Shopping from small local businesses is a great way to show your appreciation for the hard work of local entrepreneurs and contribute to a more vibrant and sustainable community. Additionally, when you purchase locally, you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating unnecessary transportation costs associated with online shopping.
An alternative eco-gift idea is to give something handmade. This can be anything from a handmade card to a piece of jewellery, or even a craft project that encourages creativity and helps the environment. You could also give a donation to a charity of their choice in their name or an eco-friendly subscription box that provides sustainable and organic products. These are just a few ideas!