Green Gifts for the Holiday Season
It’s the time of year to make a list, and check it twice. This holiday season, be kind to your friends, family and the planet. Try fun and inspired eco-friendly giving. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Reusable Thermal Cup
For the friend or co-worker who can’t wake up without smelling the coffee, help them stay grounded. Green their habit with a reusable, thermal porcelain mug. Pair it with a gift card from his or her favorite coffee house.
Eco-friendly Water Bottles
A spill-free, refillable sipper is among the most useful of gifts. With H2O bottles available in a wide range of styles and prices, on-the-go hydration has never been easier.
Organic or Biodynamic Wine
Bubbly to Bordeaux, wine is a great go-to gift for friends and family members and makes a thoughtful hostess gift, too. This year, select organic or biodynamic wine, made from organic grapes and/or from vineyards that practice sustainable farming.
Recycled Paper Journal
Teachers. Friends. That nice neighbor. A journal is a thoughtful gift, made even better by giving one that is made with recycled paper. Add a personal touch by writing a nice message on the inside.
Low or Zero-VOC Paint
Practical perhaps, but this is the perfect gift for your fixer-upper friends. Give them a gallon of zero- or low-VOC paint and indulge their need for transformation. Or gift a friend who is contemplating a new hue for an office, kitchen or other home space. Pair with supplies like rollers, paint pans and an offer to help with the painting.
Water Filter or Pitcher
Make it easy for people to stop the plastic water bottle habit. Give a faucet-mounted water filter or a more wallet-friendly option of a pitcher that does the filtering for them.
Encourage bookworms and not-so-enthusiastic readers alike with an eBook reader. There are many price points, from relatively affordable to more expensive, and an array of features.
Recipients will always appreciate the gift of an appealing experience. Think cooking classes, yoga sessions, an hour with a personal trainer or a relaxing massage.
Gifts that Give Back
Spread some joy to the world by providing assistance to a charitable organization. Consider HomeAid, an organization that assists the transitionally homeless, which Pardee Homes has worked with for many years. Or select a group that holds special significance to your recipient.
Ready to spend your holiday in a new home known for its green features? One of our New Home Specialists would be happy to help.