24 Zero waste Christmas tips

24 Christmas ideas

🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 1

CHRISTMAS GIFT EXPERIENCE

If you are thinking about Christmas presents perhaps you can give to your loved ones an experience

  • theatre tickets
  • cinema tickets
  • concert ticket
  •  buy a course which they would be interested in
  • fitness classes or membership of any kind of their interest
  • spa pampering experience
  • dining in their favourite restaurant
  • mini breaks
  • wine tasting

WHAT ARE YOUR IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT EXPERIENCE?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 2

1 SPECIAL PRESENT

Christmas are not only about giving presents but spending time together with your loved ones.

If you like opening presents perhaps this year you can make a collective decision with your loved ones to give each other only 1 special present.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS IDEA?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 3

HAND MADE CHRISTMAS DOUGH DECORATIONS

Have a look at my hand made Christmas dough decoration what I made 2 years ago for my Christmas tree and how to make it.  I will use them this year as well.

DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 4

CHRISTMAS TREE

  • If you already have an artificial tree what you bought before, use the tree. As we know, zero waste is not about buying a new things but about reusing what we have.
  • If you don’t have a Christmas tree and you are planing to buy one and you want an artificial tree please buy secondhand one.
  • If you want a real tree, the best place to get a locally grown tree is your local farmer’s market.
  • I think the best option is to go for REAL TREE IN THE POT which can grow and every year you can reuse it and every year the tree will be bigger.
  • If you don’t have a space for a Christmas tree consider other natural options like branches, bushes, miniature tree or wood version of tree or use plant what you have already at home.

WHAT TYPE OF CHRISTMAS TREE ARE YOU USING THIS YEAR?

 

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 5

MAKE YOUR OWN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

You can make body or face scrub, body lotion, lip balm, body soap and gift it

DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN BEAUTY PRODUCTS?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 6

SECONDHAND SHOPS & CHARITY SHOPS & SECONDHAND VINTAGE SHOPS

If you want to buy some presents consider visiting these shops.

DO YOU SHOP IN THESE SHOPS?🎄

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 7

GIFT WRAPPING

Reuse all the Christmas paper, bows, ribbons (maybe saved from last year) what you have already at home and also ask your family and friends if they have some spare.

Think of idea of packing your presents into a glass jars, tins what you have already at home or again ask your family or friends if they have some spare.

⛄️BE CREATIVE WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE⛄️

For wrapping your gift you can also use brown paper, newspaper, fabric, paper packaging, kitchen towels, handkerchiefs

You can make a produce bags from a fabric what you have at home and put your present in it this way you are giving 2 presents in 1.

WHAT ARE YOURS WRAPPING IDEAS? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO USE?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 8

HOME MADE CHRISTMAS DRIED FRUIT DECORATIONS

Have a look at the pictures of my dried fruit decoration what I have made. It is very easy to make and it smells so beautifully.

DO YOU DO a DRIED FRUIT DECORATION?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 9

USE NATURAL STRING MATERIALS FOR WRAPPING YOUR PRESENTS

Reuse what you have already at home. Natural looks so beautiful.

You can decorate it with flowers or anything else what you already have. Try to avoid using sellotape.

WHAT KIND OF STRING OR WHAT DO YOU USE FOR WRAPPING?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 10

ETHICAL FASHION – “represents an approach to the design, sourcing and manufacture of clothing which maximises benefits to people and communities while minimising impact on the environment”.

Please consider buying your Christmas presents from an ethical shops.

DO YOU HAVE YOUR FAVOURITE BRAND?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 11

1 EXPERIENCE GIFT for EVERYONE WHO YOU LOVE

Did you think about the idea of giving 1 experience gift for everyone which means SPENDING TIME TOGETHER and DOING SOMETHING TOGETHER- it can be anything from going for a stroll in the nature, hiking, swimming and so on. SOMETHING WHICH GIVES YOU BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES of SPENDING TIME TOGETHER.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUGGESTION FOR THIS KIND OF GIFT?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 12

LOOSE TEAS

Are great Christmas gifts and you can nicely pack them in a glass jars.

DO YOU LIKE LOOSE TEAS?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 13

DRIED FRUIT & NUTS

Bought in bulk and packed in glass jars are great idea as a Christmas present.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 14

VOLUNTEERING

In any community/organisation which is close to your heart.

GIVING SOMETHING FOR FREE IS THE BIGGEST GIFT WHAT YOU CAN GIVE TO YOURSELF❤️

DO YOU DO ANY VOLUNTEERING? WHAT IS CLOSE TO YOUR HEART?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 15

ZEROWASTE PRODUCT

Great Christmas gift and there is so many to choose from.

WHAT KIND OF ZEROWASTE PRODUCT ARE YOU GIVING THIS YEAR?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 16

USED BOOKS and BOOK SWAPS

If you like giving books and receiving books perhaps this year you could consider used second hand books or book swaps.

DO YOU LIKE READING BOOKS?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 17

CHRISTMAS CARDS

If you send every year Christmas cards perhaps this year consider sending e-cards or cards from recycled paper.

DO YOU SEND CHRISTMAS CARDS?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 18

CLOTH NAPKINS on your Christmas table.

Make your own Christmas napkins from a fabric which you have already at home. And you can reuse them anytime and you avoid so much of unnecessary waste.

DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN CLOTH NAPKINS?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 19

HOMEMADE GRANOLA

I think homemade granola is a perfect gift for someone who likes granola. When you make it yourself you know exactly what it contains and you avoid unnecessary packaging👍 Bought stores granolas contain so much unnecessary unhealthy ingredients.

Make your own granola and pack it nicely in glass jars.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS KIND OF PRESENT? DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN GRANOLA?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 20

SWAPPING

Did you think of swapping things (it can be anything) with your loved ones instead of buying a new things? This is a great idea how to get rid of what we don’t need anymore and receive something new to us for free.

DO YOU DO THING SWAPPING?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 21

GIVING/DONATE

Food or anything else what you don’t need anymore to less fortunate.

DO YOU DO DONATIONS?

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 22🎄

CHRISTMAS CRACKER

It is not a tradition in my country so I don’t need to worry about it. We don’t use them but I know in many other countries they use them.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT YOU DO AS a CHRISTMAS CRACKER ALTERNATIVE to INSPIRE OTHERS.

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 23

FOOD SHOPPING

When shopping for food please don’t forget your shopping bags, produce bags, jars, buying in bulks. And buy only what you need because we have a tendency to buy more and we end up wasting food. Please avoid food wasting.

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🎄ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS TIP NO. 24

GRATITUDE

BE GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE & WHO YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE🙏

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO & FOR BEING HERE🙏

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🎄DO YOU HAVE IN MIND ANY OTHER TIPS WHICH I DIDN’T INCLUDE?

Please let me know

 

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From my heart to yours

Inkka

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