2022 Gift Giving Guide from the Library Sustainability Committee

This holiday season and throughout the year, the Library Sustainability Committee’s Gift Giving Guide makes it fun and easy to choose local, sustainable, fair-trade, and recycled gifts and more. Click on the link above to view a list of gift ideas that support local small businesses and artisans, as well as a carefully curated list of places to find fair-trade, sustainable items from around the globe.

Sometimes the ideal gift is something a little less tangible. Researchers have found that for those who already have plenty, experiences bring more happiness than material possessions. And for some folks, a donation to a favorite charity is the perfect present.

For those looking to give an unforgettable experience (or at the very least, a fun one!), San Diego has so much to offer! Consider a gift card to a favorite restaurant; tickets to the movies, a concert or the theater; or a membership to one of our local gardens or museums.

2022 has been a year like no other. In updating this guide, we’ve highlighted BIPOC-owned small businesses, added some new offerings, and carefully checked to ensure that the listed places and spaces are open, but do call ahead to ensure hours and availability.

As always, this year’s updated guide is full of resources and ideas that are great for the local economy, easy on the earth and delightful to receive.

Be well, hold those you love close and enjoy the season.