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8 Zero Waste Gifts That Will Put You on Santa’s Good List

For all of you who love giving presents, but hate Earth-destroying consumerism.

Tis’ the season to be jolly, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than showering your loved ones with gifts

Source: Caley Dimmock [1]


Tis’ the season to be jolly, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than showering your loved ones with gifts. Though this year might be harder to venture out and buy gifts, this is no excuse for you to turn into the grinch!


Hold on for your deer life, because here are our 8 zero waste gifts you can give to your loved ones so they can enjoy a more climate-conscious Christmas because isn’t that the real holiday dream?




1. Movie Tickets

For: Your Family


….To your cozy home cinema. Going out to the cinema or any other public spaces might not be the best idea for the foreseeable future.


But thanks to Netflix, Disney+ and an array of streaming services, you can end 2020 like the years before: watching a marathon of tried-and-true classics or one of those irresistible Hallmark movies with your family, some who cannot be at home this year.


After all, everyone knows watching a heartwarming holiday flick is one of the merriest parts of the holiday season.



2. Workout Session

For: Your Stressed-Out Friend


Christmas is coming soon but so are many deadlines.


Got a friend who needs a boost of endorphins? Invite him/her to your home, roll out your mat and tune in to your favorite instructor online!


Better yet, why not take your workout outside and enjoy the scenery?


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3. Cook their favorite food

For your: Significant Other


Perhaps you’ve been relying too much on restaurants to prepare mouth-watering, Instagrammable Christmas feast in the past.


Even though online deliveries are one-click away, why not take this opportunity and surprise your significant other by cooking his/her favorite dish?


It’s classic, delicious, and it has the added element of being thoughtfully handmade.

Source: Askar Abayev [2]


It’s classic, delicious, and it has the added element of being thoughtfully handmade. Yum.



4. House Plants

For: Your Favorite Green-Thumb (or not)


There’s no greater mascot of sustainability like plants. Whether your loved one is an avid gardener or not, plants can be appreciated by all.


How, you ask? Well, they create oxygen, purify the air and they’re easy on the eye too. Plus, gifting your loved one a plant is a great opportunity to upcycle all the glass and metal containers you’ve been itching to throw out.


Read also: Give Your Stuff A Second Life! Here Are Top Upcycling Ideas To Try


5. DIY Tie-Dye Shirt

For: Your Children


You might not be modern-day Picasso, but you can make a beautiful tie-dye shirt for each of your children in their favorite colors!


Psst….did you know that we have a DIY Tie-Dye Shirt tutorial? Watch the clip here and be inspired!




6. Donate on their behalf

For: Your Dear Activist


This gift is perfect for your sibling, relative or friend who just wants to make the world a better place.


The best choice is to donate to a cause that he/she really, really cares about. If he/she is an animal lover, donate to Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) who’s doing amazing work in protecting animals throughout Indonesia!


Or, if he/she is a nature lover, donate a tree to Lindungi Hutan and bring his/her dream of a greener Indonesia closer to reality.




It’s a fantastic way to make you, the giftee and the beneficiary all feel good.



7. Teach them

For: Your (Short-Term) Apprentice


Hey, we’re all good at something, but what if we’re extra good?


Well, we encourage you to stay true to the spirit of Christmas and share your gift. If you’ve got some groove, teach your sibling, friend or someone you know who desperately needs some. Or, if you’re a piano virtuoso in the making, take some time to teach them how to play their all-time favorite song.


Read also: 5 Zero-Waste Packagings That You Need to Know


8. Simply your time

For: The people in your life


Life is about making memories, and the best part is you can do it together. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a simple walk in the park with your dog, a good chat with your friend over a cup of coffee or a rowdy family game night.


What truly matters is you’re there creating wonderful memories together with the people you love and love you.


What truly matters is you’re there creating wonderful memories together with the people you love and love you.

Source: Vlada Karpovich [3]



Project Planet ID would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. May the magic of the Christmas season fill your home with joy and peace. Take care of yourselves and stay safe!



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[1] https://unsplash.com/photos/_HCpwe1-Prc

[2] https://www.pexels.com/photo/food-plate-wood-restaurant-5638329/

[3] https://www.pexels.com/photo/group-of-people-smiling-and-standing-5638414/

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