A Holiday Guide to 'Green' and Recycled Gifts

Editors' pick: Originally published Dec. 3, 2008.

We all have that tree-hugging friend who would be disappointed or even offended to receive a trendy gift wrapped in store-bought paper with all the bells and whistles. What a waste of paper! 

Rather than having to endure another lecture about your carbon footprint, you can instead get that friend a gift even the strictest environmentalist could stand behind. What's Christmas without appeasing a guilty global conscience?

From wallets to earrings, everything in this guide is made from recycled materials. 

 Recycled Newspaper Pencils

Now considered "a waste of paper," newspapers have been disappearing from the racks for the past few years in favor of online readership.

Respect the past and create hope for a better future with these tree-free pencils, made from scraps of yesterday's news. 

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