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Well, I cannot procrastinate any longer…Christmas is almost here and I need to start buying gifts for all the people on my gift list. It is always hard to find that perfect gift for everyone. I get tired of buying gift cards and the same mass produced items that you see in all of the big box stores (not to mention, it’s hard to recycle gift cards when they are empty!). Sometimes, I want something unique…something that says ‘I was thinking of YOU’ when the recipient opens the present. eBay is a great place to do your holiday shopping when you are looking to find unique gifts and don’t want to run around from store to store searching for them. Did you know you can also buy NEW items on eBay and not just secondhand items? I have spent some time browsing through eBay while doing my online shopping and they have a great selection of eco-friendly items for my family and friends this holiday. If you are trying to encourage your family and friends to live greener or love to buy eco-friendly gifts during the holidays, eBay is a great resource!
During my eBay browsing, I came across a ton of NEW products that would make great gift ideas for my family. And *I* like them because they are greener than a lot of other items on the market today. Here are a few gift ideas that may fit your own friends and family.
Eco Friendly Gifts On eBay
1. Mom: CONCORD Eco Friendly Healthy Ceramic 3 PC Nonstick Fry Pan Skillet Cookware Set
2: Dad: Weber 12 inch Bamboo Grill Brush
3. Sister: NEW LILY BLOOM FLOWERS eReader case made from recycled water bottles
4. Grandmother: Eccolo Eco-Friendly Bamboo Photo Frames
5. Husband: Eco-friendly men’s shoes
6. Son: Water Powered Clock
7. Daughter: Sprout Watch
8. Nephews: Reclaimed Wood Toy Blocks
9. Niece: Disney-Solar Power X-MAS TinkerBell Figurine
10. Teachers: ORGANIC Aromatherapy Beeswax Candle
Shopping green on eBay is really pretty easy. You could buy second hand items for a smaller carbon footprint but also just searching for key terms like organic, natural, bamboo, eco-friendly, etc is an easy way to shop. Just by shopping online and not driving store to store is saving on gasoline usage which is a big consideration when trying to go green.
When shopping on eBay, make sure you keep an eye on the seller feedback rating to ensure a hassle free eBay experience. If you have questions about a particular product, make sure you ask the seller before purchasing. Otherwise, you might be disappointed when your purchase arrives and it isn’t what you thought it would be. If you would like to help others in their own decision making process, leave some seller feedback once your transaction is complete.
If you are interested in saving time and money, you should really consider shopping on eBay this holiday season. Check out the eBay gift guide for some great gift ideas if you need a little bit of inspiration. You can also download the eBay mobile app and shop while you are waiting in the carpool lane at school or watching your son’s soccer practice!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of eBay. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.