Clutter-Free and Eco-Friendly Gifts

November 30, 2022

Classes, lessons, gift of the month clubs, subscriptions, and gift cards are great ways to give clutter-free and eco-friendly gifts. Activities and experiences promote spending time together and create exciting and loving memories. Consumables are also great ways to rethink gift-giving. Here are just a few wonderful ideas of ways to give clutter-free and eco-friendly gifts that do not create clutter:

Activities or Experiences:

Activities or experiences are a great way to give a gift with a lasting memory.

  • A night away at a hotel, Airbnb, or a bed & breakfast.
  • Tickets to sports events, concerts, theater or comedy shows.
  • Tickets or season passes to adventure parks like Busch Gardens or Great Wolf Lodge.  
  • Gift cards to places like Jumpology, Go Ape, or Top Golf.
  • Passes or memberships to the zoo, aquarium, art gallery, national park, museums like the Children’s Museum of Richmond, or a fishing license.
  • Tickets or gift card to activity such as an escape room, balloon ride, horseback ride, indoor rock climbing, laser tag, bowling, ski lift ticket, mini golf, or a boat rental.
  • Movie Tickets – Fandango.
  • Create “a night-in” box: such as a “game night,” a “movie night,” or a “cook dinner at home night,” complete with all the supplies to make that memory.
  • Host a dinner party and cook for your friends or family.
  • A 23andMe kit with a subscription.

Classes or Lessons:

Great options to help the recipient work on a hobby, skill, or try something new.

  • Hobby lessons or classes such as cooking, arts and crafts, drawing,  jewelry making, or flower workshops.
  • Activity lessons or classes like Pure Barre, golf, cycle, personal training sessions, swimming, CrossFit, or dance.
  • Encourage something new and give lessons or classes to learn this such as a new language or bee keeping.
  • Dog training or agility classes.

Consumables:

The options for consumables are endless!

  • Drink of choice such as coffee, tea, wine, beer, bourbon, etc.
  • Make a home-cooked meal and deliver it.
  • Baked goods like cookies, brownies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, etc. Include the recipe, too!
  • Canned goods like apple sauce, tomatoes sauce, jam, pickles, etc.
  • Something sweet from Edible Arrangements.
  • A gift basket with everything needed for a family brunch or dinner.
  • Gift baskets from Harry & David or Wolferman’s.
  • Tastes and smells from local creatives and artisans such as the customizable and signature boxes from Gifted RVA.
  • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies and hand soaps such as those from Blueland.

Gift of The Month Club:

Be sure the gifts are consumable or flowers. Check out this website for more gift of the month clubs.

Subscriptions and Gift Cards:

When giving gift cards, set a reminder to help ensure that the recipients use their gifts.

  • Amazon Prime subscription gift card.
  • A movie Streaming such as Disney+, Netflix, or Hulu.
  • Audible subscription or gift card.
  • A music streaming subscription such as Spotify or SiriusXM.
  • Kindle gift card via Amazon.
  • Health and wellness app subscriptions like Calm, Noom, or HeadSpace.
  • Gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or ice cream shop.
  • The gift of organization from Abundance Organizing.
  • The git of a junk hauling service.
  • A gift certificate for house cleaning, window washing, or car wash/detailing services such as Auto Bell.
  • Annual membership for AAA.
  • Practical gift cards such as to a grocery store or a gas station.
  • A gift certificate for a massage, pedicure, or manicure.
  • A gift certificate for a babysitter!
  • Gift card or cash towards something for which the person is saving.
  • Dry Bar gift cards for the perfect blow out. If you are local, check out the Richmond or Virginia Beach locations.

What are your favorite clutter-free and eco-friendly gifts to receive? How about to give? Make sure you share them with the Abundance Declutter community!