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3 Sustainable and Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are the perfect time to decorate your home, spend time with family, and even try out some new and festive nail designs. It is a time to take a break from your busy lives and relax for a little. Of course, another major part of the holiday season is giving and receiving gifts.

Unfortunately, many gifts either come with a lot of waste in the form of packaging, or are relatively wasteful in their nature or how they are used. With many in the world trying to be more sustainable than ever, many people are on the lookout for great sustainable gifts this holiday season.

Without any further ado, let’s go over a couple of amazing gift ideas that are not only sustainable, but also affordable.


One of the best gifts for any celebration is a nice bouquet of flowers. They can add a sense of beauty and natural style to any space, whether it is your living room, office, or bedroom. Flowers can also fill a home with a pleasant scent that can be very relaxing and calming. They are easy to find, cheap, and can put a smile on anyone’s face.

Also, with so many different kinds of flowers out there in terms of shape, size and color, there is the perfect bloom for just about everyone on your list. While flowers are often simply thrown away when they die, it is a better choice to compost them. In addition to that, you can also keep and dry flowers and display them as art, if you so choose.

Steel, Silicone or Bamboo Straws

Plastic is one of the most unsustainable materials out there, and most of us use and throw away far too much plastic. In fact, there are hundreds of millions of plastic straws used every day in the USA alone, and many are not disposed of properly. A great gift for those looking to do better at reducing their carbon footprint and how much plastic they waste are bamboo straws.

These can be easily tossed in a bag or jacket pocket to take with you to restaurants, camping or wherever you decide to go. On the other hand, steel or silicone straws can be washed in the dishwasher, are durable and the silicone varieties are soft and flexible, too.

Recycled or Sustainable Jewelry

Jewelry has long been a popular gift around the holidays, and for good reason. They can look incredible and elevate any outfit. You can give necklaces, bracelets, watches, rings and many other pieces that can look great and show someone how much you care about them.

While not all jewelry is sustainable (or affordable), some can be. You can look for jewelry with gems or metals that have been sustainably sourced or created, or even jewelry made from recycled materials. There may be local individuals in your city that make such jewelry, and if not, there are countless places online to find it.

Any of these sustainable and affordable gifts are great options to give to your loved ones this holiday season.


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