Stuck on ideas for ethical and sustainable Christmas presents this year? Check out the hierarchy of present purchasing – a guide to helping you buy presents with less waste and less impact on the environment.
Event tickets (Check out EventFinda to find events around you, for example, Six60 coming to Lower Hutt on January 25. Other experiences like going to the cinemas or away for the weekend, memberships to a sports team or an annual pass to Zealandia. Cooking classes, dance lessons, the list is endless!
Give your time
Share and/or teach skills that you have such as gardening or give “help decorating” or cleaning vouchers.
If your skills allow, repurpose old toys or refinish small furnishings. Pinterest has thousands of upcycling ideas worth having a look at.
As a last resort, buy a present. You could buy something that you know the recipient needs, or perhaps a tree!