Gift-giving can be tricky, especially around the holiday season when you want to gift something meaningful but are also being mindful of your budget and have a list full of names to gift to. Add in your desire to be eco-friendly and the gift-giving process can become a little bit trickier.
With this in mind, here are a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift for the people on your Christmas shopping list.
Zero Waste Gift Ideas:
Tickets to a concert or play
Tickets to an art exhibit or to a museum
House plants (Want to keep it even more ecofriendly? Propagate your own plants to giveaway)
Homemade goodies (like Christmas cookies!)
Bottle of wine
A gift card to a restaurant
A gift card to a local store
Digital subscription to a magazine
Subscription to a local food box/farmers co-op
Pay for them to attend a workshop or classes to learn a new hobby or skill
Subscription to learn something new like Skillshare
Subscription to a streaming service
Donations to causes or organizations they care for
Products made with natural or compostable materials, like soy candles
Locally made artwork
Locally made jewellery
Check out websites that feature local businesses like, Sheshopslocal.ca, Narcity Market, and keep an eye out for craft marketplaces hosted online (since the pandemic has put a hold on actual craft markets).
Help them eliminate single-use items in their life!
Consider giving them things like bar soaps, shampoo bars, ecofriendly skincare, reusable cotton pads/swabs, bamboo toothbrushes,
Ecofriendly shaving kit: safety razor, shaving cream bowl, and brush
Ecofriendly items for being on the go: Reusable straws, a water bottle, a travel mug, lightweight utensils (for traveling), reusable snack bags, and containers.
I hope these items help you find the perfect zero waste and eco-friendly gift for friends and family. What are you think about placing under the Christmas tree this year?