Gift Guide: The Eco-Friendly Foodie

Kim Conte

We've already given you gift ideas for the Gourmet Gourmand, the Kitchen Phobic, and the Martha Wanna-Be. Next on our holiday list is the Eco-Friendly Foodie.

Just what do you get for the person who likes to be environmentally responsible in the kitchen?

Product: Totally Bamboo Congo Parquet End Grain Cutting Board

Cost: $39.99

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Why I Love It: Bamboo is one of the trendiest green materials these days because it's fast-growing, reusable, and environmentally friendly. Recommended by America's Test Kitchen, this stylish parquet-patterned board won't crack, peel, absorb water, or dull knives.

Extras: Throw in a bottle of oil (such as Snow River Wood Oil, $6.99) to preserve and protect wood.

Product: Glass Storage Dishes From Greenfeet

Cost: $11.95-$19.95

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Why I Love It: What's out this season? Storing food in disposable food containers. What's in? Replacing those plastic containers with these durable, vintage-inspired glass containers that last forever. Plus, glass has been proven to be safter than plastic for storing and reheating foods.

Extras: Available in small, medium, and large sizes.

Product: Endangered Species Chocolate

Cost: $5.25-$50

Where to Buy: Endangered Species Chocolate (order through the site or us it to search for location closest to you).

Why I Love It: This high quality chocolate is not only 100 percent ethically traded but 10 percent of its net profits are donated to help species, habitat, and humanity. Choose from a variety of holiday gifts for any budget including a selection of chocolate bars, chocolate of the month club, or giraffe tote bag with chocolate bars.

Extras: Dark Chocolate with Cranberries and Almonds is my all-time-favorite flavor.

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