With the Christmas season comes the anticipation of gifting, and with gifting comes a lot of waste. Choose to go low waste this year by making a small change in your gifting habits. When looking for a Christmas gift that is unique, thoughtful, or practical, make sure it is sustainable as well.
If you have an environmentally-conscious person on your gifting list or you're trying to go low-waste, here are the 10 best eco-friendly and sustainable Christmas gift ideas you will love. This Christmas season, gift mother earth by being more responsible with low-impact gifting.
Teakwood Merlot Large 3-Wick Candle, by Goose Creek
The Christmas vibe created by a warm and welcoming candle scent is unmatched. And what better scent than the delightful aroma of teakwood, merlot, and red berries? This candle by Goose Creek does not contain any harmful or banned chemicals and has a lead-free, 100% cotton wick, making it a safe gifting option. It is made by workers in a safe and comfortable work environment.
Portable Campfire, by Uncommon Goods
Spending this Christmas at a friend's house beside a campfire, enjoying s'mores? Get them this portable campfire by Uncommon Goods to enhance the overall campfire experience. It burns for hours without the reeking smoke or messy cleanup. Made from recycled soy wax and paper, it's easier on the environment than wood fires.
Accordion Paper Trees, by West Elm
The Christmas season can feel incomplete without the tabletop Christmas trees. Avoid the usual artificial ones made of PVC or plastic and switch to gifting these handmade Accordion paper trees instead. They’re bound to add a touch of sophistication and tradition to the recipient’s home. West Elm makes sure their products are organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced, and Fair Trade Certified™.
Always Pan, by Our Place
A Lot of cooking happens during the Christmas season, which makes cookware a great gifting option. This do-it-all Pan by Our Place is designed to replace 8 traditional pieces of cookware! Now, that’s a highly practical and sustainable Christmas gift for a friend who loves cooking. Our Place also invests in ethical labor practices and responsible materials to manufacture its products.
Tata's Daily Essentials, by Tata Harper
This Tata's daily essentials set is the perfect gift to keep your loved one's skin protected from the harsh winter. It is 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegetarian, and non-toxic. Tata harper's skincare makes sure everything from the raw materials to the manufacturing processes is environmentally friendly. They also use 100% recyclable glass and cartons.
Mykonos Necklace in Gold, by Maison De Mode
When you gift someone a piece of jewelry, the recipient will most probably remember you whenever they wear it. Help your loved one accessorize this Christmas by gifting her this beautiful and timeless shell silhouette pendant. Maison De Mode's products are made under fair wages and safe working conditions and come in compostable, recyclable, or biodegradable packaging.
Taylor Matte Ballet Flat, by Oka-B
If you know the recipient too well and are aware of her foot size, go ahead and gift her these comfy and versatile ballet flats. They are made from 100% recyclable plastic and bio-based material. Oka-B offers a recycling program where you can send your shoes back once you're done with them and get a 15% discount on your next purchase.
The Chrysalis Cardi, by Encircled
For the slow fashion enthusiast on your list, there’s no better gift than this truly unique Chrysalis Cardi dress. We’re huge fans of multi-functional clothing and this one takes the crown with 8 completely different styling options. This is a dress that keeps on giving! It is made from 100% eco-friendly materials in a factory that follows ethical labor practices.
Maple Blanket, by Anupaya
Let your loved one cozy up in a layer of warmth with the Maple blanket from Anupaya. This warm, hypoallergenic, breathable, and sustainable throw is made from 70% recycled wool and 30% recycled manmade fibres. Anupaya adheres to strict Fair Trade standards and uses highly sustainable natural fibres along with thoughtful packaging methods for their products.
Compost Bin Container, by Package Free
This compost bin is a great sustainable Christmas gift idea for someone who plans to go low-waste. It is a great alternative to compost bins made entirely from plastic with synthetic filters. Package Free is on a mission to make the world less trashy, which is also why their products come in recyclable packaging.
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