Whether we love the holidays or despise them, most of us still have a burning desire to engage in routine gift-giving, regardless of what holiday we celebrate or what beliefs we have. Taking consumerism out of it, the practice of giving is something truly beautiful. And we can redefine what giving means to us anytime we want. This holiday season we urge you to rethink the kinds of gifts you’ll be buying your beloved friends and family. After all, as consumers, we decide the future of our planet, our collective health, and well-being. It’s not enough anymore to simply go to the local mall and pick out a nice piece of clothing or pointless electronics and feel like we’ve done the holidays successfully. The materialism of the holiday season is quickly becoming outdated as we start to recognize our environmental impact on the planet- and our wallets!
These days, gift-giving comes in many forms, and with sustainability on the forefront of many minds, and a rejection of single-use plastics and unnecessary wrapping, we are asked to reconsider what and how we gift-give this holiday season. We decided to make a fun and hopefully helpful list of holiday gifts you can draw inspiration from. From DIY projects to intangible gifts, cute “I owe-yous” to food- we’ve got you covered!
Make it Yours
Just about everyone has a soft spot for the homemade holiday present. As something that used to be expected only from children or teens, DIY gifting is a fast-growing trend across all age groups. After-all, homemade presents tend to feel much more meaningful, personal and have an invaluable quality that store-bought presents simply can’t mimic. Here are some fun do-it-yourself presents to surprise your loved ones with:
Intangible But Not for Nothing
Unmaterial items as a form of gift-giving is a unique and highly personal present that will tantalize your receiver and be thoroughly cherished.
Good examples of intangible gifts are:
The Way to Someone’s Heart is Through Their Stomach
Speaking of Joshua Tree, the other best gift you can give this holiday season is the gift of great food. And not just any food, but home-made, vegan food straight from the California desert! Elive Food is the plant-based go-to for healthy takes on American classics like cheesecakes, buns, dips, and dressings. Elive Food also makes it easier than ever to source your vegan staples by providing online ordering to southern California families! Simply head over to the online shop, fill up your cart with your plant-based favorites, and have them delivered straight to your doorstep.