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!

Waterproof Handcrank Flashlight
Who couldn't use a flashlight, especially one that's waterproof and powered by cranking? One minute of cranking will keep the flashlight lit for 25 minutes. Price: $19.



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