The end-of-year festivities are the annual peak of consumption with a considerable impact on the environment. That's why finding sustainable gifts for your family and loved ones is important in order to have a minimal impact on the ecology. ACE is here to help!
Vintage gifts are an interesting intermediary that allows you to celebrate and give presents to your loved ones without harming the planet, while keeping the festive spirit. It's also the opportunity to give a second life to clothes, accessories, toys and much more! Luckily nowadays vintage is becoming a trend that seems to be in for the long run. We can find many vintage shops around us with gifts suitable for every member of the family.
It would also be an option to look into sustainable brands, especially in 2022 where we see more and more companies turning towards eco materials and production. Since eco brands are becoming more popular, the range price is becoming accessible to everyone. What is great about sustainable brands is they are often made with quality materials and so their durability is long lasting unlike fast fashion brands who make less good quality products and pollute the environment.
Taking it further…
Besides the presents there are other ways to spend a more sustainable Christmas! For example, using old scraps of paper (newspaper,old wrapping paper…) to wrap your gifts, it's time to get creative!
DIY your festive decorations, it's a perfect time to grab your friends and family to get crafty and spend some quality time while making unique and sustainable ornaments for the house and tree.
Finally being more aware of your surroundings can have a huge impact on the way you consume, every little helps. Turning off the Christmas lights around your home when not there, only lighting them up for special occasions, buying your festive food locally and sustainably can save energy and reduce co2 emissions.
With all that being said, it's important to make the right choices during this period of the year but it's also important to spend quality time with your loved ones and to celebrate family and friends!