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Give a green gif ft this Christmas; Rin Simpson rounds up her pick of the best eco-frieendly, environmentally sound Christmas presents.

Whether you buy them for a keen home maker or use them to create your own hand crafted gifts, these labels will add a professional touch to any jar of jam or box of allotment veg.

'Give what you grow' stickers PS2.99, Forages, www.forages.co.uk With no preservatives and minimal packaging, these bathroom beauties make a great stocking filler.

Solid shampoo bars PS5.25, Lush, www.lush.co.uk Who says being green is all about hemp shirts and vegan shoes? With this stylish iPad case you can be eco-friendly and hi-tech.

Recycled inner tube iPad case PS37, Friends of the Earth, www.foeshop.co.uk Just made yourself a filter coffee? Don't throw the coffee grounds out - use them to grow mushrooms instead! A perfect gift for all food lovers, gardeners, and eco-recyclers.

Mushroom growing kit PS12.95, Wow Thank You, www.wowthankyou.co.uk Want to know which flowers will provide the best and most plentiful source of pollen to your local bees? This tea towel has the answers.

Bee friendly flowers tea towel PS12, Berry Red, www.berryred.co.uk production, you can't do better than grow it yourself - and this latest book from TV botanist James Wong will show you how.

James Wong's Homegrown Revolution PS20, available at Waterstones and various online retailers Love craft? Want to get your eco-message across? These quirky kits let creative activists make a point in style.

Craftivist kit PS10, Craftivist Collective, www.craftivist-collective.com For every music download that you purchase at Fairsharemusic.com, half the profits will be donated to a charity of your choice.

Music gift card from PS5, Fairsharemusic.com If you're looking for the ultimate in eco food Give these important pollinators a helping hand by providing a suitable place for them to start a colony.

Bee home PS8, or PS22 for a set of three, Rowen & Wren, www.rowanandwren.co.uk Help someone attract winged wildlife into their garden with these specially selected plants and flowers.

Butterfly box garden PS150, The Balcony Gardener, www.thebalconygardener.com This is the ultimate green camp fire; a completely free-standing, portable bio-ethanol fire which produces real flames but no harmful gases, sparks or soot.

Stix garden fire by Ecosmart PS1,990, Go Modern Furniture, www.gomodern.co.uk Yes, tote bags are two a penny, but this one is really cute, made in the UK from organic, unbleached cotton, and comes with a recipe for drop scones! Drop Scones Not Bombs bag PS10, Hunkydory Home, www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk This quirky stocking filler won't need endless batteries, as it's powered by the sun. Solar powered owl bobblehead papercraft kit PS14.99, Hirst & Hirst LIVING, www.hirstandhirst.co.uk These Fair Trade socks are made from recycled 100% wool yarn. Stripy socks PS28, People Tree, www.peopletree.co.uk New Internationalist's calendar features more than cute, mammals, raising awareness of the plight of the rafflesia flower and panda. Wildlife in Danger 2013 calendar PS9.95, New Internationalist, www.newint.org Bamboo is one of the most renewable materials around - in fact, it grows so quickly, it doesn't need to be replanted!

Bamboo salad bowl and servers set (also available in green) PS35, Puji, www.puji.com
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 7, 2012
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