Low Impact Gift Ideas

There are plenty of resources available online if you’re looking for zero waste and low impact alternatives to give your loved ones this year. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourites to share with you!

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Consumable Gifts

Your local bulk store or health food store should have everything you need for these gift ideas! Pro tip: At the Bulk Barn, you can avoid all packaging by bringing your own clean, reusable jars and containers, or buying jars provided in store. Simply have your jars weighed at the register before filling them up, and voila! Waste averted. 

For your Body

For your Home

To Eat

Experience Gifts

Skip packaging altogether with these fun experience gift ideas!

  • Audible (books) or Music Player Membership
  • Yoga or gym membership
  • Digital magazine subscription
  • Plan a dinner or coffee date
  • Plan a hike at one of our local trails
  • Ice skating at the WHRM Sports Complex or skiing/snowboarding at Martock
  • Movie theater tickets
  • Comedy show tickets
  • Bowling, laser tag or mini golf
  • Escape room, axe throwing, or rock climbing
  • Massage, facial, manicure or pedicure
  • Lessons (i.e. at a local artisan shop), classes or workshop tickets (check Facebook events page or the Annapolis Valley Events page)
  • Hire a photographer 

Other Ethical & Eco-Friendly Gifts

  • Items found at your local farmers market - support local while finding uniquie gifts 
  • Organic & Fair-Trade items
  • The Ultimate List of Zero-Waste Swaps (snack bags, bottles, food wrap & much more!)
  • ITunes or Kindle gift card
  • Plants or seeds
  • Homemade knitted items
  • Charity donation in someone's name
  • Wildlife adoptions through WWF