Thursday, December 4, 2008

Affordable Green Christmas Gifts

Excerpt from Montana's News Station Gift ideas for a "green" Christmas
Saving money is a top priority for many of us this holiday season, but you can still give gifts that save the environment, too.

Remember when you were a kid, and you made coupons for chores or services as gifts because they were free? Well, promising to shovel the sidewalk and mow the lawn, or even take care of the recycling, are very green gifts to give this Christmas. And even if you're an adult now, those coupons are still free.

And you can still go "green" without putting too big of a dent in your wallet.

For instance, why wrap a CD when you can take your loved one to an actual concert? Gifts of an experience are more personal, can cost less, and don't involve the waste of packaging. But if you still like the sound of that CD, try an iTunes gift certificate. They're available everywhere and they eliminate shipping and packaging.

Gift baskets are a great way to give your green gifts a personal touch...and they can cost as little or as much as you're willing to spend. And if you use recycled, reclaimed, organic, and/or natural products that makes your gift even more green.

You can do any kind of combination you want; for instance, you can simply raid the natural and organic section at the local grocery store.

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