Green Gift Guides

Oh the perfect gift! It's easy to find right? (Insert record screech here). Well no, not exactly. So let us do that job for you. For several months, we've scoured the interweb for our holiday gift guide with one major goal: These gifts won't earn that shaky turned up corner of the mouth, polite cough, and long drawn out, "oh, ah, um, thanks..." Translation: This sweater that looks mauled by a dog is heading right to an already overflowing landfill.

So whether your shopping for the hard-to-please boyfriend, the mother-in-law with a passion for cooking, the design junkie, or just about everyone else on your list, the search stops here.

Here at TreeHugger, we think a lot about living with less, for more happiness -- a principal that really gets tested around the holidays. All of these gifts are carefully curated for thoughtfulness, usefulness, durability, and longevity. Many don't take up space at all.

And we will mention -- we are TreeHugger after all -- these gifts make a minimal impact on our earth. Now that's the gift that keeps on giving.

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