When there’s an alarmingly small amount of chocolate left in your advent calendar, it’s a sign that Christmas is just around the corner! So that the holiday frenzy doesn’t get too overwhelming, we’ve put together four sustainable gift ideas to help you out. Whether it’s for your loved ones, an upcoming gift exchange, your kids’ teachers, or your holiday hosts, wrap them up in a nice piece of fabric or recyclable kraft paper and you’ll be all set!
Oatbox: Three Gift Boxes Filled with Canadian Organic Oats
Our Christmas boxes are back this year! The small price tag of The Classic makes it perfect for gift exchanges. It’s also a great option if you're looking for a little something to thank the children’s teachers. As for The Foodie, it allows you to introduce your loved ones and your Christmas Eve hosts to a wide range of products made with Canadian organic oats.
If you’re looking for a gift that will please the whole family, we recommend The Indulgent because it includes one of every Oatbox product, including Oat Bars and Kids Bars. Psst! Every holiday box contains our favourite seasonal flavours and a glass jar.
Api-flex: Vegan Food Wraps to Store Holiday Leftovers
Another thoughtful gift for your hosts: Api-flex’s vegan packaging! Made of plant-based wax applied on a blend of organic cotton and hemp fabric, this gift will help reduce the amount of plastic food wrap used in the kitchen. The local brand’s Trio of Vegan Wraps in various sizes is our favourite way to store holiday leftovers.
BKIND: The Kindest Gift Guide Out There
Since 2014, the Montreal-based brand channels the power of plants to create high-quality skincare products made from natural ingredients. In anticipation of the holiday season, BKIND has put together the kindest gift guide out there. You’ll find gifts for all budgets, ranging from facial masks to nail polish. For example, this timeless vegan nail polish trio can fit nicely in a Christmas stocking.
Mimi & August: 100% Natural Scented Soy Candles
The local swimwear brand Mimi & August has designed its very first zero-waste candle, just in time for the holidays. Made from organic soy wax, it’s the perfect reusable candle: its container can be used as a mug for hot beverages to enjoy under a warm blanket during a cold winter day. Among the collection of eight candles, we have a crush on the Foresta. Its enveloping fragrance of fir trees is like standing in the middle of a small Christmas tree market!
A homemade dish, a second-hand item, or a beautiful plant that will brighten up the room on a cloudy winter day are all sustainable ideas that we encourage you to give during the holidays. That being said, Christmas is also a great opportunity to introduce local and sustainable brands to those around you. If you’re curious to learn more about our gift boxes, head over here! Before you conclude your reading and return to your feed, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday season surrounded by your loved ones. See you in 2022 to continue exploring together the greater potential of oats!