The holiday season is almost upon us! With so many festivals and celebrations coming up, it’s time to start thinking about new gift ideas.
We don’t know about you, but gift-giving is always a stressful endeavour. Finding a perfect gift is about expressing love and support; about showing someone that they mean a lot to you. This, however, comes with a dilemma. What happens when you end up giving someone a gift, they have no use for?
It’s so easy to get so wrapped up in the sentiment of it, that we forget the impact of our consumption. A gift, that just sits on a shelf for weeks, or months, eventually finds itself in a dump yard. Not to mention, the growing demands during this season pushes for mass production of gift items that have a direct impact on the emission rates in the world.
Ecofriendly gift-giving may just be the need of the hour. The idea is to find products that are ethical and ecofriendly. These products use natural raw materials and a transparent manufacturing process that help you to reduce your carbon footprint, even during this time of mass consumption.
In that spirit, we are bringing you three brands that prioritise sustainability, a low emission manufacturing process, and a zero-waste goal!
Here are our recommendations for the season.
Back to Roots
With the rollout of vaccines, we know everyone is itching for a vacation. Whether you’re looking to spend the holidays with your family or a quick solo trip out in the woods, everyone deserves a recharge.
Back to roots brings you a handcrafted, ecofriendly gift set that makes the perfect travel pack. With a comb, a toothbrush, a tongue cleaner, earbuds, and a handy pouch, this set easily replaces most single-use travel kits. Made with ethically sourced wood, each little product in this set is biodegradable and made to reduce toxic waste.
So, if you know someone who is planning a getaway, give them a leg up!
Take it from us, there is no greater gift than the gift of self-care. This combo pack from Parama Naturals brings you a face and body oil, a deep-nourishing hair oil and a pain relief oil. It’s self-care inside and out!
Contrary to most mass-produced gift sets, each oil in this pack is handmade by women artisans. They are packed with natural ingredients in an ancient formulation that works for any skin or hair type.
They are also free from artificial preservatives, chemicals, or fillers that not only irritate sensitive skin, but cause substantial damage to soil and water when washed off. As a bonus, this oil is non-greasy, and absorbed quickly into your skin.
So, if you were planning on giving someone a bath set, we highly recommend this sustainable alternative instead. Its age-old formula for a healthy body and hair is a great way to show someone you care!
Is your loved one living far away? Want to send them a hug? We have the next best thing.
Aksobha brings you a selection of hot and cold packs. These packs offer relief from the pain that comes with slouching over your keyboard all day.
These packs are filled with ayurvedic herbs and grains that are said to promote wellness. These packs are hand-stitched by women artisans and are filled with all-natural, biodegradable stuffing. All you need to do is heat the pack and put it on your body. These ergonomic packs are built to fit perfectly in every contour. The set also comes with an aromatherapy spritz for an added level of relaxation.
This gift set is an incredible work-from-home partner! If you’re looking for other work-from-home gift ideas, we have a collection of products right here!
All these products are sustainable, from manufacturing to disposal. Sustainable gifts are a great way to reduce not just your carbon footprint but also that of your loved one. So, if you want to bring someone joy, and make a positive impact in the world, we cannot recommend these products enough!
Get eco-conscious for the holidays!