Green gifts are always a wonderful idea when it comes to giving presents. Whether you are searching for the perfect birthday gift for a special someone or you are just wanting to surprise a friend, gifting someone a present of the ‘greener’ variety is always a great choice. No matter if your friend or family member is vegan, eco-friendly or neither, giving them a kinder, cleaner and greener gift is something most people often appreciate. Next time you are on the search for a unique and wonderful gift, why not try some of these great green gift ideas.
Skincare and cosmetics…
Nowadays, most people do not want to use skincare and makeup products that have been tested on animals and in a lot of cases, organic products are always a better option. Putting together a hamper of environmentally friendly and cruelty-free products is a thoughtful gift that introduces your family member or friend to cleaner and greener products that are not only better for them, but the environment as well. Try some of the amazing products available from Neena which come beautifully presented using environmentally friendly packaging and have your special someone on the path to a healthier beauty regime.
Sponsor an animal…
If you have someone that is increasingly difficult to buy for, sponsoring a gorgeous animal for them is a great way to not only give them something special, but help animals in need as well. Edgar’s Mission has so many beautiful animals that are always looking for ‘Best Buddies’ and it is a great way to introduce people to the wonderful work that places like Edgar’s Mission do.
Opt for unique handmade goods..
There are so many fantastic artists who make extraordinary and unique pieces of handmade goods. Try visiting a handmade goods marketplace where you can find a lot of unique pieces such as jewellery, homemade skincare products and a variety of gifts for the home.
Something for Dad…
Depending on your budget, why not get dad on the green bandwagon by gifting him an electric bike? These have increased in popularity over the last few years and are a great way to get Dad outdoors and reduce his footprint on the environment. Or, if an electric bike is slightly out of your budget, why not consider getting him some ties or T-shirts made of organic cotton.
And don’t forget Mum..
All Mums love receiving gifts regardless of the occasion and it is always nice to surprise them with something special. Why not try getting your special lady some organic cotton bed linen and sleepwear from Bhumi? This is a thoughtful and luxurious gift idea that is kind on the environment and kind on skin.
Or, if she is an avid tea drinker as most mums are, a natural stone teapot is always a welcomed gift and one that can be used for years to come. Stone teapots preserve the taste and flavour of tea and are a beautiful addition to any bench top.
This piece was written by guest blogger Roxana Oliver. Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about living a healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves the beach and sunshine. You can find out more about her writing by following her on Twitter and Facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.