Eco-friendly gifts are those that don’t harm the environment when they are being produced or transported to the market. With global warming altering the temperature of earth, making the sea levels rise, and risking the survival of humans living in lands close to the sea, it is our duty to switch to such products. Besides being environmentally conscious ourselves, we should also take steps to make other people aware of the same. The best way of doing this is by gifting them eco-friendly products.
Men love to eat, that is why we have proverbs like, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach“. So one of the best gifts can be a basket full of fruits. You can decorate this gift basket with beautiful flowers such as red roses, or if you want it to be unique you could decorate it with gladiolas.
Gifts made from Recycled Things
Gift him things which are made from recycled products. There is a huge variety on the Internet to choose from. There are bowls made from recycled vinyl records, coffee mugs made from recycled coke cans, college bags and wallets made from newspapers, and bracelets made from cycle chains.
There are T-shirts made from recycled materials which are available in the market today. These cotton shirts have environment-friendly slogans such as “Grow More Trees” or “Recycle Reuse Run” written on them.
Most men are technology freaks, making a solar battery one of the most sought after gifts for men. Some solar batteries available in the market are used to charge USB-compatible devices. They have solar panels attached to them which soak the sun’s energy, charging the battery in the process. These batteries can be used to charge cell phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players.
There is now a clock available in the market, and also on the Internet, which runs on a water-powered battery. A clock is something which will be of great use to the man it is meant to be gifted to.
A flashlight which does not use any battery and gets charged just by shaking is another eco-friendly gift. Such flashlights contain an internal magnetic generator, which turns the repetitive motion created by shaking the flashlight into electricity. This electricity is then stored in a capacitor and used for running the LED lamp. If your man likes adventure then this flashlight can be of immense help during emergencies.
Hand-made Paper Gifts
A diary made from handmade paper or a bookmark made from the same, is one of the best gifts for men who love to read or write. Wall hangings made from recyclable paper can also be gifted.
One last tip on buying gifts – Choose the gift according to the person’s personality and liking to make it memorable for him.