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10 Green Christmas Gift Ideas for The Holidays!

10 Green Christmas Gift Ideas for The Holidays!



How can you make the holiday season more sustainable for friends and family? Here are some green, eco-friendly gift ideas, remember to get off to a good start by taking your reusable shopping bags with you when you are in your favourite stores!


  1. Rolled Beeswax Candles (Homemade)
    Forget petroleum, save some money, and make your friends and family home made beeswax candles. They look and smell great – and are a fun craft project for the family. –
  2. Create a repurposed fashionable dress for girls out of Over-sized Men’s shirts.
    Save money and reuse materials by creating a dress for your children, mothers, nieces and friends by using an over-sized men’s shirt (choose a pattern of your choice!)
  3. The Gift of Food this Holiday Season!
    Spend a day in the kitchen, baking sweets and candy for both kids and adults. You will find some great ideas  in Mrs. Clauses Cookbook
  4. Night at the Movies
    Tuck gift certificates (2 or more) from a local cinema into the stockings of your loved ones, include a popcorn and beverage voucher, so that your loved one can go see a film for Christmas with a friend or significant other!
  5. If a gift requires batteries this season, purchase rechargeable batteries!
  6. Use your creative talents this holiday season and make custom Christmas gifts, such as a poem, a family scrap book, or home décor such as curtains or wall art! Looking for great presents to create with kids?  Try The Creative Café , a paint your own pottery studio or Four Cats Studio for creative projects.
  7. Need a gift for a Senior? A gift certificate for a service such as a massage, foot care or a fitness class will help them feel great!
  8. Teen gifts that don’t involve screens  – give the gift of an experience. Let them try out Scuba Diving with a “Discover Scuba Experience”  or a “Snow Boarding Lesson
  9. Looking for creative ways to green your gift wrapping this year? There are plenty of eco-friendly methods for using things you have on hand as gift wrap.  Check out this link for many awesome ideas.
  10. Replacing your outdoor holiday lights? – think solar. For Reviews, Articles & Info for Solar Powered Christmas Lights click here.


What eco-friendly ideas will you be trying this winter season!? Let us know on twitter and facebook!

Happy Holidays! Encore TeleSolutions

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