Holiday Waste Reduction: Tip #2

Holiday Waste Reduction: Tip #2

Giving without the buying.

Now let's talk about what you can actually gift. Before looking at a physical gift, we like to brainstorm on a few ideas that don't bear the heavy packaging. 

Tip #2 - Give Lasting Memories

Give the gift of an experience. You may have already heard this, but paying for something other than a traditional present is a fantastic way of avoiding waste.

Presents in this vein can range from a simple restaurant gift card, all the way to bespoke or personalized services. But what are some more examples you ask? Here’s our list of creative ideas:

  • Gift card to a leather goods/watches repair shop ♥️ ♥️ 
  • Fancy dinner out at a local restaurant - prix-fixe menus are a bonus
    • A twist on the above: Bottle service at a club or lounge
  • Massage or spa day sessions
  • Wine tasting and brewery tours (or for the more adventurous, perhaps something a bit more green? 🌿🚬  )
  • Field-to-table farm/food tour
  • Tickets to a show or concert
  • Pet training lessons
  • Gym/fitness memberships or intro classes - offer a few months on you
  • Indoor rock climbing passes
  • Creative arts lessons, think pottery, photography, or paint night classes
  • Prepaid online subscriptions for a few months
    • Ebooks
    • Newspapers or magazines
    • MasterClass
    • Calm App
    • Fitbit/Nike+
    • Netflix/Disney+/Apple TV
    • Spotify/Itunes

Hope this gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to gift something a bit different this year. It's also perfect for last-minute ideas!

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