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A gift guide in which everything is 'green'

Actually good gifts based on "green" puns.

Good Ideas CW-2X Compost Wizard Dueling Tumbler

Good Ideas CW-2X Compost Wizard Dueling Tumbler

Amazon

Composting is a great way to start going GREEN, and this 7-cubic-foot dual tumbler is a simple and efficient way to get started. It’s made of 100 percent recycled material and comes fully assembled. There’s a five-gallon receptacle to catch the “compost tea” created as your refuse composts. Note: even though it’s called tea, it’s meant to fertilize plants. Don’t drink it. Trust me.

TaylorMade Golf Spider Tour Putter

TaylorMade Golf Spider Tour Putter

TaylorMade

Feel is an important part of any golf game, especially when you find yourself on the GREEN. TaylorMade’s pro tour-grade putter uses a mallet-style head with more weight around the perimeter to prevent it from twisting after a bad hit and sending the ball on a path that’s nowhere near the actual hole. The soft polymer face gives it a satisfying “clack” when it impacts the ball that will really impress everyone at the country country club or mini golf course.

Fossil Ingram Extra-capacity Trifold Wallet

Fossil Ingram Extra-capacity Trifold Wallet

Fossil

Is your giftee so flush with GREEN cash that a normal wallet couldn’t hope to contain it? Offer up this trifold wallet with room for up to 12 individual cards and a wad of bills. The leather exterior—it comes in black or brown—and synthetic interior are a lot classier than a thick rubber band for holding currency together.

Lipper International Large Wavy Bowl

Lipper International Large Wavy Bowl

Amazon

The USDA suggests up to six servings of vegetables each day, and that should include some leafy GREENs. This wonderfully wavy, 12-inch bowl is made from natural acacia wood. Fill it up with some nice field greens, or just live the dream of making an all-crouton salad. Just don’t put it in the microwave or dishwasher because that will ruin it.

Xbox Design Lab Controller

Xbox Design Lab Controller

Xbox

Microsoft will allow you to fully customize the color of its Xbox One controllers, which means you can get a mean GREEN fragging machine with which to smoke noobs. You can make the whole thing green, or add some accent colors depending on how festive you want to be while raining vengeance upon hordes of zombies or aliens. Look, we made a red and green Christmas one!

Bloom Easy Pour Watering Can

Bloom Easy Pour Watering Can

Amazon

If your giftee has a GREEN thumb, they will certainly appreciate the utility of a good watering can. This 2.6-gallon container has an adjustable water spout that can provide a gentle shower or a heavy stream. The double handle makes it easy to manage, even when its totally full of liquid. We recommend using water and not energy drinks.

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint set

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint set

Amazon

Painting is a great way to express yourself artistically or just relax, and this 48-color kit is a great way to get started. The paint itself is a heavy acrylic that maintains shape and texture as you paint. A sampling of the colors includes: Light GREEN, Phthalocyanine GREEN, Hooker's GREEN Hue Permanent, Bright Aqua GREEN, and Deep GREEN Permanent.

Marvel Thor: Ragnarok Hulk Smash FX Fists

Marvel Thor: Ragnarok Hulk Smash FX Fists

Amazon

These big foam fists include electronic sound effects that mimic the mayhem brought on by one of the Hulk’s famous temper tantrums. Buy them for yourself or your own kids, but be aware that giving other people’s kids toys that make noise can sometimes land you on the do-not-invite list. Oh, and they’re GREEN.

Green monkeys shirt

Green monkeys shirt

Amazon

If you’re an elder millennial, born in the early ‘80s, then this shirt will hold a special place in your heart. The GREEN monkeys were one of the teams on Nickelodeon’s ultra-popular kid game show, Legends of the Hidden Temple. Personally, I was a bigger fan of the Orange Iguanas, but someone else got the gift guide full of orange items assignment.

Green Mountain Daniel Boone Pellet Cooker

Green Mountain Daniel Boone Pellet Cooker

Green Mountain Grills

This grill and smoker uses an auger to push hard wood pellets into its cooking chamber at a specific rate in order to hold the exact temperature you need to grill or smoke meat. You can control and monitor the grill over Wi-Fi using the dedicated app. The hopper holds up to 17 pounds of pellets, which will last the long hours it takes to put a proper smoke on a big rack of ribs. It's by a company called GREEN Mountain, in case you were wondering.

LimoStudio Green Chromakey Muslin Backdrop and Stand

LimoStudio Green Chromakey Muslin Backdrop and Stand

Amazon

Now that your phone is a full-on video camera and editing suite, there are all kinds of wonderful cinematic magic that you can make your own GREEN screen setup. You can pretend you’re one of the avengers or re-enact the “Look, we’re in Delaware,” scene from Wayne’s World over and over again.

Zia Green Chile Company Hatch Green Chile

Zia Green Chile Company Hatch Green Chile

Amazon

Mega spicy peppers have been getting all the attention lately, but Hatch GREEN chilies deserve time in the spotlight. Each jar contains a batch that have been flame-roasted, peeled, and diced. Try it on eggs and wonder why you ever messed with other types of salsa.

Al Green: Greatest Hits

Al Green: Greatest Hits

Amazon

I originally thought of this because I was running out of GREEN puns, but I have been listening to it the whole time I was writing this gift guide and it’s totally amazing. It’s 42 tracks spread across two compilation albums and almost all of them are great. It sure beats hearing “Frosty the Snowman” for the 300th time already this season.


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