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Buying a Gift? Go Green with these Five Great Green Gift Ideas

Matt Milstead

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These days, buying a gift for a friend or a loved one can be terribly difficult. With the endless options out there, it is awfully troublesome to find something unique and special. Rather than stick to a traditional gift, one type of unique idea is to choose something green. Green eco-friendly gifts are interesting, made out of special materials, and are often designed in a non-conformist manner. Rather than struggle in the store, this article makes the job easier for you. Below are five amazing green gift ideas that any of your friends of loved ones would completely adore.

Recycled Glass Tree Globes

Recycled tee globes are beautiful and delicate ornaments for the home. One of the main reasons that they make a great gift for both men and women is that among the four options, each globe carries with it its own symbolism and story. The four options are happiness, rebirth, creativity, and passion. Therefore, when you choose one for your friend or loved one, you can easily match their personality to a globe. They are handmade, the glass is completely recycled, and each globe features an lovely image of a tree.

Handmade Natural Candles

Candles are always a great gift, but buying green ones is an even better choice. New Age Markets suggest considering the purpose of the candle before you buy it. For example, if you're looking to give your friend or loved one a fun and friendly type of candle, then Mandarin or another citrus scent is the best type of choice. On the other hand, for more romantic and loving occasions, there are dozens of Rose fragrances available. When choosing candles, you'll find that there are many types to choose from like soy, non-soy, scent-free, and a number of different sizes. These candles are eco-friendly due to their handmade nature and natural ingredients.

Eco-Friendly Travel Mug or Bottle

If you have a friend or loved one that is always on the go but is always purchasing water bottles or other drinks, then one excellent gift option is an eco-friendly travel mug or bottle. According to Ban the Bottle, a regular store bought water bottle can take hundreds of years to decompose. Rather than allow your friend to spend money and waste plastic, you can get them their own mug or bottle that they can refill anywhere and anytime with water or their favorite drink. In addition, aside the green factor coming from the sustainable aspect, this gift idea is also BPA free and made from eco-friendly materials.

A Recycled Backpack

This gift is especially useful if your friend or loved one is a student. Purchasing a backpack every year can take a toll on the environment, which is why a recycled backpack is the better option. Recycled backpacks are green and eco-friendly because they are made from items like natural materials, recycled tires, yoga mats, and other unique environmentally friendly materials. They are durable, sustainable, and very unique.

Reusable Shopping Totes

Perfect for anyone that has a friend or loved one that loves to shop, reusable shopping totes can be used over and over again with no toll on the environment. Rather than allow your friend to constantly use bags harm the environment, give them a shopping tote. Reuse this Bag indicates that using a reusable bag reduces environmental impact and protects the oceans from litter. Shopping totes come in many different brands, colors, and styles.

Choosing the right gift is necessary, but with the variance of options above, it really should not be a problem. These gifts are all environmentally friendly and unique options that anyone would truly love. Overall, not only are you helping your friend or loved one do their part for the environment, but you're also doing yours along the way.


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