The holiday season is here again, and it’s time to put your feet up, have a good time with friends and family and exchange gifts. Over the years, gifts have gotten quite expensive, interesting, and sometimes a bit bizarre. A lot of people are beginning to realize the need to be environmentally protective and conscious of their purchases.
Ethical gifts have been around for a long time, but with each passing year, they have grown in value and are being used by more people. It is quite stressful to do regular shopping, so you can imagine how tedious it would be to shop ethically for gifts during the holiday season. This particular holiday season is unlike any other due to the lingering presence of COVID and its associated menace of likely death. It seems appropriate to put more thought into the gifts we present to family and friends. So, in this article, we are going to take a look at eight ethical gifts worth choosing.
Vegan makeup can be described as a product that does not have any animal by-products in its ingredients. These may be animal-derivative or an animal ingredient, so makeup that does not contain any of such is considered vegan. Consider this amazing vegan foundation as a makeup gift for your makeup-loving vegan friends.
A lot of people took DIY to a new level this year during the lockdown period and developed some pretty cool skills. If you are looking to come up with a sentimental gift, it is time you got your creative juices flowing and put your skills to use. There are a host of DIY ideas out there with step by step guides. Some fun and easy but useful gifts you could make include candles, cookies, and soaps. Tap into your ethical side by taking control of the ingredients that make up these gifts; make sure you choose products that are organic and natural.
Provide an experience
Most gifts are physical in nature and can be quite useful for a while. Others, such as jewelry, can hold intrinsic or sentimental value that triggers incredible memories and nostalgia. Ultimately, gifting an experience is something that will be treasured for a long time. For example, taking your kids camping or going to the skating rink and teaching them how to skate is a great experience. Renting a person’s favorite movie and watching it together can also be a fantastic experience. It could be anything, just be sure it is an experience the person would love.
It’s the holiday season, and of course, many people use this as an opportunity to indulge. Therefore, a food hamper will make a perfect gift for friends and family, mostly if it is filled with baked delights, tofu, peanut butter, and vegan chocolate. But do not forget to take into consideration the peculiar dietary needs of the recipient.
Bicycles are eco-friendly and riding them is an excellent form of exercise. They can be used for leisure or transportation hence serving a dual-purpose. They do not pollute, are convenient, and are quite affordable. If you do have a bit more to spend, you can consider getting an electronic bike.
Recycled plastic backpacks
Backpacks are great gifts as they serve as storage containers and make things tidy when moving around. There are backpacks out there that are made of entirely recycled ocean plastic, which is excellent for the environment.
Clothes are a part of our daily lives and will eventually need to be replaced when they get old and worn out. We often buy from megastores or brands that do not contribute anything to the environment or probably engage in harmful and sometimes illegal practices such as child labor. When deciding to gift clothes, choose from brands that provide ethical alternatives by employing the use of organic cotton or recycled fabrics.
Plants make an excellent choice for a gift as they offer the opportunity to care for nature directly. An increasing number of people live more sustainably, and with urban migration on the rise, there’s a seeming disconnect from nature. With a majority of people living in apartments and high-rise buildings, bringing plants indoors is a great idea as they clean up the air indoors, help you relax, and are a great addition to your space.
The conversation surrounding the environment’s wellbeing is steadily gaining momentum, and you can do your part with these few gift ideas.