It's easier than you think to go waste-free.
I love Lee Valley. If I need something for my home or if I want to get a gift, this is always my first stop (of course, after checking out some vintage shops first). They sell neat and useful gadgets that are eco-friendly and made to last (quality!). They also sell many plastic-free games and toys that teach problem-solving skills and non-violence (unlike most video games and toys out there today).
The best fix is to not buy stuff. We all know how hard that is so if we must buy stuff, we should buy more responsibly. What does buying responsibly mean? Here is what I've been trying to do limit my consumerist tendencies over the last few years: