With Dussehra and Diwali almost around the corner, you know it’s time to bring in the festivities. The beauty of festivals is it’s all about love, family and friendships. It’s the time we reunite with friends and family to celebrate, we plan trips to travel, feasts to indulge and use the occasion of celebrations to exchange gifts and momentos.
With so much constantly happening around us during this time, we often don’t look at the environmental implications of our actions during the festive season. To put things into perspective for you, during this time, we tend to spend more money, eat more, drink more and see our friends and family more. Stats say that Indians tend to spend 29% more during the time of Diwali. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing until we look at the increase in waste, pollution and the carbon footprint the festival of lights leaves behind its wake.
As an attempt to be mindful this season, you can opt for sustainable and thought gifts instead of the traditional gifting options. We made a short list of gifting options and tips that are considerate and conscious at the same time.
- Opt for Eco Friendly gifts
The beauty of the festive season is spending time with your loved ones. Usually we honour this love by exchanging gifts and nothing says I love you more than a thoughtfully curated sustainable hamper that your friends or family or colleagues can cherish and enjoy in their day to day lives.
We have curated a wide range of gift hampers that you can choose to give. Click here to shop from our conscious gifting collection
- Ditch the Wrappers
One of the primary waste generators each year during the festive season is unrecyclable plastic wrappers we use to wrap our gifts. You can switch to newspapers or upcycled materials to wrap your presents
- Reusable essentials
Sometimes the most thoughtful gifts are indeed the simplest ones that can be used in your day to day life. Opt for presents that are utilitarian and practical such as
- Coffee Mugs
- Cloth Bags
Find these and a variety of other products to shop from here
- Recycled or Upcycled products
You know what they say, one man’s waste is another man’s treasure and this is exactly the ethos behind recycled products. We have a range of upcycled and recycled products on our website you can shop from that can make brilliant gifts for your loved ones. Click here to check our collection out.
- Plants & Planters
What better gift is better than the gift of nature? Go green this season and choose to gift plants or even eco-friendly planters that can be cherished daily by friends, family and colleagues alike. Find a variety of pots and planters on our website.
Yes, we know this is a controversial subject but just hear us out. We’ve all received products that we don’t like so it just ends up unused in some corner of your house. Instead, choose to regift where it’s given a new life. This honesty is a great way of ensuring an item doesn’t end up as trash.
- Sustainable Fashion
A common gift during the festive season is clothes and accessories. Ditch the traditional fast fashion and choose pieces that are not only stylish but also sustainable. Click here to shop for apparel and accessories from our website
8. Gift Cards
No better gift than giving them the luxury to choose what they want. This way, they get exactly what they want or need and your gift has been to its absolute use. To be mindful here, you can ditch the traditional sites and choose to gift, vouchers from sustainable platforms. Head to our website to buy our E-Gift card.
Moral of the story, during the festive season we tend to generate more waste and pollution than the normal. So let’s all be part of the solution instead of the problem and go green wherever we can. It can be as simple and small as to switching to sustainable, eco-friendly and thoughtful gifts this year.