If your weekend got away from you, you may not have had quite enough time to pick up all of the last-minute gifts you’d been meaning to get…like something small and polite to give to the host or hostess of a holiday party you’ll be attending this week. Sure, in a pinch, you could grab a bottle of wine–like everyone else who forgot. Or, you could opt for something healthier and more eco-friendly, that delivers a more heartfelt message.
Even if you’ve got next to no time to spare this week, either because you’re preparing to take some time off, or because you’re fully engrossed in celebrating Hanukkah, a bit of clever lunch-break shopping can save you from giving yet another bottle of Whole Foods merlot or bouquet or pesticide-ridden flowers, or worse, being the jerk who shows up empty-handed. Flip through these suggestions for sustainable, thoughtful suggestions, and see what you come up with.