As the holiday season approaches, many of us are thinking about what gifts to buy for our loved ones. But along with the joy and excitement of gift-giving comes the opportunity to make more sustainable choices that can help protect the environment and support responsible businesses. Supporting local and ethical businesses is the best way to make your holiday gift-giving more sustainable. Shopping for products made by companies like these, allows for the support of sustainable materials and practices. This not only helps to reduce the environmental impact of your purchases, but also supports the local economy.
Here are some ideas for sustainable holiday gifts that are sure to please:
H1: Intentional and Inclusive
In addition to being sustainable, holiday gift-giving can also be an opportunity to be intentional and inclusive in our choices. This means being mindful of the needs and preferences of the people on our gift list, and making sure that everyone feels included and valued.
Couplet Coffee was at the top of our list.
Queer woman owned and built for everyone, Couplet was created to make great coffee more fun and approachable.
By being intentional and inclusive in our holiday gift-giving, we can show our loved ones that we care about their individual needs and preferences, and create a sense of community and inclusion.
H2: Climate Driven
With the increasing awareness of climate change and its impacts, many people are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint and support sustainable practices. One way to do this is through climate-driven gift-giving, which involves choosing gifts that are made with sustainable materials and processes, and support environmentally-friendly businesses and organizations. Here are some of our favorites.
Freitag, one-off bags and accessories made from used truck tarps and fully compostable textiles.
GUPPYFRIEND, the first pragmatic solution to prevent microplastic pollution from washing synthetic clothes.
Dirty Labs, perfect for everyone on your list. Nontoxic, biodegradable, and plastic-free detergent. Made with responsibly sourced, clean ingredients, for a cleaner planet and future.
By giving climate-driven gifts, you can show your loved ones that you care about the environment and support sustainable practices, and help to reduce the environmental impact of your holiday gift-giving.
H3: Personalized and Inclusive
7TILL8, build your own wetsuits with your preferred style and then customize the entry, color, and thickness.
Petit Pli, garments that adapt to a wide range of body shapes and sizes, cover you for life, and help reduce your environmental impact.
Casca, custom-fit footwear for more energy and less stress. Create a custom insole from a quick scan.
Mani Me, A better and quicker way of getting your nails done - and it's literally designed just for you.
And of course, the gift of custom denim - the unspun gift kit. It's more than just a gift card.
Custom and digital, the perfect fit. Bring the unspun atelier to you, or send one of our kits to someone you care about. The unspun gift kit includes everything you need to create a custom pair of jeans. From the personalized note card to the fabric swatches, our gift kit will quickly become a favorite holiday gift. Plus, the $200 gift card makes it easy to get started on creating the perfect pair of jeans. Looking to send something digital? We also offer digital gift cards, which are delivered via email.
By making intentional choices, you can make your holiday gift-giving more sustainable and special for all your loved ones and also contribute to helping protect the environment. Happy holidays!