//The Ultimate Gift Guide For An Eco-Friendly & Ethical Holiday Season

The Ultimate Gift Guide For An Eco-Friendly & Ethical Holiday Season

December is here! And this means we’ve got a new and special gift guide for you. The holidays will be knocking on our doors before we know it. For a lot of us, this special season is a time where we get together with our loved ones, share food and make new memories.

But there’s also a sad truth that comes with the season that I want to address here. The holidays have become an excuse for more shopping, more consumption, and more waste. This means we’re left with empty pockets, low-quality stuff and an increase in our environmental footprint.

I know, for a lot of us the exchanging of gifts isn’t about being materialistic. Instead, it’s how we show our love to our family and friends. And I’m sure we can all agree that receiving a gift can feel very special. Instead of eliminating gifts altogether, let’s instead think about how we can shift our buying habits and change those gift ideas. Now let’s talk ethical, eco-friendly and minimal gift ideas that you can use this holiday season.

Experiences over things

Here’s my first tip. Think about giving your special someone the best experience rather than ‘things’ to collect. Depending on your budget, the options are endless. It can be anything from a movie ticket to a rock-climbing class. Maybe a planned trip for you and your partner in the New Year? Experience gifts are a great way of showing your loved ones how much you care and how well you know them.

Small Thoughtful Gifts

Gifts are meant to be a gesture. They’re not supposed to break the bank. That doesn’t mean they can’t be special though. One of my favorites has to be natural candles and incense (to give and to receive). What’s better than bringing warmth and tranquillity to someone’s home? Another personal favorite of mine will have to be traditional, high-quality bar soaps. If you ask me, these babies need to be in every gift guide. Who doesn’t love an all-natural soap? And of course, what are the holidays without some chocolate? These ideas are great if you’re looking for a small gift, or want to create your very own personalized bundle.

DIY & Handmade Gifts 

Talking about special gifts: when someone makes something from scratch – with their very own hands. If you’re a crafty person then get to work! DIY projects can be anything from knitting a pair of mittens or making jars of jam for your family. It’s time to shine!

Plants 

You didn’t think I was going to put together an eco-friendly gift guide without mentioning plants, did you?

There you have it friends: the ultimate gift guide for a greener holiday season. There are so many ways of showing your love to family and friends without compromising the health and well being of our planet – and without going broke. Follow along as we share more ethical and eco-friendly holiday tips.

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By | 2017-12-01T14:10:09+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Natural Green Gift Ideas|Tags: |0 Comments

About the Author:

Zahra Khosroshahi

Zahra is a Ph.D. student at the University of East Anglia (UEA), looking at the representation of women in contemporary Iranian cinema. When she’s not consumed by films, she likes to write about environmental and health issues. It all started with their family business www.LivingLifeNatural.com where her research turned into a lifelong passion and mission. Zahra believes that we all need to take better care of our shared and only home. To get to know her better, check out her Instagram @zahra_livinglifenatural.