A few people have asked me for ideas on what to give someone who’s trying to live more simply and sustainably. My first suggestion is to focus on items that can be put to use — either consumed (like coffees, teas, and other goodies) or an item of quality that will last for years. For example, if you know someone who really loves to cook, investing in one quality kitchen knife would be better than buying a cheap waffle iron. To offer up a few more ideas, I’ve put together a gift guide through Amazon.com. Feel free to browse around. There’s quite a variety of gifts at a range of price-points. Hopefully, the list will spark some ideas and help you with your holiday shopping.
Something else I wanted to make you aware of is a company I’ve recently learned about.
EcoPaper carries an amazing array of tree-free paper. It’s an innovative and exciting concept. According to their website, their paper “fibres come from the waste of processing common agricultural products” — like bananas, coffee and tobacco. EcoPaper makes copy paper, journals, notebooks, envelopes, cover stock, art & sketch pads and stationery. You may want to visit them on Monday; they’re offering 15% off with code ECOCYBER – For Cyber Monday.
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