Easy+Fun Eco-Friendly Gift Guide that Won’t Break the Bank

The holiday season is around the corner and with it comes shopping and gift giving. But what happens if you do not have the financial means to purchase a gift for all your friends and family? By the way, these ideas can gifted all-year around.

Even though funds may be slim there are still fun creative ways to show your gratitude and give a gift to your loved ones.

Below are a few ideas suitable for lovers, family members + friends alike.


Cook a Meal




Photo Credit: Sweet Potato Soul

Nothing can top a homecooked meal, no matter how simple it may be. Mac N Cheese or a healthy meal from one of your favorite food bloggers. Jenne from Sweet Potato Soul,  has a great plant-based recipe for ch’kn ‘’n waffles. Her cookbook will be released in the Spring of 2018. Remember you can always go to your local library for meal preparation if you're a lover of books.


Create a “Because I Love You” Coupon Book


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Photo Credit: Printable Party Kits


Now this may seem old school but remember the days before smart phones and high speed internet. Typically the coupon books are popular during Valentine's Day but they can easily be used for the Holidays. Fun decorative 5x7 construction-paper coupon books were made with water colors, markers, colored pens + pencils or download a crafty designed from Pinterest for anything from washing the car, babysitting, at-home manicures or pedicures, the ideas are endless.


30-day accountability partner



Ever had a friend talk about wanting to try a new skill, such as learn a new language, or try out the new Yoga place down the street from their house or better yet wanting to live a more healthier lifestyle to include changing their eating habits and exercising more but they never get around to doing any of those things?

Well help them out and offer to do the activity together. Allow yourself to be of service and offer your time to help your loved-one achieve their goal by doing the activity with them and BONUS, you benefit as well with learning something new and spending quality time together. Giving the gift of your time is priceless.


DIY scrubs


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Simple ingredients such as Epsom salt and essential oils make for a great clean hypoallergenic do-it-yourself foot detox or using previously loved coffee grinds to create a collagen boosting scrub.

Epsom salt has healing properties that help boost magnesium, which aids in decreasing stress in the body and partner that with a peppermint essential oil and you’ve got a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving.

If you don’t have Epsom salt, sea salt will work just as well or you can use coffee grinds and mix it with olive oil for a clarifying body scrub.

In the comments below, let us know what are some of your favorite budget-friendly gift ideas.