Our favorite time of the year is back! The season of gifting is when our Christmas elves are awakened from their hibernation and we get to work on packing, wrapping and posting orders you’ve placed for your loved ones. This year we decided to enlighten our community by listing out 5 gift ideas this Christmas! How is this different than any other gift idea online? Well, here in SLURP we hope to spread awareness on conscious gift-giving practices! Your gifts should be:

  •        Durable: A longer use means higher added value!
  •        Usability: The kind of gift that doesn’t collect dust on shelves!
  •        Valuable: Gifts that could better one’s lifestyle habits!

Now we’ve established what a good gift should encompass, let’s jump right into it!
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1. Metal Straws

Top on our list is, of course, metal straws! Help your loved ones make lifestyle changes with metal straws as this means they could simply use less plastic in an attempt to create a greener planet. 

Durability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Be sure to opt for stainless steel straws are they’re more durable and hygienic.

Usability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
As metal straws can be used only when the user requires a straw, the usability differs on how much or little your giftee requires it! Do put in a little more thought before choosing to gift metal straws. Real changes for the planet are made with repeated use of metal straws.

Value:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Has your giftee been trying to make more conscious lifestyle choices? If so, a metal straw would definitely help their cause and they’d be delighted to receive one for Christmas.

Check out our Candy Cane Bundle– A Christmas Metal Straw Set  (available for limited time only)

2. Collapsible Cup

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Is your giftee always buying coffee in the morning? Perhaps a Starbucks patron? Then a collapsible cup is a perfect gift! These silicon-made cups are capable of withstanding high or low temperatures. Highly durable, all it requires is a good wash before it’s used for the next drink.

Usability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
If your giftee is always on the go and does pack their choice of beverage frequently, the collapsible cup would rank in terms of usability. Not to mention, it’s easily portable and barely takes up any space in bags!

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Just like metal straws, collapsible cups are perfect for those looking to reduce their plastic waste. With 500 billion plastic cups being used every year, we encourage everyone to actively bring these numbers down.

A bundle of love I & II: Thinking of gifting both the gifts so far? Check out our Christmas Bundle edition that includes both metal straws and a collapsible cup.


3. Bubble Tea Bottle

We’d recommend the bubble tea bottle to any bubble tea fan who gets their hand on them every other week! With the bubble tea plastic cups flooding our streets and contributing to plastic pollution, a bubble tea bottle ought to solve the problem. Click here to read the article on SS15 Plastic Pollution by SAYS.
 

Durability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐                                                                                         

With good use, these bottles could last for years! All it needs is a good scrubbing and be sure to not drop it too often.

Usability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

As these bottles could function to carry water or bubble tea drink, we are grading a high usability rate for these bottles for hitting two birds with one stone.

Value: ⭐⭐⭐
Subjective to how frequently your giftee gets a bubble tea drink, this gift could bring different value to the owner. Nevertheless, it definitely helps curb our plastic problems.
 

4. Skincare

Whether your giftee is a man or a woman, show your love by gifting a good set of skincare to them! Perfect for someone who needs a good deal of pampering. ‘What skincare can I gift?’ Glad you asked! We encourage cruelty-free, vegan and more importantly, locally birthed products to show love to the environment and our local entrepreneurs. Check out this article by SAYS that suggests a list of affordable and high-quality local skincare.

Durability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
As skincare products do come with expiration dates and shelf-life, the durability of each product is subjective. Not the best option if you’re looking to gift a present with infinite use.

Usability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Skincare products can be used and included in your giftee’s everyday skin routine and for that, we definitely rank skincare products high for usability.

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Gifting skincare is a great gesture of care and brings great wellness to one’s skin. However, skincare could be a hit or miss as different users react differently to different products.

5. Lunch Box

Finally, on our gift list is a lunch box! Back in popularity, lunch boxes are perfect for a giftee that’s looking to improve their eating habits by packing food from home or a giftee that’s always tapao-ing (take away) their meals at a restaurant. Lunch boxes like our first three gifts, contribute greatly to lowering plastic waste rates. Moreover, packing hot food in plastic containers is harmful to one’s health due to the release of chemical toxins when in contact with heat. Personally, we think lunch boxes are a great fad especially because of the multiple benefits they come with frequent use.

Durability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lunch boxes can be used for years when used with care. Buy ones made of the right material to ensure that it’s safe to be used even when in contact with hot food or to be microwaved. 

Usability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A product that can be used every day and cultivates good eating habits! We totally stan!

Value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A perfect gesture to show that you’re equally invested in the giftee’s eating habits and that you care. We think a lunch box is a sweet gesture of love.

 

These gift ideas are all perfect personal gifts that can be incorporated into one’s everyday use. This season of giving, may we give presents that aid our loved ones to make healthy life choices every day.

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