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Last Minute Shopping: Gifts of Green

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Freaking out? Don't know what to give tomorrow? Here are a few ideas with a conscious in mind:

  1. GOOD Magazine: This locally based do-gooding magazine has been impressing many across the country over the past year. In fact, a subscription to this bi-monthly publication is one of our favorite ideas. If GOOD is not your giftee's style, there are about a million other magazines to gift them.
  2. Greendimes: Give the gift no more junk mail. Starting at $15, they will stop up to 90% of junk mail and plant 10 trees. Trust us, it works, we've been with Greendimes for over a year now and we only get one piece of junk mail from one company that won't listen and that's it.
  3. Organic Delivery: No one will be delivering organic delivery you order to today, tomorrow, but announcing that they will be getting a box full of beautiful organic fruits and veggies delivered within the next few weeks is a nice gift that extends into the New Year. You can order a one-time delivery or buy a weekly delivery for a month. It's up to you! We do this occasionally for ourselves and we highly recommend Organic Express.
  4. CFLs: Gift a few or more Compact Fluorescent Bulbs and you'll be thanked for saving them money. We replaced nine bulbs in our household and now save an average of $80 per bill (DWP bills every two months). So in theory, by giving CFLs away, you'll be giving money on a monthly basis -- it's like a long term investment strategy.
  5. Online Donations: In their name, make an online donation to a non-profit. Green Living Magazine has some ideas.