With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about shopping for gifts. While it’s easy to get excited about gift-giving during this season, it’s also important to think about the environment. Luckily, there are many options for eco-friendly gifts. Whether you’re gathering with your immediate family or attending a virtual gathering this year, here are a few green gift ideas that are exciting to receive and healthy for the environment.
1. T-Shirts & Sweatshirts
Everyone loves unwrapping something comfortable. Oversized T-shirts and slouchy sweatshirts are perfect for getting cozy during the cold months. Friends of the Earth, a company that focuses on natural, organic, and sustainable clothing made out of cotton, sells men’s and women’s gift bundles at an affordable price. Better yet, all of their deliveries come in plastic-free packaging.
2. Yoga Mats
These days, most people are exercising from home. A yoga mat is a necessity if you don’t want to sweat all over the living room carpet. Check out Manduka, a yoga company that recently partnered with Renewal Workshop to create a “zero waste” recycling program called Live On. When you purchase a mat from Manduka, you have the option of adding to the Live On Program for $10. When your new mat arrives, you can send back your old one, and that mat will be recycled into material for apparel, home insulation, running tracks, and so much more.
3. Water Bottles
Refillable water bottles are one of the most sustainable gifts you can give. Not only do refillable water bottles help stop purchasing plastic bottled water, but they also keep your water colder for a longer period of time. 4Ocean focuses on saving bodies of water one product at a time. If you purchase their reusable bottle, you will pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines. In addition, one reusable bottle can prevent an average of 345 plastic bottles from entering landfills and the ocean.
Here at Western National Property Management, we want to help you go green this holiday season with these green gift ideas. We care about quality living and an eco-friendly lifestyle. Contact us today to inquire about our communities, and feel free to visit our blog for more additional information on tips to live a sustainable life.