How to be a plastic free gift giver: our top 5 tips

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Whether you’re looking to encourage plastic-free gift-giving, or attempting to be a plastic-free gift-giver this Christmas, this is the blog for you!

how to be a plastic free gift giver

Ideas for plastic-free gift-givers

1. Books:

Go for a plastic-free soft cover and write a nice, heartfelt message inside. If you want to be a really environmentally friendly plastic-free gift-giver, you could give the gift of pre-loved books.

2. Experiences & Vouchers:

There are a bunch of websites from which you can purchase an experience or voucher, and they all email the gift certificate to you. Movie tickets, voucher for your local wildlife park, day spa treatments, bungee jumping, a gift card for bobo&boo… the options are endless! To be an extra environmentally friendly plastic-free gift-giver, print on recycled paper – or send it on as an eGift.

3. Homemade:

Here’s an opportunity to get creative with the family! Why not frame a finger painting? Make key rings, bookmarks, jars of spice mix, soaps or candles? Or bake some extra special treats? Picking this category of plastic-free gift-giving comes with extra brownie points for thought and effort.

4. Bamboo or Plant Based dinnerware sets:

Not to be biased, but this is our favorite type of plastic-free gift! Practical, pretty and ideal for the plastic-free lifestyle, our bamboo dinnerware sets are biodegradable, and our plant-based sets are even compostable! And the cherry on the top is that they are even shipped in completely biodegradable packaging, so no sneaky plastic here.

5. Speaking of packaging …

If you’re a plastic-free gift-givers who wants to take it to the next level then:

  • Reuse gift bags or wrapping paper gifted to you
  • Buy gift bags and wrapping paper made from recycled paper
  • Instead of plastic tape, use twine
  • Try furoshiki - a Japanese method of wrapping gifts with fabric (just make sure to use a natural, plastic-free fabric).

bobo&boo is an Australian based business selling plastic-free children’s plate sets to health conscious parents, their families and friends. Find out more about our plastic-free products:HERE

Plastic-free kid’s dinnerware sets are just the beginning.