Today, we’re sharing 15 gift ideas across 3 categories for each and every person on your list… including yourself. The best part? They’re all sustainable! Instead of potentially wasteful buying, opt for one of these ideas for planet-friendly options that are even better than the latest gadget…
01. Subscription Gift Ideas
Subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving. Here are some finds that are digital, recyclable, and based on the principle of reusing, all in the name of planet-friendliness…
Audible: Audio books are great for learning new skills or escaping the everyday. Best of all? They’re 100% digital, no waste required.
Local Magazine Subscriptions: These are always a great way to support local businesses and keep up on local happenings. We love San Antonio Magazine. (P.S. Recycle these when you’re done or pass them on to friends!)
Nuuly: A monthly clothing rental service that lets you try new styles and pieces, then return them for future use when you’re done. Our Senior Designer Kennedi is a huge fan, and most of the clothes she wears in our photoshoots are from this genius service.
KiwiCo: For the take-charge woman’s kids! Monthly crates include an age-appropriate project related to any of several topics: cooking, engineering, art and design, sciences, crafts, geography & culture, and more. They even offer ideas for recycling the crates after using.
Cricket Media Magazines: Another one for kids! These are super fun to receive in the mail each month. My household’s faves are their Muse, Cobblestone & Faces magazines.
02. Consumable Gift Ideas
Consumable gifts are great for keeping waste low and happiness high. Think snacks, candles, chocolates, bath salts, clothes, etc. Buying these items locally is also a great way to support your community. Here are some of our favorites…
Gifts from Local Food Shops: We love Rebel Cheese Club here in Austin. They make small-batch, plant-based cheeses that taste just like the real thing.
Philz Coffee Subscription: Consumable and a subscription? Sign me up! I always start my day with a cup of Silken Splendor, black.
Live Plants: Okay, hopefully this idea isn’t “consumed” but loved and cared for long into the future! The gift of greenery is good for the planet and is also known to improve mood. For a feel-good plant boost, we love the selection at Tillage.
Pet Treats: Don’t forget about Fido! Edible treats keep plastic waste down and are sure to earn you a lot of love in return. We love the Woof Gang Bakery for Dogs in Austin.
03. Gift Ideas for Experiences
The best way to give sustainably this season? Swap items for experiences…
Cooking Classes: Give the gift of a local cooking class, or sign your giftee up for the Molly Baz Recipe Club ($5/mo!). She serves up a recipe each week, along with a community that makes it together, digitally.
Hiatus Spa Monthly Membership: I am admittedly not much of a spa gal, but I know plenty of friends that swear by Hiatus Spa. Giving the gift of a monthly membership to any spa you love is always a great idea.
Botanical Gardens: Give the gift of tickets to special exhibits at your local botanical garden or museum. For example, we’re looking forward to the upcoming Lightscape exhibit at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens this season!
Prix Fixe Meals: Give the gift of “no more decision making” with a Prix Fixe meal for your loved one, like the local “Feed Me” dinner at Clementine’s.
Books: Books can hold a million different experiences between their covers. Gift your favorite novel, a beautiful coffee table book, or some vintage finds that are all the more special for their timeless character.
Bathroom Design Kit: You know I couldn’t leave this one off the list! Our Design Kits are an experience that will help you or your giftee lead a stylish, sophisticated bathroom renovation. I could also argue that each Design Kit’s easy Shopping List is a surefire way to avoid mis-purchasing materials that aren’t right for the home. Waste not!
Until next week, I wish you successful gifting & a happy holiday season!
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