The fight against climate change has no doubt, reached new heights thanks to young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and many others.

You may be thinking about how you can do your part this holiday season, especially when it comes to buying gifts for that environmentally-conscious family member or friend.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our economical & eco-friendly festive favourites for you to consider so you can spread the holiday cheer our earth will love you for.

 

Natural Soap Bars

Who can’t get some use out of soaps? There are a host of companies that sell natural soap bars that are vegan, organic, animal-cruelty and palm oil-free! Yup, the best kind!

If you’re in Hong Kong, here’s a list of soaps you can buy.

If you’re in Canada, check these out.

And if you’re a DIY kinda gal, why not make it yourself? This article shows you how.

Bamboo Toothbrush

Did you know that bamboo toothbrushes are naturally antimicrobial? That’s right! They actually fight microbes while cleaning your teeth, in addition to being degradable.

Just like soap, everyone uses toothbrushes, making this a great Christmas must-have.

Check out these ones or these on amazon!

 

Recycled Glass Vases

Whether it’s glass, metal, coloured or clear – there are so many beautiful and unique vases out there that can brighten and add character to a room.

Here are a few varieties for you to look at.

Gorgeous Reusable Water Bottles

I know I don’t have to tell you that single-plastic use is one of the biggest problems we’re facing. More than a million plastic bottles are bought around the world, most of which are destined for landfills.

There are so many varieties of reusable bottles to choose from – for that sporty guy or gal, or for work or to keep handy in a purse.

Find ones that are durable, textured so they don’t easily slip, doesn’t leave a metallic after-taste and acts as a thermos for hot and cold bevies.

Here’s a great guide for some of the best out there.

 

Beeswax Food Wraps

Lots of people appreciate a better way to store food. Beeswax wraps are washable and compostable and will last around a year. And they come in a variety of fun colours and designs.

For those of you in Canada, Nature Bee Wraps is a great site or Amazon.ca has many to choose from.

If you’re in Hong Kong, head over to this website.

 

Want other holiday gift ideas? Head over to the Plan section under Managing Your Money and take a look at our other list.

 

 

 

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