We love stories. And we love items that have a story behind them, which is especially true when they used to be something else. From home decorations to jewelry, from office supplies to luggage, here are some of our favorite upcycled gifts for your eco-conscious friends and family.
TerraCycle Recycled Circuit Board Coasters
Recycled Tanqueray Gin Tumblers
Looptworks Recycled Wetsuit iPad Sleeve
Vinoponics Upcycled Wine Bottle Soy Candle
Upcycled LEGO Stud Earrings
Alchemy Goods Pike Recycled Bike Tube Messenger Bag
Alchemy Goods Pike Recycled Bike Tube Messenger Bag (various colors), $138.
“Trash Me” Recycled Paper Table Lamp by Victor Vetterlein
Love the idea of upcycling, but can’t find quite what you’re looking for? Give it a try yourself:
Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have
“Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have” by Danny Seo, $12.