I like wood.  But do you know what I like every more than wood?  Bamboo!

It has so many uses just like hardwood except since it’s a grass it grows back when you cut it down.  It also grows super fast!  So how about including gifts made of bamboo this holiday!  It has all the same warm tactile qualities of wood but is also renewable.  You can get a bamboo plant.  I have somehow manage to keep one alive since September.  Do you like handmade gifts?  How about decorating and stringing some bamboo beads.  Do you know they even make fabric out of bamboo?

Or choose from the follow Amazon finds and a zillion other cool things made of bamboo you can find online!  

snugg bamboo case

iPhone 4 Case

3 ounce Cup Set

Lacquered Bowl Set

Serving/cutting Board

Kid’s Utensil Set

Reusable Drinking Straws

Toothbrush Family Pack

Mancala Game

Pandabo Game

Panda’s Pick Bamboo Builders

Bamboo Building Blocks

Pen and Brush Set

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Not quite convinced yet about bamboo’s awesomeness?  Watch this…

Pandas must think it’s pretty awesome too since it is the only thing they eat!

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This post is linked up with Huge Holiday Gift Guide at Pragmatic Mom.  Check out her great book picks for the whole family and teachers and well as links to lots of other inspiring holiday gift lists!


I'm a practical mom inspired by nature & I enjoy sharing ideas that encourage kids' innate curiosity & creativity. Interested in subscribing? Check out the blue box at the top of my sidebar. I'm also a wannabe author/illustrator & product designer by day. Let's connect! If you purchase through my Amazon links I get a small commission at no additional cost to you (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots)! And remember to always credit your source here & elsewhere on the internet.


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