See our list for the green gal in your life from local and online retailers. Above, North Haven Gardens in Dallas is hosting a wreath-making class on Dec. 9.
Nov. 29, 2017
We're kicking off our 2017 Green Gift Guide series with holiday gift ideas for the eco-conscious ladies in your life. In the coming weeks, look for our eco-friendly gift guides for the guys as well as pets. (Prices may vary.)
Seed Shapes & Character Birdfeeders
Wild Birds Unlimited is an avian lover’s paradise. Their birdfood cylinders, stackables and characters such as owls, snowmen and gingerbread men are not just made to look cute – they are formulated with nutritious, high-energy ingredients including sunflower meats, peanuts, pecans and fruit to attract cardinals, chickadees, woodpeckers, wrens and winter warblers. They can be hung with a simple wire or made part of an elaborate birdfeeding station. Some have hot pepper added to deter the squirrels. A fun gift for your birds or your loved one this holiday season starting under $10. Wild Birds Unlimited, 5715 West Lovers Ln, Dallas 75209
Handmade Artisan Garden Tools
Our friends at Trinity Haymarket love to find unique goodies and their fun and funky store is bursting with ideas this holiday season. Any gardener would be thrilled with these amazing tools that are crafted of natural hardwoods and stainless steel to last many seasons. Each one is uniquely hand-turned by one of New Mexico's most talented artisans, Gail Tate. She has won many awards for her work across her home state. Prices are $34.99 for one tool, $59.99 for two tools and $74.99 for three tools, mix and match. Some with turquoise inlays. Trinity Haymarket, 1715 Market Center Blvd Dallas 75207.
Beeswax Food Wraps
George the Rooster will welcome you with his unique cock-a-doodle-doo the next time that you drop by Rooster Home & Hardware in Lake Highlands. Bee’s Wrap food wraps are just a small part of their huge selection. These nifty wraps are cotton infused with real beeswax and jojoba oil to preserve food sustainably, without plastics. Made in Vermont, they are available in a variety of sizes for everything from sandwiches to a half watermelon. Simply wrap them over the food and then press firmly around the edges to form an airtight seal. Use again and again and then dispose of them in the compost or wrap them around pieces of kindling and use as a natural and effective fire starter. Starting around $6 at Rooster Home & Hardware, 10233 East Northwest Hwy. Suite 409, Dallas 75238.
Workshop with Wine: Holiday Wreaths
Make a holiday wreath from scratch this year or give this experience as a gift. Join the wreath-building workshop at the ever-delightful North Haven Gardens and enjoy a glass of wine with refreshments from The Cafe at NHG. Perfect for you and a group of friends, this workshop sells out each year so make sure you get your reservations in now. All supplies included. Bring gloves and pruners or purchase them in advance of the workshop. Register here. Saturday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $85 per wreath. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75230.
If you haven’t been by the new TreeHouse store at Walnut Hill Lane and Central, you’ll want to check out their wide breadth of eco gifts. Some of their best-sellers are GreenPans, professional healthy, ceramic nonstick coated cookware – a more healthy alternative to traditional teflon-based non-stick coatings. These professional-level pans are oven & broiler safe up to 600F and dishwasher safe as well. The Thermolon™ healthy ceramic non-stick has superb release properties for superb cooking results. A 2-piece frying pan set is $99. TreeHouse, 8021 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75231
Vegan Soaps, Scrubs & Candles
Drop by White Rock Soap Gallery this holiday season and bask in the amazing aromas from a bevy of gift ideas. WRSG is a locally-owned success story offering their own hand-made soaps, candles, lotions, scrubs and more with natural ingredients (many of them vegan) and dozens of scents inspired by Mother Nature herself. Some of our favs are the Orange Cinnamon Clove Candle $14 /8 oz size), Rosemary Mint Luxury Sugar Scrub ($6 /5 oz. size), and Lavender Vanilla Vegan Soap ($5 each). 3-Wick Candle shown is $60. Gift baskets too, starting around $25. Mention GreenSourceDFW and save 20 percent (in-store only). White Rock Soap Gallery, 10233 East Northwest Hwy, Suite 401, Dallas 75238. Most products also available online at WhiteRockSoapGallery.com.
Inflatable Solar Lantern
The Luci® Inflatable Solar Lantern was created to be a convenient way to carry light anywhere. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, simply tie it to a backpack or tent to recharge during the day and then use when light is needed. Weighing in at just a few ounces and less than an inch thick when flattened, this waterproof wonder inflates in seconds to provide up to 24 hours of continuous lumination for reading, cooking or entertaining. MPOWERED, the maker of Luci, gives thousands of lanterns away each year to impoverished countries so that children can study and families can live without harmful fumes from kerosene lanterns. Sold locally for $19.95 each at REI, 5929 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231.
Organic Beauty Gift Box
Get a great deal on a luscious array of all-organic pampering products including DN-UNIK Age-defying Night Cream or Day Cream, Magic Organic Apothecary Daily Cleansing Ritual, Lily Lolo Eye Shadow Palette Sweet Nothings, Au Naturale Eternity Lipstick in Sangria and much more. Value of over $160 for only $98, while supplies last. 20 percent of proceeds will be given to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Purchase for yourself or makes a beautiful gift. Free shipping in U.S. TheChoosyChick.com.
For the vegan gal in your life, splurge on this elegant and sumptuous Angela • Roi satchel made from the softest faux calf-skin, offered by Shop Ethica, a Texas based company. A masterpiece of style and the utmost in quality, the Eleanor Satchel sports a generous interior, zippered sundries, compartment, phone pocket, adjustable and removable strap and the Angela • Roi gold logo. 9.5” x 7.5” x 5” deep. Cruelty-free and sweatshop-free. $220. Other styles from which to choose. A portion of sales benefits the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. ShopEthica.com.
Grow-It-Yourself Mushroom Holiday Ornaments Kit
Ecovative in Green Island, NY is known for its mushroom-based building materials and packaging solutions. The company is now offering a Grow-It-Yourself festive holiday ornament kit, featuring the same mushroom material inside of clear balls that you can watch as they grow into beautiful white ornaments right on your tree! A wonderful family project that can spark conversations about what each of us can do to make our world a little healthier this holiday season. $27.50 /set of 6 ornaments. EcovativeDesign.com.
Recycled Handle Weeder
Good gardeners want well-made tools that make gardening easier. The new CobraHead® “mini” Weeder and Cultivator is the perfect gadget for precision work in flower beds, vegetable gardens and even in flower pots and containers. USA-made by a family business in Wisconsin, the forged blade works like a “steel fingernail®” to weed, cultivate, dig, plant and transplant. Comfy, ergonomically designed handle (made from a mix of recycled plastic and wood fiber) fits perfectly in smaller hands, so women and seniors love it. $21.95 at Cobrahead.com and gardening shops around the area.