5 recycled gift tips for a greener Christmas
Give away a very special gift this year - at a fraction of the price
Finding the perfect Christmas or birthday gift can be quite a challenge. What do you give to the nephews who are constantly growing out of their clothes or to the father who "has everything"? The worst trap many people end up in is buying something just to have something to give when the opportunity arises. The closer you get to the day, the more desperate many become and therefore spend even more money on something that the person may not even want.
Why not give away something very special this year - which is also more environmentally friendly and often completely free? Give your things new life by giving it to someone who can appreciate it even more!
The benefits of giving gifts that have been used are many. By avoiding buying new, one helps to reduce polluting production, which is a major environmental nuisance these days. We also often have a lot of things we do not need, and by giving them away we can ensure that they have a new purpose and are actually used.
These are the gifts that mean a little more, are cheaper and more environmentally friendly.
5 used and recycled gift ideas:
1. Favorite book
If you have read one or more good books, you can pass them on to someone you know will appreciate good reading, or just that book. Write a greeting to the person on the first page, and it will be even more unique. After a few years, perhaps one can count how many times the book has been passed on?
Used or retro interior
Do you know someone who loves interiors or might need a new bedside table? Check the inventory list for your stall, look in your attic or explore a thrift store for something that could be a cool gift. If you have some leftover paint available, you can give the furniture a quick refurbishment and make it completely unique!
3. Board games or homemade Perudo
Board games are a favorite regardless of age! If you do not have any board games lying around, you can always give a deck of cards with instructions for cool card games, or collect enough dice and cups for the homemade Perudo.
4. Hiking equipment and experiences
Leisure equipment such as rain jackets and hiking bags are easy to find almost unused Find, Tise or Fretex at a fraction of the price. Or maybe you have an extra lying down? This can be a great gift for those who love the outdoors, or those you think should get out a little more often.
Another idea for the hiker is a map with drawn routes you will go together, either on skis or on foot, during the next year. Maybe even accommodation in a tent or hammock? One of the best gifts available is unforgettable experiences.
Inherited clothes and toys for the kids
Do you remember how wonderful it was this spring when an elderly family member came with a bag of clothes and things they no longer wanted? Why can this not also be considered a gift? It is often much nicer if garments and toys have a history, and get a new life with someone who may have more use for them.
Many children also quickly get tired of their toys and all too often they are left standing almost unused. These can finally be perfect gifts for younger family members or acquaintances, and are in any case more appreciated than in the warehouse or stored away in the attic.
An idea that leads to less clutter in the home, more order in life and even more sustainable gift tradition is to have a 'spring cleaning' before Christmas and find the things you do not use as often. These can then be perfect gifts for someone who needs it more.
If you find that you have a lot of things that are not used, you can place this in a Flexistore store, and share the inventory list with friends and acquaintances. Those who would like to give new life to things, you can easily share access to the warehouse with digital keys on mobile.