Do you have a friend or family member’s birthday coming up, and you are stuck about what to get them? When it comes to gift-giving, choosing eco-friendly options is not only a thoughtful gesture but also shows that you care about the environment. But with such a wide variety of eco-friendly gifts available, it can be hard to decide which one to choose.
So, here are some of the best (and most unique) eco-friendly gift ideas that are sure to delight your loved ones.
Yes, you read that right! You can buy blankets made from clothes, and if you have a loved one that lives in a cooler climate, this is the ideal gift for them. These blankets are unique, thermal, and easy to care for, and some of the makers of these blankets can even sew a photo square into them, making them an ideal gift. It is fantastic if you want to take your friend, child, or other loved one down memory lane and ensures you are cutting back on your waste. Upcycling your loved one’s clothes has never been cooler or more accessible!
Reusable Water Bottles
Plastic water bottles are a major contributor to the world’s plastic waste crisis. By gifting a reusable, personalizable water bottle, you can help your loved one reduce their single-use plastic consumption. Reusable water bottles are made from a variety of materials, such as recycled glass, stainless steel, and even bamboo. If you are nifty with a paintbrush, why not add a customized design yourself?
Ideal for your friend who is a cook, beeswax wraps are a sustainable alternative to typical plastic wrap. Made from organic cotton infused with beeswax, they can be used to wrap sandwiches, fruits, and vegetables. Not only do they reduce plastic waste, but they also keep food fresher for longer. These wraps come in a range of designs and sizes, making them a versatile and eco-friendly gift option.
Following on from the t-shirt blankets, it is worth considering that fast fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. By choosing eco-friendly clothing brands, you can help reduce the impact of fashion on the environment. Look for the brands that use the most sustainable materials. You can also opt for brands that use environmentally friendly production methods such as low-impact dyes or water-saving techniques. Eco-friendly clothing comes in a range of styles, from casual to formal, so you can find something suitable for any occasion.
Indoor plants not only add a touch of greenery to any space, but they also help purify the air. They are a perfect gift for someone who loves nature but may not have a garden or outdoor space. Plants such as snake plants, spider plants, and peace lilies are simple to care for and can thrive in low-light conditions. You can also choose plants based on their air-purifying properties, such as the Boston fern, which is renowned for removing formaldehyde from the air.
In today’s world, where people rely on devices for communication and entertainment, a dead phone battery can be a major inconvenience. Solar-powered chargers are an eco-friendly and sustainable solution to this problem. Solar-powered chargers come in a range of sizes and styles, from small portable chargers to larger ones that can power laptops. Solar-powered chargers are not only a practical gift, but they also show that you care about sustainability and the environment.