Gig Makes Gifting Eco Chic, and Easy
The “gift” experience — what with wrapping, making bows, and of course, ripping through packages to find new gems– is something many of us look forward to. That said, the aftermath of gifting– the part where you’ve destroyed an immaculately wrapped box, and are left with a mound of recycling and at least a little regret– is less pleasurable. Peak times for morning after gifting regret? Holidays. According to the Clean Air Council, the U.S. generates 25% more garbage during the winter holidays. So much wrapping paper. So much wasted material. Believe it or not, there is an elegant, and eco-friendly solution to the problem.
Chicago-based entrepreneur Kim Blanding launched Gift it Green cotton fabric gift boxes this past earth day, as a creative way to eliminate gifting waste. Appalled by the bag-fulls of un-recyclable gift wrapping from her own holiday celebrations, the mother of three knew she had to find a way to enjoy gifting without adding to the millions of tons of waste already produced in the US annually. “I felt there must be a way to capture the thrilling experience of opening a present without waste,” said Blanding. “I could not find anything that was reusable and fun to unwrap, so I developed Gift it Green.” Gig gift boxes are all cotton, resuable, and meant to be gifted forward. Gig boxes have everything you need- no scissors, tape, extra ribbon or wrapping paper needed- and you can purchase eco-chic Gig crinkly tissue paper, to create the layerable gift opening experience.