Vintage jewelry is green--as in chrysropace--also purple as amethyst, silver like Danecraft, and all that glitters in between. I could spend thousands of dollars in about half an hour collecting 1920s through 1950s neclaces here, but I won't. Um, can't.
Close the Loop's pretty pens, vases, and candle holders are made of shiny, recycled silverware.
I wish that I'd bought this at the Green Festival--a fruit basket that doubles as a rinsing colander, made of chopsticks. Now I can't find it. Can you?
Rosa grimaced when she saw yesterday what I was getting for my dad at Paxton Gate, but I think this mounted mousealope head is awesome, especially for a cat owner. And you could sort of say that it's sustainable, no? It's not wasting a little lab mouse.
LED lightbulbs! OK, this might seem like a lame gift, until you let your friend know that it could last them a decade and help slim electrical bills.
Subscriptions! Make, Craft, and Readymade are fun for restless geniuses who like to get their hands all over things and remake them. Then there's the more traditional National Geographic, or the excellent On Earth, which comes with a donation to the National Resources Defense Council. Also check out the many green lifestyle magazines listed in the left column of this blog.
Ecoist's candy wrapper handbags--you can even shop online by color, just like at Etsy. Buy a bag, and Ecoist will plant a tree.
I'm not sure how sustainable this is, but it's fascinating. For about $100 per person, you can have family DNA analyzed by the Genographic Project, and find out where some of your ancient ancestors came from.
Better than the rest, you could do some truly unselfish giving this season to make impact around the world without even leaving your chair.