Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts To Suit Every Budget
It's a time of indulgence and excess and it's just around the corner so how can we still give loved ones the perfect gift this festive season without harming our planet or bank balance and reduce waste? Our eco friendly Christmas blog series will show you how to have the perfect Christmas while helping the planet. If you missed the first article, 7 Eco Friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas you can catch it here. This week we take a look at Eco Friendly gifts to suit every budget.
Eco Friendly Christmas Jumpers
We only wear them maybe a handful of times a year but the ever popular Christmas jumper is going nowhere. No doubt you and the kids love donning the festive knit each year so how can you make sure your jumper is sustainable? This one is actually pretty easy. If buying new make sure the material is as organic and it has been produced by a company with good sustainability credentials but, due to the fact they are only worn a few times a year, they're great items to pick up second hand, especially for kids who are always growing.
Eco Friendly Christmas Gift Sets
Another festive favourite is the Christmas gift set, you know the ones, a can of deodorant, a shower gel and perhaps some sort of shower puff. Whilst a popular gift most are terrible for the environment not least due to the unnecessary packaging. There are now some great eco friendly options available such as the Acala Deluxe Soap Lovers Set or Acala Zero Waste Essentials Set which is great for anyone just starting their eco journey.
Reusable Coffee Cups
Reusable coffee cups make a fab gift for almost anyone. With so many colours, designs and thermal options available you're bound to find the perfect cup for your recipient. One of our favourite reusable cups is the stylish Neon Kactus Glass Cup. As it's made from glass it won't taint your drink with any taste and it's made from 100% recyclable materials and comes in a range of colours.
Christmas Bee Saver Kit
Bees are vital to the survival of our planet, helping to pollinate the crops which feed us and breathe oxygen into the atmosphere. Unfortunately these life saving insets are in rapid decline with 13 bee species becoming extinct since 1900 and 35 more on the endangered list. When you purchase a bee saving kit from Friends of The Earth you receive bee friendly seeds, bee identification guide and more. A great feature of this gift is you choose how much to donate in order to receive your kit.
Eco Friendly Candles
If you know a candle lover treat them to an eco friendly candle. Made with natural ingredients such as pure essential oils and vegan wax. Our Corrine Taylor Purify Soy candles make a lovely gift and smell amazing right down to the last drop. Soy wax is cleaner than other waxes, burns longer and is free from harmful toxins and chemicals. It contains no carcinogens or pollutants which means it is less likely to trigger allergies.
Reusable Insulated Drinks Bottle
Insulated drinks bottles make the perfect gift all year round. The Ocean Saver insulated bottles keep drinks hot for at least 9 hours and cold for over 18 hours. The great thing about giving these bottles as a gift is that for each one purchased 1000 plastic bottles are collected from beaches, saving them from entering the ocean.
Stainless Steel Reusable Razor
As one of the best eco swaps you can make they make great gifts for anyone, especially those starting their eco journey. Plastic razors are notoriously difficult to recycle and blunt quite quickly. Stainless Steel Razors last for years and years whilst their blades last around 6 shaves before you need to change them. Used blades can then be carefully taken out and recycled with other metal waste. Stainless Steel Razors also give a super close shave.
Eco Friendly Soaps and Shower Gels
Solid soap bars make the perfect stocking filler. There's so many scents, colours, shapes and sizes available so you're bound to find the perfect one. We love the totally solid shower blocks range. They come in super fun packaging which of course is eco friendly, in a range of scents and last for ages with zero waste. The best thing? If you buy one as a gift you'll also be gifting a bar to someone in need at no extra cost to you.
We hope you found our guide helpful, look out for more festive blogs in the lead up to Christmas 2021