Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Epic Gifts that You’ll Love to Give

Sustainable & Eco Friendly Gifts

Tis the season to be jolly and eco-conscious, and we’ve got the lowdown on the most epic festive season gifts that won’t only dazzle your pals but also won’t cost you an arm and a leg or end up poisoning our poor planet in a landfill. Get ready to sleigh the eco friendly gifts game this year!

Gift an Experience

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First up, let’s talk about experiences. Who needs more stuff when you can gift memories that’ll last a lifetime? Consider snagging tickets to a concert, theatre show, or even a cooking class. Looking for something for the more adventurous at heart? Think about paragliding, or abseiling. You’re not just giving a gift; you’re gifting an adventure, and experiences beat clutter any day! Keep in mind, hot-air ballooning uses propane gas, one of the cleanest forms around!

Make it Personal

Vintage Typewriter keys in a pendant - best gift ideas for vintage lovers

If you’re on a budget, think about personalising your gift for a very special friend or rellie. Personalized gifts are all the rage so whip out those creative skills and make a scrapbook of your favorite memories together or put together a playlist of songs that define your friendship. It’s like a sentimental mixtape for the digital age! Or try unique jewellery, featuring initials: this always makes a very personal and heartwarming gift.

One-of-a-Kind-Vintage

Adelaide Vintage mens & womens fashion
Image: Dimitra Koriozos

Fashionistas, listen up! Vintage and thrifted clothes are not only trendy but also sustainable. Hunt for unique pieces at your local thrift stores or online vintage shops. Your gal pals who only buy sustainable will will be strutting their stuff in a one-of-a-kind ensemble while saving the planet, and that’s a win-win!

Gift Wellness

Aussie sportswear brands

For the wellness enthusiasts, consider a yoga or fitness class package. Many studios offer intro deals, and it’s a fantastic way to support your friend’s health journey without breaking the bank. Plus, it’s an excuse to try something new together – the ultimate gift of bonding and well-being.

Gift Organic Beauty

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If your friends are more into self-care vibes, think about putting together a DIY spa kit. Hit up your local natural food store for organic bath bombs, essential oils, and maybe even a plant-based face mask. It’s the perfect recipe for a chill night in, and you’ll be spreading the love for Mother Earth at the same time.

Give an Indoor Garden

Popular indoor plants

Speaking of plants, succulents and cacti are all the rage. They’re cute, low-maintenance, and add a touch of greenery to any space. Pick up a couple of these little green buddies and some stylish pots, and you’ve got a thoughtful gift that won’t end up in the trash – only on your friend’s Instagram.

Give a Collector’s Edition

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Last but not least, for the literary souls, consider gifting a secondhand book. Some of these are rare collectibles that might even be a first edition of a classic! Dive into your local bookstore or online platforms to find gems waiting for a new home. It’s a sustainable way to share a story and ignite the imagination, all without contributing to the mass production of new books. If you’r budget is slightly bigger, consider an audio-book or two to gift.

So, there you have it – a sleigh-full of epic Christmas gift ideas that won’t break the bank or end up in landfill. ‘Tis the season to be thoughtful, sustainable, and budget-savvy. Happy gifting, and may your holidays be as fabulous as you are!

See also: Best Sustainable Gifts for the Festive Season

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