Can you believe the holiday season will be upon us again in just a few more short weeks? All of us here at the Hive are pretty excited to say the least - some of us have already started our gift shopping!
This holiday season we are doing everything we can to be kind to our planet! That means being a little more eco conscious about our habits during this busy time. We pulled together some of our favourite tips and DIYS for this time of year to share with you!
Natural holiday decor
second hand decor
If you’re looking for some new pieces to add to your collection, check out local thrift stores or online marketplaces! You can find decor items at great prices that are still in great condition. You can even do a decor swap with your friends and family for a holiday season. This is a great way to try out a new style or start a tradition!
Eco gift packaging
Traditional wrapping paper can be difficult to recycle, nearly 540,000 tonnes of gift wrap end up in landfill each year. If you want that same personal touch but with an eco touch, you can use brown paper and stamp on a design. This is a great activity with kids too! You can even add in little sprigs of greenery or bobbles to elevate this look. If you want to keep the fun patterns, try the traditional Furoshiki method! This uses fabric to wrap presents, meaning it can be reused over and over while bringing in that pop of colour!
skip the boxed chocolates
We’ve all seen the traditional boxed chocolates make their rounds during the holidays but there can be a lot of waste associated with these. Try to bake at home or pick up some locally baked goods to gift instead. You can thrift a cute plate or bowl and cover them with a beeswax wrap! Not only can this be personalized to the person but they receive items they can reuse too.
We hope this helps you feel prepared and excited to shop sustainably this season. Which one of these tips will you be trying out this year? Did we miss any?
We’d love to see how you stay eco friendly during the holidays, share on instagram and tag us @naturebeewraps :)