Share Your Sustainable Gift Ideas!

Updated to include some of the fantastic ideas that were shared!


Make your gift-giving more sustainable and more unique with these great options where you can find gifts that may be local, handmade, edible, reusable, secondhand or otherwise sustainable:

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Greetings Sustainable Blacksburgers –

Some of you “long-timers” may recall the Greening the Holidays events that our current president Ann Raridon has organized for Sustainable Blacksburg for many years.

This year, with COVID and all, we’re going virtual – and would like to crowdsource green(er) gift ideas from you!  We’ll create a rollup of the gift ideas to share on our social media in time for Thanksgiving (the official start of the holiday gift feeding frenzy).  We’ll collect your great ideas through November 23rd.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Your favorite zero waste products (I have found a shampoo and conditioner bar that REALLY works!)
  • Locally made gifts or other ways to support local businesses/artisans/makers (i.e. gift certificates to local restaurants/shops)
  • DIY gifts (who wants to learn how to make beeswax food wraps to give as gifts? I know I do!)
  • Gifts ideas that address poverty, injustice or environmental issues
  • Gifts that aren’t “stuff” – experiences, donations to environmental organizations, etc.

The sky’s the limit!

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