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Looking for goodies for people that love eating and drinking in the great outdoors? Need something special for those that love entertaining?
Whether you need a gift for that outdoor cook, or you are you simply looking to make changes in your own life by switching to more environmentally friendly options, you are in the right place.
Our guide provides some fun shopping ideas, nature-inspired products, and more.
Take a look at our spring 2022 guide for a few items that we found from a variety of sources.
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Beautiful shopping bags
The first item in our spring gift guide is from Faithful to Nature. This sustainably-sourced online shopping site has a variety of goodies to choose from. We love their products and the fact that they care about the environment too!
These days plastic shopping bags just create more waste that the planet doesn’t need. Instead of packing all your goodies (or shopping) in a plastic packet that ends up in a landfill or blowing around, what better way to transport your goodies than a fashionable bag? MyBaguse is long-lasting as they are made using 40% recycled nylon sourced from pre-consumer waste.
Get your shopping bag (they come in various designs) from Faithful to Nature by clicking here.
Ditch the cling wrap
Cling wrap is another plastic item that makes life easier, but might not be such good news for the environment. What do you do with the clingwrap after you used it to cover one dish? If your answer is throwing it away then it is time to reconsider greener options and eliminate single-use plastic. That is why we are featuring Foover Covers in our spring shopping guide. Their covers are sustainable and eco-friendly as you can wash them and use them again. They are available in many patterns, shapes and sizes, plus they are reversible, allowing you even more variety in the kitchen.
Get a set of three from R200 by visiting Foover.
Say goodbye to flies
The hotter spring weather is the perfect excuse for spending time in the great outdoors and soaking up the sun, lounging around the pool and eating outside. Unfortunately, spring also brings those pesky flies looking to share your lunch. Instead of grabbing the can of insect spray releasing toxic chemicals into the environment, and killing many innocent creatures, why not invest in a nifty repellent fan for your braai area or patio? You see them in shops with food displays. The rotors are made from rubber so won’t cause pain when touched, which makes it safe for little kids too. It is battery-powered (great during loadshedding) or can be plugged in. Get yours from Mantality for R259 by clicking here.
Rhino dung to light the fire
There is nothing better than knowing your firelighters won’t give off any toxic fumes and create further pollution when having a braai with friends and family. Rhino Balls Eco-Firelighters created a wonderful solution – non-toxic, eco-friendly, waterproof firelighters that leave no residue or odour. These firelighters are made from rhino dung and wax and burn for 17 minutes. The great news is that some of the funds from sales will go towards the SANParks Honorary Rangers for projects within various SANParks, so you will do your bit for conservation when making a purchase. Get 48 balls for R210 from www.lighterfornature.com. They also have options made from wood shavings (R147 for 60 balls).
Turn any kettle braai into a pizza oven
Not enough money to build a pizza oven and buy a braai, but want the best of both? This gadget allows you to turn any 57cm kettle braai into a pizza and bread oven. This affordable solution is durable, portable and versatile, and the perfect excuse to upgrade your braai today. Bake bread, pizza, fish and so much more, whether you are on the beach or with friends. Buy one for R2949 from Mantality by clicking here.
Do you know anyone who can use any of the above items? Share our list with them, or surprise them with a gift. Keep an eye on our website for future guides!
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