Giving thoughtful gifts that the recipient will use is one step toward a low-waste holiday season. Wrapping in re-usable wrap and giving things that are package free is a great way to keep it low waste.
Carrying your own reusable bag is handy and eco-friendly. We love the Credo string shopper for groceries and a stylish everyday tote. The LOQI tote is our favourite of the reusable shoppers since it's just as comfortable over the shoulder as it is full of groceries or other things by your side. We love this as the new reusable "Gift Bag" & pictured above are made in Canada, reusable mesh produce bags and a bread bag as well.
Abeego is the best beeswax food wrap out there! We know, we have tried them all. It lasts the longest and is the best value and it's super easy to use to keep your food fresh longer. We have all the sizes, but if you're giving it as a gift, the variety pack is our pick.
Coffee cups are an easy switch if you find one you really like. This one from Keep Cup is a favourite within our community. Pictured here is the standard 12 oz size, but is also available in 8oz and 16oz.
Some of our favourite personal care items:
OKO makeup rounds are great for removing makeup or applying toner and can be washed and reused. They’re made in Canada from hemp & organic cotton. We've used a beautiful ceramic vase to store the reusable make up rounds and it’s companion air plant pot would look beautiful in any room.
Stray and Wander Turkish Towels make great hand towels, but also a very absorbent hair towel.
Kooshoos are organic cotton, plastic and synthetic free hair ties that come in three colour combos
The Brush with Bamboo toothbrush is our favourite of the ones we've tried and lasts for quite a long time, but won't last forever, like the plastic kind.
Carry your straw with you and one for a friend in your choice of case made in Canada by Colibri - with a waterproof and washable lining, it’ll keep your bag clean even if your straw isn’t. Set includes 4 straws and 1 cleaning brush from Dalcini. *** we are temporarily sold out of the case, but we're awaiting delivery and you can ask to be notified when it's back in stock. And we have lots of straws available in the Less Waste Solutions Collection.
This S'well bottle with a wide mouth is really easy to clean and is perfect for every drink- water, coffee/tea, smoothies. It's insulated and keeps drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24.
Stasher is a great way to replace single-use plastic zip bags - they are silicone and make great snack, storage, or freezer bags. The Stasher comes in three sizes; sandwich size pictured here.
Check out our Less Waste Solutions Collection and build a lunch kit for a friend or family member, & add a nice organic cotton tote or lunch bag and get them all organized for a healthy and waste-free 2019!
Here's a link to get your own copy of our Gift Guide