The way we shop for ourselves and for gifts is starting to change. More and more of us question how the product was made, from which materials and ingredients, is it recyclable and sustainable. We have gathered some ideas for you below that would make a beautiful and earth conscious gift to anyone:
Eco-friendly handbag or backpack
There are so many beautiful options and designs out there, just a few ideas for you below.
+ Cork Bag from Etsy shop "My Cotton House" - link here
+ Matt & Nat - a Canadian brand that have been creating leather alternative goods from 1995, they have big selection of handbags and backpacks, available in Canada, the UK, USA, Japan and Australia - link here
+ FjallRaven Kanken backpacks that come in the whole range of colours and sizes that are suitable for the whole family. Made from recycled plastic - link here
Candle is always a great unisex gift for any occasion.
+ 100% Soy Wax eco-friendly candle from Pure Candle - link here
+100% Soy Wax eco-friendly candle from Etsy Shop "Brooklyn Candle Studio" link here
+ Handmade Natural Soy candle from Wearth London - link here
Inexpensive beautiful gift that would be welcome in any household.
+ Coasters made from eco-friendly cork set of 4 from Etsy shop "A Short Walk Ltd" - link here
+ Coasters made from reclaimed wood from Etsy shop "Multiverse Designs NZ" - link here
+ Natural Cotton Coasters in beautiful bright colours from Etsy Shop "The Happy Kitchen Com" - link here
Eco friendly yoga mat
Another great unisex gift for many occasions, cost a bit more than your usual yoga mat, but it is a fantastic alternative that will last for years, money well spent!
+ Yoga mat made from sustainably harvested natural tree rubber and recycled material from Yogamatters - link here
+ Yoga mat made with 100% thermoplastic elastomer from Prana link here
+ Yoga mat composed exclusively of all natural rubber and jute fibre from Barefoot Yoga link here
Zero waste & eco friendly skincare products
There are many emerging indie brands, which are handmade, non-toxic, made out of best raw ingredients, cruelty free and many organic in a recyclable packaging. It is really worth exploring the gifts from this industry.
+ Selection of Organic Plant Oils by Herbowski. Sustainably developed without the use of essential oils, each oil has a variety of uses and functions, great for the whole family link here
+ Selection of shampoo bars, deodorants, soaps and more in recyclable beautiful packaging from Meow Meow Tweet - link here
+ Handmade Soap in eco-packaging from Soap Daze link here
Eco friendly water filter
Another unisex gift suitable for any occasion, there are not so many options out there yet, but the industry shifts to the right direction.
+ Ovopur by Aquavo with bamboo stand holds 11 L of water and is made out of porcelain, a fantastic alternative to plastic jags link here
+ Black+Blum offers hand blown glass bottle with charcoal filter link here
+ Soma water filter has a beautiful design. It’s made from coconut shell carbon which removes zinc, chlorine, mercury and copper, and also boasts a plant-based casing link here