Green Holiday Gift Ideas

A wide range of ideas for the holidays

By Jane Geelan
|  Friday, Dec 5, 2008  |  Updated 6:55 PM CDT
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Green Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are about three weeks away, and you may be thinking about finding that perfect gift.
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Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are about three weeks away, and you may be thinking about finding that perfect gift.

At the Current Energy store in Dallas, you'll find a little something for everyone that's also good for the environment.

"There's a lot of cool stuff," customer Dayna Ahrens said. "I'm kind of checking people off the list as I go."

You can choose from an eco-friendly stuffed animal for the youngest person on your list to the line of Karito Kids.

"The exciting thing about the Karito Kid, it actually gives back, it teaches kids that they should give back at this time of year," said Joe Harberg, of Current Energy. "Kids go online -- there is a Web address on the tag -- they go online and pick a charity from the list of charities, and 3 percent of the purchase price gets sent to that charity."

You can also pick from T-shirts that are 70 percent bamboo and a little something extra.

"The tag is plantable," Harberg said. "When you get home, instead of throwing the tag away, you actually plant it in a planter or outside, and wildflowers will grow."

If money is no object, there's a Surefire flashlight that runs $5,000, or a Segway that starts at about $5,000.

Looking for locally produced items? The store stocks Fraiche organic natural soaps from $8 to $14.

If some of the gifts are out of your price range, Current Energy will help you plant a tree for as little as $1.

You can also buy a bogo solar flashlight which is two gifts in one -- the one you take home and a second one that will be sent to a school in Nigeria to help eliminate the need for kerosene lighting.

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