Rethink Gifts

Calling all crafters, bakers and DIY-ers! Check out our do-it-yourself gift ideas and make something special for everyone on your holiday list.

Pine cones. © Alden Warner

For the Kids: Eco-Friendly DIY Holiday Decorations

Paper, plants, pine cones and popcorn. These natural and recycled materials are all you need for fun, kid-friendly home decor projects.
The Joys of Dyeing Naturally

DIY: Naturally Dyed Yarn

Calling all knitters! Give that craft-lover in your life a truly special (and natural!) gift. Follow these five steps to learn how to naturally hand-dye yarn.
First Green Christmas

Green First Christmas

New parents take note: the holidays are a perfect time to start new GREEN traditions. Here are a few ideas to get you — and your growing family — started.
Green Gift Holidays: DIY Fall Leaf Garland

DIY: Fall Leaf Garland

Love fall foliage? Now you can bring fall's vibrant colors indoors with this easy DIY project, perfect for Thanksgiving decor!
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Skip the Stuff, Give an Experience

Instead of the usual clutter, fill your holiday wish list with "experience" gifts. From a National Parks pass to a campground reservation, here are 10 ideas.
Handmade fabric garland

Hosting the Perfect Green Holiday Bash

’Tis the season for entertaining! This year, you can throw a great party and keep it green at the same time. Follow these simple tips
Pattee Canyon, Montana

Busting Out of the Gift Rut, the Green Way

This year, try giving gifts that are meaningful, enjoyable and useful, but that don't take up so much space or materials. Here are a few ideas.
Young tree huggers

Give Charitably

Change your approach to gift-giving — give a philanthropic gift to your family and friends. Here are five ideas.
Recycled book

DIY: Holiday Book Wreath

Decorate your door this holiday season with a DIY holiday wreath made from upcycled books from your local library.
DIY: Handmade Recycled Gift Bow

DIY: Handmade Recycled Gift Bows

We've all heard of using newspaper an an eco-friendly way to wrap gifts. This year, trip topping it with a handmade recycled gift bow!