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green holiday shopping | The Green Beagle

Children’s Gifts made in the USA

Now that we are all actively shopping for the holiday’s do not be dazzled by the commercials and jingles you hear everywhere! Make sure to still do your research to make your purchases as green as they can be! Here are some ideas from a favorite store of mine called Oompa.com. For the holiday’s Oompa.com is offering FREE Shipping on orders over $65

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Gluten free powder paint kit is a creative medium for a child to create a masterpiece with. This safe and organic paint is handmade in Maine and its packaging is made of 100% post consumer waste and 100% post consumer plastic. Paints are made with natural ingredients including fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes.

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Easel features hard maple construction, and includes a shelf designed to support large books or paper pads. The center rack provides storage space for supplies, while locking the easel open. The front features a wipe-off marker surface. The back is a large rack for storing over-sized books or drying artwork. Made from regionally grown hard maple and baltic birch in St Paul, Minnesota. Art surfaces are made of Hardboard, a compressed wood w/ a special surface coating.

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The set comes with everything you need to get going: three yellow pots, a green planter’s tray, an orange shovel, soil pellets, and three packets of organic seeds (Teddy Bear Sunflower, Basil, and Zinnia). Also includes detailed planting instructions. Green Toys designs and produces all of their toys directly out of California, USA. All Green Toys are derived from recycled milk jugs, then reprocessed into new, harder plastic (HDPE, considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around). The packaging for Green Toys is extremely minimalist; no plastic film, styrofoam or twist ties are used, only 100% recyclable, corrugated cardboard.

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Constructive Eating’s bulldozer pusher, fork lift fork, and front loader spoon are designed with function and play in mind. The textured, easy grip handles and detailing allow little hands to hold on tight. Use them for every meal; each is light weight, and dishwasher safe. This set is great when going out to eat or when trying to extend productive eating time at the table. The utensils are PVC free, phthalate free and free of Bisphenol A (BPA). No paints used.

Great Holiday Gifts Under $100

organic towel set

Long-fiber Turkish cotton is used for higher quality towels because of its strength and superior absorbency. The long-loop construction is beautiful textured, absorbent and durable, and also allows for quicker drying. These towels are styled with a solid section of gathered stripes at the edge of each end, for a fresh modern look.

 

 

desk clock
Elements of nature unite to create these clean-lined clocks of solid cherry wood, copper and sea-washed stone. Black hands perch on a smooth time-weathered stone, and four copper inlays mark the face. No two exactly alike, just as mother nature intended.

 

cardboard rhino
Trophy hunting goes guilt-free, green, and animal-friendly when it’s a whimsical Cardboard Safari Robbie Rhino! Robbie Trophy Puzzles are laser-cut for precision fit and easy assembly using slotted construction. They look great in their native brown color or can be decorated with paint, glitter, wrapping paper or other craft materials. The perfect companion for home or office and a great gift for your favorite hunter (or animal lover). Each trophy is made from 100% recyclable cardboard, a non-toxic, environmentally friendly product. All figures are packaged flat for shipping and include detailed instructions. One trophy head per package.

desk set
Eco-friendly desk set. Looks like leather but made of recycled cotton reclaimed from the apparel industry. 7 pieces: journal, note holder, pencil cup, magazine/file holder, mail sorter, business card holder. Comes in a covered box.

Great Green Gifts for Under $50

martini glass
Fire & Light hand-poured glass tableware is made from recycled glass in California. Not microwave safe. Comes in 8 beautiful colors.

 

 

 

glass vase

The red recycled glass vases are back! This time, in a slightly more oval shape.

 

 

 

 

home fragrance

Ilio’s essential oils add a little luxury to your everyday life. Fragrance spreads through natural reeds and lasts 4 – 6 Months.  Lavender Ocean is a fresh mix of lavender and eucalyptus and is finished with the soft notes of lilac blossoms.

 

 

glass earings

Recycled bottle glass, cut and fired. Light-weight and durable, finished with sterling silver accents and ear wire. Approximate size .75 inch diameter. Please note that each piece is a hand-crafted one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly in shape and size. Patent pending.  Color shown: antique clear from a Coke bottle.