3 thoughtful birthday gifts that won’t cost the Earth

Every year it can be a struggle coming up with new ideas for presents to give to your friends and family. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary or special occasion, the list of potential gifts can get shorter and shorter each year! 

Luckily for you, we've got the scoop on three great goodies you can give away, and with a clear conscience, too. These items don't just make great presents, they're also friendly to the planet. How convenient!

Solar lights for the garden

Who doesn't love a string of fairy lights for the backyard? A set of fun, glittering lights can really liven up the garden and provide a dash of glamour. 

What's more? You can find solar-powered varieties, meaning the fantastic fairy lights don't have to add a cent to your giftee's power bill. As long as the sun shines so will these lights, which charge up during the day and twinkle the night away! 

Solar-powered lights don't just mean cost savings, either. It means fewer carbon emissions into the environment, so it's a win-win. 

Reusable coffee cups

Do you have a friend who just loves their daily – or perhaps even hourly – caffeine fix? Grab them a gorgeous reusable coffee cup

Your friend can give this cup to a barista at any cafe and they'll fill it up with their delicious fresh brew, saving the need for a disposable cup. In addition to this, they might even charge less for the beverage! 

With less waste, lower costs – it simply can't be beat.

Something green for the garden

A green gift for the garden such as seeds, flowers, or a tree is a great idea. There are some great indoor pressies for those apartment-dwellers too, such as pot plants. 

For one, plant life works to keep our air clean – inside and out. Plus, growing and nurturing something from the Earth is incredibly rewarding. Everybody loves a bit of greenery – so why not make this your next eco friendly gift?