Eco-friendly Christmas gifts for employees and clients
Christmas gifting is a great way to show your appreciation to employees and clients. It’s also an effective marketing strategy for prospecting with new clients. We know that both employees and clients want companies to be socially responsible, so you should definitely use eco-friendly gifts. But as companies have increasingly smaller budgets, how can you save on your Christmas gifts and help save the planet at the same time? Take a look at our suggestions…
Waka Waka Power
Waka Waka Power helps save energy consumption and also provides a convenient way to power up if you run out of battery. It’s a lightweight and durable solar powered charger for mobile phones that also includes a handy torch with up to 40 hours of light. This state of the art device doesn’t just keep you constantly connected to the digitised world around you, but it also contributes to developing countries without access to electricity. The company runs its business on the same sustainable principles as we do at ForestNation. Their “Buy one, Give one” campaign raised more than $700 000 and provided 12 000 LED lamps to Haitian families without electricity at the same time. You can see more about their mission here: http://waka-waka.com/mission/.
Solar powered charger from $69.00
Have you ever been in the desperate situation when sifting through your briefcase you realized the USB containing the corporate presentation with the global crisis solution was missing? Imagine how that feels! Regardless of the type of digital information you work with, Box.com is an amazing way to store files in the cloud and sync them to all your machines. It’s an original gift with tons of features and way more eco-friendly in comparison with USB sticks and external hard drives. You can gift your employees and clients with box.com accounts from just at $5.00 a month.
The Seven year pen
What can be more sustainable in an office than a pen that runs for 7 years without having its ink cartridge changed? It’s estimated that over 100 million pens are discarded each day which represents a serious environmental concern. Hidden within The 7-Year Pen is a large reservoir that allows it to hold substantially more ink than a traditional ballpoint pen. This great Swiss invention can write an average of 5.5 feet per day for 2,555 days (that’s over 2.6 miles!) before running out of ink. The 7 year pen is available in several styles at just $7.99 each.
Local food gift baskets
Instead of buying bottles of wine or champagne, try to be more socially responsible this year by gifting locally grown and produced food. You can find a local store or website that makes fun gift baskets with organic, local food. Apart from the beneficial contribution towards a healthy and sustainable environment, locally produced foods are richer in nutrients. For under $48.99 a basket, you can mix and match various Christmas-attractive products such as handmade organic chocolate, apple juice, banana leaf trays, all annexed to a personalised hand-written greeting card. If you reside within the United Kingdom get in touch with the eco-friendly family from Devon and order a hart-filling Christmas basket at http://www.thelocalfoodcompany.co.uk. But be warned as locally produced food is so deliciously addictive!
John Masters organic travel kit
Let your employees and clients can travel in style like Jessica Alba, Zooey Deschanel or Jake Gyllenhaal with John Masters organic travel kit. John Masters Organics is a trendy brand that offers a lot of organic products. Their eco-friendly travel kit hailed by Hollywood celebrities alike includes four of their essential bestsellers for hair and body care. Their organic products are also packed in an eco-friendly travel bag, which is phthalate-free and made from organic cotton denim. Eco-friendly travel kit from $14.99.
ForestNation Tree Kits and Tree Cards
Our Tree Kits are a revolutionary way to connect with your employees and clients. They give the feeling of actually being involved in making a positive impact on our environment and society. We also plant another tree in a developing country, and you can choose where from our list of tree planting projects. Prices start from just $1.99 each and you can even include your own branding for a little extra.
If you are looking for something even more cost effective but still want to make a positive impact on the planet, then our Tree ecards are perfect. We’ll plant trees for you in a developing country for just $0.50 each! You’ll get a unique code for each tree you plant, so you can gift it to your employees and clients via email. They can register the code to see where we planted and more information about your socially responsible initiative. Tree ecards.