Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays

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Support local businesses as you search for the perfect gift for the environmentalist on your list. These items provide inspiration and tools to build new habits that lessen the impact we have on the earth.

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Practical Art
Bee Habitat - Made out of recycled wood and steel, these functional sculptures provide a decorative nesting site for leafcutter, resin, and mason bees that will help pollinate your garden and lack proper nesting sites in urban spaces. This gift is perfect for those looking to bring an artistic flair while creating a healthy ecosystem. Choose between three sculptures from $170- $190.


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Keep Nature Wild
Reusable Silicone Straws - Single use plastic straws are wrecking havoc on the environment. Opt instead for these straws made from silicone that are reusable and dishwasher safe. A pack of three is $7.

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Redemption Market
Friendly Cacti Rattle - Give the little one in your life an early introduction to the iconic symbol of the desert with this soft and cuddly cotton rattle. Handmade in rural Bangladesh, they provide jobs to women that help avoid economic migration. Cost is $12.

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Duck & Decanter
Bulk Bags - Eliminate plastic bags that are hard to recycle and end up in the landfill or ocean with these reusable bulk bags. Bring these bulk bags to the grocery store or farmer’s market when you are stocking up on produce and bulk items. Choose a small sized bag for $4.99 or a larger size for $5.99.


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Arizona State Parks
Premium Annual Pass - Give the gift of outdoor exploration and enjoyment with this day use pass. It allows for the pass holder and three additional adults in the same vehicle to access all Arizona State Parks with the exception of Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The pass costs $200.

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The Little Green Store
Stainless Steel Water Bottle - There is no better way of reducing plastic water bottle waste than having your own reusable water bottle. This stainless steel H20 container is BPA and toxin free. The natural bamboo lid and silicone ring will ensure that nothing leaks when tipped over or shaken. It is $15 for a 600ml/20.28oz bottle.

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Desert Botanical Garden
Teal Daisy Solar Light - Harness the power of the sun with this decorative solar light perfect for your garden. You’ll eliminate the need for electricity in your garden in stylish fashion. It costs $99.

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Bookmans
Secondhand Books - Nothing has character like a great, used book. Stop by Bookmans to shop from a huge selection of used books. Look for your favorite classics or explore something new this holiday season. You can even trade in your unwanted novels to earn cash or store credit.

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Just Roughin’ It
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3 Trekking Poles - Hit the trails with confidence and added stability with these trekking poles perfect for day hikes and backpacking adventures. The rubber grip reduces vibration, a three section aluminum shaft is adjustable for height and terrain, and tips are replaceable. A pair costs $69.95.

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Magazine Subscriptions
Edible Phoenix Magazine - Learn about Arizona grown and made food products with a subscription to this quarterly magazine full of beautiful photos, recipes, in-season produce and local culinary heroes. Cost is $28 annually for four issues. 
Green Living Magazine - From work, family to fashion, this magazine is a go to for living green in Arizona. Buy a print and digital 12 issue subscription for $39 or save some paper and subscribe to the 12 issue digital version for $12.

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Wren Natural
Bath Bomb - Add some excitement to your bath with an all natural bath bomb. The essential oils and raw shea butter will leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh. All ingredients are 100% natural and sourced as close to their native origin as possible. Choose between Lavender, Coconut Lime, or Pink Grapefruit for $6.

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SoulCare by CCC
Winter Wellness Kit - This kit combines elements from Earth to help you with your winter wellness resiliency. These four remedies are made to uplift, ground, and soothe your soul and body. Included in the kit are the Earth Balm, the Winter Forest Breeze Balm, the Cocoa Dreams Lotion Bar, and the Adventuritis Herbal Bath Soak. Cost is $49.

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Experience Nutrition Group
A New View of Healthy Eating - This cookbook is your guide for creating easy, tasty meals with local seasonal foods. Find recipes and nutrition tips for working with whole, good-for-you foods. Bonus special: from now until January 1st, purchase a book and receive a ticket to Farm-to-Table Intuitive Cooking Experience and Tasting Pop-up Class in Phoenix. The cookbook costs $36.40.

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Blog post written by Patrick Newman, Business Sustainability intern