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From plants to flower lights to plantable stationery & candles! By choosing these eco-friendly gifts, let’s take a step towards a greener Diwali!
Diwali is here…the festival of lights and gifts. For a very long time, Diwali gifts have been restricted to mithai, crackers, lights and diyas. As the world is becoming more and more eco-friendly, we must change the age-old tradition of non-sustainable gifts.
Here are some brands that have innovative eco-friendly gifts that is sure to bring a smile to your loved one!
If you want eco-friendly solutions to everyday items then Bio Q is the go-to brand for you. Their special Diwali section they have eco playing cards, gift trays, soy wax candles and cork holders, plantable stationery kits, plantable diaries and eco-lights. BioQ develops products that are aimed at helping people make the switch to eco-friendly alternatives without compromising on aesthetics or functionality. Their sustainable and aesthetic products are perfect to gift to your friends & family. Click here to buy these eco-friendly gifts.
Who doesn’t love plants? You can never go wrong with gifting plants. There are plants for all kinds of people the ones who can maintain them and the ones who can’t. Pot and Plants special Diwali section has pretty looking Diwali gift boxes. These include a succulent plant, succulent soil mix, an awesome and cute ceramic pot, a beautiful Diwali card, a cute Buddha miniature set of 3 and a personalized message. With this, there are many other gift boxes to explore. Celebrate Green Diwali by taking care of the environment and gifting each other green plants. This will not only bring in clean air but also enhance the beauty of one’s surroundings. Click here to buy these eco-friendly gifts.
The Gram Art Project has a special initiative for Diwali called the Beej Parva 2021. BeejParva is a series of eco-friendly, exploitation-free and meaningful alternatives to mainstream firecrackers.
They have firecracker alternatives made from recyclable materials. These ‘crackers’ after sowing in water, hatch into beautiful plants that can even be consumed!
With this, they also have seed-sweets which are an alternative to regular sweets. Seed-sweets are seed balls made from waste paper, are biodegradable and will grow into consumables after sowing.
So this Diwali, don’t gift those noisy environment-harming crackers… instead give the Beej. Click here to buy these eco-friendly gifts.
Brown living Indian is a company that makes everyday products with a sustainable twist. These products help people switch to a more sustainable lifestyle with ease. From bamboo toothbrushes to eco-friendly tea coasters, they have a lot of things that you can pick up to gift someone this Diwali. Click here to buy these eco-friendly gifts.
The Burlap People creates and develops handcrafted, eco-friendly bags of burlap. They have a really good range of tote bags, wallets and much more. For Diwali, they have a special hamper. It has three tea samples from Ahista, an incense stick collection by Phool, microgreens grow kit from Tiny Acre, a Burlap coaster set, and a Bag For Life tote bag. All these goodies are encased in a Hasa Atelier box made from wild Sabai grass. Gift someone this Diwali hamper and make them take their first step towards an eco-friendly lifestyle. Click here to buy these eco-friendly gifts.
Khwaab is a company that was started with the idea to financially empower women by imparting creative skills and using these skills to create products. With this dream, they have 29 female artisans who have gone from earning a few hundred rupees a month to an encouraging 8-9,000. For Diwali, they have special handcrafted Genda festive lights. These lights have been made using hand-crocheted ‘flowers’ around LED lights. So gift these lights to someone and make them adorn their ‘thalis’ with these pretty reusable flower lights. Click here to buy these eco-friendly gifts.
Diwali without music is no fun, right? Happy Turtle Bamboo speaker helps you to make this Diwali music party sustainable. These speakers are made up of striped bamboo and have handcrafted mandala lanterns. They are portable and are incredibly well-designed. The best part is that they don’t require any wires or cables to charge. Just put your phone inside the speaker and you are good to go. Click here to buy these gifts.
So these are a few brands that make for great Diwali eco-friendly gifts. By gifting these eco-friendly & cruelty-free items this Diwali, let’s take a step towards a greener Diwali!
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