Eco-friendly products are the most popular trend nowadays. After all, everyone is now more concerned about their environment and therefore, the conscious decision to use recycled products or alternative use of waste products. Making gift items for your loved ones from recycled material will not only enhance your creativity but also will let you convey the message of going green. A recycled gift is the best way to spread the message of eco-friendly awareness. Here are a few eco friendly gift ideas to help you choose from.
1. Eco friendly sculpture
San Francisco born eco-artist Scott Weaver, is popular for creating sculptures using toothpicks. His sculpture named ârolling through the bayâ has been made out of 10,000 toothpicks. The sculpture artist has also made the wise use of dropping and rolling of ping pong balls to adds to the look. The popular sculpture can make a memorable eco freindly gift for a loved one.
2. Elwood Clothing Hyde Wallet
Elwood is a lifestyle brand that makes use of sustainable materials like recycled yarn, hemp, bamboo and organic cotton and create fashionable clothing and various other products out of them. Elwood Clothing Hyde Wallet is a reasonably priced eco friendly gift option from Elwood. The wallet bears an ostrich leather look on the outside and the utility part of the wallet has been stitched from hemp.
Price $25 USD
3. Recycled scrabble tiles’ pendants
HomeStudio has introduced eco-friendly decoupage pendants made of recycled wood scrabble tiles. All tiles are rectangular in shape measuring around1.9 square cms. To give it a luster, the pendant is polished with a non toxic material. These beautiful pendants are available with a silver bail. Priced reasonably, these handcrafted eco-friendly pendants are worth an affordable green gift.
Price $7.95 USD
4. Recycled Mac and iPhone jewelry
PowerBook Media has come up with creative gadget jewelry pieces. The group is know to create, for instance, a pair of earrings form the power buttons from aluminum, black and white MacBook Pros and MacBooks. These elegant electronic gadget jewelry pieces are pocket friendly costing and can be a perfect green gift for your loved ones.
Price $14.95 USD
5. Wooden clutch
Designer Rachna Reddy has recently introduced handcrafted wooden clutch bags. These bags are fully disposable and do not pollute the air with poisonous substance. The collection of these stylish handmade clutches is tagged âLotus Sutraâ. These eco-friendly clutch bags will not only make for a classy gift but would send across a message for eco friendly products.
6. Calvin Nicholls’ paper sculptures
Canadian eco-artist Calvin Nicholls has been creating amazing lifelike sculptures out of paper since 1986. Boreal Owl, Porcupine, Doves in Flight, Lion, Frog and ships are few of the wonderful artworks of the artist. To create these incredible structures he has just made use of sheets of paper, which can be recycled and molded to any shape, and a sharp tool for cutting the paper sheets known as scalpel. These wonderful paper art forms would be a unique eco-friendly gift to your friends.
7. Eco Fashion Handmade vintage jewelry
Los Angeles based Chinookhugs is a full time artist and a traditionally trained metal-smith. He makes stunning vintage accessories like earrings, pendants and rings out of old metal and stones, which he thinks is a safer way to recycle. The artist was inspired by the animals, insects and other wildlife creatures, and thus the jewelry pieces include Animal Theme Rings, Locket rings Owl Rings, Dragon Rings etc. Jewelry makes you look more stylish and this would be an eco-friendly way to accessorize yourself. The jewelry comes as a gift pack. Buy and give away.
8. Gary LeMasterâs eggshell sculptures
These gorgeous egg shell sculptures are made of real egg shells. U.S. based artist, Gary LeMaster, uses the eggs that have failed to hatch. He empties the shells, clean and dries them and then sketches the art on the shell using a pencil. The mind blowing sculptures are shaped with the help of diamond cutting tools. These eco art will surely be an appreciated gift to your fiend.
9. Bamboo Bowl
Vietnamese artist Bambu has crafted elegant bowls made from 100% organically grown bamboo. He has also used non toxic and water based adhesives to make his product completely eco-friendly. These unique looking bowls can be utilized to serve both hot and cold foods. These bowls come in four different colors that are durable and have a water proof finish.
10. Recycled gifts for music lovers
Old records are now completely obsolete. Old vinyl records can be re purposed as earrings, bowls snack trays and bowls like those done here. You can also gift these items and i am sure your fiends will adore these green presents.