We all have those friends to seem to have everything, so gift shopping for them can be a bit stressful. Some of us also have earth-loving friends, who are bit more complicated to please. With the holidays coming up, we have compiled a list of unique, eco friendly gifts that will make your shopping a whole lot easier. Some of these are so useful and creative, we won’t blame you if you are tempted to keep them for yourself. The best part is that these are all under $50!
Flip Flop Mat
For the unique and bold home decorator, these colorful mats made completely from scraps that would have been otherwise filled landfills in the Philippines will welcome guests into his or her home in style. The rugs are durable, and are helpful with snow and ice. Not to mention it makes a great conversation piece even before their guests walk through the door!
Starting at about 30 euros, you or a loved one can become a Laird, the scottish form of “Lord”, or “Lady”, of your own plot in Scotland. There is more to it than just buying a plot to be able to call yourself a Laird. Although we admit that is is pretty cool, the best part about this gift is that by buying land from Highland Titles, you are also helping to preserve the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Also, this gives you and the person you might gift this to a great reason to visit Scotland someday and see your land for yourself!
For the adventurer, this solar powered radio is small enough for them to pack in their safety kit or even just in their pocket. This is perfect for travelers and hikers because it provides them with weather alerts, news, public service announcements and even entertainment as they start to travel “off the grid.” If that wasn’t enough, the radio also features a USB port which allows users to charge mobile devices.
Each of these kits, contained in a recycled box, comes with enough ingredients and information to make your own moisturizing lip balm. The main ingredients are cocoa butter, sunflower oil, beeswax, and organic essential oils and the kit can make five tins of mint-cocoa balm. We say this is perfect for a lazy day or a fun activity for a group of crafty friends.
The Holidays are always such a cheerful time for children, we all remember waking up to our favorite toys and comparing what our friends received. However, not every kid has the privilege to trade toy cars with a neighbor because they don’t have one of their own. You can be part of these underprivileged kids’ holiday spirit by donating to Toys for Tots. Not only will this be a gift to children in need, but you can also dedicate your donation to the philanthropist in your life.
This is the perfect gift for the friend who loves to entertain guests in their household. These one-of-a-kind shot glasses have the appearance of rose quartz but are actually made out of Himalayan pink salt. These glasses go great with tequila shots because the salt pairs nicely with it. Since the salt itself is anti-bacterial, the glasses require little maintenance!
For the tree lover, you can adopt and dedicate a tree to them. We have a variety of different trees that you can choose from. You can dedicate an olive tree or an orange tree from Italy, or a mango tree from Kenya. Once you choose your tree, we will have local farmers plant the tree and send you updates, pictures and GPS location of your tree so that you and your loved one can see it grow together! Not only that, but the community in which the tree is grown in will also benefit from the produce, so it’s a win-win-win.