It might seem strange to be gifting someone who is trying to live a zero or low waste life more gifts, but the funny thing is if they are trying to eliminate the amount of garbage they produce they are going to need a few things to make that happen, so here are 4 unique Low Waste Gift Ideas.
1. For The Home Cook:
A Tea Towel inside a mason jar with wooden spoon.
This is one of my all time fav gifts to make. You need three things: A Mason jar, a cute dish towel and a wooden spoon.
All you are going to do is roll the dish towel, slide it into the mason jar, then tie the spoon to the jar, and voiula, look how cute this is!
I’ve added a little piece of dried rosemary and you can take it up a notch by hiding a recipe inside the jar.
2. For the one who wants to give low waste a go:
Create your own gift basket
I simply love this idea, for a few reasons. You pick the items to go into the basket, items that you know the receiver will love and possibly need. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cured gift basket, but this idea helps you to make it much more personalized. By using a pretty basket you can eliminate the need for wrapping paper and all the waste that comes with it.
This basket contains the following items:
A book called Sustainable Home. A great gift for anyone on this eco jounery, not just newbies. 2 bamboo reusable straws. A reuable coffee mug from KeepCup, a handmade candle wrapped in an old shoe bag, and DIY bath salts. Looking for other DIY skincare gift ideas, I’ve got tons on The Eco Hub. I also included two low waste kitchen essentials, a reusable paper towel and a reusable dish cloth.
3. For the clean freak:
A large mason jar with laundry detergent and wool balls
How cute is this? I mean come on.
More and more grocery stores are popping and offering a refill option for things like laundry detergent, dish soap, body wash plus shampoo and conditioner. If you know someone who is trying to reduce toxins in the laundry room this is the PERFECT gift if you ask me!
I have added some wool dryer balls beause dryer sheets are toxic and can’t be recycled. I have also chosen not to wrap this gift, instead I have placed them in a reuseable mesh bag. Something I feel ecery green home needs.
4. For the green beauty junkie:
A personalized box of goodies
This is so simple to make. I found (thrifing) a very pretty wooden box that can be resued, again I have elimaited the need for unwanted wrapping paper.
Then, I bought a few of my favoutite beauty brands, there are so great ideas in this post, with a coupon codes to save you some cash.
I lined the box with an organic cotton face cloth an included:
A daily glow facial brush from Province Apothecary, which I use and can’t get enough of! And my absolutte go to lip care for these harsh winter months from 3 Acres made with fair-trade butters and botanical oils. You never know when you might need to pucker up.
And last but not least, a safety razor. Because plastic disposable razors and SO yesterday!
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