it work you may ask. Carbon dioxide enters the leaves of the plant, photosynthesis takes place (ask the kids science teacher about this one once when you give him his Environmental Box of Answers) and voila! Oxygen is released into the air, purifying the home.

For more information on which houseplants improve air quality check out:

Once all your miscellaneous shopping is under control (and you can get back to those ever so specific Christmas lists from the kids) don’t forget to wrap your environmental gifts in a green way. Reusable shopping bags, old comic strips, a sprig of holly or pine tied around makes very earth-friendly and unique packaging.

Happy shopping!

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