Yes, the holidays have come and gone, but green gifts are good year ’round, and especially at the beginning of a new year. Not just because planning now will help you have eco-friendly gifts on hand throughout the year, but also because giving a green gift can plant the seed of a less impactful lifestyle in the recipient’s head, and what better time to get started than the fresh beginning of a new year? If you catch them early enough, maybe you can be the reason someone added another resolution to their list!
Birthdays are a great time to give an eco-gift, since there’s no real limit on what a birthday gift can be. Looking for some easy ideas? Look no further!
Valentine’s day is coming up, and I don’t think there’s a better way to show someone you care than by giving them an eco-gift that shows you care both for him or her, AND the environment! Okay, maybe that’s just me, but here are some ideas anyway.
Come warmer weather, there will be a few things on everyone’s mind: graduations and weddings. With these gifts, you can be sure that your friends’ and loved ones’ new lives are starting on a footprint-free foot!
For that recent grad, there is always the option of sustainable or recycled material paper items, etc. Everything Eco has free shipping in the US, and a ton of ideas for gifts, both for graduates and everyone else. I’m thinking about getting this business card holder, myself.
Lastly, I know that the most eco-friendly option for greeting cards is the e-card, but let’s face it, it’s just not as nice as getting a card in the mail. Sometimes a greeting card is even better than a gift, because it lets you share your sentiments with a nice message. Pleasantrees.com is a company that not only makes recycled cards you can order in bulk, but is Forest Stewardship Council certified and plants 3 trees for every card order. Stores like Hallmark also offer recycled options in their stores.
Overall, with just a little research, you can spread the word of green like wildfire throughout this entire year, just by giving gifts with a small environmental impact. And who knows, you could just inspire someone to start doing the same!
Avneet Singh does consider this her official wish list.