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Vinyl Record Bowl
Designer Jeff Davis found a neat way to reuse old records: He turns them into bowls. The 12-inch vinyl records, which come with their original labels, are protected with a Mylar coating. The bowls can be used for dry snacks or decoration. Although you can’t specify an artist, you can choose from music genres including crooners, jazz, ’70s/’80s pop, and country. Also available are a set of six coasters ($17.99) and a snack tray ($24.99).
No, you’re not seeing things. This porcelain coffee cup is made to look like the paper kind, but it’s reusable and even dishwasher-safe. The faux-cardboard holder comes in two colors—white or brown—and it’s made of silicone, just like the top. Add a sack of organic, fair-trade coffee ($7.45 to $9.95 for a 12-ounce bag) from Grounds for Change to complete this coffee lover’s gift.
Speaking of coffee, how about pillow covers made from reused coffee sacks? This crafty Etsy seller has a few handmade ones in stock. The burlap comes from a coffeeshop near her home. The back of the cover is made from all-natural linen. It fits a 16-by-16-inch pillow, which isn’t included.