Stumped on what to buy for a family member, friend or significant other? These recommendations make perfect gifts for any event.
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Summer Rayne Oakes, a model and environmentalist (not to mention a model environmentalist), recommends these bedspreads from Lotus League of Artisans. Sewn by women in a co-op in India, the quilts make a great gift in more ways than one. With every purchase, you're helping support a family in need. $495.
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Compassionate and sustainably created jewelry can be worn with a deeper sense of purpose. Grounded Jewelry Collection, designed by Sarah Perlis and recommended by Paullette Cole, CEO and creative director of ABC Home, includes everything from hand-hammered gold bangles and earrings to conflict-free diamond rings. $100 to $1,800.
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There's nothing like bamboo and hemp for wearability and earth-friendliness. Recommended by Laura Turner Seydel, chair of the Captain Planet Foundation, this Fissure Jacket from Linda Loudermilk was made with a combination of hemp satin and bamboo. Plus, you'll open people's minds to the new face of sustainable fashion. $1,200.
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Instead of using disposable ones, sushi devotees on the go will covet these collapsible stainless-steel recycled birch (from old baseball bats) utensils from Snow Peak recommended by Jeffrey Swartz, president and CEO of Timberland. $25.
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Zem Joaquin, the force behind the stylish green blog ecofabulous.com, recommends these fair-trade placemats from Ecoist. Mexican women collected thousands of soda labels and candy wrappers to create these funky placemats, which are extremely glam -- and functional. $68 for a set of four.
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Recommended by Elizabeth Rogers, coauthor of "The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time," this Cool Tote lunch bag makes a practical gift for anyone who brown-bags it. The insulation in these bags is made from reclaimed soda bottles. $17.
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When it comes to wine, you want the romance of the vineyard, not pesticides being poured into the ground. That's why Vanessa Noel, owner of Nantucket's Hotel Green and designer of the Step Into Nature line of ecofriendly heels and flats, recommends a bottle of organic wine from Robert Sinskey Vineyards for this holiday season. $16 to $75.
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Brighten up your loved ones' holidays with this light from SunJar. Eric Ryan, cofounder and chief brand architect of Method, recommends these frosted mason jar lights designed by Tobias Wong. The lights contain a highly efficient solar cell and low-energy LED lamps that just need daytime sun to recharge for nighttime use. It's the perfect night-light for little and big kids afraid of the dark. $55.
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Maury Rubin, owner of the green Birdbath bakeries in New York City, recommends giving Cayuga beeswax candles from Tremblay Apiaries this holiday season. These candles from the family-run New York State bee colony farm will give your loved ones a breath of fresh air -- with a hint of honey, of course. $2.50 to $28.