Looking for the best products to gift — and to get — this holiday season? Check out Underscored’s Holiday Guide here.
If you’re concerned about all the waste the holiday season brings, whether it’s the carbon emissions of shipping, plastic packaging of gifts or unwanted presents thrown in the trash, you’re not alone. This year, you can easily cut down on holiday waste by changing the way you gift.
By using leftover boxes, paper bags, unbleached twine and recyclable tape, you can cut down on wrapping paper that would end up in a landfill. Or, if you don’t have spare wrapping materials, try putting your gift in a tote bag and voila, two gifts in one. However you’re gifting, you’ll want to make sure your gift is sustainable too, so from eco-friendly fashion to simple household swaps, we’ve compiled our favorite sustainable gifts perfect for convincing your friends and family to reduce their waste.
Perfect for any household, this 10-pack of reusable, ultra-absorbent Swedish dishcloths is one of our favorite eco-friendly gifts of all time.
You can stop using single-use plastic bags with this nifty four-pack of Stasher’s silicone, reusable bags. These bags are a kitchen miracle and can be microwaved, frozen, boiled, put in the dishwasher and even used in the oven. We tried them out ourselves and won’t ever go back to normal Ziploc bags.
Another option for storing leftovers or even bringing to the office as a lunchbox, this stainless steel container is airtight and leak-proof, so you can even throw a tin of soup into your bag without a worry. It’s available in seven different sizes ranging from 8 centimeters to 26 centimeters.
Composting is an easy way to drastically reduce your household’s carbon emission. Just collect your food scraps in this bucket — which features a charcoal filter to keep the smells at bay — and dump them at your local composting site.
If you know someone who still uses plastic water bottles, help them make the sustainable …….