Gift Sustainably this Holiday Season

Did you know that the average American home already has 300,000 things?! We all love giving gifts around the holidays, and for special occasions year-round, so we want to help you give gifts more sustainably.

Continue reading for Urban Green Lab’s top sustainable gift giving tips!

Gift Used

Reusing something that already exists is always the most sustainable option! We have many amazing thrift stores and antique shops in town where you can find something one of a kind for anyone on your list.

70s Blue Tan Floral Jersey
Sundress from The Hip Zipper

Habitat for Humanity Restore
Turnip Green Creative Reuse
D’Zone BTQ
Southern Thrift
The Hip Zipper
Music City Vintage
Fanny’ House of Music
Defunct Books


Gift Experiences

73% of kids want to spend more time with their family. This tear-jerking commercial sums it up very well. The most precious gift you can give someone is quality time together and a happy memory, which also happens to be a waste-free option.

Here are a few local experiences you can gift to help your loved ones to create unforgettable memories:


Gift a Donation

Show your support for someone you love by supporting a cause that matters to them. These are a few causes that the staff at Urban Green Lab is supporting this year:

To gift a donation from Urban Green Lab, click here!


Gift Plants

Gifting plants from a local shop like Gardens of Babylon and Bates Nursery & Garden Center are a great eco-friendly options!

The experts at these shops will even help you pick out the perfect plant depending on the strength of the recipient’s green thumb.


Gift Local

Nashville has incredible local artisans and shops with amazing, sustainable products that make great gifts. Check out these awesome organizations:

Music City Suds Best Female Performer
Gift Box from Sage Refill Market

The Good Fill
The Nashville Blanket Project
The Clarity Shop
Strings for Hope
Thistle Farms
Sage Refill Market
Artaya Loka


Gift EarthHero

EarthHero is an online marketplace for the sustainability minded! Every product being sold has been vetted by EarthHero using a 5 step process to ensure that each stage of the product’s manufacturing is ethical and sustainable.

Zero Waste Gift Box from EarthHero

Be sure to use the code “UrbanGreenLab” to receive a 10% discount on your purchase and Urban Green Lab will also receive a 10% donation!


Gift Sustainable Apparel

Music City Creative partnered with Urban Green Lab to create a line of sustainability centered t-shirts and sweatshirts! We receive a donation for each product you buy.

All products are printed on 100% cotton, ethically sourced, printed with plant-based ink, and shipped in compostable packaging. It’s the perfect gift for the climate activist in your life!


We appreciate you for thinking about how to be more sustainable this holiday season! Be sure to also check out our blog about reducing holiday food waste.

Happy Holidays & Live Sustainably!

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