Conservation of the environment seems to be a heated topic of discussion among most of the people these days. Everyone is thinking of recycling, composting and talking of green gifts for various occasions. Green gifts help you make the recipient happy as well as give you the opportunity to do your bit towards preservation of the environment you live in. Also, the recipient would be thrilled with the new line of thought that has made your gift so very special and uniquely outstanding. There are several green gifts that are available at affordable rates these days. The dilemma is, what would someone like to receive as a green gift?
There is a huge range of gifting articles that are available on the green belt, organic cotton bath towels for babies, trash cans made from recycled computers, coasters made from bamboo, a clock that has a printed circuit board, recycled cork to make a cork board, earrings made from recycled glass, tableware made from recycled plastic and lots more. There are eco-friendly cards that are made from recycled paper, also, there are e-cards that have become very popular lately, such as Hallmark eCards. Even in the kids section, there are a huge variety of green products like building blocks and dump trucks made from re-cycled milk cartons. There is also green clothing that is available for babies. Men love gadgets. It will make a man happy to receive a cool and new eco-friendly gadget. There are several environment friendly gifts like shaving blades, green tools and flashlights, etc. There is also an adapter that can charge your cellphone using solar energy. Women are particular about what they receive as gifts. There are several green gift options that can make a woman feel special and happy. There are a variety of items ranging from earrings and pendants to bedding and bake ware that any woman would love to receive as a gift.
There could also be other gift ideas that do not include any purchase cost. For instance, offering to baby-sit someone for a while, a back massage or even promising some time together can be an exclusive gift that a person would recollect with fond memory. There are gift vouchers for spas or a non-toxic house cleaning facility that people would love to receive. One could also create a gift basket that is environment friendly. It could include organic scarves or socks, shade green coffee, plastic bad dryer, LED bulbs, solar battery charger and non-toxic cleaning products that are bio-degradable. If the family is big or a very huge circle of friends, one could plan and reduce the total number of gifts exchanged. One way to do this is to randomly assign only one person for each family member, to buy a gift for. There could be a fun party held and all the gifts could be collected and each person could pick one gift from the common pile. This would be a huge environment friendly initiative considering the current trend of gifts exchanged at the time of Christmas and New Year.
A lot of people like to wish their loved ones through cards. Nowadays, with increasing awareness towards saving trees and minimum wastage of paper, there are myriad products that one can purchase online as well as at a store. There are eco-friendly cards that are made from recycled paper, also, there are e-cards that have become very popular lately. Gifting wrapping paper purchased from thrift stores is another way to reduce resource consumption. Alternatively, using cloth bags, or reusable gift bags, maps that are old, decorated home made paper bags, any colorful pieces of cloth or bags made from newspapers or Sunday comics can be a good substitute for wrapping paper. There are several people who decorate their tables with seasonal fruits or soy candles. This not only adds beauty to their homes, but also gives pride to the owner of the house on being an environment friendly individual.
Gifting green gifts not only makes a person happy but also sends out a positive message to your family and friends and to the rest of the world that you have made wise choice.