This holiday season or any time, spread some love by giving gifts made from recycled materials. Choosing from these cool recycled gifts is smart because using materials again saves resources and energy. Plus, products made with recycled materials are often totally cool and unique!
Here’s a guide to some of the best cool recycled gifts. Great for anyone who likes bikes, old records, and being green and stylish in general.
Upcycled wetsuit sleeves for iPads and laptops. These iPad and laptop sleeves are made from recycled materials such as wetsuits and plastic bottles. Pretty cool recycled gift idea that is sure to get a lot of use:
These messenger bags are made from recycled rice bags. Packaging materials, stationary and hangtags are also 100% recycled and printed with natural dyes:
This coin purse comes in several different styles, colors and textures and is made from recycled ties and suits:
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A spare tire for your shoulder! This bag is made from recycled tires. Hemp patches make up the trim, really cute:
For the bicycle enthusiast, check out these cool gifts made from recycled bicycle parts. About 3,000 pounds of recycled bike parts are collected each month. Parts that can still be used for bicycles are donated to a local non-profit that teaches bicycle repair. Parts that can’t be restored end up like this cool bottle opener or keychain:
Old vinyl records have a lot of versatility for an object that is very difficult to recycle otherwise, as we mention in this post, Recycle Old Records. Check out the cool snack tray bowl and coasters– all made of recycled records!
Colorful and unique door mats are made from upcycled flip flops:
These beautiful glasses are made from the bottoms of old wine bottles. These recycled glasses take even less energy to make because they don’t need to be crushed, melted down, and reformed to become your new favorite things to drink from: