Thoughtful and Sustainable Gift Ideas
If you’re looking for some unique gifts and want to embrace sustainability in the process then you’ve come to the right place. Our lives can get rather hectic sometimes and although our intention might be to give sustainable gifts, we may not have the time for DIY projects or to trawl through websites looking for the perfect eco-friendly gift ideas that are thoughtful, appropriate and sustainable. So, I thought I’d take some of the stress out of this task for you and give you some of my eco-friendly recommendations. Whether you are looking for birthday gifts or a special thank you gift for a loved one, there’s sure to be something here for you.
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Gifts to Pamper
1. Eco -Friendly Spa Box
What’s not to love about this Sustainable Gift Box! the contents of the box are plastic free, from the makeup pads to bamboo cotton buds all items are recycleable or reuseable. For more gift ideas like this, check out The Healthy Family shop on Amazon.
2. Eco Glow Gift Set
This luxury bamboo self care set for him or her is the perfect gift to give your loved ones an EcoGlow! All of the products are eco friendly, vegan and biodegradable including the packaging. This pack is great value. It includes 10 reuseable makeup remover pads, 2 bamboo towels, 2 bath bombs, 2 bamboo toothbrushes, 1 soap bag, 1 laundry mesh bag and 100 bamboo cotton buds.
3. Natural Dead Sea Salt
Enjoy a spa-like feeling with this Eco Bath London Dead Sea Salt. It is infused with 100% pure essential oils and is presented in an eco-friendly bottle which will look lovely on display in any bathroom. Check out Eco Bath London products on Amazon for more eco-friendly gift ideas.
4. Reuseable Makeup Pads Set
This set of Bamboo pads with Konjac sponge comes with a lovely 100% recycled bamboo storage pot which will complement any bathroom or dressing table. The pads are reuseable. Simply place them in the wash bag provided, wash them in your machine and reuse once dry.
Unique Gifts Ideas
5. Eco Scribe Notebook and Pens Set
This A5 Notebook/Journal & Pack of 10 Recycled Paper Pens from Eco Scribe are 100% plastic free. The black ink, kraft paper pens are individually hand crafted and tightly hand rolled down to the nib. They are a great sustainable alternative to everyday plastic pens. This gift comes in a recycleable Eco Scribe gift box.
6. Cork Wallet
This cork wallet by Corkor is vegan, cruelty free and comes in a fully recycleable presentation box. Corkor offer a wide range of cork products on Amazon, perfect for Christmas, birthday or special occasion gifts.
7. Cork Briefcase
This stylish briefcase is perfect for work or school. Made from cork by Corkor, it is vegan and perfect alternative to leather. With a shoulder strap and handles it is very versatile and lightweight.
8. Herbal Tea Collection
This lovely gift box of Pukka Herbs Herbal tea Collection is perfect for the tea lovers in your family. With 30 sachets of 5 flavours, these organic herbal teas, are made with only the highest quality ingredients, sustainably and ethically sourced from around the world.
9. Herb Garden Kit
This unique Eco-friendly Herb Garden Kit is perfect for beginner gardeners and children alike. Inspire your loved ones to grow their own herbs to add to their favourite recipes. The Love Rustic Store will plant a tree with every kit purchased.
10. Flower Seed Variety Pack
This Flower Seed Variety Pack offers a great selection of 30 different flower varieties, providing a vibrant palette to grow your own garden. Ideal to grow indoor and outdoor, these seeds are selected to attract butterflies and bees, creating a pollinator-friendly space.
Wrapping and Packaging
Sustainable gift-giving extends beyond the gift itself. Gift wrapping should be sustainable too. There are many options here. Furoshiki techniques, (see YouTube demonstrations here) and DIY gift tags crafted from recycled materials are a good choice. If this isn’t something you’d like to try, then recycled wrapping paper is a must. Re-wrapped have a lovely range of high quality paper. By paying attention to the wrapping, you amplify the eco-friendly message of your thoughtful gift.
In conclusion, this eco-friendly gift guide is designed to inspire and guide you towards making conscious choices during the holiday season. Let’s celebrate the joy of giving while preserving the beauty of our planet for generations to come. Remember, the smallest gestures can make the biggest difference.
Happy eco-friendly gifting!