Ecodek Green Christmas Gift Guide

There are just only 10 shopping days before Christmas and the high-street is bustling. Everyone here at Ecodek towers is looking forward to receiving their Secret Santa gifts today.   Every year finding the perfect Christmas gift is never easy so why not take a different view and show extra care for the environment during the season of celebration. We thought we’d give you a couple of ideas if you are stuck for that last minute gift.

 

For anyone you know who is keen to save trees, why not plant a tree for as little as five pounds. Currently World Land Trust is working with Nature Kenya in Kenya to plant trees in the Mount Kenya Forest Reserve, Naturaleza y Cultura Ecuador (NCEcuador) in Ecuador to plant trees in the Nangaritza Reserve and with Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) to plant trees in the Guapiaçu reserve in Brazil.  With your contribution the aim of the Plant a Tree Appeal is to support the planting of native trees to reconnect fragmented habitat and provide additional food sources for bird and animal populations.

 

If you have a relative or friend who is gadget mad then they are going to rave about this as a present. Why not buy them an Oree keyboard which is handcrafted from sustainably sourced wood and even better they are guaranteed to last a lifetime!   The keyboards are available in OS X and Windows configurations and feature built in batteries, and can connect to devices via USB or Bluetooth.

 

Ditch the plastic, opt for a greener lifestyle and be the envy of all your friends at lunchtime. We love these amazing stainless steel lunchboxes, which are dishwasher safe and are available in a different range of shapes and sizes. Check out where to buy on a Slice of Green’s website.

 

If anyone is a fan of the classic block-stacking, stack-crashing game of Jenga then they are going to like this version!   Jenga is back with a difference and this version is the first board game to be made from 100% recycled fishing nets.   Jenga Ocean is made from over 25 square feet of nets proudly sourced through Bureo’s Net Positiva re-cycling program.

Jenga® Ocean™ & Bureo is the first board game to be made from 100% recycled fishing nets.  Photo via Bureo.co

Hand drawn and inspired by the sea, the artwork behind Jenga Ocean is the work of Lake Buckley – a surfer, designer, artist and explorer.

 

Just imagine, if a single person were to use a plastic straw every day for the next ten years, there would be 3,650 straws worth of landfill.

If you are trying to persuade someone to become straw free this Christmas, why not give their drink some class with these stylish 47 Ronin stainless steel drinking straws which are a great alternative to the disposable plastic straws.

 

If you know of any children that are into their books, then they will absolutely love this. It’s a book which has been based on a true story about a turtle’s lucky escape from the harmful effects or marine plastics in the Great Barrier Reef. Duffy the Sea Turtle is a great read, along with amazing illustrations to show how plastics can be confused with food, and helps them understand the link between plastic and its effect on marine wildlife.

 

Everyone is raving about these Design Paper Animals so why not treat someone to one this Christmas.  There are so many animal designs.  Take a look at Papertrophy UK – they are also made from FSC Certified paper too.

Check out these shark wall decorations via Papertrophy.com

 

From non-recyclable wrapping paper to green Christmas trees, we share with you 10 ways to have a greener Christmas this year.   Not only can you make the Christmas season more sustainable, but also save money and have a positive impact on your community.

This week’s feature photo is of some Christmas handmade holly fir tree decorations from Markus Spiske via Flickr.

 

How are you getting on with your gift buying? Have you bought any unusual green Christmas gifts? We’d love to hear from you – Leave us a comment in the comments field below.

 

 

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