The holiday season has arrived, which means it’s time to think about what you will be gifting to your clients. Of course, the most sustainable option would be to purchase nothing but if you want to give something special for the holidays that is environmentally conscious, here are 5 sustainable holiday gift ideas for your clients.
Give a gift that will keep on growing and giving to future generations. Give 1 tree, 20, 50, or 100 trees via One Tree Planted, and send your client a personalized electronic tree certificate for your donation. One Tree Planted will also send your client a custom e-card created by you on your date of choice and updates about the project.
Purchase a bottle of alcohol that gives back
Take the traditional holiday gift of a bottle of wine or whiskey bottle for your client and give them a bottle of alcohol that gives back. Kové Hard Yerba Mate, 4 Pines Brewing Co., Pure Project Brewing, First Light Whiskey, JAJA Tequila, Solminer Wine Co., and Belong Wine Co. are all 1% for the Planet members who have made a commitment to donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental charities.
Holiday cards made from seed paper
If you are looking to send your clients a holiday card, a sustainable option is a personalized plantable card from Botanical Paperworks. From lumberjack plaid to vintage Christmas cards, Botanical Paperworks has an option for everyone. Feel good knowing that your holiday cards this year will encourage your clients to plant the cards after reading your heart-warming message, reduce paper waste, and grow wildflowers for our pollinators.
Plant a coral, restore a reef
Coral reefs are vital ecosystems, around 25% of all marine species rely on coral reefs. If your client loves the ocean, purchase a sustainable product from the ReStore Coral, the official online store of Coral Restoration Foundation™. From recycled ocean plastic rash guards to Turkish cotton towels, the ReStore Coral has a gift for everyone. All proceeds from the store help the Coral Restoration Foundation™ mission to restore and protect endangered coral reefs in Florida and beyond.
E-gift card over a physical gift card
Physical gift cards are made from Polyvinyl chloride or PVC plastic, which normally are used for one-time use and do not get disposed of properly, causing more plastic in our landfills. This holiday season try to look up your client’s favorite coffee shop, restaurant, bar, or other local shops nearby to see if they have an electronic gift card option. As a backup plan, REI, Patagonia, Raven + Lily all offer e-gift cards.
Do you know what you’ll be giving your clients this year? Or do you have other sustainable holiday gift ideas, please share them with us in the comments below.