My least favorite part of the holidays has to be the stress over what to “give”. I am hard pressed to know anyone who really NEEDS anything. We’re all pretty fortunate and for that, I am definitely not complaining.
Are you having gift-giving dilemmas too? (I think the sound of a huge “yes” was probably deafening!) Well, here are a few miscellaneous items that I have given kudos recently, including:
- The “Starter Kit for Change” – packed full of great green goodies for yourself, the earth-lover in your life or to help a newbie get started (and they’re havin’ a holiday sale!)
- Cynergreen Bottles – fab, affordable bottles to keep the BPA away from loved ones
- Movies: Wall-e (for kids), An Inconvenient Truth (for adults) and Planet Earth (for the whole family)
- Memberships – to environmental organizations, zoos, botanical gardens, etc…
- Any kind of reusable bag
But I also firmly believe that the recipients of gifts don’t always need a tangible gift. I would much rather know that my gift was a gift of “doing good” for the earth and environment. Do you know someone like this? If so, this list may be for you, for them, for our planet!
Also consider THESE amazing gifts:
- Adopt an Acre of Rainforest and other of earth’s wonders – for preservation and restoration of some of the world’s most amazing places
- Adopt an Endangered Species – to protect endangered animals and their habitats
- Rescue the Reef – for preserving an undeniably crucial part of our world’s oceans
- Plant a Billion Trees Campaign – for protecting and preserving Earth’s largest and most endangered tropical forests in Brazil
- Give-a-Tree – plants a tree in one of America’s National Forests in honor of a recipient
So this year, consider forgoing that purchase of a socket set (he has six already) or that body & bath set (she has six already) or that sausage sampler basket (the whole family hates sausage). Instead, give the gift of “green”, “environment”, “eco-“, “earth”, “nature”… call it what you will… just consider it…
Our planet needs gifts more than we do.