Happy Holidays from Bullfrog Power! In the first of this three-part series, we asked bullfrogpowered businesses for suggestions on eco-friendly gifts and experiences you can share with friends and loved ones this holiday season. Keep an eye out every week for a new blog post with helpful tips for the holidays!
‘Tis the season of giving—but wouldn’t it be nice to get your friends and loved ones a gift from a business that’s also doing good for the planet? We asked some bullfrogpowered businesses for gift wrapping and giving suggestions—check them out below.
Reduce waste with this eco-friendly gift wrap option
Did you know that in Canada, an estimated 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags are thrown out over the holidays each year?* Here’s an idea for making your gifts a little greener.
Ottawa-based Pigment & Paper Co. features gift wrap that’s made from FSC-Certified, 100% recycled paper, and its designs are printed using plant-based inks. For an extra stocking stuffer idea, Pigment & Paper also offers greeting cards and journals in its trademark designs.
Treat friends and family (and yourself!) to LUSH
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics takes pride in its ethically and naturally sourced bath and body products. In addition to its fragrant product line, this season LUSH also has holiday-themed scrubs, gels and bath bombs to help spread the gift of rest and relaxation.
(Bullfrog pick: We recommend the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb!)
Give a themed bundle from terra20
Whether you’re giving to the foodie, party planner or cook in your life, terra20 has the eco-friendly gift package for you. Terra20 sources home and body products that are free of harmful chemicals and specialize in Fair Trade, Certified Organic and sustainable items.
(Bullfrog pick: The terra20 Foodie gift set has our mouths watering–and it also comes with a reusable bag so you can say NO to plastic bags at the grocery store.)
Help celebrate the outdoors with MEC
MEC’s online gift guide makes it easy for you to find the perfect gift for the hikers, campers, skiers and nature lovers in your life.
(Bullfrog pick: it’s hard to go wrong with the classic MEC Pom Pom Hat!)
Give to your loved one and the planet with Keep Leaf
Keep Leaf celebrates beautiful, well-designed products that make the world a better place. Its home and lifestyle items, which include make-up cases, baby blankets and lunch bags, are made ethically and sustainably.
(Bullfrog pick: Keep Leaf’s organic cotton hand tote bags come in a wide range of stylish colours and designs.)
Keep warm with Reunion Island’s 2018 Holiday Blend
Whether you need a holiday party gift or a stocking stuffer, Reunion Island Coffee’s 2018 Holiday Blend is a delicious option that features tasting notes of raisin, cocoa and molasses. Plus, 25 cents from each pound sold goes to Grounds for Health, a non-profit that supports sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs to women in coffee-growing communities.
Offer a taste of B.C. with the Saul Good Locavore Pack
Want to give a taste of B.C. as a present this holiday? Long-time Bullfrog Power customer (and certified B Corp) Saul Good Gift Co. is offering the Locavore gift basket: an inspired selection of Vancouver & B.C.’s best-loved artisan products and chocolate treats.
Give the gift of green power
Did you know you can give green power for a computer or device to your friends and family this holiday season—for less than $10?
When you give this gift, Bullfrog Power ensures the energy going into the grid for the recipient’s computer or device is coming from clean, green sources like wind and water. Your friend or family member will receive a personalized digital certificate representing the green power you’ve purchased on his or her behalf.