Eco-friendly and Sustainable Christmas Gifting Guide

Eco-friendly and Sustainable Christmas Gifting Guide

We know how hard it can be to keep things eco-friendly over the holiday season and gifting is no exception. It’s so easy to end up buried in bubble wrap, unnecessary packaging, and low-quality disposable gifts. Christmas is a magical time of year, but sadly it does tend to be an environmental disaster! Keeping things green at Christmas can be a challenge, especially if you’re buying gifts for lots of people of different ages, so we’ve put together a planet-friendly gift guide to make your job a little easier.

1. Christmas gifts for someone who loves to get glam

Make-up, skincare, and fragrances

You can’t go wrong with a gift that makes someone feel beautiful! Make-up, skincare, and fragrances are classic Christmas gifts, but there’s a lot of wasteful practices going on in these industries as well as animal testing. 

We go to Greener Beauty ( for ethical and low-impact beauty products. Their packaging is 100% plastic-free and they plant a tree for every order. They even have an eco-friendly advent calendar!

A little sparkle

Quickest way to get glam? Glitter! Christmas is the season of sparkle after all, you know we had to toot our own horn. If you’re not already aware, our glitter is plant-based, biodegrades in the natural environment, and 10% of our profits are donated to charities who are doing amazing work to take care of the planet. We also make our glitter amnesty earring with glitter that is not biodegradable, so we save it from entering landfill and oceans. 

Shop our range of beautiful glitters here, and our super sparkly glitter earrings here.


2. Christmas gifts for someone who loves homeware

The gift that keeps on giving

Buy someone something that lives in their home and brings them joy every day and you’ve got a winning gift! 

Buy Me Once stock super high quality and thoroughly tested products designed to last (it’s in the name). Lots of their products even come with lifetime guarantees or repair guarantees. We love this beautiful stoneware teapot


3. Christmas gifts for someone who’s hard to buy for

When you have no idea what to buy!

At a loss for a gift idea for that one person who’s impossible to buy for? A dedicated gifting website is the way to go for you. 

We’re big fans of Don’t Buy Her Flowers (not just for gals!). You can build bespoke gift packages to get a selection of the recipient’s favourite things, and nothing gets wasted. You can add anything from clothes to candles, to chocolates and champagne. 

Check out the website here


4. Christmas gifts for the little ones

Buying gifts for babies and kids

Finding eco-friendly and sustainable things to gift to little ones is the biggest struggle we find. Everything seems to be made of low-quality materials, or comes in so much packaging that it takes them a year to unwrap the thing! However, we’ve found some great options that are kid-friendly and planet-friendly.

We love the range of toys available from The Friendly Eco. They stock these lovely wooden figures made with sustainably sourced rubber wood and non-toxic paints 

And how cool are these vegan, biodegradable, and HUGE bubbles?! 


5. Christmas gifts for the minimalist

When it’s the thought that counts

We all know someone who isn’t much of one for presents, but of course they still love to be thought of. How about making them some homemade sweet treats like fudge, and make use of those empty glass jam jars whilst you’re at it? 

You could also adopt an animal in need on their behalf, or plant a tree in their name. You can do this with the National Trust

Let us know your favourite eco gifts in the comments!


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