Eco – Friendly Gift Ideas

Finding the absolute ideal gifts for your loved ones is not an easy task at all. No matter how many different ideas you come up, you are never completely satisfied with them. That is especially true if you are buying gifts for someone you have known for a long time and for whom you have already bought a lot of gifts to in the past. Why don’t you do something good for the environment while you are finding that perfect gift and choose something eco – friendly and sustainable? Show that you care about the environment and lower your carbon footprint in the process. Not only that eco – friendly gifts are unique and eco-savvy but by in this way you are encouraging others to change their habits also. A lot of people are afraid that their family and friends won’t like green products as much as they do, but the truth is that more and more people are starting to discover the benefits of an eco-friendly movement.

There is no limitation to giving green and eco – friendly gifts. While you obviously can buy some, there are a lot of solutions that don’t require buying any material items at all. Carefully consider what would be perfect for that person, and you can’t go wrong. If you are out of stimulating ideas for eco – friendly gifts, you have come to the right place. Just check out these amazing ideas and you will surely find the perfect one.

Material Gifts

If you determined to purchase a material present, you need to be sure that you buy something they will use a lot. Stay away from the generic items that are easily disposable or don’t have a lot of uses. Even though your brother is known for his love of popcorn, a popcorn maker is not a must-buy gift for him. Rather think of something that he would really need and want. If you’re determined to spend money, why don’t you buy something they would never buy for themselves, but what they really want? You can surely think of something they meant to buy themselves, but haven’t gotten around to it. This way you’ll know that you have spent your money on the present that definitely would be enjoyed.

But seriously ask yourself, do they really need material things?

Mason Jars

You wouldn’t believe how many different types of gifts you can make by using mason jars. If you personalize it according to wishes and personalities of each recipient, you will surely come up with something superb. Don’t be afraid that you’ll have to do a lot of DIY, because these ideas don’t require a lot of work, just a little bit of creativity. The great thing about mason jars gift ideas is that they can be perfect for anyone, from family to co-workers. Mason jars are incredibly useful because you can use it for almost everything and even reuse it after. They are the gift that keeps on giving.

Cooking Mixes

Cooking mixes are perfect gifts for almost anybody. These mixes can range from cake, muffin, pancake or even cookie mix. No matter which one you choose you’ll create one tasty surprise. They are extremely easy to make; you don’t even have to know how to cook. Your only duty when making cooking mix is to find a perfect recipe. Just find the recipe you want to use, fill the mason jar with all the dry ingredients and write the recipe. Just remember to write what wet ingredients they’ll have to add on the recipe card. Make things even more personal by handwriting the instructions and adding a little whisk or spatula.

Terrarium

Did you know that you could make a terrarium in a mason jar?  That is a gift your family and friends could enjoy for a long time. The internet is full of different and amazing types of terrarium you can make, some of which are not hard to do at all. You can make an amazing terrarium just by putting some small succulents or other small plants that demand a little amount of water in a mason jar. Make it more special by adding some colorful rocks or petrified wood. Just don’t forget to add a card with instructions on taking care for the terrarium.

Scrubs

Sugar and salt scrubs make an amazing and easy to make gift because you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry or herb garden. Best of all is that they don’t look cheap at all. If you decorate it properly, they can look as stylish and expensive as something you picked up in the store. Play with the different combination of ingredients and you’ll come up with the perfect gift for every recipient.

Potted Herbs

Most people love receiving plants as a gift, but instead of giving them something that just looks amazing find something that can also be useful. Herbs meet all that criteria. Not only it looks nice, smells even better but it will also be used at least several times a week. There are a lot of different herbs you can choose for a gift, from rosemary, thyme, mint, parsley to oregano, sage or basil. No matter which one you choose, you will make somebody a happy cook.

Experiences and Memories

The truth is that some people really don’t need any more things, so why not give them an amazing experience? By gifting them an experience you’ll make them happier than by buying some meaningless presents. Surprise them with something they would love, like the tickets to a play or concert. There is no limit to the extensive reach of this present. Just think of something that you know will make that person happy. The truth is that your father won’t necessarily appreciate getting rock climbing lessons just because you love it. Maybe he has a secret passion for golf, and you can make his dreams come true by signing him up to some classes. Take your time and think of something that would be perfect for the recipient. It is safe to say that your bookworm friend that doesn’t like outdoors activities won’t appreciate getting membership in kayaking club.

Hopefully, these great ideas will help you to think of perfect eco – friendly gifts for all your friends and family.

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