Eco-friendly birthday gifts worth giving

The best way to be eco-friendly is to remember where our planet is heading

Birthday gift-giving does not have to be stressful. You probably had plans to fill a birthday present wish list or buy a grand birthday gift for someone in your life. But what do you do if the birthday person doesn't want any "stuff"? Not only that, but they have four rescue dogs and drive a hybrid car. How do you make them feel special? Here are some suggestions.

1. Mini Herb Garden

If you're looking for an eco-friendly gift, look no further than a mini herb garden.

It's the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook and wants to get into gardening but isn't ready to commit to a full-sized garden yet. Plus, it's much easier than planting seeds and waiting for them to grow.

You can buy a premade herb garden at any hardware store or home goods store—make sure it's made of recycled materials.

It is also elementary to maintain this type of garden because all that needs to be done is watering it now and then and keeping it away from direct sunlight for too long.

2. Upcycled Wooden Accessories

If you want something simple yet striking, consider buying your loved one a watch, wooden cell phone case, or necklace made from recycled materials like wood. These pieces are usually pretty cheap, too, so they won't break the bank if you want something unique but not too expensive at the same time.

Honor Mother Nature with natural wood accessories, but always ensure that the company you are buying these products from utilizes recycled wood from old furniture or wood burls instead of fresh timber cut from the forests.

3. Ecohustler Water Canteen

Give your friend Ecohustler Water Canteen to eliminate plastic water bottles from their life once and for all. The stainless steel bottle is insulated, BPA-free, and doesn't retain odors or tastes from previous drinks as plastic bottles do. This makes it perfect for taking to work or school because you won't have to worry about drinking from someone else's germs.

The material also doesn't break easily, so you don't have to worry about cracks forming in your canteen when carrying it around in your bag all day.

4. Gift Card for Organic Groceries

If your friend or family member is into healthy eating and wants to eat more organic food, get them a gift card for their favorite local grocery store (or farmers market). These stores usually have a wide selection of produce, meat, and other products free of artificial ingredients and pesticides. And if you're shopping online? Look for free shipping sites on all orders over $50, like Amazon Prime Pantry or Thrive Market.

5. Donate to Their Favorite Cause

You can donate money or an item that supports your recipient's favorite cause. For example, if they're passionate about saving elephants, you could donate $25 to the World Wildlife Fund or buy them an elephant-themed ebook. If they're a prominent environmentalist, you could donate $25 to Greenpeace or buy them a reusable water bottle.

6. Eco-Friendly Art Supplies for Kids

The best gift you can give to a child is the gift of creativity. And what better way than with eco-friendly art supplies? There are many options, all made from recycled materials and non-toxic inks. And they come in adorable packaging.

For babies just learning how to play with toys, it's important to choose toys that are safe for them to chew on and explore. There are plenty of options out there that are made of natural and non-toxic materials like bamboo, rubberwood (a type of hardwood), or cork (another type of hardwood). These materials will last longer than traditional plastic toys and won't leach harmful chemicals into your baby's mouth while chewing on them.

7. Solar Powered Garden Light

It's perfect for anyone who loves gardening, hiking, or biking at night. You can use it as a lamp or torch while camping. It also works as an outdoor lighting solution for your garden or backyard. The solar panel on top of the light charges during the day, so you can simply turn on the light at night by turning on its switch.

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