Green Gifts Guide

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A 2011 & 2012 Top 25 Winner, Green Gifts Guide is the hobby blog of Amity Hook-Sopko, the editor of www.GreenChildMagazine.com. Here, Amity helps other moms find simple, stress-free options for Eco-Friendly gift giving.

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

What's an easy, eco-friendly habit that could help families save money?

Amity Hook-Sopko

Ditch those rolls of wrapping paper and paper gift bags at holidays and birthdays. Depending on how many kids you have, and how many friends they have, you might spend a lot of time and money at birthday parties. Wrapping paper, tissue and gift bags are insanely expensive for something that ends up in the trash before the party is even over. Instead, use what you have to wrap gifts -- a basket or a beach bucket can be two gifts in one. Or use your child's artwork to make an extra special presentation.
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What's a great cleaning product you've discovered?

Amity Hook-Sopko

Baking soda and vinegar are the staples in our home. Vinegar is safe for most surfaces, and when you need a little scrubbing action, the baking soda is perfect - especially to clean sinks. For disinfecting, we use Thieves Household Cleaner by Young Living Essential Oils.
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What is your best tip for keeping the bathroom clean?

Amity Hook-Sopko

We have boys, so the bathrooms certainly need attention every few days. I keep a bottle of cleaner I made from essential oils to clean up messes. And on the weekend, I sprinkle baking soda and spray with vinegar (a healthy disinfectant) on the sinks, toilets, tub, and shower. My best advice is to keep it natural and simple.
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