3 Ways Sustainable Gifts Save More Than the Environment
We love the holidays since, at their core, they’re all about generosity, goodwill, and spending time with family and friends. However, all those good tidings can unfortunately also cause stress, excess waste, and overspending—but the good news is that having a greener holiday can help alleviate all three. And with Purifico, sustainable luxury—in the form of a premium clean—is easy and accessible.
Beyond the positive impact on the environment, here are 3 additional benefits of reducing your ecological footprint.
- Reduce trash, save cash: In many cases, being more sustainable can be economical. Take Christmas trees, which are 10-15% more expensive this year. Turns out that creative ways to replicate a tree are endless, including making one out of books, or a clever alternative like this wall-light version on our Instagram feed. Light an eco-friendly, fir-scented holiday candle and you’ve just saved a tree and a bunch of money. Wrapping-wise, if you’re feeling DIY, get creative with reusable bags or fabric instead of buying a new roll of paper, or create these cool bows made out of magazines (we totally got our craft on this season and made these, for real).
- Save natural resources by supporting brands that manufacture low-impact products. You can start your eco-gifting journey small, like with the stocking. Naturally, Purifico mini-size shampoo & body wash is our top choice to replace the outdated, wasteful, and messy travel toiletries that are classic stocking stuffers. But we also love these beauty products (Common Heir’s vegan, biodegradable vitamin C capsules, refillable makeup by MOB Beauty), techie gifts (Solar Sling waist bag from Solgaard that charges your phone using solar power, or House of Marley earbuds), one of these dreamy Tunisian Foutas, or gloves that are rated among the most eco-conscious from Treehugger.
- Saves your conscience so you can ditch the eco-guilt. Shop and celebrate with a clean conscience by focusing on small acts of good, not the wasteful. There will be trash, and plastic waste. Frivolous gifts will be purchased; plastic bows or ribbons will be used. IT’S O.K. Don’t waste energy feeling guilty about holiday waste; you’re not perfect, and no one else is, either. Instead, focus your emotional brainpower on celebrating a “small acts, big impact” mentality. Set green holiday goals using the ideas above and build on them next year.
Happy holidays, from all of us at Team Purifico!