There's nothing better than sustainable, environmentally conscious Christmas presents, right? Or why not Christmas gifts that you know the other person really needs, but that don't have to cost a fortune?
Then Christmas presents found in a second-hand shop are preferable - both for the planet but also for the wallet! In addition to the packages themselves, there are also ingenious solutions when it comes to the wrapping of packages, which do not require new resources.
Did you know, for example, that you can use fabric as wrapping instead of wrapping paper? Or why not reuse the paper that has already been produced, in the form of old newspapers or even old gift wrapping paper from last Christmas or last party. There is no need to buy new paper as there are already a lot of other ingenious solutions for wrapping.
And current string then? The best thing is to use a string that is not made of plastic, but rather is made of threads or fabric. It both looks nice and they stay nice for a long time, and don't fold like plastic cords can. It also creates a different kind of feel by using fabric cords or wire cords, and these are also easy to find second hand in all different shapes and patterns.
Regarding the Christmas presents then? In honor of the year, Klimatklubben and Medvetenkonsumtion have appointed the Conscious Christmas Gift of the Year for 2021*, which is "the pre-loved gift". It's about everything already being out there and already being produced: clothes, books, jewelry, decor, accessories and toys, and more. We don't need to consume anything new when there is already so much out there that doesn't take unnecessary resources from the earth. So what could be better than some tips on sustainable Christmas gifts that go under that very title: pre-loved hugs.
It is easy to find nice interior details, for example via second hand, which you can give away as a Christmas present. If you don't want to give anything as a Christmas present because the person in question may already have everything or want to keep it minimalistic, it works great to buy everything needed around a taste experience. Maybe you can buy a basket and cutlery second-hand and then buy something from what the person in question likes. Tea? Environmentally friendly candy? Or why not buy a beautiful mug from a second-hand shop and make a perfect winter kit out of it? Hot chocolate? Tea? Coffee? It is super easy to find the perfect Christmas presents in a second-hand shop instead of buying new. In addition, it feels like a more personal gift as you have chosen something with thought, which not many others have in their home.
And if you don't want to give away a taste experience as a Christmas present, you can instead think about what the person in question likes to do in their spare time. Knit? Crochet? Plant? Paint? Craft? Maybe you can find a basket to make the perfect craft kit for your friend. It's something we think can be greatly appreciated, especially to have something to occupy yourself with during the Christmas break.
We hope that you have now received some inspiration for the Christmas app arrangement. And for the friend who loves sustainability and environmentally friendly cleaning, we have the perfect Christmas gift: our all-in-one package that already comes in a box perfect to wrap or give away just as it is. You can find this here .
* "The Conscious Christmas Gift of the Year" was introduced in 2019 as an alternative to the gift that Handelns Forskningsinstitut HUI selects based on the consumption trends that exist each year.