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Great Green Gifts: Recycled Album Coasters

If you’ve been reading the Dreaming of a Green Christmas series, you should be well on your way to having a well-decorated, eco-friendly holiday season. Except for one little thing: the gifts.This week, I’m going to help you find great, sustainable gifts for everyone on your list.

First, don’t feel obigated to spend loads of money on gifts simply because its Christmas. If you are going to give, stick with thoughtful, useful gifts that are handmade, made of recycled or sustainable materials and that serve a purpose or have value beneath the surface.

Do you have a music lover on your list? These recycled album coasters are a great affordable gift option. I know that my husband, a reggae singer, would love them. When we finally have our own home, they are just the type of accessoory I could imagine finding in the basement recording studio we’d like to create. They are funky without being gaudy, and completely functional. There isn’t much I like about vinyl, but these get my seal of approval.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of the center of real 33 1/2 RPM LP records
  • Made in the U.S.

Who Would Like It:

  • Music lover
  • Young homeowner or renter
  • Someone who likes to entertain

Price: $16/set of 4

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

6 Comments

  • carrie
    December 8, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    What a neat coaster idea. I will have to look into that!
    Thanks for sharing.

    carries last blog post..Need Space?

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  • Wendy
    December 8, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Great idea! Can’t wait to read about your next sustainable gift ideas.

    Thanks!

    Wendys last blog post..Green Thoughts For A White Christmas

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  • Lori Z.
    December 9, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    That’s a very cool idea. I wonder how easy it would be to make those?

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  • Dr. Nicole
    December 9, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Great idea love it!

    Dr. Nicoles last blog post..3 Reasons to Care About Excess Sugar Consumption

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  • Matt
    December 11, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Sorry to be a negative nancy, but how is this green? Where did the rest of the vinyl that surrounded the label go? And the sleeve that surrounded the record? I’m going to hazard a guess at a landfill somewhere. Such a shame, when you consider the original product could have happily have lived on a vinyl-collectors shelf (and occasionally their turntable) for years and years to come, appreciated as something more than just a coaster.

    Matts last blog post..Quiet round here…

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  • hediye
    January 5, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Yeah, great green gifts and great album.

    Reply

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