I love everything about the holiday season including giving gifts. But the more sustainable practices I have adopted the more I question the consumerism and the massive amount of trash that comes with it. So I have pledged to only give sustainable gifts and I put together my 6 favorite gift ideas with something for everyone and different price ranges.
1. Reusable bottles
2. Zero waste necessities
3. Tote bags
4. Sustainable dishcloths
5. DIY Gifts
6. Gift an activity/experience
But what about wrapping paper, packaging from deliveries, etc. Here are some tips to minimize your trash:
- Stores like Package Free, for example, ship plastic-free. But if you end up ordering from Amazon check out if the items are available under the frustration-free shipping. Simply click the link and search for your item.
- Lauren Singer from trash is for tossers has a great guide to zero waste gift wrapping. Check it out, I think it looks so beautiful.
- If you are getting presents in gift bags etc., save them to reuse for next year.