How to give, without giving the earth.

I love giving gifts, but it is easy to get caught up in the commercial world of spending without thinking. Not only do I think it important that I think about what the person might actually want, but also what impact that gift will have on the environment.
I try, I don’t always succeed, sometimes lured by something gorgeous or something easily accessible…. but I’m getting stronger because I know there are so many wonderful GREEN options out there.

Here are some gifts I wrapped up this week for two special people in my life. For one gift  I purchased a $1 frame from a secondhand shop and created my own bit of art on recycled paper…  a 100% recycled notebook … an eco cloth bag.  I usually make my own cards, but have a stash of recycled / eco friendly bought cards if I run out of time and a birthday is looming. I then get to the really exciting bit, wrapping. I love making gifts look beautiful, and through using recycled paper, natural hemp and cotton twines and scrap paper etc, I hope I show my recipient that I care about them, but I also care that their gift will be kind to the planet too.

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As for kids toys / gifts, there are SO many educational, beautiful, earth friendly and child friendly products out there.

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1 Comment »

  1. Matt

    Hi Kirst,

    How nice to see the process behind my birthday gift! It is always clear the amount of care and attention you put into your gift giving. The Owl is a beauty.

    Much love,

    Matty

    Comment — May 21, 2013 @ 3:07 am

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