What gifts to give
During the time of giving we should all be mindful of what we gift others. In order to turn off the plastic tap we need to ensure that we don't provide them with the materials to worsen the problem. That's why we should aim to gift single-use plastic free presents.
It is a little hard to think of a suitable gift that doesn't contain single-use plastic so that's why we're going to share a few of the very best with you.
We've found that a lot of single-use plastic free items are those that people need rather than want. However, we don't think this is a bad thing. Bamboo based toothbrushes and toiletries are a great way to introduce friends and family to the plastic problem. Plus, other gifts like plants and candles can be a lovely addition to their home.
We also know that these gifts may not be best suited to children. So instead of buying a classic plastic toy, perhaps consider gifting a traditional wooden toy set. There's plenty of brilliant toys to choose from including train sets, building blocks and doll houses.
Alternatively, a gift to help them pass on plastic is a great idea too. Water bottles and reusable bags can be a great way to encourage behaviour change.
Maybe something else?
Instead of giving a physical gift, why not give your loved ones the opportunity to do something amazing. Experience days are a brilliant way to do that and guess what, they don't involve any single-use plastic at all! That sounds like a win win to us.
There's a huge range of experience days available ranging from traditional dinner dates to treasure hunts around a city and hot air balloon rides! What's not to love about that? Save the oceans and gift an experience this Christmas.