Nostalgic Childhood Gifts Upcycled for Grown-Ups

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The holidays tend to conjure up memories of childhood; Bursting out of bed early in the morning, eyes wide and heart pounding with excitement, in hopes of discovering that perfect gift. To bring a touch of youthful nostalgia into 2012, our staffers got sentimental and recalled their favorite gifts from holidays past. And, in true Earth911 fashion, we rounded up clever and creative reuse ideas to help you upcycle these once-treasured presents into practical new items you can still use today.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
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