Every year when winter rolls around, we all get excited for the holidays. But with the cookies and the classic Christmas songs also comes the pressure of finding the people we love the perfect gift. As Christmas is a time of giving, don’t just think about the important people in your life but the environment as well. Here’s an eco-friendly guide to gift giving this year…
It’s no secret that we are facing a Climate crisis with extreme weather and suffering already occurring across the Globe. With the health of the environment being more important now than ever before, use the opportunity of Christmas to help make a difference for Mother Earth!
Buy Bamboo Instead of Plastic
A large part of what’s damaging our environment is what’s going into our oceans; this mostly being plastic. With 8 million pieces of plastic entering into our oceans every day, try to find gifts that don’t include plastic but bamboo instead. As bamboo is biodegradable and a renewable resource, bamboo made products are the more sustainable choice for products. You’ll find through your search that you can find bamboo made products for almost everything, even bed sheets! Whatever you’re planning on giving this year, look into bamboo options first.
Encourage Eco-Friendly Living
At a time where taking care of the environment is so important, encourage taking care of it by buying gifts that do just that! If you’re still trying to find the perfect present for the fashion obsessed person in your life, consider buying a gift card for an online consignment shop. Since so much waste is created by the fashion industry, giving the gift of thrift will be the perfect way to still find some new clothes but not create any additional waste in the world.
Give The Gift Of Plants
If you know someone who has been wanting to help make a difference for the environment and has always had a green-fingers, consider gifting them with a compost bin or some snazzy new gardening tools. Composting will be perfect for those in need of extra soil and will help replenish all their plants, both indoor and outdoor. You can also give the gift of plants and trees to encourage your loved one to create a greener space.
Adopt An Animal
For the animal lover in your life, consider gifting them with the adoption of an endangered species. As wildlife is a major part of keeping our Earth thriving, a little can truly go a long way in helping endangered species survive. Whether you’re gifting an adult or a child who has a favourite animal, helping to keep endangered animals alive is truly the gift that will keep on giving.
Make Your Wrapping Eco-Friendly
Gifts aren’t the only thing that can be eco-friendly but the wrapping of it as well! This year, instead of going out and buying new wrapping paper, bows, tissue paper and everything else, consider going the thrifty way and be creative with eco-friendly wrapping skills. Look around your house as you never know the kind of things you might come across like unused ribbons, old newspapers, boxes, leftover twine and empty jars. Almost anything and everything can be used to help with your wrapping, it all comes down to just being creative and crafty. Not only will this help create less waste, but it will also show the giftees in your life the crafty and thrifty skills you have! Hopefully this Eco-Friendly Guide will spark a little inspiration when you’re thinking of gift ideas…
The Fabulous Times