This is the third of five articles in our 2013 Holiday Shopping series. Keep looking for these posts to learn how to make gift shopping easier on yourself and the environment!
Happy Cyber Monday! Is your credit card smoking yet? We at Recyclebank have been tinkering in our own workshop, building an assortment of can’t-miss deals on rewards just for #RBCyberFunday.
Here are a few of our favorite rewards, and our favorite ways to use them — towards gifts for ourselves or someone else!
1800Flowers.com: Did you know that 1800Flowers has a Planet Friendly selection of plants and flowers grown with environmentally- and socially-responsible practices? I like using the 20% off to buy plants that will bring enjoyment to the recipient for a long time — I’m particularly partial to the Airplant Terrarium and the gorgeous Rosemary Bonsai, which can actually be trimmed to use in cooking.
Honest Company: With a 20% discount on bundles, you can stock up on cleaning essentials to get your home shipshape for holiday visitors, or keep your family healthy all year long with the Health and Wellness Bundle. Each month you can customize what your bundle includes so you’re replenishing only what’s running low — a great way to reduce waste.
Uncommon Goods: This quirky catalog is one of my go-to places to buy interesting, unexpected gifts for those people who are impossible to buy for. I plan to use my 15% off to buy some cool upcycled gifts. In particular, I’m loving the Bike Chain frame for my cycling-obsessed husband, or the scented colored pencils, which are made from recycled newspaper, for my daughters.
Macy’s: With a $10 discount for purchases over $50, you could choose a beautiful decorative piece made by Rwandan artisans, or a stylish FEED tote bag — it’s made of organic materials and proceeds from the purchase help pay for school meals for children in need.
Target: I’ll be using the $5 off $50 discount to buy yummy, earth-friendly beauty products for the ladies in my family: EOS organic lip balms; Body Shop body butters, which contain Fair Trade ingredients and are never tested on animals; and EcoTools brush sets, made with sustainable bamboo handles and cruelty-free bristles.