People get holiday gifts they don’t need or have room for. There is too much stuff.

For the last few Christmases, my favorite gift to give is a one-ton carbon offset with a Ben & Jerry’s coupon for a pint of ice cream that can be redeemed at any supermarket.

I buy the offsets from at:

Then I print the certificate that is emailed to me with the recipient’s name.

The coupons that I buy from the Ben and Jerry’s website have a downside—the shipping cost to get them is ridiculous. If there’s a Ben and Jerry’s store near you, that would help enormously. Unfortunately, I realized after I’d gotten the coupons that a store went up near me. Good to know for next year.

I spray a 9” x 12” white envelope with glitter, write “Warm wishes for a cool Christmas” on it, and put the 8 1/2″ x 11″ certificate and coupon inside.

The offsets are tax deductible and budget-friendly. The gift is priceless.