I've run across some green gift ideas, for those who get or give toys. My favorite would be perfect for any fourteen year old kid anxious to be old enough to drive. Give her or him a fuel cell car they can drive right now.
It comes with a solar plant that extracts hydrogen from water and that hydrogen burns in the car's fuel cell, reporoducing water as it oxidizes. Runs on sunlight and water. All for less than $200. The car is less than seven inches long, so you'll not use it for your commute. It goes up to 300 feet on one hydrogen charge.
There's one science toy company that can fill out your gift list for several kids: Check out this solar lab kit. Or for the practical-minded, build your own solar home. It would be the right size for the hamster.
Over at ScienceWiz they've been selling a Global Warming lab. And they have one kit that focuses entirely on energy and its uses. The kit owner can build a solar car or an electric car on the dining room table.
Here's a website with some good gfift ideas, both educational and non-toxic. The info is a year old but gives some good ideas of where to look and what's available.
I looked for any micro-sized coal-fired generating plants or a pocket-sized nuclear plant kit. And two-foot-long oil tankers? No could find. I do know that it's still legal to plant a tree if you have the landlowner's permission. That could be a family holiday outing. But if you have any other greenish gift ideas, please let our readers know.