We all have become a bunch of individualists and finding the perfect Christmas gift for everyone from your cousin to your best friend is not that easy anymore. It seems that the perfect present is providing means for people to purchase themselves what they most desire.

Enter recycled envelopes!

This is the perfect solution when giving away all those gift certificates, that bit of extra cash and/or that beautiful card where you have written yourself what the gift will entail. Since there is no Planet B, this is the perfect way to show care for the environment as well as your loved ones.

We all need to make an effort

Christmas is one of the most consumption heavy holidays each year and that’s why we need to take more care when we buy presents, decorations, and food. We all simply need to alter our consumption patterns to more sustainable ones. We can still by the presents we want to give away and the tree that we want to decorate but we need to think about how we go about it.

That’s why it’s so great when new alternatives pop up that allow us to be both mindful of the environment but also about each other. Recycled envelopes, for instance, will lessen the environmental impact of all those gifts that fit into its standard size and although this is not a new invention it feels as if more people should be aware of its existence.

Of course, there are other options that you could go for as well. Recycled paper for instance or why not buy ornaments that are either made from recycled material or even second-hand. There are so many options available, waiting for you to discover them.

The perfect gift for each person

It’s still fun and challenging to find the perfect gift for each loved one but it can also be a bit of a hassle, to be honest. Nowadays most are quite specific in their preferences and no one really wants to compromise anymore. That’s why it’s so great to give away either a gift certificate or even simply a contribution to something alongside a nice card. That way everyone can buy what they want and you drastically lessen the risk of people throwing away things they hadn’t wished for.

This approach might sound a bit cynical but we all know it’s true and that’s why the gift of a card in a recycled envelope is perfect. If you struggle to find a way to make more sustainable choices this is a great way to take one small step in the right direction.

A small step for the environment, a giant step for you

If you struggle to find the perfect gift while also wanting to adopt a more sustainable consumption pattern, a gift certificate and/or a financial contribution in a recyclable envelope is perfect. The person you are giving the gift to can decide for themselves what they want and you can take comfort in that you have taken a small step towards a more sustainable future.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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