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Gift-giving is a great way to show appreciation, but it also breeds the potential for giving someone something they won’t use–and may even throw away. In fact, 62% of people have reportedly lied about liking a gift that they really didn’t enjoy.

The time has come for us to get more thoughtful about our purchasing habits.

This gift-giving season, why not switch to sustainable gifts that will help your loved ones cut down on waste–rather than creating more? Furthermore, why not cut down on your personal paper waste by getting a reusable wooden box for your gift that is both visually appealing and can be used again making it more sustainable than traditional gift wrap?

Read on for five sustainable gift ideas to choose from the next time you buy something for that special someone in your life.

1. Stainless Steel Drinkware

Single-use plastic is starting to take over our landfills and oceans. Plastic water bottles and cups are one of the biggest culprits. Switching to stainless steel is a great way to cut down on your plastic usage, and you can find stainless steel water bottles, wine cups, coffee cups, and more.

2. Eco-Friendly Work Accessories

When we’re getting ready for our workday, we tend to focus on convenience. We might pack our lunch in a paper bag and protect our sandwiches and snacks with plastic bags or plastic wrap. Help your loved one develop sustainable lunchtime habits by getting them an eco lunch box, reusable sandwich bags, and stainless steel straws.

3. Eco-Friendly Toys

Looking for sustainable gifts for the little ones in your life? Toys tend to waste a lot of plastic that ends up in our landfills once kids grow out of them. Look for BPA-free, battery-free, or wooden toys that are fun to play with and don’t hurt the environment.

4. Solar-Powered Gadgets

In this day and age, we’re all plugged in 24/7. Help your loved ones cut down on their non-renewable energy usage by giving them solar-powered gadgets. You can find solar-powered outdoor lighting, solar-powered Bluetooth speakers, and even solar-powered phone chargers on the market today.

5. Compost Bins

Composting may not seem like the most glamorous thing, but you’d be surprised at how many discrete and even chic composters are out there today! Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills and releases greenhouse gases into the environment.

Plus, if you have a gardener in your life, they’ll love the opportunity to create their own nutrient-dense soil from scratch. In fact, developing a small compost pile can be a fun and interesting science experiment for the whole family. Even the kids will enjoy watching their fruit and veggie scraps break down and turn into soil!

Go Green With These Sustainable Gift Ideas

It’s about time that we stop buying one another things that we won’t use and start shopping for more eco-friendly items that can reduce our carbon footprint. With these sustainable gift ideas, you can help your loved ones go green in fun, easy ways.

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