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Zero-Waste Gift Inspiration

Written by: Jenni Keniston During the months of May and June, I find myself scrambling to come up with gift ideas for several special occasions that happen this time of year.  There is Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, end-of-year teacher’s gifts, family birthdays, and even my wedding anniversary!  If you are like me and trying to come up with the perfect zero-waste gift to express your appreciation for an amazing person in your life, here are some of my favorite suggestions to hopefully inspire you: The Gift of an Experience The fathers in my life, especially, just love an excuse to get out of the house and experience something exciting or new.  Some local suggestions that have been a big...

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Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Any Amazing Caregiver

Written by Jenni Keniston (an Earth-loving Mama of 3) There are all kinds of loving, hard-working and selfless caregivers in this world who definitely deserve a little extra recognition this Sunday (and everyday).  If you are struggling to come up with a fabulous way to say "thank you!", we put together a list of gift ideas here that might help. Thoughtful, Low-Waste Mother's Day Gifts:  Provide a Home Cooked Plant-Based Meal or Support a Local Restaurant (Make sure to cover all prep and clean-up!) A Potted Plant or Terrarium Herb Garden in Jars or Recycled Containers (Don't miss the Rising Sign Farm plant sale at Scoop this month!) Jewelry Made by a Local Artist (Bonus if made from up-cycled materials.) Personalized Loose...

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Ideas for a Low-Waste Spring Celebration

Written by: Jenni Keniston It’s that lovely time of year when the days are getting longer and warmer and many caregivers are gathering goodies to gift to their little ones in celebration of the Spring season.  If your childhood was like mine, this meant that you received a large plastic basket, wrapped in plastic film, stuffed with colored plastic “grass” and filled with wrapped candy, a chocolate rabbit in plastic (that I would never eat...), ANOTHER stuffed bunny, and a bunch of little plastic eggs and toys that soon would break and end up in the trash.  When the time came for me to be the adult who was responsible for assembling Spring holiday baskets, I decided to take a...

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