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Tips and ideas to find eco-friendly gifts and sustainable toys for kids and eco-friendly gifts for everyone.

The Joy of Requesting Gifts in Your Buy Nothing Group

Have you ever requested a specific gift in your Buy Nothing Group? Last week, we requested some new toy cars, and they were the perfect little gift to light up my boys on a Friday afternoon! I’ve written at length about my love for our local Buy Nothing Group. Our lovely neighbor administers our local …

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Unpaid Review of Bloomscape Online Plant Shop

Curious about eco-friendly plant delivery? Have you checked out Bloomscape online plant shop? Read on for an unpaid Bloomscape review after purchasing several plants from their store over the last two years. Heads Up: Get 20% off your first purchase of at least $100 with my referral link if you’re interested. I’ve been a secretly …

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11 Sweet Ideas for An (Almost) Zero Waste Valentine’s Day With Kids

Try one of these simple zero waste Valentine’s Day ideas that are fun, inexpensive, and great for everyday families. They all have a little extra sugary sweetness the whole family will love.  Do you exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day? Historically, my husband and I haven’t been big on gift exchange, especially outside of Christmas and …

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How The Gifting Economy of Buy Nothing Made Our Holiday Better

The holidays can feel overwhelming, especially as we consider the costs associated with many of the festivities and gift-giving. Consider how participation in a Buy Nothing group or similar gifting economy in your community could make your holiday a little better. Here are three ways our local Buy Nothing group added dollops of joy to …

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Causebox Making Ethical and Sustainable Goods More Affordable

Causebox is an ethical and sustainable subscription box helping to broaden the market for high-quality, consciously-curated goods. Their annual membership offers full-size ethical and sustainable products for discounted prices. Read on for more about Causebox and whether or not it might be right for you. Get $10 off your first box with this referral link if …

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8 Ways To Reuse Shipping Material As Zero Waste Gift Wrap

Don’t throw out the packaging from your online shopping deliveries! There are tons of ways to reuse and repurpose packaging from online shopping as zero waste gift wrap to reduce waste and save money. Check out these easy DIY gift wrap ideas to reuse shipping material as gift wrap. Online shopping increases each year. Depending …

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8 Important Reasons To Buy Gifts Secondhand

Secondhand gifting carries a stigma that it doesn’t really deserve. Despite being secondhand, we can find some really amazing gifts that are preloved by someone else but perfect as a new-to-you gift for a special person in your life. There are so many reasons why secondhand gifting is a great idea and why we should …

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