Gift Intentionally The holidays are the perfect time to share gifts that reflect your values and do some good. Published on: December 3, 2019 Share Article: The holidays are the perfect time to share gifts that reflect your values and do some good. Gift with intent this holiday season to keep material things out of the waste stream, encourage green habits for loved ones, support local businesses, and other feel-good benefits. Feel good about how you spend, where it’s coming from, and the impact you’re making by following our simple guide below. Encourage sustainable behavior. Gently help others develop a green habit. Giving a personalized, reusable water bottle or reusable thermos is a great way to help friends and family reduce their use of single-use products. Shop small. Supporting small and local businesses keeps money in your local communities and creates a local economy that reduces the need for transportation and packaging, which put a strain on the environment. Support mission-driven businesses. If you choose where you shop wisely, you can find businesses that do the feel-good work for you. Find a fair trade company that gives back or matches every purchase in some way to give a gift and give back. Do the feel-good work in someone’s name. It can be difficult giving a gift to someone that seemingly has everything. Giving a donation to an organization that they support is a great use of time and money, and a thoughtful gift to someone who doesn’t need another “thing." Give items a second life. Shop in vintage, antique, and consignment shops. Giving a gift that has a story behind it is meaningful and fun, plus it will continue to live its life out of the waste stream. We also encourage brands that upcycle ocean plastic and other waste items to make their clothing and accessories. Happy holidays! Share Article: Other Articles You May Enjoy Nourishing New York City While we all grapple with the impacts of a global pandemic, COVID-19 has increased food insecurity for even more of our most... View Story Tagged as 1 Hotel Central Park 1 Promise Field Report Ingredients First Our People Introducing Our Resident "Farmista" Jill Volat here, the resident "Farmista" at 1 Hotel West Hollywood. In collaboration with 1 Hotels, I spearheaded the creation... View Story Tagged as 1 Hotel West Hollywood Ingredients First Our People Cavatelli with Fresh Pea Pesto & Roasted Tomato During this time at home, many of us are seeking out new activities. Why not try your hand in the kitchen with Chef Denevin... View Story Tagged as 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Ingredients First Our People To minimize the use of plastic in your own life, look around your home and work to identify plastic items. From there, seek to find alternatives.