2012 Audubon Holiday Gift Guide
Nine affordable, eco-friendly products--and one budget-buster (but it's awesome!)
Each year during the holiday season, Americans spend something like half a trillion dollars. Even so, we often feel as if we've fallen short on finding that perfect gift. Here are some suggestions that just might make the grade. Most are modestly priced; some even return something to the environment when you buy them.
1. Jewelry/Broken Plate Pendant Co.
Oops! You dropped Grandma's china dish, shattering a family heirloom. Don't fret. Instead, pick up the pieces--and send them to Juliet Ames, founder of the Broken Plate Pendant Co. Ames transforms chinaware chips into charms, rings, and other fashionable accessories. No shards to share? Choose from various ready-made designs.
For: Fashion addict
Buy it here: The Broken Plate Pendant Company
2. Scope Adapter/Meopta MeoPix
Nature can be so fleeting. Now you can hold on to that life bird in a photo taken through your scope or binoculars using your iPhone and this lightweight tool. Your phone fits snuggly in the adapter, which then attaches to a scope or binoculars like a lens cap. Zero in on the bird, steady your hand, and click--a crisp, beautiful shot to immortalize your spotting.
3. Field Journal/Pomegranate
Record field observations, sketch species, even track your life list in this light, hardcover book made from recycled paper. Want to know which seeds or berries attract which birds? The journal includes avian-specific info like that, plus such basics as how to use binoculars. It also sports beautiful illustrations by John James Audubon, making it one journal you'll want to show off.
For: Bird buff
Buy it here: Pomegranate