Bring deeper meaning to your holiday gifting
2020 has taught us how to recognize the light in the darkest of times. Last week, we talked about how the earth is seeing the light as a result of the travel restrictions that will continue throughout the most frequented travel time of year: the holidays. All of us at Shop Collaboré have family across the country and all of us have not been able to see our moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and likewise they haven’t been able to see their brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren in about a year. As a California based brand, we are now faced with yet another stay at home order effective through Christmas - so even those of us that have family locally may not be able to see those people closest to your hearts. So as we aren’t able to travel and see the ones we love most this year, this week we are looking at how to show each other gratitude and love by suggesting virtual, yet meaningful gift ideas and the perks of green gift giving.
Virtual Gift Ideas
Whether it’s the gift of food, comfort, care, or nature - we’ve got you and the well-being of the planet in mind.
Plant Care Workshop The Sill, starts at $13
Grow your own plants. Plants are the dream gift to add zen to any space. Spread awareness on how sustainable it is to grow your own plants and control the amount of energy, waste, pollution and harmful chemicals released into the environment.
Workout Subscription OMFIT, starts at $5/month
Save on trips back and forth to the gym and on the energy needed to operate gym facilities. This subscription offers a wide range of class types with empowering instructors.
Virtual Cooking Class The Empowered Kitchen, $50
Brush up on sustainable shopping, ingredients and dishes. Invite your friends and family to join to make it a fun and engaging group activity!
Meditation Headspace, $13 for a one month sub
Calm your mind
Online Classes Masterclass, $180/year
Learn from the best! The opportunities are endless from virtual music classes, cooking, art and design, fashion, home, sports, writing, science and more!
Online Experiences Airbnb Experience, starts at $6/person
One-of-a-kind activitities hosted by experts, all without leaving your home.
America The Beautiful National Parks Pass, $80
Give the gift of nature! The pass is honored at over 2,000 sites : Zion, The Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Glacier, and Joshua Tree, to name a few!
Virtual Art Class City Art Room, starts at $45
Celebrations, family reunions, and any other reason to virtually gather! Gather your friends and family on zoom to paint and add the sip! Kits include your choice of a canvas, glass, or wooden plaque; along with acrylic paint and brushes.
E-Book Subscription Audible, $15/month
Go paperless for less tree cutting, less pollution, less waste, and less space!
The Perks Of Green Gifting
We talk a lot about conscious consumerism and the importance of buying only what you need, what you love, what will last, and how these behaviors directly correlate to a greener and healthier planet. We encourage consumers to apply that same stream of consciousness and incorporate it into gift-giving, while relishing the perks. According to a study by SFU, overall happiness with material and experiential purchases is approximately equal at the time of receipt, but the overall satisfaction with material things bought goes down over time, whereas satisfaction with the experiences they had actually increased. Of course some of those experience gifts we know and love like concert tickets and sports games are on pause but that doesn't mean that we can’t get creative this year! Eliminate excess and pour love back into the soul of those who need it most this year, by choosing a green gift!
The Perks :
Love & Be Loved Give a memorable gift that is practical and will be loved more than just once over
Buy Today, Give Today Simple and stress free. As much as we wish we were the type of person who’s done with holiday shopping by December 1, we’re just…not.
Avoid Clutter Steer clear of unwanted material items
Less Waste Save on excess materials and packaging
Save Energy Reduce emissions involved in shipping
Educate & Inspire Share with your loved ones why chose the gift that you did for them, and why it is both personable and sustainable.
Learn more about our green and virtual gift list and how these gift ideas positively impact humanity and the planet.
Spread knowledge with love, the positivity is contagious.