If you’re looking for gifts that go beyond the plethora of “more stuff without substance” and cherish giving something special to those you care about, we’ve found 5 stylish holiday gift ideas that are eco-friendly and will leave a smile on everyone's face - including mother earth.
OOH HONEY! Donating to Plan Canada’s honeybee program gives a family in need a beehive, honeybees and training that offers a a sustainable income source. Sweeeeet!
Donate: $35 to change lives. Check out the Plan Canada website for more info.
HEALTH & SUSTAINABILITY! Give the gift of seasonal, local, organic and community grown produce! Through Community Supported Agriculture, you can give the gift of a weekly or bi-weekly seasonal veggie delivery.
Cost: $25 and up! Check out the Johnson's Backyard Garden for starters!
RECONNECT WITH THE PLANET! Studies have repeatedly shown that it’s experiences and not stuff that make us most happy! Reconnect with yourself and the planet by hiking, biking, caving, kayaking or traveling. REI offers a variety of classes, group outdoor outings and travel options.
Cost: $65 and up! Check out the REI website for a long list of local and destination options!
ENDANGERED ANIMALS! A donation to the Canadian Peregrine Foundation comes with an official certificate of adoption.
Donate: $25 and up! Check out the Peregrine Foundation website for more info.
EMPOWERING GIRLS LOCALLY! The Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) of Austin's believes that girls should have a seat at the table. Their mission is to support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood.
Donate: $30 and up! Give where you live. Check out the GEN website for more info.
Donate your time: Get involved.