Go Green This Christmas – Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas with SYW

There’s no reason you can’t be eco-friendly with your gift giving this year and throughout the entire holiday season. Below you will find items we gathered together that either offer an environmentally friendly benefit or are made with eco-friendly materials. Go green this Christmas with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

Recycled Wool Ornaments

Now you can say you’ve seen a true Maine moose! Made of recycled wool, this eco-friendly ornament will surely bring a smile to your face this holiday season. Adorned with green, yellow, blue and red lights on his antlers and a red and green “Maine” scarf, this friendly moose also has adjustable legs to really get him moving! Click below to see all of our ornaments made with recycled wool.

Maine Wool Moose Ornament w/ Lights

Maine Wool Sailboat Ornament

Maine Wool Snowman Ornament

 Maine Wool Lighthouse Ornament

Dog Prints

At Sturbridge, we have a wonderful selection of dog prints by artist John Golden. Seen here to the right is our Beagle Print, which like John’s other prints, features a unique abstract style depicting the dog breed. These beautiful options for dog themed wall decor might just be the perfect dog lover gift this season. All of our dog prints mentioned here are made in Vermont of eco-friendly materials. Even 98% of the espresso colored frames are made from recycled materials.

For more information on artist John Golden’s gorgeous dog representations, click here.


Jute Fibers

A muted red barn star makes a wonderful central motif in our Star Jute Rug, seen here to the left. Crafted with 100% jute, this wonderful accent rug would look amazing in a country setting. Jute is one of the strongest natural fibers known to man. Before the invention of steel cable, jute rope was the preferred rope material on clipper ships. Our braided jute rugs are naturally fire retardant; they can be used safely around fireplaces and in kitchens.

We like to call jute braids “true braids” since they do not have a core inside like flat braids. Jute is also naturally moth proof. Jute is grown from the earth like flax. It is bio-degradeable, making it eco-friendly and a green choice this season. Check out our website: Sturbridge Yankee Workshop to browse all of our Jute products, including area and accent rugs, stair treads and chair pads.


Composting shouldn’t be an activity only reserved for the warmer months. With our Red Compost Keeper, you can feel eco-friendly year round in your kitchen. The ideal place to store vegetable and fruit scraps, recycle rinds, peels, get eggshells out of sight and contribute to composting your garden in an eco-friendly way. Store compost in air tight containers in the garage during the winter months to use come early spring. Coming with one filter and a stainless steel handle. To complete as a green gift this year, include additional Refil Compost Filters to help deodorize the compost jar and contribute to a healthier, more sanitary kitchen.


Beeswax Polish

Furniture polish like our Lavender Beeswax Polish featured here to the left, is a thoughtful gift idea because surely everyone could use some shine this time of year. Unrefined beeswax, natural emollients and botanical elements go into this wax polish that not only spruces up your furniture, but cleans and protects your cabinets, counter tops, butcher block and any other wood accent. Chemical free, no petroleum by products and entirely earth friendly; made in the USA. You may also try the polish in a Orange Scent or an Unscented version. Complete the gift with inclusion of one of our hand carved Wood Bowls.


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