With the current state of the environment, it’s important for conservation to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Therefore, it’s a great idea to give thoughtful gifts that also reflect your green lifestyle. If you’ve been invited to a friend or family member’s housewarming party, the following are five great eco-friendly gift ideas that you should consider.
A Fresh Floral Arrangement
The lovely scents and colors that a floral arrangement offers are enough to make anyone smile. Generally, a floral arrangement will last between four and seven days or even longer, depending on the type of flowers and the amount of care given to them. If you’re thinking of a gift that will brighten the room and not create more material for the dreaded landfill, a floral arrangement will do.
Handmade and Personalized Candle Set
Candles are amazing, and going a step further to customize them for the recipient will show just how much you care for them. If you know what scents they would prefer, use these so that each time one is lit, it fills the room with an amazing scent that’s not produced at the expense of the environment. Finding eco-friendly-made candles is easy enough with the many art shops on the internet at your disposal.
A Basket of Eco-Friendly Bathroom Supplies
Bathroom supplies will always be welcome, so you can be sure they will be put to use. If you can find eco-friendly ones, like soaps made from a Castile base and cleaners made with natural ingredients, you will have scored a winner. Who knows, you may even inspire the recipient to go green and start using eco-friendly supplies if they aren’t already. With the American Dental Association recommending that people brush their teeth two times daily, environmentally friendly toothpaste and toothbrushes would make a welcome gift to anyone intending to maintain good oral hygiene.
An Eco-Friendly and Healthy Cookbook
With more people joining the environmental conservation cause, it’s becoming more important to them to make sure all aspects of their lives are sustainable. Look around for a healthy, eco-friendly cookbook and gift it at the housewarming party. This will encourage the recipient to try out some sustainable recipes, and if they like them, you can take pride in knowing you helped them become more eco-friendly. Even if you don’t find one that you believe they will like, you can get some recipes from the internet and include some of your own. Print them out and bind them in a durable, recycled cover, and you’ll have given a handmade gift that’s hard to match.
A Fresh Fruit and Veggie Platter
The environment is full of treats and gifts, and after flowers, fruits and veggies are probably a close runner up. You could source some exotic fruits for a decadent platter or include vegetables and fruits picked right from your garden. Get inspiration on arrangements and combinations that will wow the recipient and get them hungry for a taste. When people realize that eating healthy food can drastically reduce the risk of developing chronic illnesses and diseases like stroke, cancer, and heart disease, the three leading causes of death, they will be happy to reach for a fruit or vegetable as opposed to an unhealthy snack.
If you’re planning on attending a housewarming party, give gifts that not only the recipient and other people at the occasion will enjoy but that the environment will like as well. Once you start shopping for eco-friendly gifts, you will start to realize that there are endless possibilities!