Many Christmas gifts come smothered in plastic with “Made in Thailand” stamped across their base. The impact of all this unnecessary packaging and transportation contributes significantly to greenhouse emissions and global warming.Some 40% of battery sales happen over Christmas. Discarded batteries are an environmental nightmare. Even rechargeable ones find their way into the waste stream eventually.
If you’re looking for thoughtful gifts that actually help people learn the value of saving resources, rather than spending them, a National Trust membership is a lovely idea. What about seeds saved from your garden, a cookbook for leftovers or even something as simple as a reusable jute bag?
Food items make wonderful gifts - they’re eaten, enjoyed and leave no trace! Give a local cheese for the cheese board, some exciting preserves or a box of ethical chocolates. We’re now offering gift vouchers so you can give your loved ones the gift of healthy, organic food well into the new year.
Have you considered giving an experience as an alternative to material goods? Why not send a friend on a Feel Good Experience Day or a foraging workshop. You could even make a bird feeder, bring nature into their garden, and brighten their day, every day.