Six planet-friendly ways to show staff you care this Christmas

Got your staff Christmas gifts sorted? There’s still time! Think outside the box and be good to your people, and the planet, with these sustainable Christmas gift ideas.

Gift an experience: Why not shout your staff a chance to try something new? Grab a voucher for a local eatery or attraction or check out www.redballoon.co.nz for inspiring experiences – from arts and entertainment to watersports and tours. No packaging in sight.

Be charitable: Create more joy and less waste by heading to www.thegoodregistry.com, where you can buy gift cards that enable staff to make donations to charities they care about. Or for a bit of fun, do good by grabbing a pile of poo, a pair of chickens or a pineapple at www.oxfam.org.nz/unwrapped. Remember, donations over $5 are eligible for a tax credit.

Gifts that grow: From single trees to bonsai and culinary hampers, NZ’s leading living gift company, Tree Gifts, has something for everyone. Plus, they do corporate branding.

Keep it simple: If you’re stuck for ideas, Google The Pressie Box. They’ve got hundreds of different corporate gift boxes, baskets and tins, including eco-friendly options for the budget-conscious or big spender.

Sustainable branding: www.allaboutpromo.nz is NZ’s only carboNZero certified promotional product and branding company with more than 500 sustainable gift options.

Get browsing: From home and garden, health, beauty, food and drink, you can browse local, eco options online at sites such as Green Elephant and EcoWarehouse.