Surprise Someone With a “Green Your Home” Gift Basket

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 30, 2015

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DIY "Green Your Home" Gift Basket.

April is Earth Month, yay! Let’s celebrate!

You know me, it’s a green day in our home every day. I’m passionate about recycling, reusing, repurposing.

I’m a little obsessed about recycling, actually.

Here is an example from today: I replaced our shower curtain. It’s a non-toxic one, naturally, not one of those stinky ones that outgas all kinds if fumes.

Instead of throwing out the old shower curtain, I’ll reuse it to protect our floors during my painting projects.

And I went as far as cutting out the three magnets on the bottom of the curtain so I can reuse them to make DIY magnets.

Living a greener life is easy, but some people are still intimidated and don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, making small changes is so easy!

A friend of ours just moved into a new house and I was putting together a gift baskets for her new house, and then I decided to make her a “Green Your Home” gift basket as a homewarming gift.

She knows how passionate I am about using non-toxic products in our home and eating organic food, and she often asks me for product suggestions and how to reduce chemicals in her home.

I’m making it easy for her: I filled a whole gift basket with my favorite non-toxic, eco-friendly products so she can green her home.

I recently bought Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste, Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Whole Care® Peppermint and Spearmint Fluoride Toothpaste, and Unisex Long Lasting Apricot Deodorant at Walmart.

Tom's of Maine products at Walmart

Tom’s of Maine natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives.

Their motto is “Start Young. Live Green™. When you buy their products, you make every day Earth Day, starting at the bathroom sink.

I hadn’t used the apricot deodorant before and am using it now. I really like the scent. And we needed more toothpaste, so we are using the Whole Care toothpaste.

And I added the other Tom’s toothpastes to the gift baskets — one for my friend and her husband, and the Silly Strawberry one for her two boys.

Want to help someone in your life to get away from harsh, unhealthy products?

Get creative and make a “Green Your Home” gift basket!

"Green Your Home" Gift Basket

Suggestions for items in the “Green Your Home” Gift Basket:

  • non-toxic, natural personal hygiene products
  • non-toxic cleaning products
  • organic sunscreen
  • cute dish towel
  • non-toxic soy candle
  • mason jar with flowers
  • notebook
  • basket, large glass jar, or other container

"Green Your Home" gift basket.

I ended up adding a vintage booklet about the many uses of vinegar. People back in the day knew how to clean their whole house with just water, vinegar, and baking soda!

And I also added one of my handmade soy wax candles in a teacup. Many commercial candles use unhealthy wax, but I only use the best, non-toxic wax.

"Green Your Home" Gift Basket

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What does your family do to celebrate Earth Month? Who can you surprise with a “Green Your Home” gift basket?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen April 14, 2015 at 8:43 PM

What a beautiful gift! I wish you had come to my housewarming party!


Dagmar Bleasdale April 14, 2015 at 11:53 PM

Aw, thank you, Jen!


Marla April 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM

This is a wonderful idea a green gift basket. You have great items in here and I love the extra touch of the daffodil – it makes it look so natural and pretty. Visiting from Healthy Happy Green & Natural blog hop. Pinned.


Dagmar Bleasdale April 14, 2015 at 8:11 PM

Thank you so much for commenting and pinning, Marla!


Deborah Davis April 13, 2015 at 10:10 PM

This is such a great idea! How loving to make a “Green Your Home” gift basket as a homewarming gift. These are most of the green items I live with in my life as well so thank you for sharing this helpful post with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing!


Dagmar Bleasdale April 14, 2015 at 3:24 AM

Hi Deborah, thanks for sharing the post – I loved putting the gift basket together!


Melissa French, The More With Less Mom April 10, 2015 at 10:47 PM

I love that vinegar book, I want one! Thanks for posting. Hello from Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party.


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