10 Excellent Sustainable Gifts For Christmas

By Katie LouiseDecember 26, 2022

The holiday season is a time to create memories with family and friends, to celebrate each other’s company, and to enjoy all that life has to offer. But it can also be a time when we generate excess waste in the form of gift wrapping, decorations, cards, and presents. This year, why not make sustainable gifts for Christmas your go-to for gifting?

A guide to sustainable Christmas gifts

Now that the holidays are around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what gifts we'll pick up for our loved ones. This year, let's take a step in the right direction and offer sustainable alternatives! Not only are eco friendly gifts better for our planet, but they also have a much deeper meaning, meaning they speak of love for both the receiver and the environment. So instead of opting for traditional presents, consider recycled materials, renewable resources, and green services all unique and fitting ways to express thoughtfulness during this special season.

Why it's important to give sustainable gifts

Gifts typically bring joy and happiness to the recipient, but they can also make a difference beyond just brightening up someone’s day. By giving sustainable gifts, we can do our part to help create a healthier environment for both current and future generations. Instead of opting for regular products, picking those made from recycled or natural materials helps reduce our carbon footprint, reducing pollution and wastefulness. In addition to being kinder to our planet, sustainable gifts may also be symbolic of our appreciation for the people in our lives.

Extra thought was put into choosing something designed to last and make minimal impact on the environment. The gift itself may not seem like much, but it’s representative of care and gratitude that goes beyond material value. Let’s take the opportunity to think beyond ourselves, and show how much we care about each other and nature. This will certainly bring even more joy during special occasions!

How to find the perfect sustainable gift for your loved ones

Shopping ethically and sustainably is the perfect way to show your loved ones how much you care. Gift giving can be an incredibly meaningful and heartfelt way to express our love and appreciation for one another. There are so many wonderful sustainable gift options out there today that make thoughtful gestures, are environmentally friendly, and help support local small businesses and communities in need.

Whether you opt for a handcrafted piece from a small business, upcycled items, eco friendly products, or something with a charitable component that gives back, look for gifts that reflect your values and those of the special people in your life. With some mindful research and thoughtfulness, you'll find the best sustainable gifts tailored just right for each person on your list.

10 sustainable gift ideas for Christmas

Making sustainable gift choices for Christmas is a great way to stay mindful of our environmental impact. If you're looking for gifts that show your friends and family how much you care for them, and also for the environment, then exploring sustainable gifts for Christmas is an excellent place to start!

If you want a gift of sustainable value, you must look for items with “sustainable, biodegradable, and up-cycled materials”, Recyclables that replace single use items is a good choice to protect the environment. A simple way to make eco gifts is to re-purpose household items. It’s a creative solution and can be used to make different things, like art, jewellery or furniture

Here are 10 sustainable gifts for Christmas that you may want to consider gifting to your loved ones this holiday season.

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1. Grind

Treat your coffee-loving friends to the ultimate indulgence! The Grind gift set is an absolute must for any caffeine addict. Beautifully presented in a pink recyclable box, this kit includes delicious organic and eco friendly ground or whole bean coffee beans, as well as compostable Nespresso compatible pods - perfect for mornings on the go. Not only that, but each pack also features a limited edition Shoreditch Grind tote bag plus either a mug, espresso martini candle or espresso martini kit – what more could you want? Best of all, when they register their unique code online, they will receive free subscription packs: it's like opening gifts every time!

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2. Pipers Farm The Sustainable Meat Cookbook

If you have a loved one keen to buy more sustainable meat, but still can't imagine giving up their favourite dishes, then help them make the right choices with this cookbook from Pipers Farm. With seasonal recipes for every month of the year and gorgeous pictures throughout - it's sure to be Santa's star gift come to Christmas Day! Tuck in together over some hearty winter dishes on an afternoon by the cosy fire...

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3. Recycled Glass Birth Month Flower Vase

Show your love with the perfect gift with this unique handmade recycled-glass vase from Stephen Kitras. Each vessel is infused to imitate the colours of birth month flowers, starting at vibrant hues and then fading gracefully into the clear glass as they ascend.

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4. Janod 100 Piece Constructions Set

Let your little one's creativity soar with this Construction Set! Featuring over 100 colourful and clever wooden pieces, the possibilities for building are endless. Towering castles? Charming animals? Allowing them to explore their imagination in 3D is sure to help improve motor skills, spatial awareness, and open up a world of playtime fun - then watch as they dream up new creations again and again!

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5. Wave Case

Make a statement with your style and show the planet you care! Give friends the gift of protection from everyday wear-and-tear, while going green together. Wave Cases made from wheat straw are an easy way to reduce plastic consumption this holiday season - let's all join in on eco-friendly fun!

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6. The Sprout Pencil

For the eco conscious friend in your life, this sustainable pencil is a perfect choice. Get creative with writing and drawing by planting your used pencils! These amazing pencils contain a tiny seed within the tip, so when you're done sharpening them, just pop it in the dirt and watch out for delightful surprises as unique plants or herbs arise from this crafty endeavour.

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7. The Natural Gift Company Christmas Gift Box

Give someone special the ultimate Christmas treat, a natural pamper set full of festive flavours and seasonal fragrances! Perfect for unwinding after all the holiday hustle and bustle, it's guaranteed to make them feel merry.

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8. Rebel True Wireless Earbuds

Tune into the planet with House of Marley's sustainable earbuds! These chic bamboo buds are perfect for your on-the-go needs - offering up to 8 hours of audio bliss and being both sweat and water resistant. Plus, you're doing well, as every purchase plants trees around the world. A music lover’s dream comes true!

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9. Morcant Organic & Recycled Trio Sweater

Treat someone special to an eco-friendly and stylish gift - the Sea Wolf themed Morcant sweater! Showing loyalty, strength and resilience that can be worn by anyone thanks to its unisex sizing from S-XL. Crafted with organic materials for a soft feel, plus recycled plastic bottles as polyester for extra sustainability, without sacrificing comfort or quality of design; this unique garment is sure to put smiles on faces everywhere!

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10. Authentic House Coconut & Soy Wax Candles

Spoil a special someone with an awe-inspiring handcrafted candle! Each one is lovingly made in the UK and filled with natural vegan wax, coupled with pure essential fragrances free of parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals. Its delightfully earthy aromas will enough enrich your home, plus blue cornflower petals and berries for added visual beauty – just enough to make any space extra cosy!

Enjoy giving eco-conscious gifts this Christmas season and spreading joy not only this holiday, but in the years to come!

FAQs about giving sustainable gifts

One of the best gifts anyone can give for any occasion is one that supports sustainability. It's a meaningful way to show someone you care about the planet and their future. When considering giving sustainable gifts, there are various questions to consider to ensure your gift giving is as eco friendly as possible.

Questions like:

What materials were used in creating the product?

Was it manufactured with sustainable and considerate practices?

Is it made from sustainably sourced materials?

Does purchasing this product support any specific cause?

By reaching for sustainable answers when tackling these questions, we can turn any ordinary gift into one that will have a lasting positive impact.

Sustainable gift wrapping ideas

If you're looking for a way to express your love and appreciation while still being eco-friendly, sustainable gift wrapping is the way to go! There are so many wonderful and creative options, like using newspaper, fabric scraps, old calendars, or even recycled shipping materials. These materials often come with a story that can make your gift even more special. Plus, it's something any recipient will appreciate, as they help lessen our collective environmental footprint. Take the time to show some extra thought and care by considering these sustainable gift wrapping ideas!

Final Thoughts...

Christmas is a time for giving, and what could be more special than giving a sustainable gift that will keep giving? We hope our guide has helped you find the perfect sustainable gift for your loved ones. If you have any sustainable gift ideas, please share them in the comments below.

Keep up-to-date with all my Christmas blogmas posts here

And most importantly, have a happy holiday season!

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