Christmas is coming, and while we are super excited for this special time of year, it also breaks our hearts at the amount of waste that is produced for one day of celebrations. Our planet more than ever needs our help, and so we have compiled some ideas that can help you have a more sustainable Christmas!
All the shops will be selling plastic decorations but you don't need plastic. Get creative and make your own decorations, or use flowers or beautiful ceramics.
These rosemary wreaths are so cute by Spoon fork Bacon and these ceramic star ornaments from Hanging rock studio. We also have some cute downloadable decorations here that the kids will love.
We love our kids, and we always want to give them the whole world. But reality is kids usually love a toy for a minute and then move onto the next. Try buying gifts that encourage children to appreciate it is a special gift, something to treasure, something that they genuinely need or with experiences or activities.
For adults, a Secret Santa is a great way to receive something you actually need or would like and allows you to save some pennies rather than having to buy a present for everyone in the family. Experiences over gifts always go a long way! What kind of adult wouldn't love a gig ticket, spa treatment or wine tasting experience?
Bake from bulk food plastic free, un-pre packaged stuff. It will be a lot healthier making your own. There are plenty of bliss ball, cookie or cake recipes online!
4. Support local/ Support small business
If you are shopping for toys or cakes, food etc support your local bakery, local businesses or small businesses online.
Gifts that reduce waste are a great idea too! We have a stack of beautiful reusable items online, especially for your coffee or smoothie lovers!
5. Wrapping and cards
There is soooo much single use waste from wrapping and cards on Christmas day. Try use wrapping paper and cards that are made from recycled paper, or even making your own cards! If you have kids it's a great idea to have them hand make cards for the rest of the family! Check out below our printable Christmas goodies to help make your Christmas more sustainable and affordable!