I’m Dreaming of a Plastic-Free Christmas
Finding the right present can be a chore at the best of times, and Christmas shopping adds its own difficulties. If you’re environmentally minded and trying to avoid plastic as well, it can be even more difficult. That is why tried to come up with some suggestions for any of you struggling with finding the perfect gift for the important people in your life.
Fun & Plastic Free:
- The Man Can: This awesome metal can and opener comes with soap as an added bonus! Anyone who can make hand butter seem masculine deserves a boost. Made by the Plum Island Soap Company, they say their soap is “high-quality, all natural, gentle, yet effective product” made from vegetable products.
- Cardboard Animal Busts: Trees may have been harmed in the production of these busts, but animals were not. These interesting heads were hunted down from recycled cardboard in Virgina and can be dressed in the privacy of your own home.
- Faux Plastic Water Bottle: Made with a glass stopper and body, this clever design is import from China, but may appeal to tricky people everywhere.
- The Unpaper Coffee Cup: Another ingenius play on our disposable culture, this porcelain and silicon double walled beauty will keep your drinks hot and garbage empty.
- The Wooden Mouse: While this little beauty seems more inspiration than anything else, there are some kits and designs out there. Who says computers and plastic have to go hand in hand?
- Threadless T-Shirts: An internet start-up with a lot of heart and even more originality, these 100% cotton t-shirts use designs made and voted on by people all over the world through the magic of the web. The result are often wildly original designs.
- Lilidom Kids Clothes: A Canadian company making kids clothes from organic free trade cotton, they have clothes for children 0-8.
- The Kelly Kettle: An smart design from the days of yore used by Irish gypsies, fisherman and guys named Kelly. A great idea for outdoor enthusiast everywhere.