Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts without Stuff

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eco friendly Christmas gifts without stuffRemember, if you’re going to give gifts this Christmas or festive season, please make sure they’re eco friendly Christmas gifts.  And even better, give Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts without Stuff – which is what this post is all about.

We really don’t want to cause further manufacturing pollution and destruction of resources for gifts.

Eco friendly Christmas gifts without stuff show you’ve thought through your gift-giving and care about the planet.  The gifts I recommend are not only green but also unique and interesting too.

Browse through all my pages of eco friendly Christmas gifts (there’s a list at the end of this article) – you’re sure to find something for everyone – and I cover eco friendly Christmas wrapping too.

Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts without Stuff – Give Time!

eco friendly Christmas gifts without stuff

Give the gift of time!

What’s the one thing we all want more of, but can’t buy?

Time, of course!

So, give the gift of time!

Give a gift of an hour’s babysitting, or baking, or running errands, or computer help, or financial advice, or whatever you’re good at.  You don’t have to run around buying a gift, and you know the recipient will appreciate it.  I think this is a cool idea!  No manufacturing, no wastage, nothing to be stored, no space required, it doesn’t end up in a landfill, it’s a really warm, caring and eco friendly gift!

Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts without Stuff – Give Trees!

eco friendly Christmas gifts without stuff - treesPlant a tree as a gift!  Trees purify the air (they absorb CO­2) and so reduce pollution.  They hold soil in place, preventing erosion and landslides.  They provide shade, sometimes fruit to eat, and a home for wildlife.  Trees provide us with products such as paper, stationery, furniture, ornaments.  If you think about the amount of wood products you  have used over your lifetime, don’t you think it makes sense to give back a tree?  Or several?

Plant trees to give back what you have used, and plant trees as a special gift for a loved one.

In the USA, visit Fast Growing Trees for beautifully packaged tree gifts. They are all trees that are easy to care for and look lovely. Fast shipping makes for easy gifting.

In the UK the Woodlands Trust offers a one year gift membership for £36 (or just £18 if the recipient is over 60).  Your recipient will receive:

  • A tree dedicated in their name
  • A personalised tree dedication certificate
  • A unique identification guide for native trees and shrubs
  • A directory listing over 1,000 Woodland Trust woods

They also have a fabulous range of gifts for Christmas.

In South Africa, visit Heartwood Trees for beautiful tree gifts.  In Australia go to Greenfleet where you can combine a tree planting with carbon offsets too if you wish.

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  • Body language course 12th December 2011, 11:55 AM

    Clare, what a great list of adult eco friendly gifts.
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    Body language learning guide
    Now go implement!

  • Eva Palmer 12th December 2011, 2:33 AM

    Hi Eco-expert!
    In your site there are so many great ideas about eco-friendly products! I like specially the ones in this post! I think is a great idea to give time as a gift! Is so precious!

  • Christian Singles Conference Speaker 10th December 2011, 11:57 PM

    Hi Green Goddess,

    I love all of your Christmas Gift Giving ideas and how so many gift options can also be green and ecofriendly.

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell

  • Lisa McLellan 10th December 2011, 9:50 AM

    These are such great ideas! I would never have thought of half of these. Being “The Babysitting Lady,” I could certainly give free babysitting for gifts but since most of the people on my list would have no need for that, I will have to give your other ideas more thought.

    Lisa McLellan

  • Sonya Lenzo 9th December 2011, 7:08 PM

    All great ideas again…the idea that we can give gifts that will REALLY help people and change lives, not just give a fleeting moment of joy is truly life changing!
    Sonya Lenzo

  • Dennis Perry 9th December 2011, 5:08 PM

    Another list of great gift ideas. I especially like the suggestion to give a gift of time or service. Very cool.

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  • Will 9th December 2011, 1:05 PM

    Planting trees is the important one for me. Too often we are seeing dozens if not hundreds of trees all around in local neighbourhoods being removed to make way for new roads etc. Never mind illegal logging on a whole different scale in other countries altogether.