The List: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Gift

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The List: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Gift

When it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts, so think green!
The List: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Gift

The List: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Gift

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

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Are you shopping green for your holiday gifts? As I’ve been rounding up gifts for my family and friends, I’ve been trying to be as responsible as possible: I’m shopping online or combining trips to the store so that I can cut down on the amount I drive, I’m making sustainable choices in what I buy, and I’m wrapping everything in sustainable gift wrap like newspaper, fabric scraps, and plain recycled craft paper.

As I’ve been brainstorming gift ideas, here are a few ways I’ve come up with to gift green.

  1. Give a handmade gift. I recently bought a glass cutter that’s going to help me turn empty wine bottles into new creations, such as planterscandle holders, and glasses. You can find similar projects online that upcycle used goods: consider sewing a quilt from old T-shirts or make a photo collage on a piece of scrap wood. Gifts from the kitchen can also be sustainable, especially if you buy the ingredients in bulk and get creative with packaging. How about cookie mixes in a Mason jar, or homemade hot cocoa mix in a mug purchased at a resale shop?
  2. Find a sustainable alternative. There’s just about always an earth-friendlier option when you’re shopping: perfume lovers are sure to enjoy an organic scent, while fashionistas will relish a pick from a clothing company like BeGood, which has a planet-friendly production cycle and a socially responsible mission. Check out some of the fantastic options at OneTwine, Recyclebank’s shop of carefully curated eco-friendly goods.

Read on for more eco-friendly ways to gift.

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