A Guide to Green Gifting

  • Posted by zayla
  • On December 17, 2018
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Christmas sneaks up on me every year, especially now that I live in Los Angeles where there are no seasons to remind me how fast time is moves. Though Christmas is magical and built on a foundation of love, it’s time to face the music: Christmas is wasteful. Here are some tips to spread the Christmas joy while still being an eco-warrior.

Perishable gifts. Candles, edibles, soaps, and any other consumable gifts are a great option. They get used up and they don’t create clutter in our homes (and don’t create clutter in landfills either!). Just make sure the packaging is environmentally responsible which brings me to my next point…

Wrapping. Skip the multi-colored wrapping paper and trade it in for brown paper or cloth. I once wrapped a gift using the plain side of a brown Trader Joe’s grocery bag, skipped the tape and tied it in a bow with some hemp ribbon. It looked so cute. Extra points if you add some organic garnish to the ribbon (think: lavender or holly).

Plants. Now this is a plant blog, and plants are truly the best gift. I cannot think of a better gift than one that will create the space for peace and happiness in someones home. You are literally giving oxygen which, along with water, is the most valuable resource we have.

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