17 Great Green Gifts

This holiday season, check out the following fun and sustainable green gifts.

| December 2006/January 2007

To those especially devoted to the cause of environmental preservation and conservation (and/or have someone in their life who is) and want to give green gifts, here are a few ideas.

National Parks Monopoly

Buy, sell and get to know 22 national parks in this variation on the popular board game Monopoly. Houses and hotels are now tents and ranger stations; player tokens are cameras and hiking boots. A portion of the proceeds goes to the National Park Foundation. $35.95; from USAopoly

Divine Organic Chocolates

We were blown away by these amazing gourmet chocolates. The "Every Flavor Box" includes flavors such as Papohaku Ginger and Honey Lavender. From $28 to $75; from John & Kira's

Essential Safety Device

A hand crank supplies power to a cell phone charger, flashlight, emergency FM radio, a flashing strobe light and a high decibel siren to attract rescuers. Also includes a compass. $39.99; from Life+Gear

Innovative Chopsticks Basket

Recycled, sanitized bamboo chopsticks are transformed into an attractive display bowl that folds neatly for storage. $18 (medium basket); from Kwytza Kraft

Affordable Kids’ Snow Shoes

Kids will love winter exploring in these bright snow shoes. Kids' (25 to 60 lbs.) $39; Youths' (50 to 110 lbs.) $49; from L.L.Bean

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