Sunday, October 24, 2010

Give The Gift of Green This Year

Sure we know that the holidays are a few months away, but as the weather gets colder, the leaves start to fall, and the kids go back to school, we start to look ahead to the holiday season. Some of us dread it and some of us have been on the lookout for the perfect gift for their loved ones since last December.

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Some people on our list are easy to buy for then there are some that no matter how hard you try, we never seem to find the right gift for them. So what do we do? Buy the ever popular gift card, the people pleaser.

May I make a suggestion this year. Go out on a limb and try a handmade recycled handbag. These bags come in all different sizes, colors, and price ranges. You can find them in specialty stores and on the web. They are made out of all different types of materials such as, candy wrappers, juice pouches, magazines, seat belts, billboards, sails, rice sacks, plastic bags, tires and numerous other items. All are made out of recycled items either never used or items that have been used and come back to life in the form of a fashionable and good for the earth accessory.

It takes a special recipient to receive one of these for a gift. Maybe you know someone with one or more of these traits. Do you know someone who is an eco-conscious fashionista? Does she love attention? (It is virtually certain when carrying a recycled bag, she will receive compliments) Is she young or old? (All ages love these bags) Is she socially conscious? (Many recycled handbags are considered fair trade items) Does she love color? ( Most of these bags are made out of colorful wrappers, snack bags and pouches) Does she carry a different handbag for everyday of the week? ( Well maybe not EVERYDAY, but she has lots!)

I don’t know too many women that don’t have at least one of these traits.

So try it this year and while your at it, get one for yourself, because who doesn’t spend a little on herself when holiday shopping. Remember you are doing our planet good when you give the gift of a green handbag this coming holiday season