As we head towards the festive season, it’s that time once again to think about what gifts we are going to buy for our family. However, when it comes to choosing gifts, something that we should all be considering more and more is the environmental cost of the products that we buy.
There are lots of products out there that are bad for the environment or are not produced ethically – for example, using workers that are poorly paid and poorly treated to make things at a cheap price.
Less is more is a good way to think about buying gifts at Christmas. Think about the things that people would enjoy or get use of, rather than buying lots of plastic novelties that are likely to end up going to landfill.
Choose products that are ethically sourced and have good working conditions for employees too, like this spa hamper www.h2kbotanicals.com/collections/hampers for example. Spend some time researching various companies and you will see which ones are taking global warming and treating workers well more seriously.
Something else that you might want to think about when you are going to be buying Christmas presents are things that are going to be used. Vouchers are a great thing to get as they can be done online and therefore there is no need to wrap them. This means that the recipient can then put this towards something that they want after Christmas in the sales!