A Garden Planner subscription is a budget-friendly gift that offers the satisfaction of spending the chillier chunks of the calendar plotting the bounty ahead.
A short list of gift ideas for gardeners.
Need gift ideas? Check out these 10 natural beauty products, including lip balm, face wash, body wash, nail polish and more.
17 ideas to lower the cost of holiday gifting, entertainment, decorating and office parties.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Thinking about finishing up your holiday shopping online? Make sure to check out Earth Moment, a portal that will offset the carbon emitted by your purchase—at no extra cost. Also check out these websites—some of our staff favorites.
The average American family spends around $18,000 each year on goods and services. This holiday season, these are the questions we’re asking before we plunk down our own hard-earned dollars.
HOMEGROWN.org unwraps its 2013 holiday gift guide, featuring lots of homemade presents, as well as a few stocking stuffers for under $20.
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
America's Best Organics introduces American-made gift box.
Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
Using Pinterest can help inspire new gardening ideas.
Gift cards to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner are now available for just $25.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
Experiments in making an all natural body scrub.
Oxfam America Unwrapped allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving. Help end poverty, hunger and injustice worldwide this holiday season.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
Every now and then we need to re-evaluate our thoughts, just as we re-evaluate our things. Learn about making cloth Christmas gift bags and find out how walking barefoot in the grass is good for you.
Just in time for holiday season (and good all year long), you can use tart, just-picked apples to create a flavorful apple butter that’s perfect to give — or keep.
If you are looking for gifts for beekeepers this blog post could be perfect encompasing books, clothes, equipment and even wrapping paper. This is perfect fodder for all of you that need to buy presents for beekeepers!
Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.
Need inspiration for vegetarian meals? Turn to these vegetarian recipe websites for creative ideas.
More tips, ideas, and considerations for choosing green gifts. A sequel/supplement to last year's article!
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
So maybe you can't afford the pricey furniture and decor on display at the design shows in Milan and Vegas. Just take a look at these ideas and start riffing.
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
Non-gardeners and gardeners are very, very different creatures.
Chocolate peanut butter cups make a lovely Mother's Day present. They're all the better when you can make them organically, inexpensively, and sustainably.
Mother's Day weekend brought lilacs, bedding plants, pie and a nap.
When shopping for the holidays, consider these seven strategies for giving greener gifts.
An index of previous posts that have referenced green products. These posts have covered building- and home-related products, as well as chocolates, books, and other types of goods. Many of the products mentioned in these posts would make good gifts.
Try these easy and unique homemade gifts--from your kitchen and from nature--for your loved ones this year.
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?
Ed and Laurie struggle with making time for visitors while dealing with all of the daily business and homesteading tasks.
Fun facts about our first year of blogging for Mother Earth News.
A brief description of how we grow fresh vegetables in our long cold winters.
Design features we incorporated into our new off grid home.
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
Just in time for the holidays, here's a list of recommended garden tools made in the U.S. by family-owned companies.
In this blog we share someone else's story about old fashioned home made ingenuity concerning deep well pumps that operate without electricity.
A snapshot of winter life living remote and off grid.
Things we have done to earn an income from home in a down economy.
Things we did to make our new home more sustainable.
Costs associated with providing your own water.
Check out these tips and share your ideas for welcoming 2010 with a green New Year’s Eve party.
When my former boss suggested we photograph my annual summer solstice party, I quietly panicked and then got busy. Borrow some of our ideas and gather your tribe to celebrate the longest day of the year--lavishly or lazily, traditionally or not.
Apartment Therapy's annual Small Cool contest, featuring homes of less than 1,000 square feet, is a gold mine for smart ideas that make tiny spaces elegant, graceful and liveable.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding gifts and eco-friendly wedding favors.
Here are instructions for making a quick and easy batch of stained glass soap. Once you get the basics down you can make all sorts of unusual and beautiful embedded soap to give as gifts or enjoy for yourself.
Conventional generators require gasoline or diesel fuel, which can be expensive -- especially during emergencies. Also, the emissions from gas-powered generators contribute to air pollution. Solar generators are a smart alternative to consider.
Give Mom a gift that offers fair wages and opportunity to people and communities in developing countries. There are now more Fair Trade products available than ever.
The U.S. Department of Energy released a set of pumpkin-carving stencils celebrating Halloween through alternative energy.