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5 Sustainable Gift-Giving (& Wrapping!) Ideas

Sustainable gift giving and gift wrapping ideas on local milk blog with Beth Kirby and Kristine Claghorn of Cabin Vintage

Photo by Mark Harrison | Hat by Cabin Vintage | Dress by OR

Hello! I’m Kristine Claghorn! I am a creative producer and owner of the online vintage shop, Cabin. I live in Los Angeles by way of Indiana and am a Midwesterner at heart.

As a highly sentimental person, the holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the warm drinks, twinkling lights, and the sense of togetherness that colder weather brings. There’s nothing better than spending time with the ones you love (and giving them the perfect gift). As we approach this season of giving, I’ve been challenging myself to find better solutions with giving (like sustainable gift wrapping) to offset the tremendous amount of waste that unfortunately accompanies this magical time. That is why I rounded up 5 sustainable gift-giving (and wrapping) ideas for you this holiday season.


The Guide to Designing A Slow-Living Inspired Home

How to Design A Slow-Living Inspired Home from Ingredients LDN, guest poster on Local Milk Blog by Beth Kirby

Hello! I’m Nina, and I am the founder of online homewares store INGREDIENTS LDN. We offer a selection of soulful objects made of natural materials for people with a thoughtful approach to homemaking. 

I am grateful to be able to share a few thoughts that present our philosophy on homemaking and offer some my guide and inspiration for designing a slow-living inspired home. 


How To Make An Everlasting Floral Arrangement for Your Thanksgiving Table

How to Make an Everlasting Holiday Floral Arrangement with Siri Thorson on Beth Kirby's Local Milk Blog

My name is Siri Thorson, and I’m a florist, teacher, writer, and lover of all things wild and weedy. When I’m not traveling for my work, I spend as much time as I can on my family’s small farm in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, where I grow fresh-cut flowers and everlastings and putter around blissfully in the flower beds. You can follow my work and play on my Instagram and see more photos of my floral design on my website

Today I’m sharing my approach to making a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or holiday table that will not only survive the season but continue offering its beauty into the new year. This everlasting bouquet would look equally sweet on a mantle or side table to lend year-round color and texture to your space. 


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