Perfect Gift: "Green" Gifts

Grandfather and granddaughter enjoy Christmas tree lights, Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 2, 2004.
AP Photo
In the latest installment "The Perfect Gift" series it's a look at eco-friendly gifts of all kinds with TV host and green lifestyle expert Sara Snow.

Snow grew up "green," her father (Tim Redmond) was actually a pioneer in the green movement, so it is the only lifestyle she knows.

She says going green is more about simplicity and all the things we can do without. Living with a consciousness of the world around you and respecting the things around you.

Snow offers two important tips to have a "green" holiday.

  • When it comes to a real tree vs. an artificial one, please buy the real one -- it's so much better for the environment.
  • Reconsider the gift wrapping and save paper.


    For the eco-friendly family:

    Mi-Yim Organic Toy Set


    Skin By Monica


    On the go:

    Noon Leather Solar Bag

    Brunton Solar Roll

    Sailcloth Duffle Bag

    "Mini" basket filled with travel products from:
    Rescue Remedy

    Beauty buff:

    Pangea Gift Set

    Pacifica Body Butters

    Tsi-La Mini Perfumes

    Patyka (Shampoo/Body Oil)

    Hill House Natural Diffuser