Fresh Finds: 8 Great Gifts for $40 or Less

Give green this holiday season.

| November/December 2009

  • "The Way Home" by Tandi Venter
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  • "The Water Garden" by Leif Ostlund
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  • "Mediterranean Gold" by Michael O'Toole
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  • A donation to the Acumen Fund, Rishi Tea's Taste of Origins Green and White Tea Set and the Serrv Divine Chocolate Gift Box.
    Photo By Michelle Galins
  • The Pacifica Natural Soap Gift Box and Botanical Paperworks holiday cards.
    Photo By Michelle Galins
  • Fashionation battery-free speakers and the Badger Gems gift set.
    Photo by Michelle Galins

Made from recycled materials, Fashionation battery-free speakers plug into your MP3 player and use its power supply to play tunes anywhere. The universally compatible speakers fold flat for easy storage and portability. Portable speakers: $15. (212) 840-8550. Register to win Fashionation battery-free speakers! 

The Badger Gems gift set USDA-certified organic balms make perfect stocking stuffers. The set includes balms for hands and feet and a relaxing sleep balm. Set of three .75-ounce balms: $16. (800) 603-6100. Register to win the Badger Gems gift set! 

Replicas of more than 15,000 photographs and paintings from are printed with soy-based inks on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper. "The Way Home" by Tandi Venter, 20-inch square: $28. "Mediterranean Gold" by Michael O’Toole, 28-inch square: $36. "The Water Garden" by Leif Ostlund, 28-inch square: $36. (800) 952-5592. Register to win an gift certificate! 

The Pacifica Natural Soap Gift Box is a healthy mix of six handmade soaps blended with natural and essential oils. These vegetable-based soaps are cruelty- and paraben-free. The elegant gold packaging is made from recycled material. Set of six 6-ounce soaps: $25. (866) 337-7100. Register to win the Pacifica Natural Soap Gift Box! 

Botanical Paperworks holiday cards contain wildflower or spruce tree seeds. Each card contains instructions on how to plant the homemade paper. Plantable holiday cards: $5 each or $25 for a set of eight. (877) 956-7393. Register to win Botanical Paperworks holiday cards! 

A donation to the Acumen Fund helps solve global poverty through entrepreneurship. The nonprofit Acumen Fund focuses on delivering affordable health, water, housing and energy to people across the world. Minimum donation: $25. (212) 566-8821.

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