More people now than ever want to eliminate their carbon footprints and live a greener and healthier lifestyle. Just because a few folks in your life are eco-conscious doesn't mean they’ll be any less hard to shop for.
Here are a few great birthday gift ideas for your environmentally friendly loved ones.
A Flowering Plant
Not only does a flowering plant add a bit of color and beauty to any home; it also promotes the flow of oxygen in a person's home. Bring the loveliness of nature indoors by giving a plant as a gift.
For foodies, purchasing life herbs or fruit and veggie plants so they can grow their own food in the comfort of their home is a fabulous idea.
Pretty Recycled Journal
For the writer friend in your life, a gorgeous journal crafted from recycled paper makes a great gift. Not only does this present save trees and prevent deforestation, but it also enables anyone to record their daily thoughts and dreams on beautiful paper.
If a journal isn't your friend's fancy, there are other products made from recycled goods that you can buy them, including jewelry and artwork.
Give the gift of transportation by getting a bike for your friend or family member. They can ride it around town and not have to worry about emitting harmful pollutants into the air. A basket makes a great accessory for the bike so folks can load up on groceries or whatever their heart desires.
A Pet Octopus
Forget about the normal pets such as dogs or cats. Get your friend a pet octopus for their birthday! You can name a real wild octopus, or any other type of sea creature, after your friend and give them pictures of the animal. All proceeds go to helping to preserve endangered sea life.
Organic or Fair Trade Chocolate
Satisfy any sweet tooth by giving the gift of chocolate. Fair trade and organic chocolate makes a perfect gift for any occasion, including birthdays.
Everyone loves to come home to a fresh smelling and clean house. Natural cleaning products will get the job done without leaving any harmful chemicals or smells behind. Plus, they are safe to use around babies and pets!
As you can see, buying environmentally conscious gifts is much easier than you originally thought it would be!
Edited by Braden Becker