All the buzz this Holiday Season seems to be about “green” gifts. I love the idea of giving gifts that don’t impact the environment and can be more personal than gifts we buy at the last minute without much thought given to what the recipient might really like or use. Honestly, those usually end up in the trash, re-gifted or put in a closet and never used.
There are several people in my family who “already have everything,” and if they don’t already have it, I couldn’t afford it anyway. Ha! If you have some of those on your list read on.
I think the cute little pail above filled with homemade goodies is a nice sentiment (make sure you put any unwrapped food in a cello bag with these containers). I might fill the pail with my own home-grown dried herbs or famous rib rub (the recipe is a secret). It’s very cute filled with cookies, with the recipe attached to the handle if it’s not a secret recipe. Last year I gave my secret recipe for pickled cold slaw to my brother, who is quite a good cook himself. He will not get that rib rub recipe though!
What about art supplies in a reusable container for the artsy folks or kids on your list? The cool thing about both these gifts is the packaging is reusable – it won’t be tossed in the trash.
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know how we feel about products that are “Made in the USA”. If you make gift baskets, consider an “American Made” basket or tower and include a note stating that everything is USA made. We have USA-made Nested Boxes made with 100% recycled box board, which are also reusable.
Remember, our Nashville Wraps Green Way® logo signifies recycled, degradable, natural or sustainable packaging that meets an exacting set of requirements for both materials and manufacturing. Our Green Way® packaging is a great retail packaging solution for today’s eco-conscious market. Another great way to promote giving green is to shop local. Are you ready for Small Business Saturday? I hope you start thinking about how you can “Give Green” this year. Who knows? You may start a new family tradition.