Low Cost, Low Waste, and Local Holiday Gift Ideas
Want to get a gift for a loved one that aligns with your values?
Check out the following gift ideas from eco-conscious brands, as well as some ideas for DIY gifts.
💰 = under $30
🏠 = opportunity to shop local
✋ = make it yourself
💰 Thinx Underwear– underwear for people with periods. Thinx are washable, reusable underwear designed to reduce the vast amount of tampon and pad waste in our country.
💰 Package Free Shop– an ecosystem of brands on a mission to make the world less trashy. Shop the best low-waste products, all plastic and cruelty free. Favorites: Meow Meow Tweet spot treatment, Raw Elements tinted facial sunscreen, Tea Tree Charcoal facial bar soap
💰 Bite Toothpaste Bits– More than 1 billion plastic toothpaste tubes are thrown out each year. Bite Toothpaste bits are made with clean, vegan-friendly ingredients, designed to keep your teeth healthy and oceans clean. All subscriptions include a refillable glass jar. And no toothpaste streaks in the sink!
🏠Local produce boxes- support local farmers and give the gift of fresh, organic produce. Pre-buy one or two weeks of a local CSA produce box, such as Plow to Porch in Santa Barbara or Farm Fresh in DC, which delivers a medley of delicious in-season fruits and vegetables
🏠Books- from a local bookstore or thrift store
Some book ideas for family members-
💰Guided journals, like a Question a Day or Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama
💰Coffee table books, like People of New York and Sun and Her Flowers
🏠💰 Clothes, art, and toys from a thrift store
A nice dinner
National or State Park Pass
Gift cards to nail or hair salons
✋Healthy, vegan, edible cookie dough in a cute mason jar (Check out this recipe)
When it comes to gift wrapping, please consider reusing boxes and any paper you already have.