Earth Alley is on sabbatical. We have closed our store in Hampden, Baltimore. We may reopen in late summer or early fall. Check back on our website for updates. Thank you!
Gift Ideas from Earth Alley
Sometimes finding just the right gift for that special person or occasion can be difficult. Earth Alley's collection of unique handcrafted gift items can make the search easier. We have a large assortment of gifts for him or her - whether its a family member, a co-worker, a dear friend, or simply someone you'd like to say thank you to. Check out an assortment of gifts for sale online, or better yet, stop by when you are in the neighborhood for our full line of fair trade and green gifts.
Gifts for your next Corporate event
What is an easy & cost-effective way to show your appreciation toward clients, partners, volunteers & staff members? Green gifts of course!: bike key chains, candles, Haitian oil drum art; telephone wire bowls... we have much more.
And if you are looking for inexpensive but thoughtful gifts for your coworkers, we have a great assortment of those as well.
Green Gifts for Women
Earth Alley’s green gift ideas say I Love You on those special occasions like Mother's Day, her birthday or anniversary, Valentines Day or just because you appreciate all that she does.
A few ideas include: eco-inspired jewelry, candles that turn into massage oil, green cards and journals, fair-trade scarves
Gifts for Teachers
Our teachers work so hard for us, they deserve our appreciation. Our green gifts that your teacher will like include: salvaged chalk boards, "chalk board" candles (featured in Baltimore Magazine), and elephant pooh note cards
Environmentally friendly gifts for Men
When you think of Earth Alley, don't just think of gifts for her. We have put together a few of our favorite handcrafted gifts for him. He may be hard to buy for, but if he likes green gifts, he will love bike tire wallets, telephone wire bowls, bike key chain & bottle openers. Please stop by and we'll help you shop for that great guy.
Featured Guest - ABC's Good Morning Maryland - 2010
Best Baltimore Eco Shop - GO: AirTran Magazine - 2009
Best Eco Gifts - Baltimore Magazine - 2008
Voted Best of Baltimore Comcast's On-Demand -2009
What is greener than recycling?
One of our favorite terms is “Upcycling”: the process by which waste materials are used to provide new, usually better, products like turning some discarded silverware into a wind chime. Earth Alley is all about that (thus the “alley” in our names gives homage to all the great finds we’ve rescued from alleys in the places we have called home - whether it was Albuquerque, Seattle or here in Baltimore.
We are so proud to say that we have saved over 5000 shopping bags from going to the landfill since opening in September, 2007. How? By just asking customers to use an existing bag, take a recycled bag or not taking a bag at all. Not bad for a small green store.