Is it too early to be shopping for Christmas? We think not. Black Friday brought a special darkness over the whole weekend, but not that darkness that usually seems like a bad one though. Black Weekend is however known to be the starting point for Christmas shopping all over the world. But instead of glutting in everything new and shiny, why not think about more sustainable options that are better for the world, the environment and trust us when we say this, even you.
Buy Ecological Alternatives
Do you usually think about what it is you’re buying and where it is made? If not, you better start now. Many gifts that we feel are suited for our near and dear ones might be a bad solution to someone other’s near and dear ones. Make sure you know that the brand you’re buying values corporate social responsibility and the environment. If you’re not so sure, than just look for ecological and locally produced gifts. Help support the smaller companies and take a stand against all the terrible conditions that usually set the foundation for fast fashion.
Give Away an Experience
Do you really need to buy your dad one more pair of stockings? Or does your sister really want that makeup palette? If not, why don’t give them a memory to share together with you. Choose among all different kinds of activities from various price ranges. Do you want to go parachuting together with your boyfriend or do you want to take your grandmother out for an afternoon tea? Your imagination sets the limits. Give away something to remember.
Make Your Own Presents
In most cases, you don’t actually need to buy new products to make a nice homemade gift. Who knew that you can make facial masks just by the ingredients you have in your kitchen? Or that you can dust off your sewing machine to create a unique tablewear? Think outside the box and your creativity flow. Sooner than you think, comes the “ho ho ho”.