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Gift Ideas

This year give shared experiences and gifts that are made to last.


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Giving someone an experience for Christmas? Check out our custom gift cards. Once you’ve found the perfect gift, check out our ideas for waste-free wrapping.


 

 

Edible gifts35http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Edible giftsEdible gifts<div class="ExternalClass3A23E234E6AC4EA5A4B4D5FBBDC01DE9"><p>​These make an excellent zero waste option. Get the whole family into the kitchen to whip up something special for those on your gift list. Try baking cookies, making jam, pickled vegetables, granola or a holiday nut mix! Check out our <a href="/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/wrap-wise">Wrap Wise section</a> for some sustainable food wrapping tips. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/ediblegifts.jpg, Picture http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/ediblegifts.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/ediblegiftsshare.jpg, ThumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Family tree37http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Family treeFamily tree<div class="ExternalClass9ADF38C1DD0A4015A59DC1AE85D49029"><div><p>Teach your children about their heritage and encourage them to pass it on to future generations. This is a gift that could truly last for generations to come.</p></div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/familytree.jpg, Picutre http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/familytree.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/familytreeshare.jpg, ThumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Activity book118http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Activity bookActivity book<div class="ExternalClassC6153838B909432AA49382B807B95DFF"><p>​​A great gift for anyone you want to spend more time with. Create a coupon book of favourite activities and set aside some time to share in the fun.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/activitybook.jpg, Picture http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/activitybook.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/activitybookshare.jpg, ThumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Bath salts with essential oils135http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Bath saltsBath salts with essential oils<div class="ExternalClassB4E6BDAB31EA47AD94A5896999974C1A"><div><p>Salt baths are a great way to relax, reduce stress, and soothe both the mind and body. Do-it-yourself aromatherapy blends are easy and fun to put together.</p></div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/bathsalts.jpg, Picture http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/bathsalts.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/bathsaltsshare.jpg, thumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Build an earthquake or vehicle emergency kit157http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Emergency kitBuild an earthquake or vehicle emergency kit<div class="ExternalClassAE413F3D2DBE47EE8A3A17A4060B3C9A"><p>Emergency supplies in your house and car are essential. The <a href="http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/index-en.aspx" target="_blank">Government of Canada Emergency Kits web page </a>can help you choose the the right supplies for a 'gotta-go' bag.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/emergencykit.jpg, Picture http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/emergencykit.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/emergencykitshare.jpg, ThumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Christmas ornaments39http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Christmas ornamentsChristmas ornaments<div class="ExternalClass0F45172650084C2E8ED9EC998688423C"><p>​Give them a hand-made keepsake to hang on the tree. These are fun, easy to make, and a great activity to get the whole family involved in.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/ornaments.jpg, Picture http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/ornaments.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/ornamentsshare.jpg, ThumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Create a memory book184http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Memory bookCreate a memory book<div class="ExternalClass4CDF145FF80B42D18B2E95D0BD8C4FB7"><p>Preserve memories with a homemade memory book for your loved ones that will be enjoyed for years to come.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/memorybook.jpg, Picture http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/memorybook.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/memorybookshare.jpg, ThumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Homemade jewellery226http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/Handmade jewelleryHomemade jewellery<div class="ExternalClass8B437C429D5A44039C26AB2002118D90"><p>Do you have an artistic flair? Homemade jewellery is a one-of-a-kind treasure that's rare to receive.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/homemadejewelry.jpg, Picture http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/homemadejewelry.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/CreateMemoriesImages/homemadejewelryshare.jpg, ThumbGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089