It's always good to have some extra gifts on hand so you can avoid those awkward oh-no-Victoria's-approaching-me-with-gift-wrapped-package-in-hand-but-my-hands-are-empty-and-I-only-have-a-mostly-used-tube-of-lipstick-in-my-clutch-and-that-would-make-a-crappy-gift-(and-the-color-wouldn't-work-well-with-her-complexion-anyway) moment. These unique, handmade gifts are all environmentally friendly, are all under $25, and are all items that your Secret Santa's, holiday hostesses, and late-addition-gift-list-add-ons will love.
At just $5 for a set of 4, these recycled map notebooks by Carta Papirea are perfect for Secret Santa's and world traveling acquaintances, and if you break the set up you've got a gift for your mailman, substitute dog walker, nail technician, and after school playground attendant for just $1.50 each. Your co-workers will adore DesignSea's silver bangle bracelets-- which are handmade from reclaimed guitar strings and a steal at just $12-$18-- or reVetro's bracelets made from upcycled champagne bottles. Anyone with a desk or multi-purpose table would love to put Paladim's lightbulb vase on it, anyone with a wall would love to hang Stay Gold Media's recycled book page butterfly art print on it, and anyone with a few bucks can afford these great gifts.
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From top, left to right:
1. Light bulb vase with wooden stand by Paladim
2. Butterfly art print by Stay Gold Media
3. Map notebooks by Carta Papirea
4. Owl journal by Boy Girl Party
5. Silver bangle bracelet by DesignSea
6. Glass bangle bracelets by reVetro
7. Rose quartz coin earrings by DesignSea
8. Burlap firewood tote by Tantea And Oom
9. Recycled bottle glass vase by Harrach Glass
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