A lot of planning and effort goes into making Christmas the most special day of the year. And one way to show loved ones how special they are is through gifts. Exchanging gifts is a very important Christmas tradition. We arrange gifts for everyone – for parents, friends, siblings, but we tend to forget something really important – Mother Earth!
We’re in the year 2019 and there’s a lot of damage that has already been caused to our planet. Seeing the current climate situation on the news can be heartbreaking, especially not knowing what we can do to help our planet. While many people have accepted the fate of planet earth, there are millions of activists who put everything at stake to keep our planet clean and safe. And there’s a lot that we can do too. Even if it’s a little bit, every action counts. This year, how about we arrange gifts for loved ones keeping our planet in mind? How about we become more conscious and spread that around us? Share your love for Earth by giving gifts that are 100% Eco-Friendly. And by doing so, we can share the message and do our part to make the Earth healthy and clean.
So to help you, here are 10 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas To Make This Year’s Christmas
1. Mini Water Purifier
Steri Pen is a mini purifier for people who travel a lot and also care about the environment. It’s a perfect solution to stop buying one-time-use water bottles. Check it here.
2. Bamboo Cutlery and Mug Set
This bamboo cutlery set has all the essential items including a reusable bamboo straw. This is ideal for travelers and prevents usage and wastage of plastic cutlery when on the go.
3. Tentree Clothing
Tentree Clothing’s mission is to ‘protect the world we play in’. Their goal is to plant 1 billion trees by 2030 and become the most environmentally friendly brand. How? Well for every item purchased, they plant 10 trees, hence the name.
4. Biodegradable Phone Cases
Phones and plastic phone cases are the most serious problem for the environment. Millions of hard plastic phone cases are produced each other and enter the landfills and oceans. We can do our part by using and gifting biodegradable phone cases to protect our phones and planet.
5. Washcloth made from Bamboo
Rather than using one-time use paper towels, how about we encourage friends and family to use towels made from bamboo fiber. It’s eco-friendly and a practical gift for loved ones.
6. Bamboo Dental Set for the family
Imagine seeing hundreds of plastic toothbrushes getting disposed off in the oceans. Plastic toothbrushes are bad for the environment and it’s time that everyone starts using bamboo toothbrushes and toothbrush holders. These are not only environmentally friendly but also good for dental hygiene.
7. 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste
There are so many ways we can do our part to keep our planet safe. Simple steps such as ditching tissue paper for cloth napkins, carrying a water bottle whenever you go out, saying no to plastic straws at cafes and more. 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste includes hundreds of such ideas to make our planet happy.
Feel free to mention your favorite Hong Kong-based Eco-Friendly products/brands. Also, let us know what you’re planning to gift your loved ones this Christmas.