Zero Waste And Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
Materialistic gifts made from Plastics, Clothing and Electronics end up being thrown out easily and known to pollute our environment. They don’t get recycled the way we think and also recycling may not be as environmentally friendly as we think.
In addition to this, these gifts don’t really make us happy the way we think they do. While material gifts might serve as instant gratification and make us feel good for a while, the pleasure doesn’t last and they don’t add to longterm happiness or well-being.
If you do choose to go with tangible gifts, it’s better to go with consciously picked and well thought out gifts that can make a positive difference in someone’s life and can stand the test of time.
Well-made non-disposable and biodegradable gifts that can be reused or composted easily are not only useful and chic but are also healthier for us and the environment. Many non-disposable gifts last forever reminding people of the special bond you share with them, and compostable or bio-degradable ones elevate their health and remind them of how much you actually care about them and their overall wellness.
Sending out links to your favorite bloggers or websites can help your gifters choose healthier and greener gifts for you while still maintaining the element of surprise intact. Beautiful wants might put a smile on someone’s face for a day or two but it’s the long lasting and health enhancing gifts that end up being remembered for the positive impact they create in their life.
Here are some zero-waste and low-waste natural gift ideas for you –
FASHION & BEAUTY
Some of these products aren’t really eco-friendly or pure but they are still on the natural side, has an enduring quality and are very versatile. It’s good to remember that synthetics and synthetic blends aren’t easy to recycle so it’s better to go with natural materials whenever possible.
Experiences are one of the best kind of gifts you can give. Experiences bring in lasting happiness than materialistic gifts. Here are some ideas for capturing and framing memorable experiences in a box –
Camping & Trekking Trips
Dinner and Movie
Salon and Spa Appointments
Hope this post inspires you to find a gift that can make a positive difference in their lives – may be improve their health, improve their environment, inspire and empower them, bring out creativity, simplify or balance their lives. What are your favorite zero or low waste gifts? Please leave your comments below. Happy Holidays 🙂
“Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody’s buying far too many clothes.”
— Vivienne Westwood
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