Every Christmas, we bulk buy presents and some people even start at the end of September. However, Christmas shouldn’t be about who spends the most or who can get the most presents the quickest; It’s about celebrating each other and spending time with loved ones. So, this Christmas, look at getting presents that last!
Potted plants are fantastic presents that not only last a long time (if properly taken care of), but are also friendly to the planet. Another option is to minimise the spending (for a big family or a “friend”-Christmas) by doing Secret Santa, which allows you to dedicate time on one present without spending hundreds of pounds on miscellaneous gifts for everyone, which we all know is to make it seem like there are more presents under the tree*.
Another way to shop more sustainably is heading over to local independent shops, or browsing Etsy, which is a reliable platform with a large choice of products created by small businesses and individuals. Products are usually hand-made or upcycled, helping reduce the impact of mass production that large companies are well known for.
*if you want to make your tree look like it has hundreds of presents under it without spending a fortune and being ‘Green’, head over to decorations.