If your friend or family member prefers sparkling over still water you should definitely consider the soda stream. Using a CO2 can and BPA-free reusable bottle, it makes carbonated water for about $.20 a liter or $.57 a liter for flavored soda.
2. Eco-Nation Speakers $14.99
These speakers travel easily because they pop up and then fold flat. They are made from recycled material and come pre-designed or in a do-it-yourself decorating kit.
3. Green Earth Technologies Car Care Kit $19.99
Let the car buff in your life in on a more environmentally friendly way to keep the car squeaky clean.
Credit: Green Earth Technologies
4. The Candy Clutch $68
Several companies are recycling candy wrappers by sweetly weaving them into purses and planners. This one is found at www.ecoist.com.
5. The Bag Free 'Goodbyn' Lunchbox $29.95
Not only does the cute container cut back on plastic crowding our landfills, but it cuts down on costs as well. The company estimates an annual savings of about $180 in plastic lunch wrapping supplies. Goodbyn is by Byndoo.
6. iSol Plus 2X $43.95
Charge your small electronics with a little sunshine and this small solar charger. Comes with adapters and suction cups. Works for PDAS, MP3 Players, iPods and some cell phones.
Credit: Silicon Solar Inc.
7. E-Racer $17.95
For the kids, try toys made from sustainable bamboo. This one is by HaPe.
8. Indoor Herb Garden Kit $34.95
This compact kit fits in any windowsill and lets you clip your seasoning of choice right at home. Comes with seeds for 12 different herbs. This one by Jiffy-7 available on Overstock.com.