The holidays are all fun and games until you are once again faced with the challenge of what to give your sweet Aunt Betty and Grandpa Jim. Then you are right back to where you were last year… and the year before that… and the year before that. Lucky for you, LEAP is here to save the day! Look no further than our 2021 gifting guide for gifts that not only bring joy to the recipients, but also bring savings, efficiency, and comfortability to their homes and lives!
For those out there who [like me] enjoy online shopping more than in-person shopping these days, you can choose to shop more sustainably by purchasing products from eco-friendly websites like the ones below:
- Package Free, About Package Free (packagefreeshop.com)
- Eco Roots, EcoRoots Plastic Free Shop (ecoroots.us)
- Eartheasy, Sustainability (eartheasy.com)
My rule of thumb for giving tangible items is to give gifts that can be well used, reused, and recycled if possible! Here are some recommendations:
- Snap Circuits My Home Science Kit: Snap Circuits My Home Science Kit | Target
- Help your friends and family learn how electricity flows to and through their homes this holiday season!
- Hot tip: This educational gem was spotted on the shelves at Charlottesville’s Alakazam – stop by to shop local.
- Wool Dryer Balls: Ulat Wool Dryer Balls – Color Set | Eartheasy.com
- Wool dryer balls are an excellent alternative to regular dryer sheets. They are sustainable, fragrance-free, minimize static, and can reduce the drying time of each load by 30-50 percent.
- GoGreenBags Reusable Bags: GoGreenBags 3 Pack Reusable Bags | Organic Cotton Totes
- If you’re looking to gift a reusable bag that goes the extra mile, look no further than GoGreenBags. Their bags are 100% recyclable!
- Plastic-Free Refillable Body Wash, Conditioner, and Shampoo: Natural Refillable Body Wash – Package Free | packagefreeshop.com, Natural Refillable Shampoo – Package Free | packagefreeshop.com, Natural Refillable Conditioner – Package Free | packagefreeshop.com
- That’s right – you just send your empty bottles off to be refilled by requesting a free shipping label provided by the company.
- Uncommon Goods Climate Action Puzzle: Climate Action Puzzle – Global Warming Puzzle | Uncommon Goods
- A gift with a great message! Spread some climate action love along to your friends and family this holiday season with this Uncommon Goods puzzle made from 90% post-consumer recycled material!
- Little Sun Solar Lamp: Little Sun Solar Powered LED Lamp | Eartheasy.com
- This solar LED light is both portable and efficient!
Other ideas for gifting this holiday season include purchasing your gifts locally and supporting small businesses, giving an experience for all of your adventurous friends and family members, or gifting a service, such as one of LEAP’s Home Energy Assessments!
NOTE: LEAP has not been compensated to promote these products – we just think they’re great! By providing links to other sites, LEAP does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.