Of course we have to say the no 1 green giving gift would be a membership to Cityhop car share club. “When people join carshare” says Victoria Carter, co-founder, “they halve the miles they drive. They find they walk more and many decide to sell a car!” You could buy someone a membership for $95 and we will throw in a free driving hour. Write Cityhop blog in the comments.
2. The second idea for green giving, is to give someone you know some driving credits. If you have a friend who carshares call us and buy some driving hours. $15 per hour, an overnight for $30 or a 24 ride for $75.
3. Buy a friend a worm farm. We are fans of the Hungry Bin. This worm farm is on wheels, is easy to move about and easy to use. Hungry Bin was the runner up at the SBN Design and Innovation awards to Cityhop last month. Victoria says, “I’m a huge worm farm fan, amazing compost, and nutrient rich liquid and this system looks so easy to operate, I’m getting one for Christmas!” Cityhop members get a 10 % discount if they buy before January 30 – put Cityhop in the promo code.
4. Crafty? Even if you aren’t, go to Spotlight buy some taffeta bags or velvet bags and buy soap. Trademe has sellers who make homemade soaps with beautiful fragrances. Pop a bar of soap in the bag and suggest to your friends they put it amongst their clothes.
5. Give the gift of fresh food. Buy a pot, a terracotta pot can be bought for under $5; fill with soil and get something that grows easily like tomato seedlings or herbs. You’ll need to get cracking on this one, so the fledgling plants look more thriving!
Finally, don’t forget, don’t buy wrapping paper. All year I save any of the nice paper bags I have been given to put presents in and tie them with the ribbons from any bunches of flowers I have received. This really is recycling and re-using!