Living an eco-conscious lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. Making small, environmentally friendly switches to your shopping habits can lead to a lasting impact on the planet. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, local businesses have everything you need to incorporate sustainable items into your closet, home and workspace.
Sustainable gifts can be anything that is reusable, recyclable and doesn’t harm the environment. Local examples include loose herbal tea (instead of single-use tea bags); dried, ever-lasting flower bouquets; reusable clay pots; secondhand clothing; and soy wax candles in reusable containers.
Here are some local gifts and stores to shop for sustainable goods year-round.