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Support local with these 5 eco-friendly gift ideas

16 December 2020

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Want to avoid plastic products when buying gifts this Christmas? The good news is your spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing eco-friendly options. Here are 5 ideas to spoil the loved ones in your life (young and old!) while shopping small and local. And they’re priced from as little as $15.

1. Make bath time fun for the kids – Honeysticks

Honey Sticks are a clever Kiwi company renowned for their superb range of crayons. We love that they’re made from 100% pure beeswax and food-grade pigments – priced from $14.99 a pack. Their range now also includes gorgeous eco-friendly bath colours, bath crayons and so much more.

2. Reusable drink bottles

Who wants to drink water from a plastic bottle when you could be using a gorgeous flask. It could be a statement piece that’ll help your loved ones reach their daily water intake with ease – because they’ll never want to leave it at home!

3. Give a living gift – The Plant Project

This present idea doesn’t get much greener! You’ll find the most gorgeous indoor plants at The Plant Project with stylish pots to match. From elegant hanging varieties to large leafy friends, there’s an option to suit everyone on your list and they offer nationwide shipping too.

4. Bee-friendly planting without the hassle – NZ Seed Bombs

These are a great stocking stuffer! If you’re wanting to help our bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects, order a pack or two of NZ Seed Bombs. Simply throw each ‘bomb’ into the garden and, when the conditions are ideal for germination, they’ll break apart in the rain and sprout to provide a much-needed food source.

5. Hair and body samplers – Ethique

We’ve all familiar with classic Christmas cookie and chocolate samplers, but here’s a version that’s better for the planet and a treat to use. Ethique bars have a cult following and their gorgeous hair, body and face gift range and mini-sized samplers are adorably petite, oh-so practical and friendly on the wallet.

Going greener this Christmas

We hope these ideas help you tick off your shopping list with ease, while avoiding those busy shopping malls – and all the stress that comes with that! These eco-friendly options by Kiwi businesses are a great way to  shop small and local, while ensuring you’ll be giving gifts that everyone in the family will love.

The information in this article has been compiled from various sources and is intended to be factual information only. Full details of policy terms and conditions are available from Asteron Life Limited or your financial adviser. For advice on product suitability, please contact your financial adviser. While we take reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in this article is accurate and up-to-date, it is subject to change without notice. Asteron Life Limited and its related companies does/do not accept any responsibility or liability in connection with your use of or reliance on this article.

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