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The Joy of Eco-Gifting

The Joy of Eco-Gifting

  • by Clare Austin
The Joy of Eco-Gifting

Thoughtful Ideas for Kids, Grown-Ups, and Families

Eco-gifting is a wonderful way to celebrate special occasions while also supporting sustainability in a world facing environmental challenges. With Plastic Free July, there’s no better time to rethink our gifting habits.

Learn how to make choices that are good for the environment and make both the recipient and the planet happy. Plus, we'll explore how neat can support your sustainable journey with small changes that make a positive difference.

Why Eco-Gifting Matters

Traditional gifting often involves excessive plastic packaging and items that quickly end up in the landfill. Eco-gifting, on the other hand, focuses on sustainability, reducing waste, and promoting mindful consumption. 

Eco-Gifting Ideas for Kids

  1. Wooden Toys: Swap out plastic toys for beautifully crafted wooden alternatives. These are durable, often made from sustainable sources, and free from harmful chemicals.
  2. Books About Nature: Inspire a love for the environment with books that teach kids about nature, wildlife, and sustainability. Titles like "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss or "The Earth Book" by Todd Parr are great picks.
  3. Planting Kits: Kids will love growing their own plants. Opt for kits that include biodegradable pots and organic seeds. It's a fun and educational way to introduce them to gardening and the lifecycle of plants.
  4. Reusable Craft Supplies: Encourage creativity with eco-friendly craft supplies like beeswax crayons, recycled paper, and natural paint. These are safe for kids and better for the planet.

Eco-Gifting Ideas for Grown-Ups

  1. Reusable Everyday Items: Help friends and family reduce their plastic usage with gifts like stainless steel water bottles, reusable coffee cups, and silicone food storage bags.
  2. Sustainable Fashion: Choose clothing and accessories made from organic or recycled materials. Brands that focus on fair trade and ethical production practices make wonderful gifts that also support good causes.
  3. Eco-Friendly Tech Gadgets: Solar-powered chargers, bamboo keyboards, and energy-efficient electronics are not only cool but also reduce carbon footprints.
  4. Subscription Services: Give the gift of experiences rather than things. Subscriptions to digital magazines, online classes, or eco-friendly meal kits can provide long-lasting enjoyment without physical waste.

Eco-Gifting Ideas for Families

  1. Zero-Waste Kits: Equip a family with a starter kit that includes items like reusable shopping bags, stainless steel straws, and beeswax wraps. These kits make it easy for families to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
  2. Family Board Games: Choose games made from sustainable materials. Look for brands that use recycled or paper and cardboard.
  3. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies: Introduce families to the benefits of natural, refillable cleaning products. Brands like neat offer eco-friendly solutions that reduce plastic waste and keep homes sparkling clean.
  4. Outdoor Adventures: Foster a love for the outdoors with gifts like National Trust  passes, reusable picnic sets, or plant-based sunscreen. These encourage families to spend time in nature and appreciate the environment.

How neat Can Help You on Your Sustainable Journey

At neat, we believe that small changes can make a big difference. We designed our range of refillable, eco-friendly cleaning products to help you reduce plastic waste and make sustainable choices every day. Here are a few ways neat can support your eco-gifting:

  1. Refillable Cleaning Products: Our stylish, refillable bottles are perfect for anyone looking to cut down on single-use plastics. Have you tried our gorgeous refillable foaming handwashes? They make practical and thoughtful gifts that recipients will use and appreciate.
  2. Eco-Friendly Formulas: Our cleaning solutions are plant-based, non-toxic, and biodegradable, making them safe for your home and the planet. Gift these to families looking to green their cleaning routines.
  3. Starter Kits: Our starter kits are a fantastic gift idea for anyone new to the world of eco-friendly living. They include everything needed to make the switch to sustainable cleaning.

Join the Eco-Gifting Movement

This Plastic Free July, let’s commit to making our gifting practices more sustainable. Choosing eco-friendly gifts helps reduce waste, support ethical brands, and raise awareness about sustainability. Choosing eco-friendly options like wooden toys, reusable coffee cups, and zero-waste kits can help make our planet healthier.

Together, we can make a big difference, one small change at a time.