1 Promise Intentional Gift Giving Published on: December 13, 2018 Share Article: The holiday season is a perfect time of year to share gifts that both reflect your values and inspire others to go green. Here are some ideas on how to shop sustainably and ethically for gifts, and how you could encourage sustainable behavior of friends and family: Give gifts that encourage sustainable behaviorThere are so many simple ways to help friends and family go green! Giving a personalized, reusable water bottle, a coffee mug, or reusable coffee cup/thermos is a great way to help friends and family reduce their use of single-use products. Explore your neighborhood for local shops!Supporting local businesses is a great way to practice sustainability for so many reasons. By embracing what makes your neighborhood unique, more of your money is kept within your local community. Shopping locally establishes relationships with your neighbors, and reducing the need for transportation and packaging conserves energy and resources that put a strain on the environment. Support mission-driven businessesDo some research to find local and online shops with missions that reflect your values. Many businesses make donations for every purchase made, practice fair trade, and are built around sustainability. Give a donation in someone’s nameIt 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 that doesn’t need another “thing”! Give items a second lifeShop in vintage, antique and consignment shops. Antique jewelry, used books, or household items can be found all over. Giving a gift that has a story behind it is meaningful and fun, plus, it will be completely unique. Speaking of second life, we had an amazing week at Art Basel with Procell’s pop-up shop. Not only were all their items vintage, but they were incredibly curated with both nostalgia and sustainability in mind. Happy holidays and happy gift giving! Share Article: Other Articles You May Enjoy Sounds of Daylife Introducing Daylife with Alyx Ander, a new show coming to SiriusXM Chill and Pandora. The show will feature a mix of new... View Story Tagged as Daylife World Oceans Day 2020 United Nations World Oceans Day is June 8. It is a day to celebrate the one ocean that connects us all. This World Oceans... View Story Tagged as 1 Promise Field Report Grilled Cauliflower Steak Grilled Cauliflower Steak Ingredients 1 cauliflower, sliced into 4 steaks 1-2" thick 1 oz olive oil Salt and pepper... View Story Tagged as 1 Hotel West Hollywood 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.