Want to buy a gift that will make a friend or family member behave in more eco-friendly ways? That may sound like a difficult task to accomplish without coming across as pushy, but there are actually many gifts that will remind the recipients to make small changes to reduce waste and benefit the environment. Believe it or not, these gifts are fun and useful, and this list will help you shop for everyone from the cook to the tech-saavy. So take a look and see how you can give a gift that’s at the same time an eco-reminder.
Additionally, as our gift to you, we’re giving away six of these picks to lucky Earth911 readers. Scroll through to check out our giveaway gifts, then comment with your gift of choice and one new green thing you plan to try in 2013 to be entered to win. For more information, please see the official Contest Rules.
1. Vita Solstice Shopping Bag from ChicoBag
Reusable shopping bags are a great reminder of a simple way to cut back on plastic bag waste. Receiving a Vita Solstice shopping bag from ChicoBag, a company that makes all sorts of reusable bags including purses and travel packs, will help your loved one grocery shop in style.
The bags come in a variety of colors and patterns and can hold up to 40 pounds, so they’ll even work for those big shopping trips. When not in use, the bag can be folded up into a small pouch that will fit in the palm of your hand.
HOW TO WIN IT: Share one new green thing you plan to try in 2013 in the comment section, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a Vita Solstice bag. Please specify which gift you are entering to win in your comment. Winners will be chosen on Dec. 20.