Living a zero waste life is sometimes not so easy, especially when it comes time to give a gift. What can you give a loved one that they will appreciate, while still sticking to your own zero waste principles? This Christmas, you won't have to worry about that! Just sit back and enjoy this list of zero waste Christmas gifts.
This year, I'm giving my parents a gift certificate for a wellness weekend in Prague, and I needed a nice presentation for it. On Etsy I found this handmade exploded box, which was just perfect and exactly what I had in mind! Etsy is my go-to plattform for handmade gifts from small artists. Since the box is only made after an order is placed, the artist can completely customize your gift. So you can order a box for a wellness weekend, a city trip a shopping tour, a riding lesson or whatever. There are no limits to your imagination.
Here's how my customized box looks like, which is made entirely of cardboard and arrived completely plastic-free.
It's hot chocolate and eggnog weather, the perfect time to break out your favorite mugs. Add to your collection or that of your loved ones with these great pieces personally designed by me. If you want something that symbolizes your love of the ocean and your stance against ocean plastic, this is it.
Coffee lover? Try Percol's organic, fair trade coffee. They support Rainforest Alliance and the Soil Association and try to minimize their impact on the planet as much as possible by using completely plastic-free and biodegradable packaging.
If you or the person you're gifting are new to the zero-waste scene, you can make it easy on yourself with a zero-waste starter kit like this one from Eco & Beyond. It includes a complete set of bamboo cutlery, a bamboo straw with cleaning brush, and a pretty cotton string shopping bag. An easy introduction to the world of waste-free living.
Disposable bottles are one of the biggest sources of plastic in the ocean. Make the transition to a life without disposables with beautifully designed, solid glass bottles like these from Black & Blum. These bottles feature a traditional Japanese Binchotan charcoal filter that is easy to insert. The Binchotan charcoal not only absorbs unwanted tastes and odors, but also softens and adds minerals to your water.
If alcohol isn't your thing, you can still enjoy the wonderful spritzers they come with. These non-alcoholic aperitifs from Everleaf are a stylish way to enjoy a drink this winter season. Everleaf uses fair trade and organic ingredients and donates a portion of the proceeds to a conservation nonprofit.
Who doesn't love putting chocolate under the Christmas tree? Buying chocolate has never been more satisfying than with these 100% organic chocolate bars from Seed & Bean! Vegan, made from ethically sourced ingredients, handmade in England and packaged in plastic-free, compostable material - that sums up the Seed & Bean chocolate line.
A healthy body care is as important as a healthy diet - especially in winter. That is why we should be careful with the ingredients in our products. I only choose products that are free of sulfates, palm oil, parabens, mineral oil, formaldehyde, phthalates and petroleum. If you're looking for a wellness gift for your mom, sister, or best friend, opt for this pretty set from SoapDaze: a perfectly woven face cloth made of soft linen and cotton, and a deliciously scented vegan and palm oil-free soap. Both are packaged and delivered plastic-free!
How do you like this list of zero waste Christmas gifts? Which one would you buy? Let me know.