Did you know that the average person can go through 500 plastic bags in one year?!? Read more about it at this local blog, QuoteReflections: Tame Your Bag Monster Be sure to check out the great links in their post.
With Christmas near why not consider wrapping your gifts in a reusable or recyclable package? Check out some of these eco-friendly gift wrap ideas. Some of my faves are just using a nice basket or wrapping a gift using one of the gifts (a towel, a blanket, a t-shirt, etc.). For babies, it’s fun to wrap the gift in a receiving blanket, folding it into a diaper shape and closing it with a safety pin (there are lots of great ideas online).
Many stores now have reusable shopping bags that are perfect for storing and transporting the gift. Maybe you want to be a little more creative? Give the gift of local art by purchasing a handcrafted bag from Made in Windsor. Do you or someone you know go to the market a lot? ShopEco has reusable mesh bags available that would be great to hold a present or gift certificate (20% off at the store on December 1st!).
Alternatively, make your own gift basket using local items. You can see the basket that I made last year here, or get some local wine and pair it with goodies like cookies from Thibert Farms or flour from Sartaj Flour for the baker in your life! C’est Bon Nuts would be a welcome addition to any gift pack or get ready-made packages from them.