Some of the best places to start your green gifting it to check out locally owed stores. “Small business Saturday” doesn’t have to only be after Thanksgiving. When you shop at a small business you will find products that are locally sources or locally made which decreases transportation costs. Also, you will find that products you purchase at the smaller businesses will be more unique. Alternately, you can choose to buy from retailers who use a portion of their profits to support environmental causes. This way your money will go a little further. Not only will you have found a great present; but also your purchase will help to green the environment.
If you find you have some extra time for crafting, homemade gifts are some of the most thoughtful an unique gifts for giving. Knitting hats, scarves or socks can be fun and personal. Assembling brush into holiday wreaths or picture frames can be a more rustic choice. Finally, up cycling some magazines combined with family photos can be a great start to a scrapbook to commemorate important events in your year.
The possibilities are endless for greening your holiday shopping. More and more companies are becoming aware of the demand for more sustainable choices in gifting. A simply online search will result in a myriad of results: from purchasing gently used items through online sites such as amazon or eBay to finding some step by step guides for creating your own homemade creation.
Best of luck in your holiday shopping; keep calm and green on!