Green gifts for any
Looking for a gift for the person who has
everything? Think about giving an eco-friendly gift: one size fits
all, no batteries or assembly required and other gift-givers will
be green with envy that they didn’t think of it
“They say it is better to give than
receive, but with a green gift, you get the best of both
worlds,” says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD
Friends of the Environment Foundation. “Giving a green
gift is another way to take your environmental awareness to a
higher level. Not to mention, it’s one present that
Canadians won’t have to re-gift.”
Here is a helpful list of environmentally friendly
gift ideas for different occasions from TD Friends of the
- Weddings – Instead of sending your
guests home with a bottle of wine with your picture on it
(they’ll feel bad about drinking it but funny about
displaying it), use your big day as an occasion to make a big
difference - donate to an environmental charity on behalf of your
- Children’s Birthdays –
Most children have more toys than they can ever play with. If you
are hosting a children’s birthday party ask for a
donation to charity in lieu of gifts. Instead of a toy, give your
child an experience they’ll remember forever. Take them
camping and let them plant a tree to remember their first trip.
They’ll discover an appreciation for nature as they watch
the tree grow each year, and you won’t be tripping over
- Mother’s Day –
Don’t forget Mother Nature this Mother’s Day!
Instead of ordering a bouquet to be delivered, skip the packaging
and the emissions from the delivery truck – and give her
something more personal. Take her out to brunch or pick flowers
from your garden.
- Baby Showers – They say we
don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it
from our children. With this in mind, a baby shower is the perfect
opportunity to give a gift that will help the earth.
To celebrate any of these occasions, you can make
an e-gift donation at www.tdfef.com/egift. Your
support will help fund grassroots environment and wildlife projects
in communities across Canada.