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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Joy

Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

Tis the season of giving! But it's also unfortunately the season of mass-consumption and waste. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love giving (and receiving) gifts around the holiday season, but I always feel bad about the amount of waste that is created. Between wrapping materials, shopping/packaging materials, and the plastic silverware/plates/straws used for parties and celebrations, we consume a substantial amount of one-time-use plastics and waste-products this time of year.

I've honestly always been aware of this problem, but now that I have a new job with an organization that focuses on conservation efforts, becoming more environmentally friendly and aware of unnecessary waste has become even more ingrained in who I am. That's why this year, I'm making it an even bigger priority to be more eco-friendly and conscious of my materialistic consumption. If you'd like to join me this holiday season, I'm sharing my favorite sustainable and eco-friendly gift ideas! You can shop the links below!

Reusable Straws: Metal and Silicone (Softy Straws are my favorite - read why here!)

Reusable Water Bottle: Hydroflasks are all the rage right now!

Reusable/washable lunch bags: Cloth and silicone

Wool Dryer Balls: I got these last year and I love them!

Beeswax Food Wrap (Bee's Wrap):

Gap up-cycled puffer: This puffer is made from plastic bottles!

LUSH Little Green Bag: The perfect zero-waste gift bag! It comes with some of my favorite LUSH products from their "naked" line

Sprout/Seed Pencils: You can actually plant these after you're done using them!

Bamboo Tooth Brushes:

Dental Lace:

Yeti Tumbler: I got one of these for John last Valentine's Day and he uses it all the time!

As always, thanks for reading!

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