We’re not here to tell you to not purchase the latest Airpods, Dyson vacuum or Play Station 5 for your loved ones. However, our sustainable gift giving guide does have other neat ideas you may like to ponder before making those transactions.
The year has been a kick in the guts for many. COVID-19 has caused the loss of jobs which has had many struggling to make ends meet. Then comes the guilt leading up to Christmas about not being able to provide the “perfect” gift. But that’s where this blog comes in. Maybe giving sustainably is the answer to some of these issues.
Sustainable gift giving guide
Support a local charity
Charity organisations like the Salvation Army or Tauranga City Mission are vital in helping support communities with essentials like food and clothing. So why not consider donating to a community organisation in lieu of client Christmas gifts this year?
Our tourism and hospitality friends have suffered the most and will continue to be impacted as they change their offerings for the domestic market. A gift voucher for a local attraction or eatery will help support local and keep these guys moving.
Sustainable gift giving
Think and act sustainably this Christmas. Ditch the metallic gift wrap which cannot be recycled, give thoughtfully and purchase quality or second-hand items.
Trees That Count – a $10 native tree to create a greener Aotearoa, while the gift recipient receives a gift certificate and message of the contribution).
Christmas Box – provides food essentials and treats to families in need.
Shoebox Christmas – delivers Christmas gifts, wrapped in a shoebox, to children in low decile schools.
Chuffed Gifts – contains a number of extraordinary experiences from different regions throughout New Zealand.