We all know it's better to give than to receive, but isn't it best when what you're offering up has some kind of added value? These finds are sure to thrill the healthy nester, adventure seeker, natural beauty, and young tree hugger on your list. Also, they all either help protect the planet, give back to the less fortunate, or encourage a healthy lifestyle. Now that's the holiday spirit!
This artful arrangement can be put to delicious use long after the holiday.
Cooks Herb Wreath $50, williams -sonoma.com
Inspiring options for livening up libraries.
Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations (Clarkson Potter), shop.marthastewart.com; Living in the Endless City (Phaidon), amazon.com; The Heirloom Life Gardner (Hyperion), amazon.com; and Tom Kundig: Houses 2 (Princeton Architectural Press, amazon.com.