Christmas is approaching, a time filled with lights, joy and lots of magic, but also with excessive consumption and in many cases little conscious consumption. That's why we want to give you a few ideas for sustainable gifts. Have you ever thought of giving something that you have made yourself with your own hands?
Flowers, flowers and more flowers
We love them. If it were up to us, we would fill our house and yours with flowers. One idea that never fails is to give a plant as a gift, although be careful with the one you choose, make sure that the person you give it to knows how to look after it or it will last less than a TV programme. If you don't want to risk too much, cacti are the safest option, as they are easy to look after. Another option is to give a bouquet of dried flowers. You can buy them dried or dry them yourself. They are super durable and many of them retain their scent and colour, plus they have that country look that makes any home warm.
A woollen hat knitted by you
For DIY lovers, what could be better than giving a hat made by you? A gift made with love, personal and perfect for these months. And if you see that you are good at it, you can make the scarf and gloves to match, if you are more adventurous. Besides, knitting will help you to disconnect, did you know that it is considered a form of meditation?
Do you know someone who loves interior design and wood? You can give small pieces of furniture as a gift, such as flower pots or wall planters. They are ideal for decorating walls, corners, hallways, and can be placed in pairs or trios, like the vase Corda that we make at Naan from sustainable wood. They are also ideal for putting dried flowers in!
Kit to learn how to grow
Can you imagine being given a whole kit to set up your own vegetable garden at home? We think it's a great gift! If you know someone who loves nature, who enjoys plants, or who needs to relax and meditate, prepare a kit with seeds, compost, some pots, instructions, and that's it!
There's nothing a foodie loves more than to be treated to a meal. You can prepare a candlelit dinner at home if it is for someone special, you can invite them to dine out at their favourite restaurant or give them a dinner for two. Another idea, in case he is a foodie, would be to prepare a basket full of super special foods chosen by you so that he enjoys cooking. We assure you that it will be a great success.
Shall we plant a tree?
The idea of being in the middle of nature is something we can't avoid. How about giving a tree as a gift and planting it in the bush? For lovers of nature, the environment and sustainability, there is nothing more comforting than knowing that the footprint you leave on the planet is as green as possible. As well as being original, it is an experience that can be shared with as many people of all ages as you like.
And you, what kind of consumption do you want to support this Christmas? Do you want to support sustainable consumption? 🙋♀🙋♂