Green gift guide 2013: the goods

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We're here to deliver the goods.

Here at TreeHugger, we encourage readers to live with less. In some ways, that ethos seems like the antithesis of holiday gift shopping, an activity that too often has become characterized by excess. That's why we've put together a list of 5 green causes for holiday gift donations and a DIY gift guide of our favorite projects.

But sometimes, you need a more traditional gift. Maybe it's for the older relative who won't "get" that you're giving him an animal that will change the life of a farmer in Africa. Maybe it's for the boyfriend who really needs a jacket he can bike to work in. Or maybe it's for the really selfless friend who never treats herself.

Don't worry, we're here to deliver the goods. On the following pages, you'll find products from companies that care about how their items are made, what they're made from, and how the people who make them are treated.

2012 Gift Guide