Thank you for attending the 11th Annual Green Gifts Fair! We look forward to seeing you next year!

No Waste Gift Ideas

From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons add up to an additional 1 million tons a week to the nation’s garbage piles. And it’s not just trash. The average American spends $800 on gifts over the holiday season. In the spirit of giving, we’ve gathered some holiday gift ideas that create less waste and more memories:

Give your time and/or money to worthy causes.
Teach that who you are is more important that what you have.

Make donations to local charities and non-profit organizations.
You can donate warm clothes, food and/or money.

Give an experience.
Give a gift certificate for piano or cooking lessons that might be just the thing for someone who would like to begin a new hobby or skill.

Give eco-friendly gifts.
Products with little or no packaging or products made from natural ingredients. Try a state park pass, bus pass, compost bin or a bird feeder.

Give an investment.
Toys break and clothes are outgrown but perhaps you want to help a child plan for the future?

Gift Ideas

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