What Are the Benefits of Sustainable Handmade Gifts?

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Did you know, around five million tonnes of domestic packaging waste in the UK every year. It’s no wonder many people are jumping on the eco-friendly band wagon.

In this article, you will discover a few examples of how sustainable handmade gifts can attract eco-friendly customers and reduce the cost and waste for your small business.

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What is a sustainable handmade gift?

Sustainable gifts are handmade, reusable and provide zero waste. Here are a few examples:

  • Handmade items made from paper.
  • Sustainable wood and biodegradable packaging.
  • Wooden products such as handmade serving boards.
  • Vegan friendly wax melts.
  • Artisan soaps in recycled packaging
  • Reusable handmade ceramics, wrapped in a furoshiki wrap

Whats so important?

Sustainable gifts are important for the environment. Even the materials they are made from are equally important. Moreover the packaging, because this can help reduce costs for both the customer and the seller. Oh, and that rewarding feeling, knowing you are doing your little bit for the environment.

On average, consumers reported they are willing to pay 3% more for goods that are sustainable.

Aviva’s latest research finds more than half of UK adults (52%) say they are more environmentally conscious than pre-pandemic.

Real Examples of sustainable gifts

Wax Melts

These Relaxer Aromatherapy Wax Melts by Blue Moon Melts contain notes of lavender, rosemary,eucalyptus and peppermint.
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Each pack contains 6 bespoke crescent moon shaped wax melts. Each melt will last for 8 to 10 hours.

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Thats a wrap

This pretty much wraps up our article on the benefits of sustainable handmade gifts. In conclusion, when you come to buy or sell handmade gifts, consider the benefits of eco-friendly/biodegradable packaging.

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