Most of us are bombarded with stuff everyday. How many times do you walk through your front door with more stuff then you left with? Especially during the holidays. No matter if its, your birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Christmas Day, you collect more stuff. What are we gonna do with all the stuff? We spend so much time trying to find a place for it, and for most of us, that means getting rid of other stuff. Wouldn’t it be nice to rid our lives of all the clutter? Below are some gift ideas that will work well for any holiday that aim towards zero waste.
Offering “Experiences” Instead of Stuff: Classes at the local community college to develop a new interest, movie ticket, theme park season pass, museum pass, bowling night, hotel night, a meal at a new restaurant, treat to an ice cream parlor.
Offering Services in the Form of Coupons: Professional expertise, hand labor, or babysitting are just a few examples. Pretty much any service that the receiver would pay someone else for would be a great gift idea.
Offering Consumables in a Reusable Jar: Homemade cookies, cake mix, herbal tea, jam, or pickles. Attach the recipe to the jar, and your friend can make the item themselves. This is a gift that can be enjoyed over, and over again.
We know these are not the “regular” gift ideas, but they are a great alternative to giving someone more stuff. Most people’s houses are just overrun with stuff. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all use less, and help the environment at the same time. It’s a win-win experience for everyone.