Eco-Friendly Gifts Blog: Our Range Of Eco-Friendly Gifts For Daughters
This blog is for anyone who knows their special someone cares for the environment, but you're not sure what gift to give them to fit their ethos.
Don't worry - this is something we hear all the time, and it's why we've written this piece. We're going to talk about Eco-Friendly Gifts that you can give to your resident eco warrior.
We've got all the links with each item, as well as including explanations as to why each item makes an amazing environmentally friendly present. So if you're after fantastic eco friendly gift ideas for your daughter, you are in the right place.
We have three amazing choices for our Biodegradable Glitter & Accessories Gift Sets. We will talk later on about why biodegradable glitter is a far better option for the environment, than normal glitter, later on.
We have an exciting, growing range of biodegradable glitter. Our available tones are sea green, ocean blue, brilliant gold and stunning frost. Our XL and XXL gift sets contain all of our tones in increasing variations. Our original kit contains two colours of your choice, so try to sneak your special someone's' favourite shades out of them. Let's start with our original gift set!
Our Biodegradable Glitter Gift Sets contain everything your special someone needs to get glittered up. This gift set includes:
- Two of our small biodegradable glitter tones (Ocean Blue, Stunning Frost, Sea Green and Brilliant Gold.)
- One large aloe vera glitter glue
- One bamboo glitter brush
This gift set is ideal for someone who is just getting into makeup and glitter.
Containing everything they will need to apply the glitter, this gift set is the perfect starter pack when it comes to biodegradable glitter.
This gift set is the next step up from the original.
In some people's eyes, it is considered the mummy bear of the glitter kit world - not too big, and...well, you get the picture.
This eco friendly gift is for a more experienced glitter user, or perhaps someone who is starting to go to parties and wants more combinations of glitter shades. This eco friendly gift set contains:
- Four of our medium biodegradable glitter tones (Ocean Blue, Stunning Frost, Sea Green and Brilliant Gold.)
- Two large aloe vera glitter glues
- Two bamboo glitter brushes
If your eco warrior is a glitter fanatic, can't get enough of the stuff and is constantly practising makeup and glitter combinations, this gift set is the perfect present for you glitter lover.
This gift set is suitable for one glitter pro who uses multiple brushes, or maybe you've got several glitter fanatics who demands a crazy amount of glitter and a brush each.
This is the ultimate Biodegradable Glitter Gift Set, and is undoubtedly the Queen of the glitter realm. Our XXL Biodegradable Glitter Gift Set contains:
- Four of our Large Biodegradable Glitters (Ocean Blue, Sea Green, Stunning Frost and Brilliant Gold).
- Four Large Aloe Vera Glitter Glue tins.
- Four Bamboo Glitter Brushes.
Those are our three deluxe glitter gift sets, which make the perfect gifts for daughters.
You might have a few questions if you're reading this, and you're not of the glitter and makeup persuasion.
Have no fears, we are here to help you. Let's go through the number one question on your mind:
What's Wrong With Conventional Glitter?
Typical high street glitter contains a huge amount of plastic, mostly all of which is in microplastic form.
Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic with a small surface area. They can easily enter the natural marine environment when glitter is wiped off and flushed down into our sewage system.
Cumulatively, these microplastics can have a hugely negative impact on our natural marine environment, which is suffering hugely as a result of plastic pollution.
When microplastics are ingested by creatures such as zooplankton, at the foot of the marine food chain, the process of plastic moving up the food chain begins.
Through a process called trophic transfer, the plastic substance in the prey is passed onto the predator that consumed that prey.
One zooplankton organism contains a tiny amount of plastic from ingestion. However, when the total number of tiny marine creatures are taken into account, the mass of plastic in the food chain soon adds up.
Several stages up the food chain, the creatures are much larger. Fish that are regular supermarket items have been found to contain plastic. Who eats these fish? Us. So the plastic we are throwing away, or flushing down a sink, is coming in a full circle right back onto our plates.
So now we know what the problem with glitter is (and microplastics in general), we can say why biodegradable glitter is so great.
Biodegradable glitter contains absolutely no plastic of any kind. This means as biodegradable glitter is 100% plastic free, it can't contribute to the plastic pollution crisis.
What Is Biodegradable Glitter Made From?
The core of our biodegradable glitter is made from cellulose, which is 100% biobased carbon content. This means it is made from organic material, and contains no plastic. Let's have a look at the key facts about biodegradable glitter.
- 100% plastic free. This means no plastic of any kind, including microplastics.
- Our glitter biodegrades in natural, freshwater environments. This means our glitter does not contribute to plastic pollution in the marine environment.
- All raw materials are ethically and sustainably sourced.
- Our glitter is suitable for vegetarians, and is allergen free.
- Our glitter contains no aluminium!
- We have already said our glitter is biodegradable glitter, but how cool is that!
Now we've talked about why biodegradable glitter is the way forward, let's have a look at why our accessories are so great.
Aloe Vera Glitter Glue
In order to make the glitter stick to the face, or area of skin which the glitter is being applied to, there needs to be a sticking agent of some kind. We love the aloe vera because it's a natural, non chemical based way of sticking the glitter to the body. It can be used all over the body, so it doesn't matter if your special someone is putting glitter on their face, arms, hands of wherever - it is A-Ok. If your special person is vegan, our aloe vera gel is 100% Ok to use as well. Finally, it's easily removed with soap and water, so no nasty cosmetic stuff needed to take off the glitter and gel. So to sum up, our aloe vera glitter glue is:
- A super safe, eco friendly sticking agent for glitter.
- Easily washed off with soap and water - no cosmetic chemicals needed.
- Vegan, and non chemical based.
Bamboo Makeup Brush
The glitter and glue is ready to go! All your gift receiver needs now is something to put the glitter on with. This is where the bamboo makeup brush comes in. Very easy on the skin, our bamboo makeup glitter brushes are the best way to apply glitter. As well as feeling great, the primary material used, bamboo, is a leading material in terms of sustainability. One of the fastest growing crops in the world, bamboo is easily replenished and quickly produced. We make sure our suppliers are giving us ethically sourced bamboo, so we know it is not negatively impacting the natural environment. In conclusion, our bamboo makeup brushes are:
- Made from ethically sourced, sustainable and renewable resources (primarily bamboo.)
- A great way of applying glitter to any areas of the body.
- They feel great to the skin!
Plastic Free Packaging
Every one of these Gifts are presented in beautiful plastic free packaging.
For the Original, we use a heart shaped keepsake box, which is constructed from pine.
For both the XL and XXL Gift Sets, larger pine keepsake boxes are used to contain the items.
We chose keepsake boxes made from sustainably sourced pine for a few important reasons. Using renewable resources as opposed to single use plastic reduces the amount of waste entering a system that is not fit to cope.
Only 9% of all plastic has ever been recycled, and 300 million tonnes of it are produced every year. Using keepsake boxes will reduce the demand for single use plastic, and shift the focus to a more reusable mindset when it comes to choosing gifts.
So those are our fabulous suggestions if you are not sure what your eco warrior wants, but you want to get a gift you know they will love.
We know how hard it is to keep up with the ever changing world of sustainability, eco friendliness and just in general being kind to the environment.
There is so much information out there, particularly on social media. None of this information is guaranteed to be true, and we would expect nothing less than the same level of skepticism applied to this blog as well.
We think it's important to think critically, when everyone is claiming to be 'green'! That's why if you have any questions about our research, or any information we have written about, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Environmentally Friendly Gifts
Our collection of environmentally friendly gifts is carefully curated around two main premises: having no single use plastic in anything we deliver, and sending minimal waste to landfill.
Environmentally friendly gifts can bring joy, as well as creating an interest in the recipient for protecting the environment.
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