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Environmentally Friendly Gifts
(NC)-With so many special occasions to celebrate in life-birthdays, anniversaries and Mother's Day, just to name a few-we usually end up giving gifts that sometimes end up in the trashcan. Landfills are filled with well-intentioned gifts and packaging that no one ever really wanted or needed in the first place. This is part of the reason why giving green and environmentally friendly gifts is one of this year's fastest growing trends.
Here are some green gift ideas that both the recipient and the environment will appreciate:
For the fashion savvy: Look for quality fabrics and timeless design. Consider stylish pieces made of organic cotton or hemp-silk. These fabrics are sustainable as well as eco-chic. Even if you have to spend a bit more, clothing that lasts saves money and resources over time. Disposable fashion is so passé.
For the person who has everything: Why run the risk of giving something that will get thrown out? Instead, honour friends and family with a gift donation in their name. Charities like Christian Children's Fund of Canada, an international development organization, let you provide life changing items like chickens, a cow or vegetable seeds to a family suffering in extreme poverty in Africa or South America. With this gift there is no plastic wrapping to throw out and it goes to someone who really needs help. You can find a gift worth giving online at www.ccfcanada.ca.
For those who like to be pampered: Consider giving a beauty kit filled with environmentally friendly products like natural essential oils of bergamot, lavender, and lime for mixing into scrubs, powders, tonics and soaps which can be applied using a natural loofah sponge. Include a book of beauty recipes to get them started on mixing the ingredients to help them create their own home spa using all natural products not tested on animals and which come in minimal packaging.
- News Canada