The holiday season is a fun and festive time that brings family and friends together but it is followed by an environmental impact that we might not consider. Let's celebrate Christmas in an eco-friendly way and help save our environment. With these simple tips, you'll be well on your way to an earth-friendly holiday season.
1 – Reusable Items
When you are purchasing gifts for other think of ways you can help them reduce their carbon footprint all year long. By gifting reusable coffee tumblers, straws, lunch containers and even shopping bags you are promoting the eco-friendly initiative all year long.
2 – Plastic Free Personal Items
When we think personal items and then take a look around the bathroom we see plastic toothbrushes, razors, makeup containers, lotions and the list goes on. Why not give the gift of plastic-free this year. For men a straight blade razor would be a great addition to his grooming routine and for the women in your life why not gift handmade soaps, bath bombs or plastic-free cosmetics.
3 – Public Transportation
Public transportation is becoming more popular each and every year. Why not give the gift of public transit with a bus pass or punch card. Not only will this help reduce their carbon footprint but it is a gift that will help others save money on essentials they would normally be purchasing. Check out these things to do in Liverpool that you can visit with public transit.
4 – Ditch the Paper
Not only will ditching the wrapping paper save you from endless battles with corners and tape but it will also save you money in the long run. You can use everyday items from your recycling bin like newspapers and magazines to simply wrap the gifts or take it one step further with reusable canvas bags. Not only will these bags last for years to come but you can also customize them for your special loved ones.
5 – Plant-Based Festive Foods
I'll be the first to admit that the holidays are one of my favorite times for indulging in delicious food. You can easily add some plant-based and vegan-friendly dishes like these sheet pan blueberry pancakes to the menu.
We hope you enjoy a holiday season filled with joy while you're surrounded by family and friends. From purchasing gifts made locally to reducing our carbon footprint these tips will hopefully help you find gifts that keep on giving. We can make a difference this Christmas with more sustainable choices that will help build eco-friendly traditions for years to come. Happy Holidays!