• Holiday Gift Guide

    This Holiday Gift Guide is packed full of our favorite things at Hip Moms Go Green.  We have gifts for under $10.00 to over $400.00 for the skin, the little ones,  him, her, the tech, the kitchen, the home, the library, and you.  There are many things on this eco-friendly list that you may want for yourself so don’t hesitate to send it to your loved one for suggestions.  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season.

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    For the Skin

    (seed)+ Nourishing Body Lotion, Invigorating Citrus Blend, 8-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)- (seed)+ is a new personal care line based on the powerful benefits of seeds. Certain seeds are naturally rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids – and their  new line of grape seed enriched products offers all of these powerful nutrients – and the many body health and beauty benefits from them. (seed)+ is powerfully 100% Natural and I personally love them.  I hope you do to.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Gift Set for Face from Healing Anthropology. I am in love with these organic products!  I started using it over a month ago because I needed a change and my face was experiencing blemishes, ugh! I am free and clear and my skin feels wonderful.  Includes full sizes of their Rejuvenating Facial Cleanser, Rejuvenating Toner, Rejuvenating Vitamin C Solution, Rejuvenating Face Cream and Purifying Clay Exfoliant. A $190.00 value for only $161.00 saves you over 15%! Comes beautifully eco-packaged, making it a most thoughtful gift for any occasion. Click here to buy from Healing Anthropology.

    For the Kitchen

    Vita-Mix 1300 TurboBlend 4500 – I can barely live without my Vitamix.  If you want truly smooth drinks and fantastic soups this is for you.  Vita-Mix TurboBlend 4500 is a heavy-duty, commercial-quality blender that delivers optimum performance and power. Superior engineering strengthens each part, ensuring a product that will last. Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow -A favorite of one of my raw foodie besties, Julie.  In this lushly photographed book, Kenney and Melngailis share some of that magic — and show that preparing and eating raw does not mean bland, unsatisfying, or impossibly time-consuming meals. Using dehydrating, Vita-Mix blending, a nuanced understanding of spices, and unprecedented creativity, they explore a whole new outlook on raw food that transfers beautifully and easily from their kitchen to yours — no matter what your present diet. And you’ll immediately begin to reap the benefits of healthful, delicious, life-giving raw food. Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Excalibur 3500 Deluxe Series 5 Tray Food Dehydrator – Black – This perfect for raw food must have is great for families that love eating healthy! Drying food is fun! Make your own chips and bars for so much less money and more nutrition.  The Excalibur Dehydrator allows you to dry anything evenly and efficiently. The unit can dry all fruits, vegetables, meats, and more! Make fruit leathers and home-made jerky – FRESH! The Excalibur has a trademarked horizontal-airflow drying system which dries foods perfectly evenly on all the trays. Dehydrating is a great way to add a new way of consuming foods without damaging valuable nutrients which may be lost during high heat cooking! Dried foods are a great treat to snack on because they hold almost all of their nutritional value and flavor.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook -This is one of my go-to gals for gluten-free, Elana Amsterdam.  The prevalence of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity among millions of adults and children has created the need for gluten-free recipes that are as nutritious and tasty as their traditional counterparts. Popular food blogger Elana Amsterdam offers ninety-nine family-friendly classics–from Pancakes to Eggplant Parmesan to Chocolate Cake–that feature her gluten-free ingredient of choice, almond flour.  So whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast treat, a comfort food entrée, or a showstopping dessert, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook proves that gluten-free cooking can mean healthy eating for everyone.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Totally Bamboo Salad Hands -love these… Totally Bamboo’s Salad Hands are distinctively attractive and super strong – perfect for special occasion and every day use. Plus, these servers are eco-friendly. Two piece set made of sturdy bamboo. The benefits of using bamboo are numerous. For example: bamboo is 16-percent harder than maple, it’s naturally anti-microbial and it’s eco friendly; it holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective, and ecologically responsible alternative to the widespread clear cutting of our old growth forests. Totally Bamboo uses organically grown moso bamboo, so you need not worry about harmful pesticides or fertilizers. Plus, this bamboo is not a food source, or a habitat, for the giant panda. Totally good for you and totally good for the environment. Servers are easy to maintain – simply wash with warm water and use Totally Bamboo’s revitalizing oil, occasionally, to extend the life and keep them looking beautiful.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    For the library-Books!

    The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals-A New York Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us—whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed—he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat -“What ’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas (Little Green Books)-Santa Claus is having a green Christmas! In the spirit of Christmas giving, Santa shows boys and girls that they can give to others while giving back to the Earth — and have fun while they’re doing it! Simple things like riding bicycles to the store rather than taking a car, turning the tree lights off during the day and before bedtime, taking the tree to the community mulching center, using discarded newspapers for gift wrap, and making decorations and presents for one another rather than buying new ones, are all ways that kids can help Santa have a green Christmas.

    Printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, this humorous story is full of fun tips and ideas on how kids and families can celebrate a green Christmas. It also includes a sheet of more than 20 stickers made from 10% recycled paper to help spread holiday cheer and environmental awareness. A great way to celebrate white and green Christmas!  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Eco-Fun: Great Projects, Experiments, and Games for a Greener Earth-With this collection of forty-eight fun-filled, science-based environmental activities, kids from eight to eleven explore the world they live in and find ways to make it better. The projects in Eco-Fun cover a range of difficulty and include a mix of scientific experiments to do at home or school, activities that explore kids’ own world and real-life ecology projects for their neighborhood or community. They can build a solar panel, make recycled paper, build a worm composter and create a forest ecosystem in a jar. Lively, easy-to-follow illustrations clearly tell kids what to do and show how each activity works.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Must Have Accessories

    Christy Robinson Vegan Star Pendant Necklace-Make a fashion statement with eco friendly/cruelty free jewelry by Christy Robinson! This ID style tag is handstamped with “vegan” and made out of recycled sterling silver! The tag measures 3/4″ x 1/4″ has a satin finish. Tag has a recycled copper star charm attached which measures 1/2″ x 1/2″ it has a shiny finish. Comes with sterling 1.5 mm flat cable chain with a handmade hook and eye clasp. *Due to the handmade nature this item may vary slightly from image Chain used is from ethical sources and Made in the USA.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Jade Organic Mat-Size Yoga Towel-Made with certified U.S. grown organic cotton. Organic cotton is better for you and the earth than any other fiber. Organic cotton does not use genetically modified seeds, toxic and persistent pesticides or herbicides, bleach, heavy metals or synthetic fertilizers. Jade Yoga will provide a month’s worth of clean drinking water for one person in the developing world for every towel sold. Cotton is pure cellulose, a naturally occurring polymer which attracts water molecules and absorbs water – about 25 times its weight in water. Perfect for hot yoga. Soft and comfortable, organic cotton is perfect for drying off during your yoga work out. It also is comfortable and thick enough to provide warmth and lift like a blanket. Please note that because this towel is made of organic cotton, it is not designed to provide grip like the synthetic fiber towels on the market, but rather absorbency, warmth and lift. In addition to organic cotton loops, Jade yoga towels are made with polyester stitching for added strength and longevity.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    ECO CUP-I love my Eco Cup! ECOTM CupTM is a permanent home for hot beverages. Do away with papercups and enjoy your daily grind of coffee in this single-walled, porcelain cup with an attachable silicone lid and sleeve. Keeps drinks warm while sparing the environment paper and styrofoam waste.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    For the Kids

    3 Sprouts Elfie the Elephant Organic Hooded Towel – Navy-These cute animal towels are a spa-grade hooded towel. This is made up of natural terry toweling on the inside and organic cotton knit on the outside. These hooded towels are ideal for baths or dips in the pool. It measures 29″x29″ in size. This hooded towel is machine washable. It is the perfect gift for baby in this holiday season. The outer shell is made up of 100% organic cotton Terry towel and is also 100% unbleached cotton.  See it here in pink and other animals.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Plan Toys Dancing Alligator-All three of my boys have dragged this adorable little alligator around.  Plan Preschool toys combine learning with fun. Their carefully crafted push-pull toys, manipulative toys, musical instruments, games, puzzles, and blocks are all specially designed to enrich every aspect of your child’s early development. These toys inspire children’s imagination as well as promoting their physical and intellectual development. PlanToys are made from non-toxic, natural materials such as organic rubberwood. Their toys enable children to play, learn and become closer to nature while being pulled; the wooden pieces make rhythmic click-clack sounds.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Smart Gear Smart Balance Bike – Classic Style-This is a must have for 2 and ups.  My boys did not have to use training wheels on any bike because of the balance learned early on from this bike.  It is amazing.  Jackson hopped on a big bike and cruised down the road at 3 1/2!  Children learn to balance and ride while boosting their confidence. No Pedals! No training wheels! . -Pneumatic Rubber Tires with extra long tube valves. -Rubberized handle bar grips. -Cushioned leatherette seat. -Spoke-less disk wheels to prevent little feet from getting caught. -Unique carry handle incorporated in the bike s body. -Limited steering radius to prevent jackknifing. -Adjustable seat height to grow with your child with 5. height positions adjustable from 13.5 to 17.5 inches. -Suitable for ages 2 years and up to 60 pounds.  Eco friendly wood harvested from a replenishable source, formaldehyde free glue, non toxic paints.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Green Toys Tool Set-Construct a make-believe skyscraper. Repair an imaginary windmill. If young handy boys and girls can dream it, they can do it with the Green Toys Tool Set. This 15 piece workable set is made from 100% recycled plastic. Manufactured in the U.S.A. from recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Sevi Xylophone Eco-Friendly Toy-A prodigy maybe one in the making. Sevi believes music is great for all ages and shows it in this beautifully crafted xylophone. Enjoy the music.  Musical skills begin at home, and this easy-to-play instrument is a great place to start. Even small children can produce sounds on the xylophone, making it a fun and easy way to develop rhythm and coordination. And this one is made of all wood, producing a mellower sound that’s easy on parents’ ears.  Made from eco-friendly materials and vegetable dyes.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    BornFree Vented Glass Bottles Gift Set-This is what we use at our house and they are wonderful!  The BornFreeTM Vented Glass Bottles Gift Set includes: 3x 5oz Glass Bottles, 2x 9oz Glass Bottle, 2x Level 2 Nipples.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Country Kids Organic Baby Big Dot Tights Aqua, 12-24 Months-Organic cotton tights with the biggest fun dots in delicious sherbet colors.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Techy Stuff (great for Him)

    Voltaic 1015 Switch Solar Bag -Small solar daybag that’s big enough to fit an iPad or Kindle along with the day’s essentials, 4 Watts Solar Power and 3,000 mAh battery included.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

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    Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology- Kindle is a #1 bestselling item for two years running. It’s also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon. Now it’s even better.

    *All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology
    *Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
    *New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
    *New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area
    *15% Lighter – Only 8.7 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
    *Battery Life of One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
    *Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
    *Books in 60 Seconds – Download books anytime, anywhere
    *Free 3G Wireless – No monthly payments, no annual contracts
    *Built-In Wi-Fi – In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots
    *20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
    *Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
    *New WebKit-Based Browser – Free 3G web browsing (experimental) Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Film

    Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)-I could not resist putting this on the top of the list.  In my opinion, this BBC version is one of the best movies ever! A must give to a girlfriend.  We can resite the lines around our house. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has taken its place as one of the greatest television productions of all time. The landmark adaptation from A&E and the BBC captured the hearts of millions by seamlessly translating the wit, romance, and intelligence of Jane Austen s classic novel to the screen.

    With a masterful script, deft direction, and star-making performances from Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE transports viewers to Georgian England, where affairs of the heart are an exquisite game, and marriage the ultimate prize. But Elizabeth Bennet spirited, independent, and one of five unmarried sisters is determined to play by her own rules and wed for love, not money or privilege. Will her romantic sparring with the mysterious and arrogant Darcy end in misfortune–or will love’s true nature prevail?  Now beautifully remastered for the ultimate in picture and sound quality, relive the timeless classic PRIDE & PREJUDICE on 2 DVDs.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    The Future of Food (Two Disc Special Edition) / Food Inc. (2 Pack)-Future of Food is one of the best-reviewed documentaries of 2005 is now available on DVD in this deluxe two-disc edition. There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. This documentary explores the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. It also examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multi-national corporations seek to control the world’s food system. “One of 2005′s must-see documentaries” -San Francisco Chronicle.

    Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.  Click here to buy from Amazon.

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

    Nickie and the HipMomsGoGreen team



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    Going Green with Hip Moms Go Green is fun and attainable. We're dedicated to empowering you to simultaneously effect a healthful difference in the lives of your children and planet. Whether you're looking for tips on how to make your existing home green, want to identify creative ways to share environmental and social responsibility with your little ones, or incorporate nutrient-dense foods into your family's diet in a delicious way, HipMomsGoGreen is your ultimate resource. We bring all of your favorite eco-topics and products to the table to make going green part of your everyday life.