Gift giving season is around the corner again…..so many events; weddings, graduations, Father’s Day and everything in between. This year I want to help you give better. Focus on gifts that provide the recipient with a more eco-friendly home. Help them live a more zero-waste life and while you’re at it, get one of each for your own home.
I was recently able to try out the SodaStream® Fizzi One-Touch Sparkling Water Maker. While the device IS made of plastic, the cartridges are fully replaceable and Soda Steam has a replacement program where you can return one cartridge for another. Going forward, you can make all the sparkling water you want and there are no cans, plastic bottles or waste! With all of the flavor add ins available you’ll find something everyone in your household loves. Not only is the Soda Stream a practical gift, it’s FUN! It’s slim design doesn’t take up a lot of counter space either.
With everything we all went through in the last year, journaling has been on the rise. I’m more than a little in love with this Calm the Chaos journal. This journal has a beautiful hard cover so it’s durable. It’s full of journaling prompts so even a journaling newbie will know where to start. This journal is designed to help with reflection, goal-setting and stress management. It gives you lots of room for writing and is the perfect place for busy students, parents and co-workers to take a few moments to themselves. Gift it with some fun pens and you have a stunning and meaningful gift.
This gifting season, look outside the traditional card envelope….I’ve been enjoying finding really cute notecards and personalizing them. I recently came across these Kitten Cuddles cards and think they couldn’t be cuter. Honestly, my four year old saw them and started to line them up on the table and play with them before I could even send one out. They are cute for all ages and easy to personalize for any occasion. Grab a whole set on Amazon.
I’m going to admit it….dads are REALLY hard to shop for. I find the best approach is to gift from the heart. Chronicle Book’s Lucky Tickets for Dad are a great gift to give dad a little something special; a desert, some rest or even an adventure. You can gift the whole book at once, or give them one at a time. You can even customize the coupons on the back of each one. These are the perfect way to say I love you, on Father’s Day or all year through.