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7 Sustainable Gift Ideas for Eco-Friendly Giving 

In a world where environmental concerns are growing every day, many people have started looking for ways to make a positive impact on the planet. One of the easiest ways to protect the environment is by choosing sustainable gifts for your loved ones. With a variety of eco-friendly and ethically produced options, you can make a genuine difference while still showing how much you care. Here is a round up of seven sustainable gift ideas, we will be gifting in 2023.

Sustainable Gift Ideas, Beeswax Wrap and Reusable Coffee Cup1. Gifts that Keep on Giving

Purchasing gifts that can be used over and over again is a great way to do your bit for the planet. Reusable items such as stainless steel water bottles, reusable coffee cups, tote bags, and beeswax wraps are perfect examples of eco-friendly gifts that keep on giving. They are not only practical presents to receive, but they’re also an excellent way to promote sustainability and reduce waste.

Choosing gifts that are environmentally friendly is one way to give back to the planet while also giving a thoughtful, practical present to your loved one. Gift-giving is an excellent opportunity to educate and promote sustainable practices, not only to the recipient but also to those surrounding them.

Sustainable UK-Made Gift Box
2. Go Organic 

Organic products are produced without harmful chemicals, which makes them a great choice for sustainable gifts. Have a browse through our range of Self-Care Wellness bundles. They feature a collection of different organic skin care products, such as Annings Seashell Soap.  

As the Summer months slowly creep in, we are loving anything linen at the moment, such as linen bedsheets and pyjamas. Linen is a sustainable choice as it is made from natural flax fibres that require little water to grow, and the entire plant can be used. Plus, linen is highly durable, which means it can last for years to come, making it a practical choice for a sustainable gift.

Handmade Gift Ideas
3. Handmade Items

Handmade gifts are not only environmentally friendly, but they're also a lovely way to add a personal touch to your gift-giving game. Rather than picking something up on the high street, why not choose something that feels unique and one-of-a-kind? Hand-carved bowls, woven baskets, knitted scarves, handmade soaps and bath salts are just a few of the avenues you could explore. We have a beautiful collection of interviews in our Makers section. Read through the stories of the Artisans that feature on our website and look through their lovingly handmade product range. 

Not only are handmade items unique, but they also support local makers and small businesses, keeping ancient crafts alive and thriving. Plus, you get to feel good about your purchase knowing you're making a positive impact on the planet. and supporting someones dream of doing what they love. 

Picture of Vintage Shops for Vintage Gift Idea4. Vintage Finds 

Another great option for sustainable gift-giving is buying vintage items from online marketplaces like Vinted. Vinted is an online platform where users sell, buy, and swap high-quality second-hand clothing. Shopping at places like Vinted can be an excellent way to help reduce waste and carbon emissions from fast fashion. The vintage items sold on the platform are typically in great condition, and it’s an excellent opportunity to find unique pieces that your loved one will appreciate.

Giving your gift recipient a vintage item as a gift also adds a personal touch, knowing that you put the time and thought into finding something special for them. Vintage items also have a timeless appeal, so your gift can be something they will treasure for years to come.

Shop of Girls in Dress, Rent a Dress Gift Card Idea5. Rental Dress Gift Card

Continuing down the sustainable clothing path, another eco-friendly option is to consider buying your gift recipient, a gift card for an online clothing rental platform, such as HURR or Rent the Runway. Dress rental services allow shoppers to rent gorgeous designer dresses for special occasions, minimising the cost and waste of buying something new.

This not only promotes sustainable fashion but also allows your loved one to wear a high-quality dress without breaking the bank. A perfect gift idea for an early birthday present, so your friend has time to pick their outfit for the big birthday night out. 

Picture of Reusable Cleaning Product, Blackmarket Hand wash, Botanical Bloom Soap6. Sustainable Home Products

Eco-friendly home products are a great sustainable gift option as they not only support sustainable practices but also help to reduce waste and promote energy efficiency.

For example, products that come in reusable storage containers are a thoughtful gift as they can be used repeatedly, reducing the need for single-use plastic bags and containers. You will find all products we sell come in reusable or recyclable packaging. The gift boxes themselves are also reusable, fully recyclable and are part made from recycled material, even down to our ribbon which is part made from plastic bottles. 

Similarly, eco-friendly cleaning products made from natural and non-toxic ingredients are a great way to promote a healthier home environment while also reducing the use of harmful chemicals. We love this gift idea for a memorable and thoughtful moving in or house warming present. 

Eco-friendly home products are a great way to encourage sustainable practices in everyday life and make a positive impact on the environment. 

Picture of Sustainable Gifts for Children 7. Eco-Friendly Toys

Finally, if your gift recipient is a new mum or child, you can also choose eco-friendly toys, such as wooden toys, board games made from recycled materials, or science kits that promote environmental awareness. 

Buying sustainable toys for children is not only a great way to help protect the planet, but it is also a great way to instil positive values in children at a young age. Sustainable toys are made from biodegradable, recyclable, and non-toxic materials that are environmentally friendly. Unlike traditional plastic toys, sustainable toys have a lower carbon footprint throughout their life-cycle, from manufacturing to disposal.

By purchasing these toys, parents can help reduce the amount of waste generated by traditional toys, which often end up in landfills and contribute to pollution. Sustainable toys are designed to last longer, making them more durable and less likely to break, allowing children to enjoy them for longer periods.

Promoting sustainable practices and encouraging children to be mindful of their environmental impact from a young age can have a lasting impact on their future purchasing habits and instil valuable life-long lessons.

 

If you're looking for a sustainable, eco-friendly gift for someone special, look no further than our gift box collection. Each gift box is thoughtfully put together with a selection of high-quality, sustainable products that have all been made with love in the UK. By choosing one of our gift boxes, you're not only giving a thoughtful and unique present, but you're also supporting the environment and sustainable independent businesses across the UK.