ReGrained's Upcycled Gift Guide

by ReGrained Staff December 13, 2018

ReGrained's Upcycled Gift Guide

 

Many sustainably-minded shoppers struggle with the consumerism that surrounds the holidays. On the one hand, giving and receiving gifts is part of what makes this time of year so special. On the other hand, all the energy and resources that go into producing, packaging, and wrapping gifts makes us question the morality of it all.


This holiday season, we’re making sure you don’t have to choose between people and planet. To help prevent your stocking stuffers from turning into landfill stuffers, we at ReGrained have compiled the perfect gift-guide for people and planet. Choose from our selection of eco-friendly, upcycled products.


The best part: You can find all these gifts online. No more Mariah Carey Christmas hits blaring in your ear while you’re upside-down in a department store sale bin.


First, stocking stuffers from brands we love.

  • This pencil from Package Free Shop turns into an herb once planted! Plus they have a colored pencil set if you’re looking to start a garden.
  • Upcycled tea from Wize Monkey makes tea from coffee leaves - a traditionally-unused part of the coffee plant. Check out all of their gift-box recommendations!
  • Help keep your piggies warm this winter with socks from Arvin Goods made from upcycled cotton!
  • Is your vegetarian friend missing out on the Christmas ham? Give them coconut jerky from Cocoburg - made with a byproduct of coconut water production.
  • And of course, a shameless plug for ReGrained bars made with upcycled grain & compostable wrappers.

    Source: Arvin Goods 

     

    Want to take it up a notch? 

    • Reduce your carbon footprint with these upcycled shoes from Indosole - made from upcycled tires!
    • Protect your phone and the planet with this biodegradable iPhone case from Package Free Shop.
    • Help reduce single-use plastic consumption. This zero waste to-go ware set from Fill Good will save countless plastic utensils & straws.
    • Give the gift of warmth with Patagonia’s new collection of Worn Wear. Not only is it cheaper, but it also reduces clothing waste.

      Source: Worn Wear from Patagonia

       

      For the all-star gift-givers, the ones who handmake their gifts, here are some of our favorite upcycled DIY gift ideas.

      • Cozy candlelight is perfect for chilly winter nights. These DIY mason jar candles are easy and smell incredible.
      • Have an unwanted shirt somewhere in your closet? Turn it into these fun macrame plant hangers!
      • Gift these amazing seed balls! Leave them in your yard and you’ll have a fun surprise waiting for you in the Spring.

        Source: Brit.co

         

        If you need more sustainable gift ideas, we recommend DoneGood’s Holiday Gift Guide.


        We hope your family, friends, secret Santas, and white elephants enjoy their upcycled gifts! Thank you for giving back to the people and the planet you love. And most importantly, happy holidays from the ReGrained team!




        ReGrained Staff
        ReGrained Staff

        Author

        From the food-waste-fighting noggins of your friends at ReGrained!


        Leave a comment

        Comments will be approved before showing up.


        Also in ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist

        ReGrained's Honey Cinnamon IPA Cheesecake
        ReGrained's Honey Cinnamon IPA Cheesecake

        by ReGrained Staff December 13, 2018

        You know and love it as your go-to midday snack, but we’re reimagining our best-selling bar, the Honey Cinnamon IPA, as the primary ingredient in your new favorite holiday dessert: ReGrained’s Honey Cinnamon IPA Cheesecake.
        The Price of Pioneering Zero Waste Packaging
        The Price of Pioneering Zero Waste Packaging

        by Dan Kurzrock December 05, 2018 1 Comment

        Between bad practices and bad packaging, we chose bad packaging. ReGrained is committed to investing in the long-term solution, even if it comes at the cost of short-term practicality. As such, we’ve always considered zero-waste packaging a non-negotiable value—but to be perfectly candid, we’re a bit insane for it.
        ReGrained's Show-Stopper Stuffing & Upcycled Thanksgiving Leftovers
        ReGrained's Show-Stopper Stuffing & Upcycled Thanksgiving Leftovers

        by ReGrained Staff November 21, 2018

        At ReGrained, we’re big fans of Thanksgiving. Sure, time with family and friends is nice, but it’s all the edible upcycling that really gets us in the spirit! From green bean casserole & stuffing sandwiches to homemade turkey stock, the end of your Thanksgiving meal is the beginning of many a leftovers masterpiece. But just in case you’re fresh out of creativity from your show-stopping Turkey Day dish, we’ve asked ReGrained’s very own Commander-in-Chef, Phil Saneski, to do that part for you.

        ### Klaviyo Script