If you are looking for a gift idea for a green volunteer, you have come to the right place. Nowadays, eco-friendly gifts have become very popular because they are so clever and unique. The downside is they can be very expensive and rather hard to find. However, with the right advice, you can save your money and save the planet at the same time! Follow our ideas to get your loved ones unique and amazing green gifts that will help them lower their carbon footprint and encourage others to change their habits.
Get a Drying Rack or Flip Flop Doormats
By using a good old drying rack, you can get rid of your dryer appliance, save some money on your electric bill and help the environment at the same time. This gift is perfect because it can be used both outside and inside. Sure, it is not that romantic, but it is incredibly practical, and it will be used almost every day. Drying racks cost about $10, but if you want to get a high-quality one, the price can go up to $50.
Flip flop doormats are, as the name suggests, entirely made out of recycled and repurposed flip flops. Not only this looks responsible, but it is actually pretty cool and unique. The material is great for draining water or wiping dirt, so your bathroom will look perfectly clean. When it comes to colors, design, and texture, there are plenty of options available. The price goes around $30.
Nautical Charts and Potted Herbs
Topographic nautical charts, such as Wood Map of Lake Michigan are an ideal gift for sea, ocean and nature lovers. If you’re buying a gift for a diver, a sailing enthusiast or for someone who lives near the coast, they will be very happy to receive this unique wood art. The best thing about this original artistic gift is that the map is entirely made out of recycled paper. So, it’s possible to have a beautifully decorated, sophisticated home while also living green. Complement this green look by adding potted herbs in the gift. Most people are happy for receiving plants as a gift, but you can bring this idea to the next level by choosing a plant that will look not only beautiful but is also practical and useful. Pick a plant that can be put to practical use several times a week a Rosemary bush or Thai basil and sage. Not only these herbs smell amazing, but they can also be used to add more flavor to your dinner plate.
If you think this isn’t enough, you can include some flower seed packets in the gift. This is especially a nice gift idea for weddings. You can order the seeds from a specialty company and have a special message printed on the outside. Just think how beautiful will it be when the happy couple plants the seeds at home and has something to remind them of their special day year after a year. Depending on your budget, style, and choice of seeds, you can buy them enough seeds to plant an entire flower garden.