This week we continue offering ideas on gift giving that are gentler on the earth:

  • Give a gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant. So many to choose from…
  • The Newton Art Association (NAA) is partnering with the Centre Street Food Pantry and the Newton Food Pantry for a fundraising event. NAA members will sell their art works and half of the selling price will go to the two food pantries.
  • Check out Plug, an online retailer of the latest certified preowned tech devices, offering up to 70 percent off other retailers’ prices for devices such as iPhones, Androids, iPads, Apple Watches, Macs, AirPods, Beats, and more. All used devices are hand-cleaned, sanitized, and inspected for functionality, and they come with free two-day shipping (overnight options are available too), as well as a 12-month warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • Make gift baskets of bamboo toothbrushes, toothpaste tablets, shampoo bars, biodegradable scrubbers, etc. for recipients to try, or include as stocking stuffers.