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Cool Recycled Gifts

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This holiday season, spread some love by giving gifts made from recycled materials. Choosing recycled goods 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 earth friendly gifts this season. A small amount of your purchase through any of these links goes to us to keep the site going and continue to promote recycled products and provide recycling information.

Upcycled wetsuit sleeves for iPads and laptops (13″ , 15″, and 17″). These iPad and laptop sleeves are technically not made from recycled material, but from pre-consumer scraps left over from wetsuit production. Still, a pretty neat upcycled gift:

cool recycled gifts

These messenger bags are made from recycled rice bags. No two are exactly alike:Recycled Messenger BagsGive your dad a tie he can use every day. These wallets are made from recycled ties and suits:

A spare tire for your shoulder! These bags are made from recycled tires. The larger bag even uses real seat belts for straps:

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5 Awesome Ways to Recycle Old Records

recycle old records

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Okay, so you are seriously never going to listen to that polka record you thought would be hilarious and bought at a thrift store for 25¢. You can:

  1. Give it back to the thrift store or charity shop, OR
  2. Upcycle it and make into other fun items like:

Bowls:

1. Preheat oven to 130 ºC, or about 260 ºF

2. Place in an upturned bowl and stick it in the oven for 5 minutes until soft

3. Mold them whichever way you like!

For Your Wall:

Make that old record into a clock.

Check out The Gnarled Branch. All records available on this site were destined for the landfill are now unique pieces of art. Those awesome Canadians- they also ship to the United States!

For Your Table:

Recycled Record Coasters

Recycled Record Coasters

There are some pretty cool coasters from old records. For the holidays, there are some recycled record coasters made from old holiday records!

For Your Desk:

LP Record Frame- Recycled record photo frame by Uncommon Goods. Uncommon Goods is a great place to start if you are looking for recycled gifts in general, and they have everything from earrings to coasters made out of recycled records.

Make recycled bookends, or buy handmade bookends created from vintage recycled records by artist Jeff Davis.

Recycle Old Records: Accessorize!

Music lovers will get a kick out of these recycled record earrings pictured below. Also comes with matching necklaces.

Recycle Old Records

Recycled Record Earrings

But, What About Recycling?

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