ECO-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

It's the most consumerist time of year and it's easy to get swept up in the crazy buying frenzy but that doesn't mean you can't give meaningful gifts that live up to your values this festive season. Our first suggestion is to eschew gift giving altogether and just enjoy each others company over a good meal but sometimes it's expected or your want to show your appreciation and gratitude to a loved one. We help you out by rounding up some of our best eco-friendly and ethical gifts for every person in your life. 

THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

We all know someone who has everything. So why not buy them a goat? You've goat to be kidding me! Truly. Oxfam will buy a goat on your behalf for a family in Afghanistan, to help them become self-sufficient and lift them out of poverty. A feel good gift for everyone. 

THE FASHIONABLE FRIEND 

Both gals and guys who are into fashion would be chuffed to receive a gift card from Well Made Clothes. It's a one stop shop for stylish clothes that uphold ethical values like: local, handcrafted, vegan, transparent, gender equality, fair, minimal waste and sustainable. Their motto: look good, feel good and be good. 

THE DECORATOR

Always natural, always handmade, always fair trade. I'd like to add 'always beautiful' to Dharma Doors mission statement. Anyone who loves decor and interiors will be very excited to receive a gift card from Dharma Door. Everything is beautiful. 

THE ZERO WASTER

Got a mate who is into the zero waste lifestyle? They might just like a stainless steel lunch-box. Biome have a great range of LunchBot stainless steel lunch-boxes in different combinations and styles. A nice quality, long lasting gift that won't be in the bin by new years day. 

THE CAFFEINE ADDICT 

This cold brew coffee set will be a welcome addition to any coffee addicts kitchen. Simple to use and makes up to 2L of cold brew coffee. Perfect for staying buzzed over summer. 

THE BEAUTY BUFF

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You can't go wrong with a beautiful lippy, this one is more like a hybrid lipstick/gloss - bonus! Neek's 100% natural vegan lipstick. Made on a blend of nourishing and hydrating ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil and Shea Butter. The packaging is made of recycled materials. 

THE TINY PERSON 

These look so COOL but they are actually a great tool for tiny growing hands. Crayon Rocks are designed to help children develop their grip and fine motor skills. Regular crayons are made from petroleum paraffin wax whereas these are non-toxic and eco-friendly (made from an all natural soy wax from USA grown soybeans and coloured by mineral pigments).

THE PRACTICAL PERSON

We all know someone practical who seriously asks for socks. Boody make simple, quality basics such as socks and underwear from organic bamboo. They are passionate about the environment and traceability. You can read more about their ethics and labour certifications here.

THE BOOKWORM 

Slow by Brooke McAlary (creator of the much loved Slow Your Home blog and podcast) is a great book to give a loved one to read over the summer break for some new years resolutions inspiration. "In Slow Brooke gently encourages you to find pleasure and value in a simpler life, sharing the practical tips and rituals that have helped her on her own journey, from decluttering to de-owning, messiness to mindfulness, from asking why to asking where to now?"


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