Sustainable Cyber Monday

November 30th, 2009

digital_gift_ecoThe Monday after Thanksgiving is touted as the biggest online shopping day of the year: Cyber Monday. With all the packaging and long-distance shipping though, online shopping is hardly sustainable. This week, we offer our top 5 recommendations for eco-conscious sites that make holiday shopping a little greener:

American Feast is a wonderful source for locally grown, organic food. The site allows you to shop by region, ensuring that your purchase is produced close to home, offering everything from cheesecake to condiments.

No matter whom you’re shopping for or how much you have to spend, you’re almost certain to find the perfect gift on World of Good. The eBay-run shop offers eco-friendly, fair trade, handmade and recycled products. Even search for items by the recipient’s personality, interests and favorite charities.

If you want to send a gift basket this season, look no further than Eco Express. With over 45 different organic fruit, wine, tea and chocolate arrangements to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gourmet treat to delight your favorite foodie.

Endangered Species Chocolate has the perfect gift for the eco-conscious chocoholic on your list. ESC offers organic and vegan chocolates and gives 10% of all proceeds to environmental and humanitarian organizations.

If you’re looking for a truly one of a kind gift, check out Guffly. The site specializes in creative, eco-friendly items made from recycled materials. Their gift options range from quirky recycled Lego Cuff Links to a stunning Broken Plate Pendant Necklace.