It's that time of year again — cooler weather, warmer sweaters, leaves beginning to drift off the trees. As the season changes, your sustainability-minded business may be thinking ahead to the holiday season and considering corporate holiday gifts. Over the past 8 months or so, you may have collaborated with fantastic partners, worked with great clients, welcomed new team members on board, and celebrated achievements within your company. The holiday season is a great time to give gifts and express appreciation. You want to continue nurturing the relationships you've built. At the same time, holiday gifting can come with a lot of single-use packaging waste or sparkly ribbons that get lost or tossed away. If this is on your mind, then you'll find inspiration in this round up. Garther ideas for low waste corporate holiday gifts below! 1. An Experience Gift Image Sources: uncommongoods.com Instead of a physical gift, offer a virtual learning experience they can pick up a new skill from. Uncommon Goods has a variety of options including how to make homemade focaccia with marinara sauce and flower arranging. 2. Gift Cards in Seed Paper Gift Card Holder Elevate your gift card with a plantable gift card holder that doubles as a gardening gift. Embedded with easy-to-grow wildflower seeds, it's sure to have them buzzing with gratitude. These tag shape seed paper gift card holders also come with a ribbon that you can tie to a gift bag for a stylish look. Just add your logo to the pre-designed artwork and you're all set! 3. Stylish Reusable Bags Image Source: bagmaverick.com Having one of these handy is a must-have for anyone on an eco-living journey. Bring your creative spin to it with a stylish branded design to an eco-friendly tote such as these ones from Bag Maverick. Then add some other low-waste gifts inside, for example, a bar of luxurious handmade Holiday Spice or Activated Charcoal Soap packaged in a clever lump of coal muslin bag. 4. Plantable Eco Custom Photo Calendars Decorated with your HQ custom photos and logo, these calendars feature 12 months printed double-sided on 6 sheets of seed paper. Your recipients will be able to plant and grow wildflowers at home year round! No need for a graphic designer, just submit your your images and we'll add them for you. 5. Eco-friendly Branded Tees Image Source: bellacanvas.com via motprinting.com (right) When it comes to branded t-shirts for corporate holiday gifts, quality matters. Go with a tee made with sustainable materials that feel comfy to wear, such as these from BELLA+CANVAS. We gave these to our team members at Botanical PaperWorks, and they wear them all the time! Read about it in this case study here. 6. Deluxe Handmade Soap Gift Set When you're not sure what to give, soap is a gender-neutral, universally useful gift option. The smell of this gift will delight recipients when they receive it. Holding 3 artisanal handmade soap blends inside, this Deluxe Handmade Soap Gift Set brings the scents of the spa to their home. Finally, they're packaged with a sleek 30% recycled chipboard box customized with lush white leaves, and biodegradable handmade paper wraps featuring your logo. 7. Reusable Water Bottles Image Source: siggnorthamerica.com Why not go with a popular must have? Reusable water bottles are a go-to giveaway for a reason. They're just so handy! We recommend SIGG water bottles that are 100% recyclable and chemical-free. Read about how Botanical PaperWorks gave branded SIGG water bottles to its team members in this case study here. 8. Holiday grow kits Bundled in a set perfect for beginner gardeners, these Season’s Greenings Herb Seed Paper Sprouter Kits are a fun giveaway. They're wrapped in a festive pre-designed seed paper wrapper you can add your logo too. It includes a 100% biodegradable pot and premium coco coir wafer that expands to 7 times its volume when you add water. 9. Donation in Their Name Keep it sweet and simple with a gift that also gives back. Include a message on a plantable panel card or seed paper businesses card saying how you've made a donation in their name in lieu of a gift. This offering feels good to give and receive. They'll appreciate your thoughtfulness and be glad to support a good cause. These plantable business cards are printed on eco-natural seed paper which is also made from twice-recycled paper content. 10. Kitted Gift Set Want to go above and beyond with a more substantial gift? Bring together some of the items from the list above and add a few other low waste items to go with it. For example, this kit with handmade soap, soap dish, eco sponge, lip balm in biodegradable packaging, dish cloth, reusable water bottle and plantable seed paper calendar. Package them up in a kraft box with plantable box filler or reusable tote bag. With these corporate holiday gifts, you'll spread cheer without the extra waste on top. Let these ideas inspire your gifting plans and get creative! Want to get started on your holiday promotions? We would love to work with you to create an eco-friendly product that will spread festive cheer and plants. Take a look at our Holiday Promotional Products Idea Book for TONS of fantastic seed paper promotion ideas, plus our NEW handmade holiday soaps.