Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for turkey, mashed potatoes, and apple pie. The best combination of foods ever imagined. Mmmmm…
But after the pie has been devoured and the tryptophan-induced naps have been had, the whirlwind of Black Friday madness and holiday gift-giving begins. To help us all navigate the craziness that is coming upon us, I have compiled the ultimate list of zero waste gifts.
Disclaimer: Not all of these gifts may be perfectly zero waste, but that’s what this space is all about, right? Perfection doesn’t exist, especially in the zero waste sphere. The way I see it, as long as the gift is meaningful, who really cares if it’s zero waste?
So let’s dig in and get ready for the holidays!
In absolutely no particular order...
- Hot air balloon ride
- Laser tag
- Donate to a charity of their choice
- If they volunteer somewhere, go with them
- Coffee date
- Coffee beans
- Happy hour
- Lunch or dinner at their favorite restaurant
- Hand-written note/letter
- Stock (you can buy gift cards for stock here - brilliance)
- Pay a bill
- Time together
- Time alone (this is bliss for the introvert in your life)
- A movie
- Tickets to a show (concert, theater, ballet, etc.)
- DIY coffee body scrub
- Gift cards (they can be for more than food or “stuff” - my brother gave me gift cards for Headspace and Skillshare one year!)
- Visit a zoo, aquarium, or science center
- Cocktail class
- Escape room
- A tattoo
- Vacation / weekend getaway
- Your favorite book - write a note on the inside, too!
- A home-cooked meal
- “Adopt” an animal - this can be done through World Wildlife Fund or often times through your local zoo
- Spa day
- Golf day
- Arcade day
- Family heirlooms
- Cleaning service
- Homemade cookies
- A video game download
- Write a “50 Things I Love About You” letter
- Wine tasting
- Whiskey tasting
- Home-infused alcohol
- House plants
- Pottery class
- Handmade or custom candle
- Coffee bean grinder
- Coloring book and colored pencils
- Hot chocolate mix
- Mini golf
- Your favorite zero waste tool(s)
- Something they really want.
What are your favorite zero waste gifts to give or receive?