Say what? It’s going to be Christmas tomorrow?
Boy oh boy, time sure flies! Who’s having a life crisis for not finding any Christmas presents yet for the one you were planning to give?
Fret not! We are giving you some tips here that can make your life easier while having the courtesy to be kind to the mother earth as well as encouraging others to do so. Wow, that’s many birds in one stone!
Here are a few suggestions for last-minute sustainable Christmas gifts that are perfect for green and eco-friendly lovers! Psst, they are cheap and easy to make!
1. Handmade presents
What’s better than giving someone, something you made yourself? Show your sincerity and effort by making practical gifts for your family, friends and even strangers! It can be anything, be it handmade soap or even toothpaste and the recipe is easy to find since everything is available online nowadays.
2. Sustainable products
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These are literally the perfect gift ideas that you can get as a Christmas present, you can give it individually or as a gift set– ‘Zero-waste kit”. It’s a perfect way to encourage people to kick-start their 2020 resolution goals to live sustainably. There are a few e-stores that sell these sustainable products in Malaysia itself, feel free to check it out!
3. Charitable donation
Christmas is all about joy and giving, instead of buying/making something for your someone, why don’t we take this chance to donate to some charitable organizations in the name of your special someone?
Spread love! Choose an organization that means something special to the recipient, donate it online and give them a pleasant surprise during gift unwrapping time!
4. Gift cards
Gah! It’s always a headache thinking of what to give, especially when you know that they have everything they need!
Well, gift cards are a good option because we are basically giving them the freedom to get anything they want without stressing ourselves out! Thank god for gift cards!
5. Board games
Board Games are always an underrated gift, in my opinion, it’s something that people never knew they would need it.
Given scenarios where people visiting your place, getting to know someone or even spending quality time with family, friends, lovers or literally anyone, board games are the key in bonding, what’s more, they are timeless! Whoever who got this as a gift will definitely thank YOU!
Last but not least…we are dead serious when we talk about sustainability and we are going all the way!
Hold up the wrapping paper people! Since it’s a sustainable gift, why don’t we make the packaging sustainable as well? It is not a must to wrap your gifts according to the traditional way, but if it’s insisted, why not reuse the wrapping paper from the gifts you received or be creative by using your pre-loved clothing/ old-newspaper to wrap them up? I’m sure your package will stand out among the others!