Green Gift Guide

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No one wants their gift to end up gathering dust (or worse, ending up in the bin!), so if you’re struggling to find a gift for the person who has everything, these green gift suggestions should give you some inspiration, as well as help reduce the amount of “stuff” that builds up at this time of year:


jarsEveryone has to eat, so give the gift of some seasonal home baking. Not much of a cook? Give a friend everything they need to make their own sweet treat, presented in a handy re-usable jar! Instructions available here.

An experience

Concert1Much more memorable than a pair of socks! Get tickets for an upcoming play, movie, sports event, or concert that the recipient can look forward to after the festive season. Alternatively, take them out for afternoon tea, a nice dinner at a local restaurant, or book them in for a relaxing spa treatment. Not only do these gifts avoid clutter and a pile-up of “stuff”, but you get to enjoy the experience too!


1394003159_Cooking-Class-at-Tra-Que-Herb-Village-in-Hoi-AnGive the gift of a new skill! Whether it’s learning a new language, taking a cooking class together, attending salsa lessons, or taking a craft class, there are lots of different fun and creative things you can do together throughout the new year. If you want to give a “physical” present too, why not buy a calendar and mark in the dates of all the classes to give the recipient something to look forward to?


netflix-movies-expiring-jan-2014Whether it’s for their favourite magazine, newspaper, or Netflix, a year-long subscription is a gift that can be enjoyed month after month, and shouldn’t break the bank.

Adopt an animal

WWF-AdoptionIf they’re an animal lover, why not adopt or sponsor one of their favourites on their behalf? Whether its a dog at the local shelter, or an endangered species, the money will either help fund their care or give much-needed funds to conservation efforts – both very worthy causes.


For more ideas why not check out our Fairtrade Gift Guide?

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