More holiday gift ideas that won't leave you with empty pockets.
Your child's teachers will put this pretty recycled note-card set to good use. $20; jillyjackdesigns.bigcartel.com
Commuter special: an un-boring thermos with a secret compartment for stashing extra sugar. $25; aladdin-pmi.com
This chic plastic vase does double duty -- it's got a wide end for bouquets and a narrow end for single stems. $9; oneorabunch.com
This fetching dog toy is not only totally mod -- it also floats, rolls, bounces, and is nearly indestructible. Large $12, small $6.25; wetnoz.com
Part guide, part journal, the Open Road Chronicles will help travelers on every stretch of the highway. $15; randomhouse.com
Foodies (and kids!) will love these nesting doll-inspired measuring cups from Fred and Friends. $12; spoonsisters.com
The Grobal Self-Watering Pot will help a brown-thumbed bud care for plants. $15; aplusrstore.com
Proceeds from the sale of Pact's organic-cotton bikini-style bottom help protect endangered forests around the world. $20; wearpact.com
Buy the solar-powered Sunnan lamp and another one will be donated to UNICEF for a child in need of light. $20; ikea-usa.com
Treat the family pet to a natural-bristle dog-bone brush. $15; oreoriginals.com
These funky mugs each represent a different zodiac sign. $14; givesimple.com
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