Gifting made easy with the #GreenGifts Twitter Party – 11/13!

by Amanda Hearn · 52 comments

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The holidays are coming and the #GreenGifts party coming up on November 13th is not to be missed! With great sponsors and prizes from Allegory Pens, Onya Baby, VZWraps, Grassroots Store, Irma Guzman Eco Jewelry, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Eco Store USA, Squooshi, Binky Spritz, Red Charlotte, YoBlocks, Hevea & Organic Baby Gift Boutique the #GreenGifts party will leave you with a variety of great green gift ideas and the chance to win them for yourself – or to gift!

When: Tuesday, November 13th (11/13/12)
Time: 9-10pm ET
Hashtag: #GreenGifts
Your Hosts: @EFFblog, @TheEcoChic & Special Partner @GreenChildMag
Sponsors: @AllegoryPens, @GrassrootsStore, @VZWraps, @OnyaBaby, @IrmaGuzman, @EarthMamaHQ, @OrganicBabyGift, @ecostoreusa, @squooshi, @binkyspritz , @redcharlotte , @YoBlocks, @heveababyusa & More to be announced soon!

New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat!

Note: Twitter has tightened the rules on Tweeting from third party programs, if you run into issues simply go to Twitter.com and search for the chat by typing in the party hashtag (or clicking here > #greengifts).

Prizes: We are highlighting great green gifting ideas from a variety of company to fill all of your gifting needs. Check out the Rafflecopter RSVP form below to see them all!

To RSVP: Complete the Rafflecopter steps below (not visible on all mobile devices or feeds) to enter. ”Liking” and following our sponsors will earn you additional entries into the door prizes for the evening. Be sure to check back before the party to get new entries from new sponsors!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please thank our sponsors by visiting them online at:

Promotions from our sponsors:
Allegory Pens coupon – Save 10% off $50 or more with code GREENTUESDAY
Grassroots Store coupon – Save 15% off with code ECOCHIC

Interested in being a sponsor? More information about this and upcoming parties is available here, or email theecochic@gmail.com for additional information.

Note about winners, prize distribution and all that legal stuff: In order to be eligible for the door prizes you must complete the mandatory Rafflecopter steps listed above and tweet with us using the #greengifts hashtag at least one time during the party. Party hosts will confirm your participation before announcing you as a winner. Winners must confirm with the party hosts by Direct Message (DM) or email in order for us to obtain all the necessary contact information. Prizes will be distributed directly from the sponsors of the party. Distribution can take 2-4 weeks. Should your prize not arrive after 2-4 weeks we will contact the sponsor once to follow up. After that any correspondence should be directed to the sponsor. This is a sponsored party and compensation has been received for their participation. All opinions of the party hosts are our own and are not influenced by the sponsors. ”Liking” a sponsors page is optional but will earn you extra entries into the door prizes. For any additional questions please contact theecochic@gmail.com.

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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Samantha F. October 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

I plan on not wrapping as many presents to save on paper usage :o)

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Nancy Kenney November 12, 2012 at 12:06 am

A great idea!

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Heidi F October 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

We plan on using recycled materials to make decorations :)

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Nancy Kenney November 12, 2012 at 12:06 am

Recycle as much as possible for the Holidays!

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Jeniffer Smith October 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I’m definitely not wrapping as many presents, and most of them will (hopefully!) be handmade!

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Jamie G October 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Handmade gifts

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Jenny October 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I have no idea! Hopefully you girls will have some good ideas for me at the party!

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Jolene October 30, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I plan on making lots of gifts and using reusable bags instead of gift bags !

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Tracey N October 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

I always reuse giftbags from year to year and this year I thought I would make more homemade gifts. Also organic and natural gifts. We reuse all our decorations from year to year and don’t use many things that require extra electricity to use. I also use lots of handmade ornaments that the kiddos make each year which I love because it makes it more sentimental and creative and fun to see the changes from year to year.

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Candace October 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

We green it up by reusing paper, containers, etc!

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Sarah L November 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

I plan on reusing gift bags and boxes from last year

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Emily @Random Recycling November 3, 2012 at 8:10 am

I’m trying to buy more from local businesses and small craft sites.

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Kamila November 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

So looking forward to this Twitter party and finding out the gift ideas you girls have in store including wrapping. I like to use kraft paper and colorful ribbon or old newspaper with a nice ribbon or bow always does the trick.

Also, Amanda saw you are eco-hosting on Abe’s Market — CONGRATS, absolutely love your website and the content!

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Kamila @MindBodyWell November 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

So looking forward to this Twitter party and finding out the gift ideas you girls have in store including wrapping. I like to use kraft paper and colorful ribbon or old newspaper with a nice ribbon or bow always does the trick.

Also, Amanda saw you are eco-hosting on Abe’s Market — CONGRATS, absolutely love your website and the content!

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Amanda @ The Eco-Friendly Family November 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Great ideas and thank you Kamila! I am really excited to be working with them on such a fun event :)

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tiffany November 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

we also do organics, and a lot of times we hand make (repurpose) gifts. We also reuse a lot of the things from years past.

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Tiffany (NatureMom) November 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Many ways… second hand gifts, green wrapping, green toys are some ways.

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Jodi Kershuk @AgitatedMama November 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Lots of handmade gifts, no plastic or paper cups and plates.

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Jessica Smallwood November 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’m going to wrap gifts with cheap fabric that I can use later in quilts.

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Maria A November 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

We are upcycling our tree this year to make cute coasters and presents for next year! And I am in the process of knitting stockings for our family! We’re trying to make homemade, repurposed gifts this year!

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kimberly snyder November 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

reuse/ recycle/ and reduce ..and I use Creative reusable packaging for gifts. Happy HolidaysAll!

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erin dear November 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

by buying green christmas gifts, to give

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@PaulinaChills November 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

to use wrapping paper made with recycled materials and choose items with less packaging.

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@chermarsh3000 November 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

By using all green products and recycle materials

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Nancy Kenney November 12, 2012 at 12:07 am

It is really easy to be green for the Holidays. From recycled materials to reusing old items – resifting if possible as well.

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Christine L. November 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

Just being careful to recycle, you would be surprised how hard that is!

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Amy November 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Recycling as much as possible!

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Angela Ak November 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I plan to re-use old gift bags and paper. I save them each year.

@annstiptoes RSVP

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@BeccaAlley November 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Plan on homemade gifts

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Dan November 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

We are limiting our gift giving to each other in general just to not contribute to consumerism at large. For our children, we are investing in a few eco gifts from small businesses!
@looloo01

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@tiffany053p tiffany Ard November 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

we will be hand making gifts or giving out donations in people names!

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Jane m November 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

We decorate reusable containers for homemade baked goods, & decorate glass bottles for homemade eggnog.

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Nikki November 13, 2012 at 6:30 am

We use recycled materials when we can, esp. with wrapping paper.

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nicolthepickle November 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Cloth or newspapers for wrapping paper is very friendly and chic.

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Katie L November 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

reusing our chirstmas bags

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angela November 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Recycling and more recycling

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Rona November 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Reusing newspaper, boxes, and gift wrapping.

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Erica T. November 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I plan on celebrating my holidays with my family! :)

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Raymond November 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Plan on re-using plastic giftbags for the holidays.. Go Green!

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Michelle Rosini November 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I will not be using wrapping paper and I will instead be sewing my own gift bags :)

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Leslie T November 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I am trying to avoid paper products for holiday parties

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Kim November 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Making a lot of handmade gifts this year.

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Nicole - November 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I will be using reusable bags to wrap my presents this year!

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Brittany S. November 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

We use old newspapers to wrap our gifts instead of using store bought paper.

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Sarah P. November 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Homemade gifts–and using recycled paper and bags for wrapping.

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Erin N November 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Kids have decided to buy presents for each other from the consignment store with the money they’ve earned by selling toys they’ve outgrown.

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Kathleen November 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

recycling gift bags and definitely no cards

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Lauren November 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

We will reuse gift bags and wrap

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Jeanette E. November 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Repourposing things for giftwrap!

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Gina November 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Having the kids make pictures for everyone, along with a picture. No wrapping this year.

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Ana November 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Tell us how you plan on greening your Holiday celebrations: We always re-purpose old gift bags!

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Fadrina Caztillo November 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I cant wait. we are trying to get all natural or recycled materials for my nieces an friends kids :)

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