Looking for ways to give green? Want some ideas that save you some green in your pocket while giving environmentally green gifts? Following are a few quick and easy ideas:
1. Concert tickets to a local performance. Not the rock band in the arena. Perhaps it is the four member classical musicians; perhaps it is a classical acoustic guitar performance. Look in your local paper and you will find a myriad of musical choices with ticket prices far below the arena or symphony prices.
2. A trial membership at a gym. A gym membership can be expensive, but right now those memberships are on the decline. You can give someone a thirty-day trial membership for very little money, and if they enjoy it, then they can join themselves.
3. Home Cooked meals ready for the freezer. Who doesn't have a hectic and stressful schedule? Who isn't shopping on a budget these days? To know that homemade lasagna and chicken soup are already made and waiting in the freezer for dinner can be a delicious and much appreciated treat.
4. A gift card tucked inside a homemade card. There's no paper wrapping; no bows; no tape. But the gift is the same: a gift card to a favorite restaurant or store, and tucked inside a card you took the time to create. The best of both worlds.
Go green and keep giving.