Thursday, 5 December 2019

6 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Christmas

6 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Christmas


What is the meaning of Eco-friendly?  Eco-friendly means that the product is safe for the environment or safe for the earth. In this day in time when so many things are bad for the earth, people have become more aware of their surroundings. This Christmas season, here are some gifts for that Eco-environmentally friendly friend on your shopping list.

Solar Charger


Solar Charger is just that it uses the sun to charge your phone but it only works best in direct sunlight, so not good to use on cloudy or overcast days. It also takes the charger six to ten hours to fully charge the device. You can purchase solar chargers at Amazon Best Sellers: Best Cell Phone Solar Chargers or walmart.com.

Stainless Steel Cup


If you know someone who constantly has to have a drink in their hand, there are two cool gifts to consider the stainless steel reusable cup. There are several companies that sell these and over the past couple of years they have been selling like hotcakes. The biggest names on the market are Yeti, Rtic, and Ozark Trail, Walmart in-house brand. You can buy these on sites such as Amazon or Yeti, Rtic, and Walmart. Also for your drink lovers, they have eco-friendly straws for people who do not like to use plastic. You can find reusable stainless straws that are more durable than plastic, glass and bamboo straws.

Reusable Straws


Also for your drink lovers they have eco-friendly straws for people who do not like to use plastic. You can find reusable straws at Amazon.com. Reusable straws are more durable than glass, plastic, and bamboo straws.

Reusable Zip Lock Bags


For that person who can never seem to finish their food and needs to save leftovers, another cool gift idea would be the reusable zip lock bags. These bags are made to withstand extreme temperatures and are made of silicone, are clear so you can see what is inside and are dishwasher safe. Some of the best name brands would be Stasher, Re-Zip, and Nordic By Nature. You can also find these brands on Amazon.com.

Soy and Beeswax Candles


Another great gift idea for your Eco-friendly friends is Soy and Beeswax candles. Soy wax is easier to clean as it just takes soap and water to remove the wax. Soy wax is also biodegradable. Soy candles are also better than paraffin wax as they last longer and burn slower. Soy wax also has a lower melting point than paraffin.

LED Smart Lights


Lighting has changed a lot in the past 10 yrs.  We went from incandescent to compact fluorescent and now to LED.  LED is short for Light Emitting Diodes.  There are two main factors that make them eco-friendly. First, at a minimum, they use 75% less energy!  This also means they are much cheaper to use.  Secondly, they last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. One of the coolest technology that is being used in led bulbs is that they can be turned on remotely and/or by voice!  I love turning on and off my lights via voice.  Philips Hue makes some of the best smart bulbs.

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