Sustainable Gift Giving

Another holiday season is here, and with it comes the big question of what to get for friends and family. Not to worry! We have some great, sustainable tips and ideas for you!


Trying to avoid giving more ‘junk’ that ends up getting stored away? Give the gift of an experience! Giving tickets to an event or tour, gift card for a restaurant, or a membership to a place they like to go. This is a gift your loved ones won’t soon forget!

An HCA Membership Pass is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year through! HCA gift cards are also available.


This is another great way to cut down on the ‘junk’ and give to a great cause all at once! There are many amazing not-for profits but we’d like to suggest contributing Hamilton Conservation Foundation! They contribute directly to the work HCA does. Donate now!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Looking for a special, one of kind item? Check out your local antique or second hand store. There are so many treasures to be found and you’ll be giving these previously loved items a whole new life!

Shop Local

It’s been a tough couple of years for many small and local business. In addition to contributing to your local economy, local businesses often source items closer to home which helps cut down on the carbon footprint. Two day shipping is great when shopping online but not so great for the environment. Heading out to a local shop means you can get your item today and don’t have to worry about that delivery getting taken off your front porch either. You’ll be sure to find a unique item for that special someone!

Get Creative

Whether you like to craft, knit, woodwork, sew, cook or something else, making something for your loved ones will be treasured knowing the time and effort you put into their gift.

Spend Time

It’s easy to buy a gift and send it off, but even better – make it a date and do something with the ones you love! HCA’s winter activities page is a great spot to start for some ideas. Snap a quick selfie to capture your special new memories!

No matter what you decide, we here at HCA wish you and yours a very merry holiday season and a happy new year!


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