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2021 Package-Free Holiday Gift Guide

Happy holidays! 'Tis the season for hot coco, crackling fires, and gift-giving.

Make this holiday season a more sustainable one with package-free gifts for your loved ones. We've picked 12 perfect products to gift to friends, family, or co-workers. These products are separated into three price categories to help you stay in-budget this season.

Before we start...

To reduce waste and have a more sustainable gift-giving season try these three tips:

  1. Ask the recipient what they need.
  2. Set buying limits to avoid buying excessive gifts that might not get used.
  3. Look into where/how the product is made, and who makes it. Prioritize locally owned businesses that use minimal or no packaging.
Under $10

Dryer Ball. A practical gift for someone looking to bring sustainability into every-day life. Dryer balls help reduce drying time, they save on electricity & preserve the lifespan of your clothing.

Bamboo Toothbrush. A package-free classic, making the switch to a bamboo toothbrush is one of the easiest ways to exclude plastic from your routine. Since we opened, The Tare Shop has helped keep more than 4,400 plastic toothbrushes from entering the waste stream!

Body Sponge Luffa. This exfoliating luffa actually comes from a dried gourd (not from the sea!) and is a 100% biodegradable option for sudsing up in the shower or bath.

Recycled Crayons. These recycled crayons unlock creativity while diverting old crayons from the waste stream! Each pack comes with 8 colours.

See all of our products under $10 here.

Under $30

Sitti Soap Gift Box. Not one, not two, but THREE beautiful soaps handcrafted in Jordan and packaged in recycle-able packaging. Perfect for gift exchanges.

Original Candles. Fill the air with delicious holiday smells. Soy-based, packaged in re-useable glass containers, and made by local Halifax company Circle & Wick.

Silicone Lids. Keep food fresher for longer with these sturdy silicone lids. They're also microwave and dishwasher safe!

Bamboo Hairbrush. Give the gift of natural luxury with this bamboo hairbrush, which swaps the traditional synthetic-handle brush with a sustainable alternative.

See all of our products under $30 here.

Under $50

Double Wick Candle. These double-wick candles are no joke! 100% soy wax, phthalate-free fragrance oils, with double cotton wicks--they're perfect for someone who needs a little self-care.

Zero Waste Kit. This kit is great for someone who is interested in zero-waste living but not sure where to start. Made by Dans le Sac, this kit comes with 1 bread bag, 2 large bulk bags, and 1 small bulk bag.

Toilet Brush with Stand. Not the most conventional gift...but this is a seriously beautiful toilet bowl brush that's probably on the wish-list of every package-free enthusiast! 

Dalcini Sandwich Box. Stainless steel, durable, and perfectly sized for the most delicious sandwich. This is a lifetime purchase that will prevent plastic bags or containers from entering the waste stream.

See all of our products under $50 here. 

Don't see the perfect gift? Gift cards are the most sustainable gifts of all! They let the recipient choose exactly what they want, which means they are more likely to use it over and over again. Purchase online gift cards here.

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