As Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, Christmas gifts shouldn’t cost the earth. Let your dear ones know they are special for you with simple gestures of love! Time for sustainable Christmas… and vegan gifts!
1. Buy less gifts – create them!
Make your friends feel special with an original handcrafted gift. Homemade marmalades, delicious liqueurs or gingerbread cookies are always appreciated! Otherwise, pick pine cones up from your garden and create beautiful crafts or turn wine corks into unique Christmas decorations. Besides being eco-friendly and original, handmade gifts with recycled material are almost inexpensive! As for the wrapping paper, opt for a recycling one or reuse wraps of various fabric you already have at home. Simply sustainable Christmas!
2. It’s the thought that counts
There is a reason why mothers swear the best gifts they’ve ever received in their life were the ones of their children. A handwritten letter, a drawing or a wildflower picked in the park can be more meaningful and full of love than any other expensive gift. You don’t necessarily have to spend money to make someone happy and feel loved!
3. Spend more time with people you love – this one of the most sustainable Christmas gift!
Invite friends you haven’t seen in a long time out for a hot chocolate or a glass of wine after dinner. Even better, if it’s just the two of you, so you can have a deeper conversation. Spending your time with them, asking them about their lives and being an active listener will be far more appreciated than just buying them a gift.
4. Donate what you don’t use to homeless shelter or foster homes
The more stuff you have, the less enthusiasm you feel when receiving a gift. Gather all the stuff you don’t really need or use in your life and wrap it in recycled paper or paper bread bags. Clothes you’ve never worn or furnishing objects without sentimental value could be a reason to smile for people who can’t afford Christmas presents. Donate the superfluous!
One of Naturaty’s values that we are proud of, is that 100% of our products are cruelty-free and vegan! So if you looking for items that will make your life more zero-waste and sustainable check our Naturaty Zero Waste Starter Box and Naturaty Active Box. They are also perfect as a vegan gift for all of those people who prefer quality over quantity, since “less is more”!