It’s the holiday season, the best time of the year to bestow your employees with gifts as a token of appreciation. I am sure you would not like to give something that remains unused and finds a place in their closets or trash cans, you need something useful like our cup holder. How about an eco-friendly holiday gift? Have you given it a thought?
Here are some green gift ideas for you to choose from:
Reusable travel mug: Use of reusable travel mugs by employees will result in no (or less) paper or Styrofoam wastage. You may go in for JOEmo Leak-Proof Coffee Mug that is highly rated by Hammacher and Schlemmer Institute consumer product reviewers or also an Eco Cup, which is made of porcelain and is recyclable. Additionally, you may also find numerous choices at your local gift shop or home furnishing stores, all of which fit neatly in a drink holder.
Memorable experience: How about gifting a memorable experience rather than a gift piece? You can purchase tickets to a local destination or a play or let your employees select it as per their convenience. At around $50 to $75, online companies like Cloud9Living.com and XperienceDays.com offer gift certificates which allow recipients to choose the experience ranging from a hot-air balloon ride to a museum tour to even a private sushi-making lesson!
Solar-powered battery chargers: If you are thinking these are ultramodern you are wrong. The Amp Solar Charger by Voltaic gets fully charged after seven hours in the sun which is sufficient to power a digital camera or cell phone or any other similar electronic devices. Moreover, it costs only $99, but if you are looking for something further reasonable, you can go for a Gaiam Solar Power Charger designed for cell phones only.
Local foods: Food and beverage gifts are the most popular because they never go waste. Opt for gift baskets of locally produced food and buy it from local vendors like local farms or orchards, grocery cooperatives, local cheese shops etc. Visit LocalHarvest.org, a nationwide database of farms and local food producers if you need help in locating a source.
Eco-friendly tote bags: Mobile Edge crafts a range of eco-friendly bags from all-natural cotton or corn stalks. These come in great designs and colors and are priced at merely $50 they are top of the list among wheelchair accessories.
In addition to all these, you can also select gift donations. Visit Nature Conservancy’s Nature.org where you can pick a local cause or choose from their spectrum of gift donation options.