A 100% Natural & Sustainable Gifting Guide
Posted by Samantha Lawson
We all like to treat the people that we care about and, in 2020, making sure that we give ‘guilt-free’ presents is becoming more important than ever.
With that in mind, here is a quick guide to gifting sustainably. These tips will help you to treat your friends and family whilst saving the planet at the same time!
Recycled Products - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to find amazing eco-friendly products that result in as little waste as possible. When most of us pick up a great present, we want to be sure that our nice gift won’t have a negative impact on the planet.
At NEOM, the packaging for our hand and body washes and lotions collection uses PCR or ‘post-consumer recyclables.’ This kind of recycling takes used consumer plastics and turns them into something completely new. One way of thinking about it is that it ‘closes the loop’ and ensures that non-biodegradables aren’t being tossed into landfills once they’ve been used. So, not only does this lotion feel and smell AMAZING on your skin, but it’s also helping to reduce unnecessary waste.
Meanwhile, our Great Day Natural Soap is made from 100% natural ingredients and is packaged using a fully recyclable wrap. This soap will give your loved one the gift of a GOOD morning, with invigorating scents of mandarin and wild mint to help them feel bright, cheerful and ready to face whatever the day has in store.
A Terrifically Cute Terrarium
Plants are the PERFECT sustainable gift as they draw in CO2 from the air and are completely zero waste! If you’re feeling creative, you can make a mini garden paradise by building a homemade terrarium. Don’t worry if you haven’t got green fingers, we’ve got you covered!
Try making an up-cycled pot from one of NEOM’s Real Luxury Scented Candle glass jars. The jars are the perfect size for a little family of succulents to live in. Once you’ve finished using your candle, clear out any remaining wax with a spoon to get it ready for potting. Then, use a cloth or paper towel to remove any residue left on the glass. Take your original plant out of its current pot and place it in the candle jar.
This is a great way to give a present that’s 100% sustainable, and an added bonus is that a well-looked after terrarium can survive for several years if not longer. So your lovely gift will help to save the planet and will also look great on someone’s shelf for a VERY long time indeed!
From The Kitchen With Love!!
What’s more thoughtful than a delicious home-cooked treat? You can make your loved one a tasty set of delectable dark chocolate cupcakes, fantastic fudge bites, breathtaking brownies or REALLY good rocky road; the opportunities are endless! Better still, you can tailor your recipes for any vegan friends or family.
This is one of the best sustainable gifts you can give, as it creates no extra waste and also has a lovely personal touch. Your friend or family member will know that you spent time working and putting your heart and soul into it. It’s a special gift that shows them how much you really care.
Another nice addition is to include a hand-written recipe card so that they can make your tasty creation in the future. And who knows, maybe they’ll make it for someone else too, and the sustainability gift keeps on giving!