Last year we gave you some top tips on how to have a sustainable Christmas. You can check out the blogpost here. As well as those tips (which are still valid yay!), we wanted to give you a few more ideas on how you can enjoy the festive season while still helping to save our planet…
A gift doesn’t have to be brand new. Think about buying pre-loved items to give as gifts to your family and friends and give them a new lease of life. Good places to look for second hand gifts include charity shops, vintage shops or markets and antique shops.
By shopping locally, and not ordering online or from large corporations, you will be able to make a big difference. Not only will you be supporting your local shops and community, but you will also be reducing the carbon footprint of your gifts.
Tape it Up
Like wrapping paper, you can now get recyclable tape too! Not only is it biodegradable and compostable, but the brown kraft tape will also look lovely if you choose kraft paper as your recyclable wrapping option.
Why buy a gift when you can make a gift! See what you can find round the house to make something sweet and more personal for your loved ones.
Reuse Gift Tags
Save your gift tags and bring them out each year. Not only will it save on waste, but it also adds a more personal and memorable touch to Christmas.
E-cards are In
Consider switching from paper cards to e-cards this Christmas. By doing so, you will save on the paper wastage as well as stamps and mileage.
Re-wear your Christmas jumper
Instead of buying a new one each year, pick one that you would be happy to wear year-on-year. You could even have some fun taking pictures with all the family in their matching jumpers each year! Alternatively, find a friend or family member who is a similar size to you and swap jumpers this Christmas!
It’s all about the experience
Look into experience gifts over product based ones. It’s all about creating memories after all isn’t it?
Have some old clothes that have seen better days? Repair, customise and upcycle them to give them a new lease of life! You can use them to give as presents or to wear yourself during the festive season.
So that’s our top tips on how to have a more sustainable Christmas. These are just a few ideas so feel free to make them your own.