after a while thinking about what to give to my loved ones, I have decided to share few responsible and sustainable Christmas gifts ideas.
Let me say, the best present ever is always to give time to your family & friends, making cookies for example, but in case you need some other ideas keep reading. 🙂
Speaking about sustainable gifts ideas I consider also a very important sustainability: economic. The ideas are for every kind of budget.
- Homemade cookies & cakes are the cheapest, but trust me, always appreciated gifts, with personalised shape you will make many friends happy.
A nice gift could be an homemade pot or frame, made with recycle material or a cream from a cruelty free brand, l’Erbolario for example in Italy. This would be around 20€ – 25€.
- Starting from 25$ you could also choose a visit.org gift card, giving the gift of meaningful experience and the joy of giving back. Visit.org is the world’s largest discovery and booking platform for immersive, impactful travel experiences hosted by do-good organizations around the world.Please check the current available destinations before you buy the card.
In case your budget is a bit higher, around 50€, there are more options: a lovely bath set from a cruelty free brand, an artisan cake or dessert ( helping also the local economy), a ticket for a dance/ theater performance (supporting the artists) or a day out visiting a town nearby (museums, churches and a walking tour guided – with local people if possible, such as the Big Apple greeter in New York or Brisbane greeters).
- If you are able to spend more there are charming & sustainable presents you can do.
Between 100€ and 200€ why don’t consider to donate a service or experience: spa treatments in a local spa (helping also the local economy), concerts tickets, funny lessons ( cooking, internet, music, art). A very special experience could be given thanks to the Slow Lake Como gift card, if you are planning to visit Italy and this region in particular there is nothing better than giving culture and tastings 🙂
A luxury idea could be a weekend out, stay in B&B and take the train to reach your destinations, remember to stay to accommodation provided by locals, instead of an international company to help the local economy. This is my favourite one!!
Stay tuned the best is yet to come