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Christmas Gifts 2009: 13 Great Gifts

Huffington Post   ThienVinh Nguyen   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:45 PM ET

With the holiday season upon us, gift-giving can get pretty ugly really fast. From the last-minute frantic purchasing to participating in the consumerist frenzy of buying over-hyped and unnecessary gifts, the season can definitely put a major damper on our "green" efforts.

At HuffPost Green, we believe that if you're going to buy gifts this season, they should be thoughtful, eco-friendly and inspiring.

With this in mind, check out our collection of cool, useful green gifts for this season, from solar-powered gadgets to an organic herb garden kit. Be sure to vote the the gift you think is the best!

Community Agroecology Network's Fair Trade Coffee
 
Need a gift idea for coffee-drinkers? Through the Community Agroecology Network, you can send coffee in a pretty package direct to someone's front door and feel good about it. CAN is a nifty organization that networks between fair trade basically-organic coffee cooperatives in Central America and North American consumers; this way, the co-ops mail coffee directly to the purchasers and cut out costly middlemen. The increased profits go towards the co-ops' farmers and also community development projects in the areas. Price: $12/lb (includes shipping and pretty packaging).
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