Top Green Gift Ideas Under $5

November 22nd, 2019

By Kristen LaRocque, GreenUP Store and Resource Centre Coordinator

  1. Ecomum felted acorns are made locally by Ecomum, Jeanine Crow, and her daughter. The two go out and collect the acorn tops in the fall and attach them onto felted balls of wool to create the sweetest little tree ornaments! Ecomum also makes a variety of textiles, including baby bibs, blankets, and napkins with fun and contemporary prints.
  2. Looking to help your friend or family member kick the plastic straw habit? Let them test the waters with a single package-free stainless steel straw sold all by itself, without any packaging. Pair it with a Straw Cleaning Brush for $2.00 and then they are really set up for plastic free sipping!
  3. This Old Flame makes 100% beeswax candles that are handcrafted in Peterborough. We carry various shapes, sizes, and patterns, starting at just $1.50 for tealights! These lovely hand-poured and hand-dipped candles are made from beeswax from Ontario beekeepers with no scents or dyes added.
  4. What is more Canadian (and delicious) than a bottle of maple syrup? Golden Treasures maple syrup is from Trout Creek, Ontario and has been in operation since 1994, growing over the years to over 16,000 taps over 300 acres of maple bush in the heart of Northern Ontario. The GreenUP Store carries large Litre-sized portions right down to teeny tiny stocking-sized portions in maple-leaf shaped glass bottles.

Thank you!

GreenUP is a non-profit charity. When you shop at the GreenUP Store you are directly supporting GreenUP and all proceeds support environmental programs in the Peterborough area – that’s a gift that gives twice! The GreenUP Store is located at 378 Aylmer Street in downtown Peterborough. Check out greenup.on.ca for holiday hours, gift ideas, and more.

With so much good stuff to choose from, you may want to give gift certificates, which can be purchased at the GreenUP Store or through our website by clicking here >

You also have the option to support our Ecology Park fundraising campaign by adding a donation to your gift by clicking here > You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for your contribution. With the funds raised this holiday season, we plan to install features that will help make Ecology Park accessible for all visitors, and you’ll also ensure that our renowned environmental programs will continue for years to come.

During the holiday season our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. In this spirit we say simply and sincerely, thank you and best wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year, from all of us at GreenUP.

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