Gifts, who doesn't love them? Did you know that many presents we give to each other contribute to the problem of waste? Starting from pretty packaging (which unfortunately is not recyclable) to gifts themselves. Let's be honest, many of the gifts we receive are left in the dustbin or not used at all. Computers, phones, and tablets are constantly being updated and the old ones are discarded. Popular presents such as electronics through to jewellery require an enormous amount of energy and they create a lot of pollution.
The holiday season, birthdays or special occasions are one of the highest periods of wastefulness. Receiving presents is exciting, magical, but unfortunately wasteful!
Find out our gift ideas and low waste gifting strategies!
Sustainable Hand-Made Journal
If you are looking for something to write on, something made from natural materials and animal free, check our latest hand-made sustainable journal. The paper inside is 100% recycled and is perfect for writing your memories down or can be used as a recipe book. You can purchase it here. Currently, we have 10% off on every journal:-)
Washable "Roomy" Tote
AMPOUR's Tote bags are made from recycled silk, they are large enough to handle all your shopping and are very practical. The bags are machine washable and perfect to take to a beach or a trip outside of the city. You can shop it here
Recycled Silk Toiletry Bag
Every woman needs a toiletry bag, and a bag which is made from vintage recycled silk would be a perfect gift option for any eco-lover. You can also use it as an accessory bag. Shop it here.
Eco, Over The Shoulder Bag
Over the shoulder bags are so versatile and useful. Ampour's bags are made from recycled vintage silk. Perfect to carry your basic essentials with you wherever you go! Shop it here.
Use Recyclable Paper
Ribbons, bows and tissue paper cannot be recycled, but you can easily reuse them in the future! If you want to recycle your gifting paper opt more for uncoated paper, without any glitter or foil, preventing it from breaking down properly.
No shame, no one needs to know. It may sound like a cheap way to go, but at least you won't need to throw it away and the person you give it to will appreciate it too. For example; books are a great way to regift.
Buy Second Hand
Look to your local charity shops or independent boutiques for one of a kind gifts. Items such as books, toys or clothes are perfect, cheap and reusable.
Plants make perfect gifts and they are sustainable in themselves! They create oxygen, look pretty and add a nice touch to every room. Choose organic, biodegradable and ceramic pots.
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