Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts

Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones can be a challenge. Especially if you’ve put off your holiday shopping until now.

Because we celebrate Chanukah it seems like we have far less pressure during the holiday season –though that could simply be the mindset I undertake during the holidays when I try to block out everything I can. Feel free to call me Scrooge, as an HSP, I’m simply trying to make it through this over-stimulating time of year.

Here are some of my favorite things. I did a quick search of my home to look for simple items that add value to everyday life and help conserve time, money and environmental resources.
Here you go:

What are you giving as holiday gifts this year? Do you have ideas you’d like to share? What is at the top of your gluten-free, eco-friendly wish list for the holidays?

And by the way, did you boycott Black Friday? Or did you occupy your local mall? Has anyone else noticed that Occupy Wall Street has morphed into Occupy Walmart during this holiday season? Enough with the pepper spray already people!


29 responses to “Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts”

  1. For a few years now, I’ve bought most of my Christmas presents from local craft fairs. It just feels so much more personal and my gifts are really unique. It’s nice to hear about others who do the same.

  2. Hi Elana,
    I love your Eco-Friendly Christmas ideas. Thanks for telling us about the Kill it All Essential Oil. My daughter suffers from sinus infections at this time of year. I will be getting that for her as an early Christmas present. You are the best!

    Be well,


  3. Thanks for the great ideas! I actually just bought your cupcake book through Amazon. It will be perfect for my sister who just went Paleo and happens to be a HUGE cupcake fanatic :)

  4. Elana,
    Thanks for the nudge about HSP. I don’t think I had heard of this before, and now things make a lot more sense.

  5. Great ideas! Kudos from another Chanukah-celebrating HSP. I think many HSPs definitely require more “refined”–(meaning unrefined! haha) diets of less or no grains. I will be giving gifts of handmade cards & supporting local independent businesses as much as possible. To me, this is a no-brainer that goes with a sustainable, health-oriented lifestyle. Where we buy and who we support is not separate from what we eat, health-wise.

  6. It was so interesting to read about blocking things out this time of year. I could also be considered a Scrooge, but it’s all too much for me. Didn’t know you were a HSP; guess I am, too. Thanks for the gift ideas!

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