Going green is the slogan for today! Human activities have caused enough damage to the environment, and the time has come when we need to rectify our mistakes. When we think of personalised gift ideas, we hardly think about the material and effects they can have on us.
Starting with the obvious,
Plastic, which came into existence in the late 19th century, became extremely popular because of its lightweight and high strength properties. Still, its disposal has remained an issue with no solutions till now. Besides plastic, many other products can harm the environment and thus, we need to shift our attention to eco-friendly products.
If you are looking for out-of-the-box gift ideas, then go for an eco-friendly gift item. What you need to check before buying a gift is whether the gift can be reused again. Secondly, whether the item is made up of recyclable products or not, and you can also check if the product can help reduce energy consumption or not.
Innovations are happening in every field, which is evident in the rising popularity of eco-friendly products these days. If you are looking for some creative and different gift ideas, consider Bamboo products. Bamboo is one of the innovative eco-friendly resources that have come up in the textile industry. It is said that bamboo is even softer than cotton, and thus it is a suitable replacement for not only clothing but also utensils and even furniture.
Another striking innovation that can reduce energy consumption to a much larger extent is the programmable thermostats. It gives complete and accurate temperature control over the home environment and can reduce heating and cooling costs by 35%.
More and more people are interested in products and services that are kinder to the environment and are going green. There are many ways to become more resourceful and eliminate waste.
Here are some ideas for eco-friendly gifts to give to your loved ones on any occasion!
- Organic and fair trade items
- Locally made products like clothing, wood crafts or any other handicraft works
- Books are the perfect gift items since they have a long shelf life and help in forming ideas and viewpoints
- Homemade gifts
There is no need to spend vast amounts of money when you can make some great gift items at home. Homemade candles, oils, potpourri, etc., make the person feel special since you invested your time into making it.
Here are some more specific gift ideas that are eco friendly:
It would be best to buy locally grown flowers that can be planted again and avoid cut ones. Gifting a plant and maintaining it is one of the best ways to help the environment.
- Reusable bags
Think of all the bags that are used when you purchase something. Groceries, clothing, and just about anything you can fit in a bag wastes tons of plastic and paper. If everyone brought their bag with them, it would make a significant impact. A variety of such bags are available in the market. To make it even easier, some of them roll up and will fit right in your purse or pocket. There is a wide range of bag designs available in these bags too. While many of these bags are graphically stimulating, many are also solid coloured or designed that way to look more appealing.
- Stainless steel water bottles
Drinking water from a stainless steel bottle is not only healthier than drinking from a plastic bottle, but obviously, it also eliminates waste. Some water bottles are insulated for hot and cold beverages, and you can choose from a variety of caps or lids. You can also include a tote that allows you to place the bottle in a sling that hangs over your shoulder.
- Organic bath and body products
Organic soaps and hair products make nice gifts for the friend who is conscious of the ingredients they use on their body and concerned about the chemicals that are flushed into our eco-systems.
- Cloth napkins
Paper towels need to be bought over and over and are just thrown away after they are used. Cloth napkins can be washed and reused. In addition to a variety of patterns and colours, they make attractive gifts.
- Recycled paper greeting cards
Using recycled paper for cards is another effective way of preventing deforestation. Making a personalised greeting card from the little bits of paper we usually throw away can also help you show your creativity and let you save paper, in other words, trees. This can be an excellent option for this year’s fathers day gift.
Not only are these gift items reasonably cheap, but they also help the creative side of our personality come up. By following and spreading such eco-friendly gift ideas, we can surely make the world a better place to live.