Gift With The Planet In Mind

World Environment Day 2023 is coming up on the 5th of June. The theme for this year, #BeatPlasticPollution, highlights the yearly production of 400 million tonnes of single-use plastic, with only 10% of that number being recycled and about 19 to 23 million tonnes ending up in our dams, rivers, and oceans. Everyone can and should play their part to help reduce this number, and being a conscious consumer is a great place to start. To help you gift with the planet in mind we’ve lined up some of NetFlorist’s top eco-friendly presents for inspiration!

Sustainable Kitchen Kits

When it comes to choosing an eco-friendly gift, you can’t go wrong with a practical homeware present. Ideal gifts are made from sustainable materials like cotton, bamboo, and glass. These materials are easy to recycle and have a lower environmental impact compared to single-use plastics. A personalised cotton apron is the perfect prezzie for your foodie friend or family member. Our aprons, crafted from durable cotton fabric, earn a chef’s kiss for their biodegradability as well!

Another nifty gift idea is to replace their beloved plastic Tupperware with our chic (and sustainable) kitchen storage. These storage items are made from glass and have a bamboo lid.  Bamboo is a highly renewable resource and can be grown without the use of harmful pesticides and fertilisers. Our final homeware gift idea is our elegant personalised linen napkins. They’re a great alternative to disposable paper napkins and will add a touch of ‘green’ to their dinner parties!

‘Mug’ Their Workspace Natural

Now that you’ve kitted out their home, how about extending the sustainable habits to their workspace? Our bamboo travel mugs are the ideal earth-friendly gift to ‘sip’-rise your employees or co-workers with. Besides cutting down the waste of single-use coffee cups, bamboo mugs are also biodegradable, durable, and insulating! This means that your gift recipient can mindfully sip on their cup of coffee, without worrying about polluting our oceans.

The next eco-friendly present that you do ‘note’ want to miss sending is our personalised cork notebooks. You can personalise these unique A5 notebooks with a message or a name on their cork cover. Harvesters gather cork from the bark of cork oak trees without causing any harm to the tree. This material is also renewable and recyclable. To complete their stationery spoil, add one of our personalised pencil bags! Made from cotton, these pencil bags are sustainable and won’t end up in a landfill like their plastic pencil case friends.

Go Green!

Last ‘bud’ not least, we have the ultimate eco-conscious giftplants! Plants require very little energy and resources to produce, unlike traditional gifts. They also play an important role in our environment by producing oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide, and improving air quality. Although all plants are essentially eco-friendly, some do have specific environmental benefits that make them unbe-‘leaf’-able gifts.

Snake plants, pothos, and peace lilies are known for their air-purifying properties. They enhance indoor air quality by absorbing pollutants and serve as natural humidifiers by releasing moisture into the air. Growing herbs at home promotes sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and chemical use. Lastly, succulents and cacti require little watering and they can naturally adapt to dry conditions.

Our eco-friendly gift ideas have hopefully inspired you to gift with the planet in mind this World Environment Day. By knowing about the eco-friendly gift options that NetFlorist has to offer, you can even start to gift more consciously on every occasion. And who knows, you might even inspire your gift recipients to rethink their future purchases!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Meet The Ramblers

Benny Bloom

An avid reader and a compulsive gifter. Benny Bloom is a hopeless daydreamer, and a hopeful night thinker. Looking for the perfect gift? The perfect flower tip? Sit tight, stay tuned and open your mind to a world of flower and gifting possibilities from the gifting Ninja!

Lillian Bonsai

Want a soft yet stern voice that will capture the meaning of the perfect gift? Let Lillian help you find the right gift for the right person. Lillian is bubbly, friendly, and too cute to boot 😉