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Green Gifts under $100: Mouth-watering steaks

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Boys can be so hard to shop for sometimes. They're often too practical to secretly pine for items the way girls do. So I turned to my resident guy expert to find out what kinds of gifts would really wow a guy. M's answer? "Electronics and food." Well, let me tell you, organic food can be a surprisingly luxurious gift for someone who can't always get it themselves. I say this from personal experience, because M and I had just a blast last year tearing through Whole Foods with our gigantic holiday gift cards. Sure, we shop organic and local as much as possible, but the gift cards allowed us to splurge on things we would have never gotten otherwise.

The antibiotic and hormone free, independently and sustainably farmed meat from Niman Ranch is just the kind of thing that most people wouldn't spring for themselves. But trust me -- I've had Niman Ranch products at Chez Panise in Berkely, and they blew my mind quality-wise. See? Sustainable farming is good for more than the environment -- it's good for taste buds, too! Pick a sampler for the widest variety and the largest likelihood that you just might be rewarded for you gift with a nibble.

Niman Ranch Steak Sampler $94.95. Perfect to brighten the winter of your favorite grill master.

p.s. Is your eco boy an animal lover as well as an earth lover? Stay tuned for next week's gift for boys, which I promise will be entirely animal free!\

p.p.s. To learn more about the difference between "natural" and "organic" products, check out this write up.


Maddie Ruud said...

Niman Ranch definitely has some great options for those eco-friendly eaters not ready to go veggie, but I'd just like to point out that their meats are not certified USDA organic.

Niman bills their meat as "natural," which is not the same thing. The difference between the two, read this post on my own green living blog.

ckr said...

Whoops! I'll have to be more careful when writing about non-fashion items. M's the food guy in our house, and I'll admit being a lot less informed about definitions than I should be. Thanks for the heads up and the great write up -- I'll add a link to the post for anyone else who might not have appreciated the fine distinction.

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