Re-purpose Gift ideas; Eco-friendly gifts for the Hard to shop for #holidaygiftguide

There is always at least one person on your list that is always hard to shop for! Do you have them in your mind yet? Usually they are someone you care about; but may not have as close of a relationship with as you would prefer. Or maybe you are close; but they really don't need or want anything specific. The best solution is to get them a unique gift, not something that you can get from a mass market store. Re-purpose items are great for those hard to shop for people! They are unique, creative, eco-friendly and most often everyone can enjoy them! One re-purpose store where you can find all kinds of great gift ideas is Bottles & Wood. 

Re-purpose Gift ideas; Recycled Glass Bottles into glassware #holidaygiftguide

Bottles & Wood Re-purpose creations

Bottles & Wood is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. They recycle empty glass bottles from bars, restaurants and casinos in Las Vegas, and re-purpose them into usable glassware, serving ware, lighting fixtures, and jewelry.  Their products are Eco-friendly and their company is creating jobs in one of the lowest unemployed cities in America!

I love the idea of the re-purposed bottles! Just think how much waste that saves and instead turns average glass bottles into something you can reuse each and every day! It's brilliant! 

Re-purpose Gift ideas from Bottles & Wood; Ecofriendly recycled glass bottles.

Try a unique light fixture! Made from a recycled Bombay Gin bottle! Looks pretty cool right? 

Re-purpose Gift ideas from Bottles & Wood; Ecofriendly recycled glass bottles.

Or even these awesome Vodka bottles recycled into fun bangle bracelets!

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not advocating drinking alcohol or anything of that nature. This is a clean, family friendly environment I focus on here at JadeLouise Designs. What I love and appreciate is how they can turn waste (discarded glass bottles) into such creative art and useful purposes! 

Re-purpose Gift ideas from Bottles & Wood; Ecofriendly recycled glass bottles.

My favorite is the Coke bottles that are turned into juice glasses! Those fit with my style perfectly and something I can use in my home with my family! And I do, almost every single day these glasses get used! I'm not the only one that likes to use them! So do the kids! 

Safety and Quality in Re-purpose glass gifts. 

Now when I first heard that Bottles & Wood could take glass bottles and cut them down into juice glasses; I was a bit skeptical. I thought, "well how do you make it safe?" I was thinking about sharp edges and such. But they have a process that reshapes the top of the bottles ensuring they are smooth, round and not sharp at all. 

Re-purpose Gift ideas from Bottles & Wood; Ecofriendly recycled glass bottles.

So all you are left with is a new creation made from old materials! Best of all; the entire process doesn't jeopardize the quality of the bottle either. It is still the same thick glass that it was when it was a coke bottle! They can stand up to quite a bit of accidents in the house without breaking. Mind you, I'm not saying you should put that to the test and see just how much it takes to break them. Merely, they have put up with a lot of accidental drops and don't even have a chip in them. Next to my hot chocolate mugs; these are the most durable glasses I have in my house. 

Re-purpose Gift ideas from Bottles & Wood; Ecofriendly recycled glass bottles.

Not to mention they look great! These coke juice bottles measure at 4.75" and have a capacity of 8 oz. It's the perfect size for juice in the morning, or since it's the holidays–Eggnog! They really help me keep with my portion control with juice and other drinks; but really I just love the look, style and feel of the glasses more than anything. 

Re-purpose Gift ideas from Bottles & Wood; Ecofriendly recycled glass bottles.

Shop Re-purpose Gifts This Holiday Season

Shopping for re-purpose gifts this holiday season will not only allow you to find a unique gift for that special someone who is extremely difficult to shop for; you also have the ability to really make a difference in your environment, to small businesses and in the long run for yourself as well! 

To learn more about Bottles and Wood visit their website and follow them on Facebook

To help get you started with your re-purpose gifts this Holiday season; they are offering JadeLouise Designs' readers a 15% off discount on all orders! Simply use the coupon code: JADE15.

What if your favorite re-purpose item from Bottles and Wood? 

Who do you know that would love a re-purpose gift from Bottles and Wood? 


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free to facilitate this review in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced.

About Amber Edwards

Amber is the owner & editor of JadeLouise Designs located in Wasatch Front of Utah near SLC. She is a stay at home mom to Jonathan (11) Talmage (9) Jade (5) and little Rose Katharine (Due in September 2015), 1 dog and 1 cat. She loves to read, craft, bake, shop, travel, photography, and being a Mom and homemaker. She loves her family, and is passionate about sharing how to help families design a more family friendly lifestyle.


  1. Oh, wow, I love the Skyy Vodka Rocks Glass!

  2. These are awesome! I’ve repurposed some old jars into soap dispensers!

  3. I love the light fixtures and what a great gift that’s environmentally friendly

  4. I love repurposed gifts so these are right up my alley.

  5. Love the bangles! Awesome,awesome stuff. About 50% of my “stuff” had another life…lol

  6. Those are great ideas and so cool! I was looking at the glasses and thinking I loved them and then when I read they used to be coke bottles they were even cooler!

  7. I love those coke bottle glasses. They would fit my style perfectly too.

  8. Very cool gift idea for the person who seems to have everything. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Very cool idea! I love the coke bottles you mentioned in your post. My family would also love the Corona Familiar Beer Bottle Glass Tumbler!

  10. Oh that light fixture is simply gorgeous! I am a big repurposing fan. I love giving second life to things that you would never think could be reused again or turn them into something totally opposite of their initial purpose!

  11. Those are beautiful and what a neat idea! They would be a great gift for a few hard to buy for people in our lives.

  12. I love the Coke bottle glasses!
    Thank you for sharing!

  13. I love companies like this! It is amazing what they make out of what people consider trash! I especially like that light! Very cool!

  14. I love those coke glasses! There are so many cool products!

  15. Love those bracelets. Upcycling is a great way to go green!

  16. Cool!! Love the bracelets. Well, love it all I guess :)

  17. I love those glasses! Gorgeous!

  18. What a neat company! I think my friend would love those repurposed coke bottles!

  19. I am loving that Gin bottle light….awesome party decor!


  20. We are fans of repurposing items. We convert wine bottles to night lights and save the corks to make trivets and cork boards. I love receiving repuposed gifts as well.

  21. What if your favorite re-purpose item from Bottles and Wood? Grey Goose Vodka Cherry Noir Shot Glass

    Who do you know that would love a re-purpose gift from Bottles and Wood?
    I would!

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